Hawaii Beat | Sports Hawaii Beat By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Jan. 28, 2015 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. Kenui wins regional soccer award University of Hawaii soccer sophomore Storm Kenui was named 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s All-West Region third team on Tuesday. Kenui, a second-team All-Big West selection for the 2014 season, led UH with six goals in the 2014 season while adding two assists. The Moanalua High product was just the fifth UH player to earn NSCAA all-region honors. McGill wins Sunset Pro junior event Oahu’s Dax McGill won the Sunset Beach Pro Junior Women’s surfing contest on Tuesday on the North Shore. In the final, McGill scored a two-wave total of 16.5 — the highest score of the event. Haleiwa’s Honolua Blomfield posted a 10.83, Maui’s Summer Macedo recorded a 4.66 and Brisa Hennessy of Kailua had a 4.13. "I finished second here last year, so it feels so good to win," McGill said in a media release. "Ultimately my goal is to qualify for the women’s Championship Tour and win a world title, but for now I just want to score some great waves and get the experience." Surf was in the 6- to 12-foot range. UH fifth in Big West softball poll After finishing near the back of the pack in 2014, the University of Hawaii softball team landed in the middle of the Big West preseason coaches poll released Tuesday. The Rainbow Wahine placed fifth in the poll with 31 points in voting by the league’s eight coaches. Defending champion Long Beach State topped the poll with four first-place votes and 59 points. Cal State Fullerton followed with three first-place votes and 56 points. Cal Poly placed third, with one coach picking the Mustangs to win the league title. UC Santa Barbara was fourth, followed by Hawaii, CSUN, UC Davis and UC Riverside. The Rainbow Wahine went 22-28 overall last season and 7-14 in Big West play to finish seventh in the league in their first sub-.500 season since 2004 and just the third in Bob Coolen’s 23-year tenure as head coach. UH opens the season Feb. 5 against St. Mary’s in the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Hawaii will also face No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 25 DePaul in the three-day tournament. Previous Story Rose's shot lifts Bulls over Warriors in overtime Next Story Lynch's next scripted answer: 'You know why I'm here'