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2016 SPORTS PERSONS OF THE MONTH

The Honolulu Quarterback Club recognizes these Athletes for their outstanding athletic acheivements. Each month the board will vote for the preceding month's female and male athletes.


2016 Male Female
December Nick Rolovich (Football Coach)
Polina Carlson (Running)
November Darren Hernandez (Football Coach) Elena Oglivie (Volleyball)
October Tevesi Toia (Football) Lauren Kadooka (Air Riflery)
September Tua & Taulia Tagovailoa (Football) Kahuku Red Raiders (Volleyball)
August Jun Ho Won (Golf) UH Women's Cross Country
July Team Hawaii Boxing Nannan "Dallas" Zhang (Tennis)
June Bob Barry (Soccer Coach) Laleilei Mata'afa (Water Polo)
May Baldwin High Boy's Baseball Team Campbell High Girl' Softball Team
April Amund Gismervik (Diving) Nikki-Marie Bell (Water Polo)
March Dean Shimamoto (Basketball Coach) Sunshine Fonte (Soccer)
February John John Florence (Surfing) Konawaena Wildcats (Basketball)
January ʻAukai Lileikis (Swimming) Yuting He (Wrestling)

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 2016

Nick Rolovich

MALE

Male − Nick Rolovich − University of Hawaii, Coach/Football − in his inaugural season as head coach, the ‘Bows finished 7-7 with the Bowl victory over Middle Tennessee State.

DECEMBER 2016

Polina Carlson

FEMALE

Polina Carlson, Elite Female Runner − won the XTERRATrail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch, ran Cross Country at Hawaii Pacific, finished the 21-kilometer course in 1 Hour:38 minutes.6 seconds – one week later at the Honolulu Marathon, was the top resident female finisher at 2:55.17 and she was the sixth female finisher overall at the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship.

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 2016

Darren Hernandez

MALE

Male − Darren Hernandez − Kapolei, Coach/Football − Kapolei surprises Punahou — Kapolei erased any fears of an all-ILH State final with a stunning 33-21 victory over Punahou in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium Sophomore/Quarterback Tauila Tagovailoa threw for 367 Yards and Five touchdowns – Jayman Sarono caught Four of those scores and became the first Hawaii High School player with 100 receptions in a Season in the process for Kapolei before a crowd of 5,540 – Tagovailoa broke Timmy Chang's career passing record in Hawaii on a 52-yard Touchdown pass in the Second quarter and ended his three-year career with 111 total Touchdowns.

NOVEMBER 2016

Elena Oglivie

FEMALE

Elena Oglivie ʻIolani/Freshman, Volleyball/Outside Hitter − becomes the first Freshman to be named All-State Player of the Year – just helped the Raiders power past an ILH and State dynasty (Kamehameha) to capture the Division 1 Championship.

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 2016

Tevesi Toia

MALE

Male − Tevesi Toia − Football − Waialua, Football/Quarterback – the Bulldogs signal-caller finished 24-for-36 for 256 Yards, four passing Touchdowns and rushed for 80 Yards and another score, accounting for all five Touchdowns in a 36-35 win over Waipahu to win the OIA D-II title, the first OIA championship in Football since 1955.

OCTOBER 2016

Kahuku Volleyball

FEMALE

Lauren Kadooka − Senior, Kailua High − Air Riflery − had four of the top five Finishers to win the BYU-Hawaii Invitational in Laie including: Camille Campos won the 5K in 18:00, Alli Cross was second in 19:07, Maddie Fuhrman finished fourth in 19:27 and Tristan Setzer place fifth in 19:39 and the Rainbow Wahine finished with 21 points, Hawaii Pacific (48), BYU-Hawaii (72), Hawaii Hilo (116) and Chaminade (133). Carey Williams, Kahuku/Senior, Volleyball/Outside hitter is one of the leaders of the top-ranked Red Raiders and coming off a preseason tournament victory over then No. 1 and defending Division I State Champion Kamehameha.

