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For Wednesday, April 17, 2013

By Billy Hull



>> Jordan Queja, Mililani ’09: The Temple senior had reached base in 32 consecutive games, dating back to last season before going 0-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt in a 2-1 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Friday. Queja singled and stole a base in a 5-1 win on Saturday and walked and scored a run in a 4-3 win in the series finale on Sunday.

>> Jensen Park, ‘Iolani ’11: The Northern Colorado outfielder went 6-for-14 with a double, triple, three runs, three walks and two RBIs to help the Bears win three of four games against North Dakota.

>> Ryan Yamane, Punahou ’11: The Northern Colorado sophomore went 5-for-12 with a walk and three runs scored against North Dakota.

>> Michael Suiter, Punahou ’11: The Kansas outfielder went 4-for-13 with a walk, run scored and three RBIs to help the Jayhawks win two of three games against Texas over the weekend.

>> Justin Protacio, Mid-Pacific ’11: The Kansas third baseman hit leadoff against Texas and collected two hits, including a double, three walks, four runs scored and an RBI.

>> Robert Kahana, Campbell ’11: The Kansas sophomore started the final game of the series against Texas on Sunday and recorded a no-decision, allowing three runs on four hits in four innings with four walks and one strikeout.

>> Kewby Meyer, Kamehameha ’11: The Nevada first baseman went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a

10-7 loss to UC Davis on Tuesday.

>> Kolten Yamaguchi, Konawaena ’11: The Pepperdine sophomore had three hits, scored two runs and added two RBIs to help the Waves take two of three against San Diego over the weekend.

>> Dane Fujinaka, Mid-Pacific ’11: The Sacramento State catcher had three hits and scored three runs to help the Hornets take two of three games against New Mexico State over the weekend.

>> Kalei Contrades, Saint Louis ’11: The San Jose State sophomore went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and pitched in two of the Spartans’ three losses to Texas-Arlington over the weekend, allowing two runs on three hits with no walks and one strikeout in 12⁄3 innings.

>> Zac Fujimoto, Maryknoll ’08: The Loyola Marymount senior outfielder singled, stole a base, scored a run and drove in a run in a 4-1 win over UCLA on Sunday to salvage the final game of the series. 

Men’s golf

>> Justin Keiley, Baldwin ’10: The Brigham Young junior battled back from an opening-round 80 to shoot 2-over 74 to currently sit in a tie for 34th place at 10-over 154 heading into today’s final round of the West Coast Conference Championships in Bremerton, Wash.

Women’s golf

>> Alina Ching, Punahou ’11: The Pepperdine sophomore fired a second round, 3-under 69 on Tuesday and is in sole possession of second place with one round left to play at the West Coast Conference Championships on Tuesday in Bremerton, Wash. Ching is two shots behind the leader.

>> Marissa Chow, ‘Iolani ’12: The Pepperdine freshman shot 5 over on Tuesday and is in sole possession of fifth place at 5-over 149 at the WCC championships.

>> Alice Kim, University ’11: The Gonzaga sophomore followed up an opening-round 78 with a 4-over 76 on Tuesday and is currently in ninth place at 10 over at the WCC championships.

>> Michelle Condry, Punahou ’11: The San Francisco sophomore shot rounds of 82 and 81 and is currently tied for 22nd place at 19 over at the WCC championships.

>> Kristina Merkle, Moanalua ’09: The Tulsa senior shot a 6-over 78 in Tuesday’s final round of the Fresno State Lexus Classic in Fresno, Calif. Merkle finished tied for seventh at 6-over 222 after entering the final round in fourth place.

>> Cassy Isagawa, Baldwin ’11: The Oregon sophomore shot a team-best, 4-under 68 in the final round of the PING/Arizona State Invitational that ended Sunday in Tempe, Ariz. Isagawa finished in a tie for 40th place at 4-over 220. 

Women’s gymnastics

>> Mackenzie Sato, ‘Iolani ’10: The Cornell junior earned a 9.625 on the floor exercise to finish in 18th place on Friday at the USAG Collegiate National Semifinal Championships.

Women’s rowing

>> Victoria Zeuner, Mid-Pacific ’10: The Northeastern (Mass.) redshirt freshman won a bronze medal at the Knecht Cup on Saturday. Zeuner participated on the novice four team that took third with a time of 8:00.98. Zeuner competed in her first regular-season race after missing two consecutive seasons with injuries.


>> Katie Manuma, Campbell ’10: The Brigham Young junior went

4-for-8 with a run scored and two RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of Loyola Marymount on Saturday.

>> Kimberlee Souza, ‘Iolani ’11: The Washington third baseman went 2-for-3 and drove in UW’s only run in a 2-1 loss to Arizona State on Sunday.

>> Kai Clark, Kapolei ’09: The East Carolina catcher hit .385 (5-for-13) with a grand slam and five RBIs in a three-game sweep of Marshall over the weekend.

>> Chelsea Kaluhiokalani-Glackin, St. Francis ’10: The East Carolina outfielder doubled twice, singled, scored five runs and stole three bases in the series against Marshall.

