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Rainbow Wahine outfielder Lindsey Willmon talks about being named the Big West softball player of the week, the adjustment that helped her win the award and this week’s series against UC Santa Barbara.

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Softball: Rainbow Wahine open Big West vs. UCR

by Jason Kaneshiro on March 27, 2015

After 33 games and a 10-day break, the University of Hawaii softball team starts over Friday night. The Rainbow Wahine open the Big West schedule against the conference’s hottest team in UC Riverside. The three-game series opens with Friday’s 6 p.m. meeting at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium and the Wahine and Highlanders play a 4 […]

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Wahine recharge before Big West play

by Jason Kaneshiro on March 19, 2015

With 33 games in the books and 21 Big West games left on the schedule, Rainbow Wahine softball coach Bob Coolen set Thursday aside as a day of reflection. The Wahine had just two days off in a grueling run of 13 games in 13 days, finishing with a doubleheader split against Columbia on Tuesday […]

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Cal opens busy stretch for Rainbow Wahine

by Jason Kaneshiro on February 26, 2015

After taking its mandated day off on Wednesday, the Rainbow Wahine won’t have many more breaks in the schedule over the next three weeks. The Wahine (9-7) open the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament on Thursday with their annual meeting with California at 6 p.m. at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Unlike the previous two tournaments […]

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UH fifth in Big West preseason softball poll

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by Jason Kaneshiro on January 27, 2015

Hawaii finished below .500 in 2014 for just the third time in 23 seasons under Bob Coolen.

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Softball notes: Lack named to Australia’s national team

by Jason Kaneshiro on January 23, 2015

Rainbow Wahine freshman Rachel Lack was again named to Australia’s national team this week after a solid performance in national championships in early January. Lack made her debut with the national team last year and returns to the roster along with former UH standouts Kaia Parnaby, Stacey Porter, Justine Smethurst and Clare Warwick. Lack played […]

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UH softball: Li’ili’i pumped up for senior season

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by Jason Kaneshiro on January 14, 2015

After concluding a productive fall, Leisha Li’ili’i approached the holiday season as a bridge rather than a break. The senior first baseman devoted her winter to following the training program prescribed by strength coach James Chassin. So when the Rainbow Wahine softball team convened for its first official practice of the spring on Tuesday, there […]

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Rainbow Wahine add pitching depth with signing class

by Jason Kaneshiro on November 17, 2014

The Rainbow Wahine softball team’s latest recruiting class began to take shape before the signees could drive. The adulation over UH’s Women’s College World Series appearance in 2010 was still bubbling when Jennifer Iseri and Heather Cameron first reached out to UH coach Bob Coolen — as eighth graders. “I was getting e-mails and messages from them […]

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Li’ili’i, Morales lead Wahine power surge

by Jason Kaneshiro on November 8, 2014

Leisha Li’ili’i said Rainbow Wahine softball coach Bob Coolen is trying to get her to “step out of her comfort zone” in taking a more vocal role as a senior leader this season. There’s no questioning her comfort level when she steps into the batter’s box. Li’ili’i went 7-for-8 at the plate in three games […]

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Strong starts for Rainbow Wahine pitchers

by Jason Kaneshiro on November 8, 2014

Kanani Aina Cabrales and Rachel Lack made striking first impressions to open the Rainbow Wahine softball team’s Kamaaina Tournament on Friday. Brittany Hitchcock followed with an effective re-introduction in the circle at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Aina Cabrales struck out eight in a complete-game performance and Lack hit a leadoff home run in a 12-0 […]

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