Last week: Accounted for 296 total yards rushing, receiving and returning and scored three touchdowns, as the Panthers romped 51-21 over Okinawa’s Kubasaki Dragons on Saturday at Yokota’s Bonk Field in the first regular-season meeting between teams from Japan and Okinawa. McNeill, a senior and the defending Japan Football League rushing champion, ran 27 times for 148 yards and three touchdowns to push his season total to a Pacific-leading 582 yards on 96 attempts. “We’re a better team when we have him to run the ball,” said coach Tim Pujol of McNeill, who missed the season opener with an ankle injury. “It’s been a slow road back for him. Just these last couple of weeks, he’s starting to run like he did last year.”
Taegu American, South Korea
Last week: Went a perfect 3-0 in singles play as last year’s Far East tournament runner-up Warriors barely lost out to the defending league champion Seoul Foreign Crusaders 3-2 on Friday, then beat Yongsan International-Seoul 4-1 and 4-1 on Saturday at Taegu’s Camp Walker. Kim, a senior and Taegu’s No. 3 singles seed, beat Seoul Foreign’s Namrata Batra 8-3 on Friday, then swept a pair of ties from Yongsan International-Seoul’s Melissa Kim 6-1 and 6-2. With the victories, Kim improved to 7-0 in singles play thus far this season. “She is mentally strong and consistent, always composed and in control,” coach Ed Thompson said.
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff