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Hawaii Warriors place three players on All-Mountain West teams

Allen, Saint Juste, and Tavai were the Warriors selected for all conference honors

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The Hawaii Warriors finished the season with three members selected to the All-Mountain West teams, and two others received honorable mentions. The All-Mountain teams were picked by select media and Mountain West head coaches.

Hawaii's lone placement on the first team was Senior offensive linemen Dejon Allen, while running back Diocemy Saint Juste and linebacker Jahlani Tavai made the second team. The honorable mentions were Defensive linemen Meffy Koloamatangi and Viane Moala.

Moala and Tavai will be the only all-conference performers returning to Hawaii next season, although there is speculation that Tavai could enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

It took extraordinary efforts from running backs Rashaad Penny (San Diego State) and Lexington Thomas (UNLV) to relegate a player of Diocemy Saint Juste's ability and stats to second-team All-Mountain West. Arguments can clearly be made for the Aztec and Rebel running backs, but one cannot blame fans for being surprised that a 1600+ yard performer did not garner a first-team placement.

Hawaii concluded Nick Rolovich's second season as head coach at 3-9 overall and 1-7 in conference play. They'll look to bounce back in 2018 with Moala and Tavai (fingers crossed in Manoa) as the foundation.