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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Hale'iwa's Ching wins MLS honor

Advertiser Staff

San Jose Earthquakes forward Brian Ching, a Hale'iwa native, was selected to The RadioShack Best XI team for the 2004 Major League Soccer season for the first time.

The MLS Comeback Player of the Year, Ching ended the season as one of two winners of the MLS Golden Boot with 12 goals.

The 1996 Kamehameha graduate was a starter in the MLS All-Star Game and burst onto the scene at the international level, scoring two goals in his first two World Cup qualifying appearances for the United States.


Three 'Bows named All-America scholars

Three University of Hawai'i softball players have been named 2004 All-America Scholar Athletes.

Senior outfielder Tracie Uchima (3.965 in animal science), infielder Stacey Ritter (3.69 family resources) and sophomore infielder Dena DePompa (3.54 pre-kinesiology) were selected by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Uchima was selected for the third consecutive year. She also was an all-Western Athletic Conference first-team selection in 2003 and 2004.

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative 3.5 grade-point average for fall and spring semesters.


Top two seeds advance at Honolulu Futures

Vladimir Pavicevic and Zack Fleishman, the top two seeds, advanced yesterday in the Honolulu Futures tennis tournament yesterday at Ala Moana courts.

Pavicevic beat former Hawai'i Pacific player Jan Tribler, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Fleishman beat Philip Gubenco, 6-3, 7-6 (1).