Archive for March, 2008

Laeli out for spring … Recruiting never ends … Will Kelly get his kicks at spring game?

March 27th, 2008
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Starting defensive left tackle Fale Laeli is out for spring practice. He needs more time to rehab from arthroscopic surgery in February for a meniscus tear in his right knee. Josh Leonard moves into the top spot for the spring.

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Greg McMackin said today he has identified 10 local prospects from the Hawaii preps class of 2009 that he is considering offering scholarships to very soon.

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Although the spring game will not include kickoffs and punts, McMackin is considering allowing extra points and field goals. That would be good, since it would showcase Dan Kelly, one of the nation’s top returning kickers.

UCI tops the Beach in 5 Thursday

March 27th, 2008
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UC Irvine rallies past Long Beach State 22-30, 22-30, 30-26, 30-27, 15-12 tonight in Irvine, Calif.

The last couple of weeks will be very interesting in the MPSF.

Houston selected to A2 national team

March 27th, 2008
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Hawaii incoming senior hitter Jamie Houston today was named to USA Volleyball’s A2 national team, one of 22 players selected.
Houston, second in kill average nationally last season, also competed on the A2 team last summer. She was the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year and the WAC tournament MVP.
The 22 players, all with collegiate eligibility remaining, will be split into two 11-member teams during training sessions prior to the competing the USAV Adult Open Championships, May 24-31, in Atlanta.
Named as head coach was former Hawaii men’s volleyball player Jerritt Elliott, the current women’s coach at Texas.

complete team at:

http://www.usavolleyball.org/VolleyballNews/news.asp?id=2114

Hawaii at CSUN Wednesday

March 26th, 2008
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Hawaii loses Game 1 30-21. Zemljak setting instead of Carney. Carney started at OH then went to the bench. Clar and Rawson in street clothes.

Primary secondary concerns … APR coming up

March 26th, 2008
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UH safeties Erik Robinson, Viliami Nauahi and Le’Marcus Gibson won’t participate in spring practice, defensive backs coach Rich Miano said today.

Gibson is still rehabbing from knee surgery, and Robinson (shoulder) and Nauahi (arm) are also dealing with injuries. All are expected to be ready for fall camp to challenge returning starters Keao Monteilh and Desmond Thomas for playing time.

Although the suspension of corner Keenan Jones is disappointing, Miano said he is excited about Oregon transfer Jameel Dowling, as well as Calvin Roberts. They will have plenty of opportunities to compete with Ryan Mouton and JoPierre Davis, who will get the first looks.

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Remember the APR scores? You probably want to forget about them if you’re a UH fan, since the Warriors lost five football scholarships two years ago and one last year because of the APR, which is linked to graduation rates and other factors. This year’s scores will be announced April 24 and May 6. Associate AD Carl Clapp said he is optimistic UH is improving in this area, although he said today he didn’t know if any scholarships would be lost.