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Keaau Athletic Awards Presented for 2009-2010

Cougar Power

* JV baseball: Konner Kanetani (Most Outstanding Athlete); Yechan Kang (Coaches award).

* Varsity baseball: Jonathan Chow (MOA); Ashley Silva Jr. (CA).

* Boys JV basketball: Nelson Enos (MOA); Chase Paulino (CA).

* Boys varsity basketball: Haku Ishibashi (MOA); Richard handy (CA).

* Girls JV basketball: Randi Estraada (MOA); Sabrina Nakaima (CA).

* Girls varsity basketball: Jackie Kaio-Goo (MOA); Shyla Ronia (CA).

* Boys bowling: No. MOA; Matthew Vidinha (CA).

* Girls bowling: No MOA; Precious Duyao (CA).

* Varsity cheerleading: Treldy Domingo (MOA); Elisha Tenorio (CA).

* JV cheerleading: Alyssa Domingo (MOA); Chaslyn Marques (CA).

* Boys cross country: No MOA; Shawn Andy Andrada (CA).

* Girls cross country: DeeAnn Nishimura-Thornton (MOA); Mary Jessica Wuscher (CA).

* JV football: Kau Eggers (MOA); Treyven AhQuin-Fely (CA).

* Varsity football: Dathan Toribio (MOA); Mana Puahala (CA).

* Boys/girls judo: Justin Naehu (MOA); Micah Ramos (CA).

* Boys/girls paddling: Leimomi Cariaga (MOA); Dyson Sarme-Medeiros (CA).

* Boys soccer: Richard Handy (MOA); Kevin Olsen (CA).

* Girls soccer: Mary Jessica Wuscher (MOA); Chloe Frizelle (CA).

* JV softball: Mahina Homalon (MOA); Christine Belmes (CA).

* Varsity softball: Chelsey Pacatang-Hirai (MOA); Jaclanne Pagala (CA).

* Boys tennis: Benido Alonzo (MOA); Neil Gorospe (CA).

* Girls tennis: Megan Fujitake (MOA); Ailene Navarro (CA).

* Boys track: Daniel Brooks (MOA); Shawn Andy Andrada (CA).

* Girls track: Randi Estrada (MOA); Azmera Hammouri-Davis (CA).

* Varsity boys volleyball: Kainoa Duarte (MOA); Dylan Butler (CA).

* JV girls volleyball: Kirsten Ishibashi (MOA); Tonisha Baybayan (CA).

* Girls varsity volleyball: Randi Estrada (MOA); Leilani Kelekoma (CA).

* Boys wrestling: Cheyden Quiocho (MOA); Alexander Kaetsu (CA).

* Girls wrestling: Cherese Shelton (MOA); no CA.

* Athlete of the Year: Daniel Brooks (male), Jackie Kaio-Goo (female).

* Scholar Athlete of Year: Shawn-Andy Andrada (male), Chloe Frizelle (female).

* Athletic Director’s Award: Richard Handy Jr. (male), Shyla Ronia (female).

* Rookie of the Year: Talon Ota, Tonisha Baybayan, Matthew Shimabukuro, Shani Cosma.

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Rainbow track & field athlete, Amber Kaufman, receives National Recognition

Kaufman sets UH high jump record

  • Amber Kaufman is a two-sport athlete, as well as an Academic All-American in the WAC in both volleyball and track and field. In 2009 she finished with a bronze medal in the high jump and became the first UH medalist at the national level in more than 25 years. This past season she helped lead the UH Rainbow Wahine team to the NCAA national semi-finals.

Kaufman placed third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the high jump and became the first UH athlete to medal at the event in 25 years…named USTFCCCA All-American during both indoor and outdoor seasons…smashed the school high jump record and posted the nation’s second-best jump of 6-4 (1.93m) at the WAC Outdoor Championship, where she won gold and was named co-Field Athlete of the Meet…became the first UH athlete to win an NCAA Regional event with a jump of 6-1.5…placed sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships…captured the WAC Indoor Championship high jump gold medal…named to USTFCCCA and WAC all-academic teams.

First UH athlete in 25 years to earn national medal

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Hawaii Prep Athletic Awards Presented for 2009-2010

HPA girls cross county team, photo by Big Dog

* Girls volleyball: Tayler Wang and Bridget Walker, most valuable player (MVP); Bridget Walker, coach’s award (CA); Kailana Powers, most improved (MI); Nolan Doliente Award, Keilyn Ryusaki.

* Boys cross country: Russ Hapgood and Tyler Tsubota, MVP; Logan Martin and Sean Prentiss, CA; Makoa Johnson, MI.

* Girls cross country: Kela Vargas, MVP; Melanie Ulrich, CA; Sam Neal, MI.

* Football: Keanu Yamamoto and Isaiah Adams, offensive back award; Shane Brostek, offensive lineman award; Nathaniel Adams and JJ Higginson, defensive back award; Bobby Stomski, defensive lineman Award; Onipa’a Stevens, MI; Keoni Colson, Holi Bergin Award.

* Boys swimming: Logan Borowski, MVP; Kaikea Nakachi, CA; Michael Monahan, MI.

* Girls swimming: Bridget Walker, MVP: Bhillie Luciani, CA; HanaSara Ito, MI.

* Wrestling: Keoni Colson, MVP; Marie Donahue, CA; Russell Hapgood, MI.

* Boys soccer: Kalei Konrad and Tyler Tsubota, MVP; Landy Eng, CA; Kawika Wise, MI.

* Girls soccer: Noe Enos and Katie Case, MVP; Hannah Unger, CA; Keilyn Ryusaki and Emily Evans, MI; Ku’uipo Nakoa, Frank Lawrence Award.

* Boys basketball: Sasha Obradovic, MVP; Douglas Tsai, CA; Nathan Schenk, MI.

* Girls basketbal: Tayler Wang, MVP; Lana Queen, CA; Desi Seid, MI; Lei Tenorio, Honoring the Game Award.

* Boys paddling: Robbie Reed, MVP; George Twigg-Smith, CA; Rukin Jelks, MI,

* Girls paddling: Elenka Jacobs, MVP; Alohi Nakachi, CA; Gabby Menendez, MI.

* Boys track: Tyler Tsubota, MVP; Shane Brostek, CA; Christian Lee, MI.

* Girls track: Mindy Campbell and Ku’uipo Nakoa, MVP; Lana Queen, CA; Chelsea Ashimine, MI.

* Boys tennis: Michael Monahan, MVP; Sam Nam, CA; Santa Chirathivat, MI.

* Girls tennis: Erin Wakefield-McDonald, MVP; Olina Cavedoni, CA; Bua Rojanai, MI.

* Boys volleyball: Nathan Schenk, MVP; Roland Setu, CA; Kyle Katase, MI.

* Water polo: Bridget Walker, MVP; Angel Wu, CA; Bhillie Luciani, MI.

* Golf: Andrew Paisley, MVP; Jordan Salomon, CA; Jake Siebert, MI.

* Baseball: Ryan Rice and Isaiah Adams, MVP; Jesse Alvord, CA; Matt Kiyota and Nathaniel Adams, MI.

* Softball: Gabby Menendez, MVP; Alex Disney, CA; Delaney Ross, MI.

* Equestrian program: Sophia Antimisiaris, MVP; Dani Foreman, MI.


HPA’s girls cross country team, photo by Big Dog

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