Vulcans total 12 All-PacWest selections

ANTHONY AKAU/UH-Hilo Sports Information Alyssa Padron was named to the All-PacWest First Team, her third career All-PacWest selection.

Together, UH-Hilo’s men’s and women’s soccer teams collected a total of 12 nods in the Pacific West Conference awards — four going to the men and eight to the women.




UH-Hilo will add Teani Arakawa as Player of the Year, Phoebe Barnes as Goalkeeper of the Year and Jazlynn Ellis as Newcomer of the Year to its soccer trophy room.

Arakawa was the PacWest Preseason Player of the Year and lived up to the hype as the coach’s choice for postseason Player of the Year. She was twice named the PacWest Player of the Week after a torrid start to the season that saw her score seven goals in the month of September alone. She led the conference with ten goals, seven assists (tied for first) and 27 points (tops).

Three times this season, Arakawa had two goals in a contest, and she had two assists earlier this season in a 3-1 win over Stanislaus State. The Maui native was a Second Team All-PacWest and All-West Region pick last year after transferring from South Dakota State.

Arakawa’s teammate Jazlynn Ellis is the PacWest Newcomer of the Year. The junior midfielder is a Illinois-Chicago transfer who started every match for the Vulcans this season. She had eight goals and five assists, including a hat trick against HPU that helped her earn the PacWest Co-Player of the Week award. In the last two matches of the season, both 2-2 draws, she had two assists against Azusa Pacific and had two goals at Chaminade. The Parker, Colorado native finished second in the PacWest with 1.40 points per match.

Phoebe Barnes moved into the starting goalkeeper role this season for UH-Hilo and promptly worked her way into the PacWest Goalkeeper of the Year award. The Sonoma State transfer earned the Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year award before she set foot on the turf for the Vulcans, and her play throughout the year warranted both awards. She had three shutouts on the season, 41 saves and a 0.81 Goals Against Average. She was the PacWest Defender of the Week after posting a 90-minute shutout of Biola. The 5-foot-10 junior started two seasons at Sonoma State before arriving on the Big Island.

Joining Barnes, Thrapp, Ellis and Arakawa on the All-PacWest First Team were UH-Hilo’s Megan Donovan, Filippa Graneld and Alyssa Padron.

It was the third All-PacWest selection for Graneld and Padron.

The Vulcans’ Alia Bournay was named on the All-PacWest Second Team, and teammate Miya Clarke was placed on the Third Team.



Defender Koki Hamada was placed on the All-PacWest First Team for his second All-PacWest nod.

Fellow Vulcans defender Colby Lee was named on the Second Team, along with goalkeeper and O‘ahu native Christian Souza.

Midfielder Andrew Rehedul was placed on the Third Team.

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