ALL-STATE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL FAB. 15: Kamehameha’s Keonilei Akana stands tall

Kamehameha's Keonilei Akana is the first Warriors girls volleyball player to win the Star-Advertiser player of the year award since 2013. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

Keonilei Akana made a jump that only the very best of great Kamehameha volleyball players have made.

Akana is the Star-Advertiser’s girls volleyball state player of the year for 2019 after leading the Warriors to ILH and state titles.

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With ‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie dropping to second after taking the top prize twice in her celebrated career — and being judged second best in the other two — Akana is the first Kamehameha girl to be so honored since all-time great Alohi Robins Hardy in 2013. Other Warriors to boast of being the best in the land are Misty Maa, Kanani Herring, Ulia Crabbe, Lily Kahumoku, Rachel Watson and Nani Cockett.

Akana is the latest selection for coach of the year Chris Blake. He has been judged the top coach in the state a record eight times beginning in 2005.

>> CLICK HERE TO READ COMMENTS FROM COACHES ON THE TOP FIVE

Akana is joined by four teammates on the Fab 15 in Tara De Sa, Devin Kahawai, Bryanne Soares and Maui Robins. Robins and Kahawai are sophomores, the first time two sophomores made it onto the elite list since Lexis Akeo and Braelyn Akana in Oglivie’s freshman year. Those two Warriors graduated last year, making for a bright future for Kamehameha.

Oglivie is the first ‘Iolani girl to be first-team All-State four times, not even Kanoe Kamanao did it. Oglivie joins a select list of Robins-Hardy, Aneli Cubi-Otineru (Punahou), Liz Kaaihue (Punahou) and Tai Manu-Olevao (Punahou) as the only girls to be there four years in a row. Unlike the Punahou legends, Oglivie will seek her destiny away from Hawaii with a commitment to Stanford.

Nive Tuileta of Le Jardin repeated on the list after making it as a sophomore last year and will be one of the favorites to take Akana’s spot next season.


Seniors took the top five spots on the list, the first time that has happened since 2009.

Punahou’s Kaia Dunford was on that list, and fellow senior Madisyn Beirne joined her on the Fab 15.

Although it doesn’t show up on the court — the ILH has dominated the state finals for more than a decade — the OIA was well represented on the Fab 15 led by Mililani’s Falanika Danielson in the third spot, the highest a Trojan has ever placed. She is joined by teammate Aysia Miller, they are both repeat selections.

Moanlaua also doubled up, with senior Amariis Garcia and junior Tayli Ikenaga being honored by media and coaches. Na Menehune had multiple selections for the first time since 2014 when Silerolia Gaogao and Johanna Kruize were on campus.

Keau Kamake’eaina joins the long list of standouts from Kahuku, following stars like ShaLi Niu, Phoebe Grace, Carey Williams and ShaRae Niu.


Nani Spaar repeated as a first teamer for KS-Hawaii, the second straight year she was the lone Neighbor Island representative. She is the first Warrior to repeat since Kaui Ahuna in 2013-14. They are the only Kamehameha-Hawaii girls to be named to an All-State first team.

Here are the first-team selections through the years:

