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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Other Hawai'i athletes

By Dennis Anderson
Advertiser Staff Writer

After starting at setter four years at Creighton (Neb.), 1998 'Aiea High grad Kailey Reyes is leaving with three school records.

Reyes set Creighton career records for assists (4,207) and digs (1,258) with per-game averages of 11.4 and 3.4. And she helped Creighton set a school record for Missouri Valley Conference victories this year with a 12-6 record.

Reyes was chosen first-team all-conference the past two years. This season she averaged a career-high 11.99 assists and 3.02 digs.

"Kailey has set the bar for setters at Creighton and helped us reach many milestones," said coach Howard Wallace, a former assistant at the University of Hawai'i. "I knew from Day One that she would be one of the keys to our success as a program.

"At only 5 feet 5, she is the best all-around setter in our conference and one of the most impressive setters in the country."

Also concluding her career at Creighton was Kelli Koochi (Iolani '98) of 'Aiea, a 5-2 defensive specialist who was a vocal team leader and among conference leaders in aces. "Without her defense and leadership, we would not have been fighting for the conference championship," Wallace said.

Freshman Jadee Tanabe (Kalani '01) redshirted this season after knee surgery and may replace Koochi in the back row next year, Wallace said.


• Southern California Conference

Three former Iolani teammates were chosen by coaches on the All-SCIAC team.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore Kacy Nekoba, a 2000 Iolani grad from 'Aiea, was first-team defensive specialist. Occidental sophomore setter Keri Tomomitsu ('00) of Nu'uanu and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior outside hitter Lisa Glendenning ('98) of 'Aiea were selected on the second all-conference team.

Nekoba, also a softball player at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, averaged 2.8 digs per game and Glendenning, who averaged 3.6 kills per game, also was voted her team's most valuable player and captain.

Tomomitsu, a co-captain, was second in assists in the SCIAC with 11.24 per game and led Occidental in service aces with 47.

Occidental's roster also includes senior defensive specialist Laura Kawano (Hawai'i Prep '98) of Kamuela and junior defensive specialist Kyleen Lee (Saint Andrew's Priory '99). Kawano is a quarterfinalist for a Rhodes Scholarship from Hawai'i in economics.

Scripps senior Amy Gamble (Punahou) also played for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

• Brown (Rhode Island)

Catherine Luke (Punahou '91) has been named to the Athletics Hall of Fame. Luke was the first Brown volleyball player chosen Ivy League Player of the Year, when she led the league in digs in 1994. She was two-time first-team All-Ivy and was named Brown's Outstanding Sportswoman of the Year in 1995.

After graduation in 1995, Luke attended the London School of Economics and currently is with Inktomi in Foster City, Calif.


• Occidental (Los Angeles)

Reinaldo Pacheco's most memorable collegiate game was his last one. Pacheco (Iolani '98) of Kailua caught two touchdown passes, including a 45-yarder for the game winner, as Occidental defeated Redlands, 24-17, to win its first Southern California Conference championship in 12 years.

In his previous eight games this year, Pacheco had one TD pass among 18 catches for 355 yards.

Occidental had three two-year starters from Hawai'i on its 8-1 team. "They bring a lot of intangibles you like to have," coach Dale Widolff said.

Senior tight end/wide receiver Keoni Schullerts (St. Louis '97) was named second-team all-conference. He caught 26 passes for 342 yards and two touchdowns.

Rhone Rarick (Iolani '98) of Kahala played wide receiver, punter and kickoff returner, and had 14 catches for 182 yards and three touchdowns before a torn left anterior cruciate ligament ended his final season. He will undergo surgery Jan. 2 and will be unable to compete in track and field, where he was a long jumper and 4x100 relay runner.

Pacheco started his college career at Western Oregon.

Occidental's only defeat was to Menlo, at the time ranked eighth in NCAA Division III.

• More honors

Nebraska offensive guard Toniu Fonoti (Kahuku '99) is marching toward consensus All-American status. He was chosen to the first team of the Football Writers Association of America team and previously was named to the Football News All-America team. The Associated Press and other organization have yet to announce their teams.

Fonoti has been invited to The Home Depot College Football Awards show tomorrow on ESPN (4-6 p.m. HST). He is among three finalists for the Outland Trophy, honoring the nation's best interior lineman and one of nine national awards that will be announced on the show.

Harvard quarterback Neil Rose (University '98/Pac Five) was picked on the sportswriters All-New England Division I team.


• Southern California Conference

Two men and two women from Hawai'i were chosen on All-SCIAC teams.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior Micah Sadoyama (Iolani '98) of Kane'ohe was picked by coaches on the first team and Cal Lutheran senior forward Gary Cabanilla (Kamehameha '97) of Kane'ohe on the second team.

Cal Lutheran senior forward Leilani Green (Maui '98) of Pukalani was chosen on the second all-conference team for the third year in a row and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore Shelly Suzuki (Punahou) of Kailua, a transfer from San Diego State, also was named to the second team.

Tiffany Kayama (Maui '98) shared time at goalkeeper for Cal Lutheran.

• Creighton (Nebraska)

Sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Brown (Mililani '00) helped Creighton reach the first round of the NCAA tournament, where the Blue Jays lost 1-0 to Massachusetts. Before that, he held off No. 1 ranked SMU into four overtimes before Creighton lost 2-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game.

Brown, elevated to starter when a senior was injured, finished with a 1.46 goals-against average and 3.77 saves per game.

Academic All Stars

• Bradley (Illinois)

Senior goalkeeper Nate Adams (Iolani '97) of Mililani was named a Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete. He has a 3.39 grade-point average and will graduate this month in management and administration.

Adams started all 20 games for the Braves (12-7-1), ranking third in the conference in goals-against average with 1.33. He averaged 4.5 saves per game and had a 76.7 save percentage.

• Oregon

Senior defender Starr Johnson (Punahou '98) of Kailua was chosen first-team Pac-10 All-Academic for the second year. An ethnic studies major, Johnson had a 3.70 GPA.


• Puget Sound (Wash.)

Senior Carla Felezs (Kamehameha '98) of Mililani achieved three automatic qualifying times for the NCAA Division III championships, including a school record, at the Husky Invitational in Seattle.

Felezs recorded a school record 24.08 in the 50-yard freestyle, 52.47 in the 100 freestyle and 58.70 in the 100 backstroke. She also swam a provisional qualifying time of 1:55.19 in the 200 freestyle.