Seattle University guard Matej Kavas is leaving the Redhawks and will play next season at Nebraska as a graduate transfer.

The 6-foot-8 Kavas, a redshirt junior last season, was the Western Athletic Conference freshman of the year in 2016-17 and was second-team All-WAC as a sophomore, averaging a team-high 15.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and shooting 46.4 percent from three-point range.

Kavas suffered a broken shin midway through last season and did not regain his starting job when he returned. He averaged 10.3 points and shot 45.8 percent from three-point range.

Seattle U was 18-12 last season and did not have any seniors. Coach Jim Hayford said after the season that he did not expect any other players to leave.

Hayford is also looking for an assistant coach after Nick Robinson left to take a similar job at Brigham Young.


Joe Wainhouse hit a grand slam to jump start Washington’s offense and the Huskies received an outstanding effort on the mound by freshman Diego Barrera and three relievers in a 6-1 win over Seattle University.

Wainhouse’s slam in the third was his eighth home run of the season — his third in four games — and broke a scoreless tie. Nick Kahle hit a two-run double to give the Huskies a 6-0 cushion.

Barrera struck out six and allowed two hits in 41/3 innings.

Four UW (21-18) pitchers combined to limit SU to four hits. Jack Enger (3-0) allowed one hit in 22/3 scoreless innings.

Michael Ciancio homered for the Redhawks (9-34).


• Washington senior Stacey Fung has qualified as one of 64 singles players and will join with freshman Nika Zupancic as one of 32 doubles teams to compete in the NCAA Division I women’s tennis championships May 20-25 in Orlando, Fla. Washington State sophomore Michaela Bayerlova will compete in singles, and Tiffany Mylonas and Hikaro Sato will compete in doubles.

Track and field

• Seattle Pacific junior Scout Cai placed second in the heptathlon at the GNAC championships with a career-best 5,034 points.


• After a two-year reorganization effort, H1 Unlimited, the governing body for powerboat racing’s most prestigious class of hydroplane racing, has hired Ron Perry as the sport’s executive director.