Weekend Wrap: Shoji, Soccer, and Siofele
By Danny Cup Choy
Saturday, July 20 2002
Shoji selected as all-time great
USA Volleyball has named University of Hawaii Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji an all-time great, and he will receive this distinguished honor before Hawaii's season opening match against Ohio State. The numbers that Coach Shoji has put up speak volumes about the man's coaching ability. He has tallied 770 wins while winning more than 84% of his total matches. Shoji has compiled 23 20-win seasons and 13 30-win seasons. He has coached 31 All-Americans, and has won four national championships. His Rainbow Wahine team has dominated play in the WAC, and they are one of the favorites to make it all the way to the Final Four in 2002.
UH soccer women picked to finish 2nd by coaches
WAC coaches picked the University of Hawaii women's soccer team to finish second in the coming season. Hawaii finished with 50 total votes, second only to SMU's total of 63. Hawaii and SMU played for the WAC championship last season, with the Lady Mustangs winning the title after defeating the Wahine 2-0. Hawaii is coming off their greatest season in program history, and with seven returning starters from last year's team, the Wahine look to continue their amazing improvement in the 2002 season.
Alcohol found in John Siofele's blood
Former St. Louis star John Siofele, the man who died in a tragic car accident in the early hours of the morning, was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Siofele had a .142 blood alcohol level. The legal blood alcohol level in Hawaii is .08. Officials say that the alcohol in his system, along with the possibility of speeding, is the probable cause of the accident.