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Lucas Alves
Lucas Alves – BYU Hawai’i Basketball
Lucas was named PacWest men’s basketball player of the week. Earned Eight double-doubles so far this season...shot 13-25 from the field, 2-4 from behind the arc, and 5-6 from the line for a career high (tie) 33 points against Dixie State.
Clarissa Haunani Akana
Clarissa Haunani Akana – Sacred Heats Academy – Precision Air Rifle
Haunani is a junior in high school and is the reigning air rifle state champion for girls. NRA Jr. Sectional Precision Air Rifle winner, and Fr. Sectional Precision Three Position winner. Qualified for the Junior Olympics in Precision Air Rifle and Three Position Small bore Rifle completions.
Jason Spiker
Jason Spiker – Kaiser HS Senior – Wrestling
Jason captured his first state crown with four pins in four matches in the 108-pound class. He finished his senior season at 37-0, including 36 pins. Ranked number 1 in the Hawaii high school wrestling and number 8 of the nation’s best 2008-09 high school seniors by Wrestling USA Magazine.
Savannah Wolfe
Savannah Wolfe – Kamehameha-Kapalama HS – Varsity Cheerleader
Named 2009 HHSAA Cheerleader of the Year (Honolulu Advertiser). Scholar-Athlete with a current GPA of 3.9. Three year- 1st team member of the HHSAA All State Cheer Team. HHSAA State Championship Team ’08, ’09, 5 year member of the Kamehameha Cheer Team. Team Captain ’08 & ’09.
Brock Granger
Brock Granger – ‘Iolani HS Senior – Soccer
The versatile senior, co-captain, led ‘Iolani won the boys state soccer championship. Granger, who scored 13 goals in league play, was rewarded by coaches as the Star-Bulletin state player of the year in a near-unanimous vote.
Meleana Shim
Meleana Shim – Kamehameha-Kapalama HS Senior – Soccer
Meleana earned first-team Advertiser All-State honors as a freshman through her senior year. She was named ILH Offensive Player of the year and Advertiser All-State Co-Player of the year. Meleana also led Kamehameha in both scoring and assists. She carried a 3.1 GPA.
Sean Carney
Sean Carney – UH-Manoa Senior – Volleyball
After four years as starter on the men’s Volleyball, Sean, this year’s co-captain, played his last match against USC (ranked 5th in the nation) and, although UH was ranked near 20th in the nation, Sean, through his efforts, inspired his team to win the match in 4 games, culminating his 4-years of outstanding play. During his career, because of injuries and other adversities, he was asked by coach Wilton to play every position and he did so admirably leading the team as the most athletic, inspirational and overall talented team player.
Chelsy Okuma
Chelsey Okuma – Kaiser HS Senior – Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country, and Track
In four years Chelsey participated in 6 sports and accumulated a 3.975 GPA, 2nd in her graduating class. She earned honors in all of those sports. Recent honors include but are not limited to: OIA White East Player of the year in basketball - OIA Red East 1st team in Soccer - OIA 1st team (3rd) in Cross Country - OIA White East honorable mention in Volleyball - scored 29 points against Kahuku helping Kaiser go to the state basketball playoffs.
Maddison McKibbin
Maddison McKibbin – Punahou HS Senior – Volleyball
State MVP. His leadership and versatility helped Punahou finish the year with a Division I state championship. Maddison was voted the 2009 Advertiser State Player of the Year by statewide coaches. McKibbin will play for USC next year. named ILH Volleyball Player of the Year.
Bailey Massenburg
Bailey Massenburg – King Kekaulike HS – Cross Country, Track, and Tennis
Bailey was 4-year State Champion/Cross County (Track), 4.1 GPA. She won State Championships in the 800m (2:18.14) and 1500m (4:49.18) runs, she was also a member of Na Ali’i’s winning 4x400 relay team, and 3rd in the State cross country. Massenburg entered the Hall of Honor as the first-ever inductee from King Kekaulike High School. She also was the No. 1 singles player on King Kekaulike’s tennis team the past two years, helping Na Ali’i win an MIL team championship as a junior and a runner-up finish this past season. Bailey will attend Point Loma
Kolten Wong
Kolten Wong – UH Manoa Freshman – Baseball CF
Kolten Wong was named to Baseball America’s Freshman All-America Team, WAC Freshman of the Year, he also was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings all-West Regional second team. Wong batted .341, scoring 46 runs, hitting 11 home runs with 52 RBI. He also had 11 steals. He is playing with the USA National Team this summer that will travel to Japan and Canada.
Aisha Price and Jayann Gabrio
Aisha Price & Jayann Gabrio – Punahou HS – Water Polo, Soccer
Two seniors and best friends for forever, Aisha Price and Jayann Gabrio, collaborated for the game’s only goal at the 36-minute mark as unseeded Punahou edged top-seeded, three-time defending champion Kamehameha 1-0 for the JN Automotive Group/HHSAA Girls Soccer Division I championship. Price entered the game for a throw-in from the right corner. Her deep throw found Gabrio point-blank at the goal, and Gabrio headed the ball in for the only goal of the match. Jayann was a three-time all-state selection as a senior and was named to the all-tournament team for the 2009 state championships.