YEARFIRSTLASTSCHOOLGR PAPER
2019KeonileiAkanaKamehameha12POYHSA
2019ElenaOglivieIolani12HSA
2019FalanikaDanielsonMililani12HSA
2019KaiaDunfordPunahou12HSA
2019TaraDe SaKamehameha12HSA
2019DevinKahahawaiKamehameha10HSA
2019BryanneSoaresKamehameha12HSA
2019MauiRobinsKamehameha10HSA
2019AysiaMillerMililani12HSA
2019NiveTuiletaLe Jardin11HSA
2019MadisynBeirnePunahou12HSA
2019NaniSpaarKS-Hawaii12HSA
2019TayliIkenagaMoanalua11HSA
2019AmariisGarciaMoanalua12HSA
2019KeauKamake'eainaKahuku12HSA
2019ChrisBlakeKamehamehaCOYHSA
2018ElenaOglivieIolani11POYHSA
2018BraelynAkanaKamehameha12HSA
2018KeonileiAkanaKamehameha11HSA
2018LexisAkeoKamehameha12HSA
2018KristenMcDanielIolani12HSA
2018ShelbyCapllonchDamien12HSA
2018FalanikaDanielsonMililani11HSA
2018NaniSpaarKS-Hawaii11HSA
2018KaehuKealaMid-Pacific12HSA
2018AysiaMillerMililani11HSA
2018GraceWeeIolani12HSA
2018MakenzieFaamausili-CacoulidisSacred Hearts12HSA
2018NiveTuiletaLe Jardin10HSA
2018KalenaVaivaiKing Kekaulike12HSA
2018SashaPetticordIolani12HSA
2018RaymondPatchoSacred HeartsCOYHSA
2017SaigeKa'aha'aina-TorresIolani12POYHSA
2017ElenaOglivieIolani10HSA
2017LexisAkeoKamehameha11HSA
2017BraelynAkanaKamehameha11HSA
2017KiliRobinsKamehameha12HSA
2017NataliePiperLe Jardin12HSA
2017AllyWadaHawaii Baptist12HSA
2017ShaLiNiuKahuku12HSA
2017HulaCristostomoMoanalua12HSA
2017NatalieNava MinjarezMaryknoll11HSA
2017Amalia PaigeHilliardPunahou12HSA
2017SavanaGreenePunahou12HSA
2017ShelbyCapllonchDamien11HSA
2017MichelynPilila'auKapolei12HSA
2017RhyenneFilisiMaryknoll12HSA
2017ChrisBlakeKamehamehaCOYHSA
2016ElenaOglivieIolani9POYHSA
2016KaylaAfoaKamehameha12HSA
2016PhoebeGraceKahuku12HSA
2016SaigeKaahaaina-TorresIolani11HSA
2016LexisAkeoKamehameha10HSA
2016KyraHanawahineKamehameha12HSA
2016AnaOglivieIolani12HSA
2016ChandlerCowellKing Kekaulike11HSA
2016BraelynAkanaKamehameha10HSA
2016CareyWilliamsKahuku12HSA
2016ShaRaeNiuKahuku12HSA
2016SyennaMasakiKalaheo12HSA
2016NinaKrupaLe Jardin12HSA
2016KassidyNaoneLe Jardin12HSA
2016AllyWadaHawaii Baptist11HSA
2016LeeLambLe JardinCOYHSA
2015BaileyChoyIolani12POYHSA
2015KaylaAfoaKamehameha11HSA
2015MoeaKekauohaIolani12HSA
2015ShilohPelerasKamehameha12HSA
2015JohannaKruizeMoanalua12HSA
2015SierraBuscherIolani12HSA
2015BrookeKaawaKamehameha12HSA
2015BrandeeMarkwithPunahou12HSA
2015CareyWilliamsKahuku11HSA
2015ChanelleMolinaKonawaena12HSA
2015KiliRobinsKamehameha10HSA
2015KyraHanawahineKamehameha11HSA
2015DallasLishmanPunahou12HSA
2015AllyWadaHawaii Baptist10HSA
2015KassidyNaoneLe Jardin11HSA
2015KainoaObreyIolaniCoachCOYHSA
2014McKennaGranatoPunahou12POYHSA
2014TiyanaHallumsKamehameha12HSA
2014KianiTuiletaPunahou12HSA
