Entering the MWC:
The last of the competition
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 03:10
The co-ed sailing team placed 11th nationally last year. The Wahine will have Adam Pokras back this year for his senior season with the team. The national sailing co-ed championships are an invitational event and played out by head-to-head races. Hawaii’s sailors earned the invite to the tournament last season, then took advantage for the 11th place finish.
Hawaii’s women’s volleyball team is one of the best nationally. They are ranked No. 6 in the nation and finished last year with a 27-3 record. They are currently 11-1. Emily Hartong leads them with more than 200 kills and also is second on the team in digs. Kalei Adolpho leads the team in blocks, averaging more than a block per set and Ali Longo leads the team in digs with 180.
San Diego State
Women’s: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball
San Diego State’s basketball team finished with a 23-11 record last year to finish fourth in the Mountain West Conference and earn a No. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament. They were one of two Mountain West teams to advance to the round of 32, defeating Oklahoma before losing to the Cinderella of 2013, Florida Gulf Coast. They have gone to the NCAA tournament for four straight years and have earned three wins in those four years in the tournament.
The Aztecs lost Jamaal Franklin, the leader in scoring, rebounding, and assists last year, to the NBA but picked Josh Davis via transfer from Tulane. In two seasons he averaged 17 points per game.