December 3, 2022, 12:00 PM HST

4 members of the College of Hawaii at Hilo ladies’s soccer staff have obtained postseason honors from United Soccer Coaches, the world’s largest soccer teaching group.

From left to proper, Jodi Lillie, Grace VerHage, Daelenn Tokunaga and Teani Arakawa. Courtesy of College of Hawai’i at Hilo

Grace VerHage, Daelenn Tokunaga, Jodi Lillie and Teani Arakawa had been named United Soccer 2022 All-West Area Coaches choices. Fifth-year seniors VerHage and Tokunaga picked up first-team choices, whereas Lillie and Arakawa had been named to the second staff.

VerHage is tied for first within the Pacific West Convention with 11 complete objectives and No. 2 in factors with 25. Tokunaga completed tied for No. 1 within the PacWest with seven complete assists and No. 3 in complete assists. factors with 19 on the season.

Arakawa had a season-ending scoring onslaught on her technique to ending with 20 complete factors, inserting her sixth within the PacWest, with eight objectives, incomes her fifth within the PacWest. Lillie began all 17 video games within the 2022 season and helped the Vulcans protection publish 9 shutouts whereas contributing offensively with two objectives scored – each recreation winners.


The 2022 UH-Hilo ladies’s soccer staff reached sixth place within the weekly United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II ballot in Week 5 of the season. The Vulcans began the season unranked earlier than beginning at No. 17 within the Week 2 ballot and staying till ending No. 8 within the ultimate standings.

UH-Hilo went undefeated within the common season on the way in which to a Western Pacific Convention championship and a bid for the NCAA Division II West Regional. The Vulcans completed at 13-1-3, with a second-round exit from the West Area event.

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