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Across the Nation: Tracking Hawaii’s Athletes


» Notre Dame sophomore linebacker Manti Te’o (Punahou ’09) had a team-high 13 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup in a 28-24 loss to Michigan on Saturday.

» Colorado linebacker Michael Sipili (Damien ’06) finished with five tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss, and B.J. Beatty (Kahuku ’06) had two tackles, including half a sack, in a 52-7 loss to California on Saturday. Defensive lineman Aaron Tipoti (Word of Life ’08) recorded a tackle for the Golden Bears.

» Idaho junior linebacker Robert Siavii (Leilehua ’08) had eight tackles, three forced fumbles, two tackles for loss and a sack in a 38-17 loss to Nebraska on Saturday. Senior Jojo Dickson (Baldwin ’07) had seven tackles and running back Kama Bailey (Damien ’08) had five carries for 20 yards and two receptions for six yards in the loss.

» Arizona sophomore quarterback Bryson Beirne (Mid-Pacific ’07) completed all five passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in a 52-6 win over The Citadel on Saturday. Senior defensive tackle Lolomana Mikaele (Damien ’06) added five tackles for the Wildcats.

» Washington sophomore defensive tackle Semisi Tokolahi (Hilo ’09) had two tackles, including one for loss, and a forced fumble in a 41-20 win over Syracuse on Saturday. Safety Taz Stevenson (Mililani ’10) recorded his first collegiate tackle on special teams for the Huskies.

» Mississippi senior quarterback Jeremiah Masoli (Saint Louis ’06) finished 14-for-20 for 281 yards and a touchdown and ran for 27 yards and another score in a 27-13 win over Tulane on Saturday.

» Texas Tech defensive end Scott Smith (Saint Louis ’07) had three tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a 52-17 win over New Mexico. Sam Fehoko (Farrington ’07) also had a tackle for Texas Tech.

» Weber State senior quarterback Cameron Higgins (Saint Louis ’06) finished 33-for-54 for 340 yards and four touchdowns in a 50-47 four-overtime win over Northern Colorado on Saturday. Adam Sagapolutele-White (Saint Louis ’09) added nine tackles for the Wildcats. Sophomore kicker Mason Puckett (Leilehua ’09) was 5-for-5 on extra points and made field goals of 19 and 24 yards for the Bears, but missed a 42-yard field goal that would have sent the game into a fifth overtime.

» Pacific Lutheran senior Kyle Whitford (Punahou ’07) caught the game-winning 9-yard touchdown pass to give the Lutes a 27-20 victory over Hamline (Minn.) on Saturday. Freshman Sean McFadden (Punahou ’10) had 11 tackles and senior defensive back Vance Louie (Hilo ’07) chipped in with nine tackles and a pass breakup for the Lutes.

» Mayville (N.D.) State freshman kicker Tyler Yamanouchi (Pearl City ’10) was 4-for-4 on extra-point tries and kicked a 45-yard field goal in a 31-0 victory over Trinity Bible College on Saturday.


» Saint Mary’s (Calif.) senior setter Kapua Kamana’o (‘Iolani ’07) had 22 assists and nine digs in a four-set loss to Hawaii on Saturday. Kamana’o finished with 71 assists and 27 digs as the Gaels finished 2-1 in the Verizon Wireless Volleyball Challenge at the Stan Sheriff Center. Senior Larissa Nordyke (Punahou ’07) had six kills, four digs and three assists for UC Irvine, which finished 1-2 in the tourney.

» San Jose State sophomore Alex Akana (Kamehameha ’09) had 14 kills and a career-high five aces, and junior Brianna Amian (Moanalua ’07) added 10 kills to lead the Spartans to a five-set victory over Seattle University to finish 3-0 in the Spartan Invitational. Sophomore setter Caitlin Andrade (Kamehameha ’09) added a double-double with 47 assists and 17 digs. Akana and Andrade were named to the all-tournament team.

» Pacific (Calif.) junior Rebekah Torres (Kamehameha ’08) had 49 digs and six kills to help the Tigers finish 2-1 in the Wolf Pack Invitational over the weekend. Pacific received votes in this week’s AVCA coaches poll for the first time in two seasons.

» Lewis & Clark (Ore.) sophomore Leia Matsunaga (Kamehameha ’09) had 26 assists and nine digs in a four-set win over Whittier on Saturday. Matsunaga had 51 digs in four matches at the Cal Lutheran Tournament, helping the Pioneers finish 2-2.


» UCLA junior Stephanie Kono (Punahou ’08) shot her second straight 2-under 70 and is currently in a tie for fourth place at the 2010 NCAA Fall Preview hosted by Texas A&M. Kono is two shots off the lead heading into today’s final round.

» Pacific (Ore.) senior Valerie Kitamori (Waiakea ’07) finished fourth in the Boxers’ first fall meet of the season hosted by George Fox. Kitamori finished at 14-over 86 and Pacific senior Tami Park (Waiakea ’07) shot 100, finishing in 18th place.


» Utah State forward Mari Miyashiro (Mililani ’10) scored her first collegiate goal in overtime to give the Aggies a 3-2 victory over nationally ranked Cal Poly on Sunday. Miyashiro’s goal came in the 97th minute.


» Loyola Marymount senior Ikaika Aki (Punahou ’06) was named the Western Water Polo Association player of the week on Sept. 9 after leading the Lions to a 3-1 record in the UC San Diego Triton Invite.


» Amherst (Mass.) senior Christina Wong (Punahou ’07) was named the NESCAC women’s cross country performer of the week on Monday. Wong led the Lord Jeffs to a win at the Amherst Invitational on Saturday.


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