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Tracking Hawaii’s athletes



» Northwestern junior Paul Snieder (Punahou ’08) singled, scored twice and tossed three shutout innings of one-hit ball to earn the win in a series-opening 9-2 victory over Illinois on Friday.

» San Diego junior catcher Zack Kometani (Punahou ’08) went 2-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and two RBIs in the middle game of a three-game sweep of Saint Mary’s (Calif.) over the weekend.

» Shoreline Community College’s (Wash.) Micah Yabes (Mililani ’09)  went 5-for-16 with two runs and two stolen bases in a series against Skagit Valley C.C. over the weekend. Travis Goto (Mililani ’09) went 5-for-9 and catcher Kacey Miyasato (Mililani ’10) was 2-for-5 in the series.


» Oregon redshirt freshman Wade Keliikipi (Waianae ’09) led the Green team with six tackles and a sack in the Ducks’ spring game on Saturday.

» Navy linebacker Shawn Reed (Kalaheo ’09) was named the top defensive performer for the Gold team in the Midshipmen’s annual spring game on Saturday.


» Oregon State freshman David Fink (‘Iolani ’09) shot a 1-under 69 in the third round of the Pac-10 championships and finished in a tie for 35th place at 12 over in the tournament that ended on Sunday.

» Pacific (Ore.) senior Max Bonk (Hawaii Prep ’07) has received one of five individual bids to compete in the NCAA Division III men’s golf championships in Greensboro, N.C., May 10-13. Bonk has twice previously played in the NCAA tournament, finishing 28th as a freshman and 20th as a junior. As a senior, Bonk has a 71.9 stroke average and won eight of 13 meets the Boxers competed in during the season.


» New Mexico State sophomore Tehani Ka‘aihue (Kapolei ’09) went 3-for-6 with a double and a three-run home run in a doubleheader against Hawaii last Saturday. Senior Hoku Nohara (Kamehameha ’07) went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in the series finale. Junior Shaleese Javillo (Kamehameha ’08) appeared in all three games as a pinch runner and scored a run. NMSU faces Boise State with the WAC regular-season title at stake this week. The Aggies trail the Broncos by one game.

» Eastern Kentucky senior Shyenne Hussey (Kailua ’06) finished 5-for-6 with a double and two RBIs as the Colonels lost a doubleheader against Dayton on Sunday.

» East Carolina freshman Kristi Oshiro (Mililani ’10) hit a two-run single in a 5-3 extra-innings loss to Houston on Sunday in the Pirates’ final home game of the season.

» Angie Yoshizu (University ’10) of Bloomfield (N.J.) was named the CACC rookie of the year in voting by the league’s 14 head coaches. Yoshizu played every inning at shortstop for the Deacons in 2011, becoming the first freshman with 50 hits in school history. She led the league with 14 stolen bases and is batting .500 (32-for-64) in conference play. She was also named second-team all-conference.

» Angelo State junior Elsamartina Apo (Waipahu ’08) went 3-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the Belles to a 6-2 victory over Texas Woman’s University on Saturday to clinch their sixth regular-season Lone Star Conference South title.


» Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore Kristin Lim (Punahou ’09) was named the SCIAC player of the year after finishing the season undefeated in singles and doubles. Lim is the top-ranked singles and doubles player in the West Region with a combined 33-0 record in the spring.


» Occidental (Calif.) freshman Jonathan Padron (Damien ’10) won the 100-meter dash in 10.89 seconds at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships on Saturday.


» Amherst (Mass.) senior Christina Wong (Punahou ’07) ran her fastest time of the season, finishing the 10,000-meter run in 38:06.89 to place second at the NESCAC Track & Field Championships on Saturday.

» Dartmouth sophomore Joy Piotrowski (Punahou ’09) placed sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 4.5 inches and 10th in the long jump (16-0.5) on Saturday.


» Stanford junior outside hitter Brad Lawson (‘Iolani ’08), Southern California senior setter Riley McKibbin (Punahou ’07), Brigham Young junior middle blocker Futi Tavana (Kauai ’05) and Stanford defensive specialist Erik Shoji (Punahou ’08) were all named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America first team. McKibbin had 62 assists and nine digs, Henry Cassiday (Punahou ’10) had 13 digs and Trojans senior Tri Bourne (Academy of the Pacific ’07) had 10 kills, three digs and four block assists as the Trojans were upset in five sets by UC Santa Barbara in the championship game of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament on Saturday. The two teams will meet again tomorrow in the semifinals of the NCAA final four.

» Long Beach State freshman Taylor Crabb (Punahou ’10) hit .216 with 14 kills, eight digs and three block assists as the 49ers lost to UC Santa Barbara in four sets in the semifinals of the MPSF tournament last Thursday.

» Graceland sophomore outside hitter Anthony Robinson (Waianae ’09) was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III All-American team. Robinson led the Jackets with 4.3 kills and 0.3 aces per game.


» Redlands (Calif.) sophomore diver Moana Tuipulotu (Lahainaluna ’09) scored twice to lead the Bulldogs to a 7-6 upset of Occidental (Calif.) to win the SCIAC tournament and earn a berth in the NCAA play-in game against Iona College on Saturday. Sophomore Nanea Fujiyama (Kamehameha ’09) scored once for the Tigers and Karie Nickle (Kamehameha ’07) matched Tuipulotu’s goal in the second overtime to send it to another extra period.

» Pacific (Calif.) senior Dara Tawarahara (‘Iolani ’07) was held scoreless, but had three steals and an assist to help the Tigers defeat UC Santa Barbara 6-4 to finish in fifth place in the SCIAC tournament.

» Villanova sophomore Hannah Ishida (Punahou ’09) was one of eight Wildcats selected to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference all-academic team on Friday. Ishida carries a 3.21 grade-point average and is majoring in communications.

» Harvard freshman Shayne Price (Punahou ’10) scored three goals, including two on penalty shots, and sophomore Aisha Price (Punahou ’09) added one for the Crimson, who defeated Princeton 11-8 to finish fifth in the CWPA Eastern Championships on Sunday, their highest finish in six years.

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