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 2016

Tua & Taulia Tagovailoa

MALE

Male − Tua & Taulia Tangovailoa − Football − Tua Tagovailoa, Saint Louis/Senior, Football/QB – Accounted for nine TDs for a career-high 447 Yards in a 64-44 win over Punahou – completed 31 of 42 Passes with six TDs and also rushed for 104 Yards and three more scores –No. 2 Saint Louis overwhelmed No. 6 Kamehameha to improve to 3-0 in ILH Division I play (4-0 overall)-broke Jeremy Higgins’ school record (484 Yards in 2008) for passing yards in a game, finishing 41-for-47 for 493 Yards.

Taulia Tagovailoa, Kapolei, Football/QB – passed for 388 Yards and three Touchdowns as No. 5 Kapolei fought off Kailua 34-20 – with the key win, Kapolei improved to 4-1 in OIA Red Division play (5-1 overall).

SEPTEMBER 2016

Kahuku Volleyball

FEMALE

Kahuku Red Raiders (Volleyball) It's Kahuku versatility on offense and defense, plus their own productive serve-receive game that makes this year’s team a little bit different from very good Kahuku teams of years past. It is one of the many reasons why Coach Mounia Tachibana's team is and has been ranked No. 1 for the entire regular season.

AUGUST

AUGUST 2016

Jun Ho Won

MALE

Male − Jun Ho Won − Golf − after three consecutive Bogeys, regains his touch in time to win the 53rd annual Oahu Country Club Men’s invitational and closed with a 72 for a total of 6-under 207.

AUGUST 2016

UH Cross Country team

FEMALE

Female − UH Women's − Cross Country Team − had four of the top five Finishers to win the BYU-Hawaii Invitational in Laie including: Camille Campos won the 5K in 18:00, Alli Cross was second in 19:07, Maddie Fuhrman finished fourth in 19:27 and Tristan Setzer place fifth in 19:39 and the Rainbow Wahine finished with 21 points, Hawaii Pacific (48), BYU-Hawaii (72), Hawaii Hilo (116) and Chaminade (133). Carey Williams, Kahuku/Senior, Volleyball/Outside hitter-is one of the leaders of the top-ranked Red Raiders and coming off a preseason tournament victory over then No. 1 and defending Division I State Champion Kamehameha

JULY

JULY 2016

Team Hawaii Boxing

MALE

Male − Team Hawaii Boxing − won eight medals including three Golds at USA Boxing's Junior Olympics, Prep National and Youth Open Championship in Dallas – two of the Golds came in the Junior Division to Nes Tiburcio Jr. at 114 pounds and Jorickson Galiza at 125 pounds (both fight out of BoxFit808), also winning Gold was Danten Kaheaku in the Pee Wee 60-pound division – Silver medals went to Asa Stevens in the 106-pound division and Zachary Jones at 178 in the Youth division and lastly with Bronze, Alisha Ricks in the Female-106 champion and brothers Lyndon Patricio Jr. (Bantam 90) and Lorenzo Patricio (Pee-Wee9-10 50).

JULY 2016

Dallas Zhang

FEMALE

Female − Dallas Zhang − Brigham Young - Hawaii − Junior, Tennis − named the PacWest Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and her third consecutive year, ended the year as the No. 1 Singles player ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and was No. 1 in Doubles with partner Xin “Summer” Wen.

JUNE

JUNE 2016

Bob Barry

MALE

Male − Bob Barry − former Iolani School Soccer Coach, Track & Field − won the 75-79 Age group with a Throw of 88 Feet, 8 Inches at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field and it is the Sixth consecutive year that he has attained the USATF All-American status.

JUNE 2016

Lalelei Mataafa

FEMALE

Female − Lalelei Mata'afa − Lahainaluna High Graduate − Water Polo − has signed a Letter of Intent to play for the University of Hawaiʻi Rainbow Wahine Water Polo team − was one of 12 Athletes inducted into the Hawaii High School Athletic Association's Hall of Honor − was a two-time Maui Interscholastic League Water Polo Player of the Year; named Most Outstanding Female Athlete; led the Lunas to three Water Polo Championships and a first-ever HHSAA title during her Junior season − went undefeated as a four-time HHSAA State Wrestling champion.

