Hawaii Pacific eliminated in tennis
Fifth-ranked Hawaii Pacific was ousted from the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Championship yesterday when it fell to two-time defending national champion Armstrong Atlantic 5-0 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
The Seasiders finish at 19-6 and the highest ranking in program history.
Parade names Viela All-American
Maiki Viela, a senior guard for Lahainaluna, has been named to the Parade magazine’s 35th All-America high school girls basketball team.
The 40-member team will appear in Sunday’s magazine.
Viela was the Star-Bulletin’s player of the year in 2010, helping the Lady Lunas to the Division I state title, the first for a Maui Interscholastic League team. She averaged 17.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.0 steals as a senior, when Lahainaluna set the MIL all-sports winning streak record with 59 straight.
She has signed to play for Gonzaga.
Granger, Dydasco feted by Gatorade
Punahou’s Scott Granger and Caprice Dydasco of Kamehameha were named the Gatorade soccer players of the year for Hawaii.
Granger, a senior midfielder for the state champion Buffanblu, scored eight goals with eight assists. The Star-Advertiser’s state player of the year has signed to play at Creighton.
Dydasco, a senior forward, scored 15 goals with 11 assists in helping the Warriors to the state semifinals. The member of the USFA Under-18 Women’s National Team has signed to play at UCLA.