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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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Softball: Rainbow Wahine open fall practice

by Jason Kaneshiro on October 13, 2014

Heavy droplets of rain chased the Rainbow Wahine softball team into the dugout for a few minutes Monday afternoon … just as Bob Coolen expected. The Hawaii head coach noted that a Manoa shower had accompanied opening day of fall practice for most of his 25 years in the program and the first on-field session […]

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Softball schedule released

by Jason Kaneshiro on October 9, 2014

The college softball season is a little less than four months away, but Hawaii coach Bob Coolen has already scored a victory of sorts. Since returning to the Big West in 2013, the Rainbow Wahine played Friday-Saturday conference series at home and Saturday-Sunday series on the road. This season, all of UH’s Big West series […]

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Softball: Wahine earn NFCA academic honors

by Jason Kaneshiro on October 2, 2014

Seven Rainbow Wahine softball players were included on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete list released this week. Players with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the 2013-14 academic year were eligible and UH was represented by Brittany Hitchcock, Jori Jasper, Krysta Kali, Sharla Kliebenstein, Loie Kesterson, Ula Reis-Moniz and Keiki Carlos. […]

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