MAY

MAY 2016

Baldwin Bears Baseball

MALE

Male − Baldwin High Boy's Baseball Team − wins the D-1 State Baseball championship for its first State title since 1995 — the Bears responded with a 5-1 win over Pearl City in the final of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSA Baseball State Championships at Iron Maehara Stadium.

MAY 2016

Campbell Sabers Softball

FEMALE

Female − Campbell High Sabers Girl's Softball Team − who are ranked 104th in the Nation, they proved for the second year in a row that they are No. 1 in Hawaii with a 12-2 victory over Kapolei in the Division I final of the Data House/HHSAA Girls State Championships.

APRIL

APRIL 2016

Tyler Brashears

MALE

Male − Amund Gismervik − University of Hawaiʻi Junior − Diving − won his third consecutive Male Diver of the Year honor and placed 10th in the Platform and 12th in the 3-meter at the NCAA Championship.

APRIL 2016

Nikki-Marie Bell

FEMALE

Female − Nikki-Marie Bell − University of Hawaiʻi Junior − Water Polo − named Big West Conference Women's Water Polo Player of the Week after scoring five goals in a sudden-death overtime victory over UC Davis-scored the game-winner with 1:42 left in the second extra period to lift the Rainbow Wahine to a 10-9 win at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex – No. 4 Hawaii is 17-5 overall and 2-0 Big West.

MARCH

MARCH 2016

Dean Shimamoto

MALE

Male − Dean Shimamoto − Coach/Boy's Basketball − ʻIolani − was voted Coach of the Year for the third time - led the ʻIolani Raiders to State titles in 2010 and 2014.

MARCH

Sunshine Fonte

FEMALE

Female − Sunshine Fonte − Pearl City/Freshman, Girls Soccer/Striker − Pearl City/Freshman
Girl's Soccer/Striker - named Player of the Year, scored 29 Goals for the State champion Pearl City Chargers and the first Freshman-boy or -girl to win the top Soccer honor.

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 2016

John John Florence

MALE

Male − John John Florence − Professional Surfer − accepted the Winner's check for $75,000 at the Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surfing contest at Waimea Bay − one of the youngest competitors won in a come-from-behind victory with waves of 60 feet ripping surfboards and scrambling spectators out of the wash as the Quicksilver went off for only the ninth time in 30 Years

FEBRUARY

Konawaena Wildcats

FEMALE

Female − Konawaena Wildcats Wahine Basketball − Chanelle Molina poured in 24 points, going for 8-for-9 from the free-throw line, to lead No. 1 seed over third-seeded Maryknoll 44-34 in the final of the OC16/HHSAA Girls Basketball Division I State Championship at the Stan Sheriff Center − an 11-2 run in the final 2:28 turned a narrow 33-32 Konawaena lead into victory and second consecutive State title − Chanelle was named the most outstanding player of the Tournament − Applying the defense were Mercedes “Ihi” Victor, Cherilyn Molina and Chanelle Molina − Konawaena (25-1) won its seventh State Title in the past 13 Years under Coach Bobbie Awa.

JANUARY 2016

JANUARY

Male − Aukai Lileikis

MALE

Male − ʻAukai Lileikis
Punahou School, Swimming − broke a meet record in the 200-yard Individual medley at the Dorothy Aki/Kalani Invitational – Lileikis' time of 1:49.01 surpassed the Mark set by ʻIolani's Kacy Johnson in 2010 − also placed First in the 100-yard Backstroke and was part of the winning 400 Freestyle Relay team.

JANUARY

TBD

FEMALE

Female − Yuting He
Roosevelt High School, Girls Wrestling − 117-pound class − topped Pearl City's reigning State champion (Alexis Ford) in two out of three showdowns at the Pearl City round-robin tournament.

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