Shane Victorino
Shane Victorino – Philadelphia Phillies Baseball
Victorino secured the final spot on the National League All Star team. The “Flyin Hawaiian” as he’s known in the City of Brotherly Love, managed 15.6 million votes in just four days of balloting in the 2009 All-Star Game Sprint Final Vote. Fans logged onto in record numbers, casting a total of 68.6 million votes.
Katherine Nichols
Katherine Nichols – Triathlons, biathlons, running, swimming, outrigger canoe paddling
Katherine has been competing in Hawaii for the last 15 years. This year she was 1st in age group for the North Shore Roughwater Swim Series and 1st female overall in the North Shore Triathlon – in Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona: 2 time qualifier and finsisher (3rd and 6th place age group) – in Ironman 70.3 events: 3 time top finisher – two-time female overall winner; 11 top 3 overall – in paddling: O Ke Kai (Molokai to Oahu) outrigger canoe world championships.
PJ Minaya – Pac Five (Hanalani HS) – Senior QB Football
PJ completed 21 of 33 passes for 424 yards with eight touchdowns, surpassing Timmy Chang’s State passing record to beat McKinley High School, earning him television’s and both newspapers ‘Athlete of the week’ award. After tying the state record for most touchdown passes (eight) in the season opener he has 20 TDs in his first four games, and he led Pac-five to wins against two D-1 schools.
Annett Wichmann – UH Manoa Senior – Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Multi-event athlete Annett Wichmann arguably the best all-around athlete in school history. She was selected to represent the WAC for the 2009 NCAA Woman of the Year award. She became the first four-time winner of the heptathlon after running away with the title at the WAC outdoor track and field championships. She is the first track and field athlete to receive the Jack Bonham Award, given to UH’s top male and female senior student-athlete. She is the first UH track athlete to be namedacademic all-district for four consecutive years and three-time academic All-American.
Greg Alexander – UH Manoa – Senior Football QB
Greg Alexander’s performance was outstanding in September before his season-ending injury. Entering the Louisiana Tech game, Alexander was nation’s leader in total offense, ranked second in passing average and fifth in passing efficiency.
Linda Kaiser – International Ocean Distance Swimmer
Linda is the only person in the world to swim all eight Hawai’i channels. This September, at age 59, Linda completed the last swimmable channel, ‘Alenuihaha, between the Big Island and Maui (30 miles), in 17 hours. Linda is the only woman (only two swimmers before her) to swim ‘Alenuihaha. She is the second woman to swim from Molokai to Oahu (Kaiwi channel, 26 miles), and she swam (with 2 others) the first and only swim from Kauai to Ni’ihau (17 miles).
Dave Shoji – UH Manoa – Volleyball Head Coach
On October 17th 2009 an almost sell-out crowd of 9,293 fans filled the Stan Sheriff Center Saturday night as the Rainbow Wahine played for head coach Dave Shoji’s 1,000th win in the Western Athletic Conference match against the New Mexico State Aggies. Dave is only the second national Woman’s Volleyball coach to reach 1,000 wins. In honor of Dave, Oct. 17, 2009, was proclaimed “Coach Dave Shoji 1,000th Win Day” by Gov. Linda Lingle and Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr.
Anelli Cubi-Otineru – UH Manoa – Women’s Volleball
During the month of October, in matches against New Mexico State (Oct 17) and Louisiana Tech (Oct 19), senior outside hitter Aneli Cubi-Otineru was on fire from behind the service line. Cubi-Otineru had seven aces in two matches, including four against New Mexico State and three against Louisiana Tech. On the season, up through October, Cubi-Otineru had a team-leading 38 aces. She also was ranked fourth in the country in aces per set.
Blaze Soares – University of Hawai'I Manoa, senior – Football Linebacker
Blaze won the Ben Yee Most Inspirational Player Award and lead the defense with 107 tackles during the season. He also had 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and one interception. In the game against Navy he had 12 tackles including the last two sacks to save the game.
Sarah Palmer – Hawai'i Baptist Academy, senior – Girls Volleyball
Sarah was selected Gatorade Hawai'i High School Player of the Year Academy – and the Star-Bulletin All-State volleyball 2000-2009 player of the year. Sarah helped capture the 3rd consecutive Division II state title for Hawai'i Baptist. Sarah earned a 3.48 grade point average.
Jonathan Lyau - Age: 45 – McKinley High School Graduate – Track Coach and Champion Runner
Jonathan is the 2009 inductee to The Honolulu Marathon Hall of Fame. Some of his accomplishments are: 1982 State High School Track Champion 3200m(Mckinley High); 1994 and 2002 Great Aloha Run Champion; 1993 to 2004 and 2006-present - Honolulu Marathon Kamaaina, 1st to finish champion (16x).
Kanani Danielson – University of Hawai’i Manoa, sophmore – Volleyball OH
Danielson was one of 14 players named to the All-America first team. Hawaii coach Dave Shoji said. "She's definitely one of the best players in the country." She averaged 4.25 kills, 2.30 digs and 0.65 blocks per set, hitting .327. She was named the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Stanford Regional, posting her seventh double-double (21 kills, 13 digs) in the regional semifinal against Illinois. She is the reigning Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year has had six 20-plus-kill matches this season, including a career-high 32 at Utah State.
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