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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Trigg-Smith earns Ivy League award

 •  Treschuk prospers after delay of game

By Leila Wai
Advertiser Staff Writer

Princeton junior Romy Trigg-Smith trained all offseason at a new soccer position, but because of injuries had to revert back to a defender, the position she played all last season.

Trigg-Smith was rewarded with her first Ivy League Women's Soccer Player of the Week award.

The 2002 Punahou graduate said she was unaware of the honor, even though she works for Princeton's sports media relations department.

"My boss gave me this e-mail, and I thought it was about work, and I kind of just ignored it," she said.

Trigg-Smith helped the Tigers to a 3-0 record, including a 2-1 win over then-No. 5 Texas A&M.

Princeton, which moved from No. 20 to No. 17 in the NSCAA Coaches' Division I poll, also defeated Vanderbilt, 3-0, and Villanova, 1-0.

Trigg-Smith was supposed to play a defensive midfield position, but instead returned to a central defensive position.

"I realized it was where the team needed me," she said.

• Cornell junior midfielder Kara Ishikawa (Iolani '02 of Mililani) ended a long scoreless drought for the Big Red, netting an overtime goal to beat Lafayette, and was named to the Ivy League weekly honor roll.

Ishikawa controlled a failed clearing attempt by the Leopards and blasted a shot from 18 yards that beat the goalkeeper in the 97th minute. The goal gave the Big Red its first win of the season.

• Portland State sophomore midfielder Kari Otani (Maui '03 of Kahului) is returning home to play against the University of Hawai'i, Sunday at 5 p.m., at the Waipi'o Peninsula Soccer Stadium.

Otani has started all five matches for the Vikings, including the team's first Division I tournament victory against Cal State Fullerton, 3-2, Sunday in the UC Irvine/Nike Holiday Inn Invitational.


• Colorado freshman linebacker Jordon Dizon (Waimea '04) had a team-high eight tackles in a 20-12 victory over Washington State Saturday.

Dizon also forced a fumble at the 2-yard line as time was expiring, and Colorado recovered the ball to preserve its victory.

Women's Tennis

• Santa Clara senior Janalle Kaloi (Kamehameha '01 of Wahiawa) has been selected to the pre-qualifying singles draw of the 2004 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships, which will be held next month at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Kaloi also will team with senior Catherine Cochrane in doubles.

The Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships is the first of three collegiate tennis championships this season, and is considered the premier hard court event of the fall season.

Women's Volleyball

• UC Irvine junior middle blocker Amanda Vazquez (Moanalua '02) was named to the Nike/Holiday Inn Sunset Classic all-tournament team.

Vazquez had 27 kills, 6 blocks and 9 digs in the three-match tournament on Sept. 3 and 4.

The Anteaters will play in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Invitational this weekend at the Stan Sheriff Center.

• UC Santa Barbara freshman setter Ashley Dutro (attended Punahou, from Honolulu) was named the Golden Bear Invitational's most valuable player after leading the Gauchos to the tournament title, including a win over No. 8 California Friday.

Dutro had 37 assists and 11 digs in the victory.

Men's Soccer

• Pacific (Ore.) senior forward Bobby Shinn (Pearl City '01 of Waipahu) scored and added an assist as the Boxers won their first match of the year, 3-0, over Cal State Hayward Wednesday.

Shinn scored in the sixth minute, on an assist from younger brother Ricky (Pearl City '03), a freshman midfielder/defender.

Freshman goalkeeper Chris Caswell (Pearl City '04) had four saves in his first collegiate shutout.

Bobby Shinn was among the nominees for the Northwest Conference's Offensive Player of the Week Award.

• UC Irvine sophomore midfielder Brandon Tario (Kamehameha '03 of Honolulu) assisted on an overtime goal in a 1-0 win against UW-Green Bay Phoenix Saturday.

Women's Cross Country

• California sophomore Pippa Macdonald (Punahou '03 of Kailua) finished 47th (19:25) in the Fresno State Invitational Saturday.

• Portland State senior Annie Kawasaki (St. Francis '01 of Ho-nolulu) finished 20th (20:23) in the Pier Park Invitational Saturday.

Reach Leila Wai at lwai@honoluluadvertiser.com or 535-2457.