Kamehameha grad Division III honoree
By Dennis Anderson
Advertiser Staff Writer
Daryl Agpalsa is the first player from Hawai'i to be chosen on the American Football Coaches Association Division III All-America team.
Agpalsa, an offensive guard for Linfield College in Oregon, may also be the littlest All-American. He is 5 feet 10 and 220 pounds.
He is a 1998 Kamehameha Schools graduate from Waikele who will graduate today from Linfield.
The AFCA has picked a separate Division III team since 1996. Division III is comprised of small colleges that do not give athletic scholarships.
Dominic Raiola (Nebraska, from St. Louis) in 2000 and Chris Naeole (Colorado, from Kahuku) in 1996 were selected on the Division I-A team and both play in the NFL.
The coaches pick single offensive and defensive teams and three specialists; no second or third teams or honorable mentions.
As part of his selection, Agpalsa got to play in the annual Aztec Bowl all-star game last Saturday at Torreon, Mexico. The United States beat Mexico, 15-9.
Pautler chooses Brown: Hawai'i Prep senior Michelle Pautler of Kamuela, state high school girls tennis singles runner-up the past two seasons, this week committed to attend Brown University in Providence, R.I.
At Brown, she will join Iolani grad Mariana Lee, who defeated Pautler 6-3, 6-4 in last May's state singles final.
Pautler was ranked No. 2 in Hawai'i Pacific Tennis Association 16s singles for 2002.
Other recent commitments and letter of intent signings include:
Women's basketball: Lahainaluna's Fatai Hala'api'api, Eastern Kentucky.
Tennis: Iolani's Derrick Lajola of 'Aiea, University of Hawai'i.
Golf: Iolani's Po'maikai Shishido of 'Aiea, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.