Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Hilo
Jodi Lillie and Filippa Graneld also named to Preseason All-PacWest Team.
HILO, Hawai’i – The benchmark was set last year with the Hawai’i Hilo women’s soccer team laying claim as Co-Pacific West Conference Champions, and now the target is on their backs.
The Vulcans received two first-place votes to land at the No. 2 spot in the 2022 PacWest Preseason Coaches Poll that was released Wednesday morning.
Point Loma Nazarene was voted No. 1 as it collected the remaining nine first-place votes.
Preseason Defender of the Year went to PLNU’s Lauren O’Malley, whom also won the award a season ago.
Additionally, seventh-year head coach Gene Okamura was selected as 2021 Coach of the Year while midfielder Alyssa Padron (San Pedro, Calif.) and defender Baille Brennan (Carlsbad, Calif.) earned Second Team and Third Team distinctions, respectively.
UH Hilo begins its season Sept. 1 against Cal State East Bay on O’ahu with the first home game Sept. 17 in a non-conference tilt with Hawai’i Pacific. PacWest season-play is set to start Sept. 26 against Dominican at home.
2022 PacWest Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll
|NO.||SCHOOL||NO. 1 VOTES||TOTAL POINTS||2021 CONFERENCE RECORD|
|1||Point Loma Nazarene||9 votes||120 pts||T-No. 1 (9-1-0)|
|2||Hawai’i Hilo||2 votes||113 pts||T-No. 1 (9-1-0)|
|3||Concordia Irvine||–||101 pts||No. 3 (7-2-1)|
|4||Azusa Pacific||–||89 pts||No. 4 (6-3-1)|
|5||Biola||–||69 pts||No. 5 (5-4-1)|
|6||Dominican||–||62 pts||No. 8 (4-6-0)|
|7||Chaminade||–||58 pts||No. 6 (5-5-0)|
|8||Hawai’i Pacific||–||40 pts||No. 7 (4-5-1)|
|9||Fresno Pacific||–||34 pts||No. 9 (3-7-0)|
|10||Academy of Art||–||31 pts||No. 10 (1-9-0)|
|11||Holy Names||–||20 pts||No. 11 (0-10-0)|
2022 All-PacWest Women’s Soccer Preseason Awards
Player of the Year
Daelenn Tokunaga, Sr, Hawai’i Hilo
Defender of the Year
Lauren O’Malley, Sr, Point Loma Nazarene
Goalkeeper of the Year
Viviana Poli, Fifth Year, Hawai’i Hilo
2022 All-PacWest Women’s Soccer Preseason Team
|POS||NAME||SCHOOL||YEAR||2021 All-PacWest Honors|
|GK||Viviana Poli||Hawai’i Hilo||Fifth Year||Goalkeeper of the Year + First Team|
|GK||Hailey Asato||Concordia Irvine||Senior||Third Team|
|D||Lauren O’Malley||Point Loma Nazarene||Senior||Defender of the Year + First Team|
|D||Jodi Lillie||Hawai’i Hilo||Fifth Year||First Team|
|D||Mackenzie Coleman||Azusa Pacific||Junior||First Team|
|D||Emma Thrapp||Point Loma Nazarene||Sophomore||First Team|
|F||Daelenn Tokunaga||Hawai’i Hilo||Fifth Year||Player of the Year + First Team|
|F||Jadenn Carrillo||Concordia Irvine||Senior||Second Team|
|F||Alana Diaz||Point Loma Nazarene||Sophomore||First Team|
|F||Filippa Graneld||Hawai’i Hilo||Junior||Newcomer of the Year + First Team|
|MF||Layla Comeaux||Concordia Irvine||Junior||Second Team|
|MF||Olivia Ocampo||Concordia Irvine||Sophomore||Freshman of the Year + First Team|
|MF||Katelyn Penner||Biola||Senior||Second Team|
|MF||Riley Walkington||Concordia Irvine||Senior||First Team|
F/MF 5′ 8″ Junior
D 5′ 4″ Fifth Year
MF 5′ 4″ Junior
GK 5′ 6″ Fifth Year
F 5′ 7″ Fifth Year