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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:54 a.m., Monday, April 17, 2006

UH volleyball's Hakala is national Player of the Week

Advertiser Staff

University of Hawai'i opposite attacker Lauri Hakala Monday was named as the Sports Import/AVCA national Player of the Week.

Hakala also was selected as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation's Player of the Week.

Hakala, a 6-foot-1 junior from Finland, amassed 34 kills, including 21 on Saturday, in the Warriors' two-match sweep of Brigham Young.

"He played very well both nights," UH coach Mike Wilton said. "We've always known he's had the ability. He's settling in quite well."