University of Hawai‘i Athletics Director Jim Donovan announced the addition of Lamar to complete the 2012 football schedule. The Warriors and Cardinals will meet Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 at Aloha Stadium.
Lamar will field its first football team in 21 years in 2010 and will compete in the Southland Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision. Hawai‘i and Lamar will play for the first time on the football field.
With the addition of Lamar in 2012, UH has completed schedules for the next two seasons and needs one more game for 2013 and two more each in 2014 and 2015. The game also follows Donovan’s philosophy of scheduling two BCS conference quality teams, two mid-major conference teams, and one FBS team each season.
The 2012 schedule includes road games at USC (Sept. 1) and Brigham Young (Sept. 8) to open the season and home games against Lamar (Sept. 15), UNLV (Sept. 22) and Western Kentucky (Dec. 1).
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Opposite attacker Jonas Umlauft today was named the MPSF’s Freshman of the Year, but he did not earn a place on the All-MPSF first team.
Instead, Umlauft was selected to the MPSF second team.
Outside hitter Joshua Walker is on the third team; setter Nejc Zemljak is honorable mention.
MPSF First Team
Brad Lawson, OH, Stanford
Kawika Shoji, S, Stanford
Jacek Ratajczak, MB, CS Northridge
Kevin McKniff, MB, CS Northridge
Carson Clark, Opp, UC Irvine
Andrew Stewart, OH, BYU
Cory Riecks, OH, Pepperdine
MPSF Second Team
Jordan DuFault, OH, UC Irvine
Futi Tavana, MB, BYU
Csey Krider, S, Pepperdine
Erik Shoji, L, Stanford
Jonas Umlauft, Opp, UH
Garrett Muagututia, OH, UCLA
Evan Romero, Opp, Stanford
MPSF Third Team
Jeff Menzel, OH, UC Santa Barbara
Murphy Troy, Opp, USC
Robb Stowell, Opp, BYU
Dean Bittner, Opp, Long Beach State
Joshua Walker, OH, UH
J.D. Schleppenbach, OH, Pepperdine
Antwain Aguillard, MB, Long Beach State
Setters: Matt Stork (CS Northridge), Reed Chilton (BYU), Nejc Zemljak (UH), Riley McKibbin (USC), Phil Bannan (UC San Diego).
Middles; Tyler Jaynes (Pepperdine), Russell Lavaja (BYU), Dan Alexander (LBSU), Scott Slaughter (UCSB).
Outside hitters: Mike Gaudino (CS Northridge), Tony Ciarelli (USC), Jason Spangler (UC San Diego).
Libero: Andy McGuire (UC Santa Barbara).
Opposite: Jonas Umlauft (UH).
Outside hitter: Taylor Hughes (Pacific).
Middles: Dylan Davis (UC Santa Barbara), Cyrus Kiani (UC San Diego), Nikola Vukicevic (Pacific).
OH/Libero: Maddison McKibbin (USC).
Player of the Year: Brad Lawson (Stanford)
Freshman of the Year: Jonas Umlauft (UH)
Coach of the Year: John Kosty (Stanford)
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Avis has selected Jonz Mom as winner of two lower-level tickets to Saturday’s MPSF playoff match.
We’ll have another drawing Friday.
Thanks for playing.
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Sure, we love the generosity of the Ching family. The family’s donations have helped schools across the state. In a time of furloughs and shutdowns, the family has provided millions of dollars for much-needed projects. About $5 million went to the track-and-field complex on UH’s Lower Campus.
And yet …
It is a shame that thanking the family involves slighting the Cooke family. A couple of years ago, the track-and-field complex was renamed from Cooke Field to Ching Athletic Complex. The media yesterday discovered that the football team’s grass practice field has been renamed Cooke Field. There even is a plaque that is next to a gizmo that, I think, measures the wind and moisture.
While the Ching family is deserving of acknowledgement for the generous donation, a better compromise should have been worked out to honor the Cooke’s contribution from nearly a century ago. Honors should be forever; somehow this reminds me of cemeteries that relocate to make room for freeways.
Let this be a lesson when, deep in the future, the Sheriff Center and Murakami Stadium are renamed.