UH Hilo student-athletes named to prestigious academic teams

Nominees were selected based on their career accomplishments along with their overall collegiate grade point averages.

Three athletes on the field.
Clockwise from top right: Bria Beale, Jodie Lillie, and Michael Harre.

Three athletes at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo—Bria Beale, Michael Harre, and Jodie Lillie—have been selected to 2020–2021 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) all-district academic teams. The CoSIDA awards program in intercollegiate athletics honors athletes’ combined academic and athletic excellence. This year, because of COVID shortened seasons, the nominees career credentials and overall grade point averages were taken into consideration.

Bria Beale

Bria Beale
Bria Beale

For the second time in her Vulcan career, UH Hilo senior outside hitter Bria Beale is named to the select 2020–2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team. The senior was one of just eight players named to the team among nominees from the three NCAA Division II conferences in the west region—the Pacific West Conference, the California Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Beale has a 3.88 grade point average and graduated in spring 2021 with a bachelor of arts in communications, a minor in sociology, and an undergraduate SC in agriculture. This fall, she will pursue a graduate degree in counseling psychology.

Beale was one of just two players from the PacWest Conference to be named to the team.

Heading into her final collegiate season, Beale’s name is all over the UH Hilo career record book lists. Her 977 career kills ranks sixth all-time, her 99 service aces is fifth and her 855 digs lists seventh in the Vulcan record book.

Beale now advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-American ballot. The Academic All-American team will be announced in early July.

Michael Harre

Michael Harre
Michael Harre

UH Hilo soccer goalkeeper Michael Harre is named to the Co-SIDA Academic All-District Team. The team is made up of players from the Pacific West Conference, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Fifteen total student-athletes and three goalkeepers were named to the squad. All members of the all-district team will now advance to the Co-SIDA Academic All-American ballot.

Harre has a 3.85 GPA in his major of psychology. It is the fifth highest GPA on the All-District team.

Harre was injured and missed most of the recently completed spring season. In 2019, he had 86 saves on the season, the second highest total in school history. He also set a school record with 14 saves during an overtime loss to then-No. 1 nationally ranked Azusa Pacific.

The St. Louis native is scheduled to return to his goalkeeper position in the coming Fall season (2021) and will pursue a graduate degree in psychology.

Jodie Lillie

Jodie Lillie on the field
Jodie Lillie

Vulcan women’s soccer standout Jodi Lillie is named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Team.

The UH Hilo defender turned forward is the only Vulcan player named to the team. She is also one of only three Pacific West Conference players selected to the squad, which includes players from the NCAA Division II West Region—the PacWest, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Lillie has a 3.75 GPA as a business major.

Lillie is a third-year junior from Mililani, O‘ahu. She was a First Team All-PacWest selection as a freshman in 2018 and a Second-Team choice in 2019, and led the Vulcans this past spring with two goals in four matches. She scored both of those in the second half of the spring season finale, rallying UH Hilo from a 2-0 deficit to a 2-2 tie with Hawai‘i Pacific. Playing the past two seasons as a defender, she has moved to the midfield this year.

Lillie is a former Hawai‘i Girls Soccer Defensive Player of the Year. Her Mililani Trojan team won three-time OIA Division I state titles.

She will now advance to the national ballot for Co-SIDA Academic All-American consideration.