>> Kristi Oshiro, Mililani ’10: The East Carolina middle infielder singled, drew five walks, scored five runs and had two stolen bases against Marshall.

>> Tehani Ka‘aihue, Kapolei ’09: The New Mexico State senior second baseman went 3-for-7 with a walk, two runs and an RBI in a three-game sweep of Texas-San Antonio over the weekend.

>> Brittany Hawn, Castle ’12: The Stetson (Fla.) second baseman went 4-for-9 with three walks, two runs and a stolen base in a three-game sweep of Kennesaw State on Friday and Saturday.

>>> Nicole Arata, Campbell ’11: The Utah State second baseman had three hits with a double in three losses to Seattle University on Thursday and Friday.

>> Angie Yoshizu, University ’10: The Bloomfield (N.J.) shortstop went 7-for-10 with a double, three runs and six RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of Post University on Tuesday.

>> Alexandria Smith, Leilehua ’09: The Bloomfield (N.J.) senior went

5-for-8 with a run and an RBI and earned a win, allowing five hits and two runs in four innings with two walks and two strikeouts against Post University.

Women’s track and field

>> Breanne Ball, ‘Iolani ’12: The Texas Christian freshman finished seventh in the 800-meter run in 2:12.11 at the Texas Invitational on Saturday. It’s the seventh-fastest time in that event in school history.

Men’s volleyball

>> Jaylen Reyes, Kamehameha ’11: The Brigham Young sophomore libero had three digs and two assists in a three-set sweep of Stanford on Saturday. The Cougars won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season title by three matches and will open the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed, hosting Hawaii on Saturday.

>> Trevor Crabb, Punahou ’09: The Long Beach State senior hit .308 with 11 kills, five block assists and three digs in a three-set sweep of Cal State Northridge on Saturday in his final regular-season home game. The 49ers earned the third seed in the MPSF tournament and will host Stanford on Saturday in the quarterfinals.

>> Taylor Crabb, Punahou ’10: The Long Beach State junior hit .458 with a team-high 13 kills, six digs and three aces against the Matadors.

>> Josh Taylor, Punahou ’11: The Pepperdine sophomore hit .464 with 16 kills, four block assists and two digs in a four-set victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. The Waves finished with the No. 5 seed and will play at UCLA in the MPSF quarterfinals on Saturday.

>> Micah Christenson, Kamehameha ’11: The USC sophomore started at outside hitter and had a game-high 11 kills, three digs and a block assist in a three-set loss to UCLA on Friday. The Trojans failed to qualify for the MPSF playoffs and their six wins overall are the fewest since 2004. USC had advanced to the NCAA final four in three of the past four years.

>> Will Chambers, ‘Iolani ’10: The Harvard middle blocker tied for a team high with eight kills in only 10 swings and added three digs and two block assists in a three-game sweep of Rutgers-Newark on Saturday.

>> Brady Smith, Waiakea ’09: The New Jersey Institute of Technology libero had seven digs and an assist in a five-set win over Sacred Heart on Saturday.

Women’s water polo

>> Courtney Miller, Punahou ’12: The UC San Diego goalkeeper was named most valuable player in the inaugural California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships Invitational on Sunday. Miller made 13 saves in a 9-8 win over Cal State East Bay in the championship game.

>> Nanea Fujiyama, Kamehameha ’09: The Occidental (Calif.) senior scored a season-high six goals and added six steals and a game-high four assists in a 12-6 win over Chapman last Wednesday.

>> Koral Gill, Lahainaluna ’11: The Occidental (Calif.) attacker had one assist and one steal against Chapman.

>> Sarina Shibata, Punahou ’12: The Villanova freshman scored a team-high four goals, including the first in overtime, and added three assists as the Wildcats defeated Siena (N.Y.) 11-10 on Sunday to earn a berth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships. The Wildcats earned the No. 4 and final seed and will play top-seeded Wagner College on April 27.

>> Naomi Ng, Punahou ’12: The Villanova freshman scored one goal against Siena.

>> Hannah Ishida, Punahou ’09: The Villanova senior followed Ng’s goal with one of her own in the fourth quarter of the victory over the Saints.

>> Shayna Price, Punahou ’10: The Harvard junior had a team-high four goals and two assists to help the Crimson defeat George Washington 15-11 on Sunday to finish in third place at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division tournament.

>> Aisha Price, Punahou ’09: The Harvard senior had two goals and two steals against George Washington.

>> Kacie Davis, Kamehameha-Hawaii ’09: The St. Francis (N.Y.) Brooklyn goalkeeper made 12 saves in a 12-11 win over Virginia Military Institute in her final collegiate game.

>> Ella Aiwohi, Kahuku ’09: The St. Francis (N.Y.) senior scored one goal in each of the Terriers’ final two games of the season.

>> Jane Galluzzi, Punahou ’08: The Cal Lutheran senior scored a goal in her final collegiate home game in a 10-8 win over Redlands (Calif.) on Saturday.

>> Moana Tuipulotu, Lahainaluna ’09: The Redlands (Calif.) senior scored two first-quarter goals against Cal Lutheran.


Compiled by the Star-Advertiser’s Billy Hull. To submit a collegiate athlete for publication, email

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