UH's Theocharidis earns national honor
Hawai'i's Costas Theocharidis was named the AVCA National Volleyball Player of the Week yesterday after leading the second-ranked Warriors to a 3-1 record against No. 6 UC Santa Barbara and No. 9 Cal State Northridge last week.
The victories earned Hawai'i a berth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament.
Theocharidis, a 6-2 junior from Orestiada, Greece, averaged 5.31 kills, 1.62 digs, and 1.15 blocks per game as Hawai'i improved to 15-4 overall and 12-2 in the MPSF.
Theocharidis will lead the Warriors in two MPSF matches at Pepperdine this weekend.
UH in rough waters: The fifth-ranked University of Hawai'i coed sailing team hit a rough patch last weekend, finishing 14th out of 20 teams in the Truxton Umstead Intersectional at Annapolis, Md.
Bryan Lake and Jennifer Warnock were 10th in the A division, while Matt Stine and Sarah Reed finished 16th in the B division.
Harvard won the regatta, followed by Tufts and Old Dominion.
The Wahine sailing team, ranked ninth nationally, finished 11th out of 20 teams at the St. Mary's Women's Intersectional in Maryland.
St. Mary's won the event, followed by Old Dominion and Brown.
Wahine All-Americans Molly O'Bryan and Sarah Hitchcock placed fifth in the A Division.
Charger wins silver: Everett Pavo of Pearl City High won a silver medal in the 66 kg (145 pounds) men's division of USA Judo's High School National Championships Saturday in San Jose, Calif.
Shingo Katsura of Moanalua High placed fifth in the men's 90kg (198 pounds) division.
Pavo was the 2000 United States Judo Federation Junior National champion, representing Leeward Judo Club, where his sensei is Tsuruo Fukushima.
With high school seasons on O'ahu opening last weekend, no other Hawai'i athletes participated in the event.
Far Western champ: Chase Bloch of Maui and Hawai'i Swim Club won the boys 10 years-and-under 50-yard butterfly at the Far Western Short Course Championships at Walnut Creek, Calif.
Bloch also finished second in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.18 and placed third through sixth in four other events during the weekend meet, which involved hundreds of swimmers from 16 years to under 10 from several states.