(HAWAII ATHLETICS) – The Big West Conference handed out its all-conference awards as voted by the league coaches with the University of Hawai'i again taking home top honors. Emily Maglio and Ka'iwi Schucht were named the Big West Pairs Team of the Year, Lea Monkhouse was named Freshman of the Year, while Jeff Hall was named Coach of the Year.
It marked the third straight year that UH took home Pair Team and Freshman of the Year honors. Meanwhile, Hall claimed Coach of the Year honors for the second time in three years.
Maglio and Schucht have been an unstoppable force all year, forging a 34-4 record. The pair have gone 25-1 since moving to the top flight and set a new school record with 25 straight wins. This is the second time Maglio has earned Big West Pairs Team of Year honors. The Coquitlam, Canada native also garnered the honor while playing with Katie Spieler as a freshman. Meanwhile, Schucht, a senior from Escondido, Calif., gained all-Big West honors for the third straight year.
Monkhouse, a native of Mississauga, Canada, has enjoyed a spectacular debut season with the Rainbow Wahine setting a new single-season win mark as a freshman (34). She's teamed with sophomore Morgan Martin, last year's Freshman of the Year, to go a perfect 19-0 at the No. 2 flight. The pair joined Maglio and Schucht as first-team selections.
In his fourth season at the helm of the SandBows, Hall has led UH to a school-record 35 wins, including 30 straight, heading into this weekend's NCAA Tournament. He is the winningest coach in program history and has guided UH to three straight Big West Tournament titles.
Also gaining Big West recognition were the pairs of Carly Kan/Laurel Weaver (second team) and Ari Homayun/Amy Ozee (honorable mention). Homayun has appeared on the all-Big West list three years , Kan and Weaver are repeat selections, and Ozee is a first-time honoree.