Hawai’i's Kanani Danielson Has it All

by Aubrey Everett December 26, 2011 in Volleyball

With roots winding far back into Hawaiian culture, the traditional name Kanani means “the beautiful one.” University of Hawaii senior and 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award winner for volleyball Kanani Danielson has her own roots dug deeply into the chain of islands, and has worked hard to make both the volleyball world, and her local community, proud.

Living up to her moniker, Danielson has not only worked hard and given an immense amount of physical and mental strength on the court… Continue Reading

Holt states his case for a successful career

by Michael Lewis December 18, 2011 in Men’s Soccer

As a goalkeeper who is all of 5-foot-8, Creighton University senior Brian Holt has heard the talk that he was too small to be a goalkeeper.

Yet, he has managed to stand tall in the net and off the pitch in more ways than one.

Holt wound up as one of four NCAA Division I goalkeepers still standing as Creighton earned a spot in the NCAA Men’s College Cup in Hoover, Ala. So, given his play and leadership on the field, and focus, classroom and volunteer work off it, it was not… Continue Reading

Simonin reaps the rewards of doing the right thing

by Michael Lewis December 11, 2011 in Women’s Soccer

Let this be a lesson for every soccer player or every athlete that is asked to move to another position.

Prior to the University of Memphis women’s 2010 soccer season, Lizzy Simonin was asked to move from forward to backline. Many players would balk. Simonin, on the other hand, has thrived and has been just rewarded

It should not be surprising that Simonin was named the winner of the Lowe’s CLASS award for women’s soccer for 2011 because she exemplified… Continue Reading