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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 23, 2003

Morioka will coach girls soccer at Iolani

Advertiser Staff

Kari Morioka will return for a second try as head coach of Iolani School's girls soccer team next season, athletic director Judy Hiramoto said yesterday.

Morioka, a former co-coach at Iolani, left in 2000 to be an assistant at University of Nevada, but has decided high school is the level she prefers.

She and George-Anne Derby were co-coaches of Iolani's 1999 Interscholastic League of Honolulu and Hawai'i High School Athletic Association championship team, which went 13-0-2, and were selected by their peers as state co-Coaches of the Year. She also was an assistant at Iolani starting in 1994.

Morioka is a 1988 Iolani graduate and played two seasons at Harvard, where she earned her undergraduate degree.

She also has been an Olympic Development Program coach, was director of girls for Mililani Soccer Club and was an assistant at Hawai'i Pacific University.

Her father, Keith, is athletic director at Hana High School on Maui.

— By Dennis Anderson


• Kop leads Senior Amateur: Wendell Kop shot a 2-over-par 74 for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the HSGA Senior Amateur Championship yesterday at Mid-Pacific Country Club.

Fred Zane is one back at 75, followed by Paul Kimura at 76, and Mial Cintron Sr., Tom Crockett, George Yamamoto, and Merv Matsumoto at 77.

Play concludes today.


• Regional starts today: Youth inline hockey teams from across Hawai'i will compete in the USA Hockey InLine regional championship today through Monday at the Kamiloiki Community Park inline hockey rink in Hawai'i Kai.

A total of 18 teams and more than 90 players from O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui and the Big Island will compete at the four-day, five-a-side tournament. There are four age divisions: 10-under, 12-under, 14-under and 17-under. Games begin at 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. on the remaining days.

The champion teams from these regionals will represent Hawai'i at the USA Hockey Nationals Championship in Georgia, July 29-August 6.

Dr. Wayne Giancaterino, a coach from the O'ahu Inline Hockey League (OIHL), said inline hockey is the fastest growing sport for children in the United States.