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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Isle File
Hawai'i's Devitt named WAC Player of the Week

Advertiser Staff and Wire Reports

University of Hawai'i forward Arlene Devitt was named Western Athletic Conference women's soccer Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Devitt, a sophomore from Kapa'a, Kaua'i, set a school record with six points (two goals and two assists) in a 5-1 victory over Texas-El Paso on Friday.

Devitt leads the Wahine with 17 points, seven goals, 39 shots and two-game winning goals.

Fresno State midfielder Erin Sayegusa, a Kaiser High School graduate, also was nominated for the WAC award after attempting four of the Bulldogs' eight shots in a 1-0 loss in overtime to Boise State.

The Wahine play at Boise State on Friday and at Nevada on Sunday. They conclude their regular season with matches against San Jose State on Nov. 1 and Fresno State on Nov. 3.


Wahine move to No. 11: The University of Hawai'i climbed a notch to No. 11 in the USA Today/American Volleyball Coaches Association women's volleyball Top 25 poll released yesterday.

The Rainbow Wahine replaced Penn State in the No. 11 spot, while the top four positions remained unchanged with Long Beach State at No. 1 followed by Nebraska, Southern California and Stanford.

Wisconsin moved up a spot to No. 5, dropping UCLA to No. 6. Arizona, Colorado State, Florida and Ohio State complete the top 10.

The Wahine won their 12th match in a row Saturday, defeating Fresno State 30-24, 30-20, 30-15.

UH faces Nevada at 7 p.m. Saturday and Boise State on Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Wahine play defending Division II national champion Hawai'i Pacific on Oct. 30.


Boxers ranked: Three Hawai'i boxers are listed in the third-quarter rankings of the United States Amateur Boxing Association for performances between Jan. 1 and Sept. 20.

Jesse Rodriguez of Wai'anae is ranked eighth in the light flyweight (106 pounds) division, Samson Guillermo of Waipahu is fourth in the bantamweight (119 pounds) and Walter Elvis Salas of Wai'anae is ranked ninth in the light middleweight (156 pounds) division.