Soccer's Garbin gets sixth year at Oregon
By Leila Wai
Advertiser Staff Writer
By Leila Wai
Oregon senior soccer player Nicole Garbin has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.
The 2001 Baldwin graduate suffered two anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries since beginning her career at Oregon. She tore her left ACL prior to the 2002 season and then tore her right ACL during the spring before the 2004 season. She did not play in either year.
"I was just told over and over that I was gonna get it for sure, but still, in the back of your mind, there's always the possibility you won't," she said. "It's a relief to know it's official now."
Garbin, who graduates in June, has been admitted to graduate school. She will pursue an education degree.
Her goals for her senior year are to lead the Ducks to their first winning season and to qualify for the NCAA tournament.
"Just as anyone, when they're a senior, they want to put everything they have into it," Garbin said. "I want to go out with no regrets."
Garbin, a forward, holds school career records for game-winning goals (13), assists (14) and shots (173). She ranks second in career goals (22) and points (58). She was named to the All-Pac-10 second team in 2003 and '05.
"Nicole is one of the best players in the Pac-10," said Oregon coach Tara Erickson in a press release. "She's a real difference-maker in terms of the impact she can have on a game."
Over the past five seasons, Oregon is 26-27-3 when Garbin takes the field and 5-28-5 when she has missed games due to injury or a red card.
Oregon freshman Sarah Yoro, a 2005 Mililani graduate who had one assist in 12 games, will transfer to Azusa Pacific.
McAngus batted 7 for 12, with two doubles, a home run, two RBIs and six runs. He had a 1.000 slugging average and .688 on-base percentage.
Galon was awarded the Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award for her conduct both on and off the court. She had a 17-14 record at No. 1 singles, heading into the Horizon League Tournament. She and her partner went 20-8 record at No. 1 doubles.
Nakamura and her partner had a 14-3 record and went undefeated at the UAA Championships, including a 9-8 (7-5) victory over Emory University.
Freshmen Tiffany Chang (Waiakea) and Joy Young (Punahou) also were on the Willamette roster.
Stanford freshman Mari Chun (Kamehameha '05) was 11th (73-74-75—222), Oregon State senior Leah Whiting (Waiakea of Hilo) was 12th (75-68-81—224) and Arizona freshman Amanda Wilson (Waiakea '05) tied for 13th (74-77-74—225). Wilson was also named Pac-10 honorable mention.
Ueno shot 79-76—155 and was also named to the all-conference team.
Chong shot 78-79—157 at Disney's par-72 Lake Buena Vista Golf Course in Orlando, Fla.
Monden, a graduate student, earned a 3.81 GPA in business management.
WOMEN'S WATER POLO
CMS defeated Pomona-Pitzer, 6-5, on April 30, and based on first-round and tournament results, CMS's win made it the 2006 SCIAC overall champion.
Richardson scored four goals in first-round and semifinal wins over La Verne (9-2) and Occidental (7-5).
Freshman driver Catherine Taschner (Iolani '05 of Honolulu) also plays for CMS.
The eight-team NCAA Championships will be hosted by UC Davis, May 12 to 14.
TRACK AND FIELD
Tano's throw was 48 feet, 5 1/4 inches, which earned him all-conference honors. He was also seventh in the hammer throw (135-6).
Redlands freshman Johanna Chapman (Punahou '05) was 10th in the shot put (27-10 1/4), 13th in the hammer throw (105-4) and 14th in the discus (81-8).
Redlands freshman Justin Okamura (Roosevelt '05) is also on the roster.
Occidental (Los Angeles) senior Derek Turbin (Punahou '02) was third in the triple jump (45-2 1/4) and 13th in the long jump (20-5 1/4).
"I feel great, I don't have to worry about coaches blowing me up (calling me) anymore," the 2004 graduate said.
Misa-Uli signed a basketball scholarship with an agreement that she would also be able to play volleyball.
"I was high on Kentucky and Florida State, but they both wanted me for basketball only, and I wanted to do both," she said.
Poasa was a first-team all-Central Valley Conference selection, averaging 3.17 kills, 2.86 digs and 1.00 blocks per game.
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