2014ChanelleMolinaKonawaena11HSA
2014SileroliaGaogaoMoanalua12HSA
2014MiaHeirakujiKamehameha12HSA
2014JohannaKruizeMoanalua11HSA
2014VonicaMalufauPunahou11HSA
2014SarahLauKamehameha12HSA
2014CelenaMolinaKonawaena10HSA
2014LynziAkeoKamehameha11HSA
2014BrandeeMarkwithPunahou11HSA
2014ShekinahClarkeKapolei12HSA
2014KaiulaniAhunaKS-Hawaii12HSA
2014KianaPeroffPunahou11HSA
2014NaidahGamurotKapoleicoachCOYHSA
2013AlohiRobins-HardyKamehameha12POYHSA
2013AdoraAnaeKahuku12HSA
2013TiyanaHallumsKamehameha11HSA
2013JordynKeamoMililani12HSA
2013MiaHeirakujiKamehameha11HSA
2013McKenna RoseGranatoPunahou11HSA
2013Remo-LouiseGaogaoPunahou12HSA
2013SarahLivaMililani12HSA
2013SileroliaGaogaoMoanalua11HSA
2013ChanelleMolinaKonawaena10HSA
2013KauiAhunaKS-Hawaii11HSA
2013HoakaleiDawsonIolani12HSA
2013SavanahKahakaiFarrington12HSA
2013KianaTuiletaPunahou11HSA
2013TaliaBrownKahuku12HSA
2013ChrisBlakeKamehamehacoachCOYHSA
2012CarlyKanPunahou12POYHSA
2012TaylerHigginsPunahou12HSA
2012PeninaSnukaKahuku12HSA
2012LoxleyKealaIolani12HSA
2012AlohiRobins-HardyKamehameha11HSA
2012JordynKeamoMililani11HSA
2012AdoraAnaeKahuku11HSA
2012PikakeLaumaunaKamehameha10HSA
2012PomaiReccaKamehameha12HSA
2012AngelSaveaSt. Francis12HSA
2012FaithMata'afaKamehameha11HSA
2012MichelleRobinsonMid-Pacific12HSA
2012TrinityAlualuFarrington12HSA
2012JuliaLauPunahou12HSA
2012KalehuaKatagiriKamehameha12HSA
2012PeterBaldingPunahouCoachHSA
2011TaylerHigginsPunahou11POYHSA
2011TaiManu-OlevaoPunahou12HSA
2011ChelseyKeohoKamehameha12HSA
2011MistyMa'aKamehameha12HSA
2011AlohiRobins-HardyKamehameha10HSA
2011JordynKeamoMililani10HSA
2011LoxleyKealaIolani11HSA
2011CarlyKanPunahou11HSA
2011ErinPerezMoanalua12HSA
2011KatBrooksPunahou12HSA
2011BrittneyMarkwithPunahou11HSA
2011SinamoniTongaKahuku10HSA
2011HarleeMeyersSt. Francis12HSA
2011TaylorDaytonPunahou11HSA
2011SiennaDavisKS-Maui11HSA
2011PeterBaldingPunahouCoachHSA
2010MistyMa'aKamehameha11POYHSA
2010ElizabethBlakeKahuku12HSA
2010AliSantiPunahou12HSA
2010AlohiRobins-HardyKamehameha9HSA
2010KaleiAdolphoMolokai12HSA
2010TaliaJardin-FermentezKamehameha12HSA
2010BrigitteRussoPunahou12HSA
2010KaleiVaivaiMolokai11HSA
2010GingerLongKS-Maui12HSA
2010NikkiTaylorKaiser10HSA
2010QuynneEharisUniversity12HSA
2010TaiManu-OlevaoPunahou11HSA
2010CarlyKanPunahou10HSA
2010ChelseyKeohoKamehameha11HSA
2010NicoleSniffenKamehameha12HSA
2010MatthewHelmMolokaiCoachHSA
2009SarahPalmerHawaii Baptist12POYHSB
2009TaylorAkanaKamehameha12HSB
2009CarsenMataMoanalua12HSB
2009AmandaTongaKahuku12HSB
2009MahinaHainaIolani12HSB
2009TaliaJardin-FermentezKamehameha11HSB
2009JulianaBehrensPunahou12HSB
2009C'eraOliveiraHawaii Baptist12HSB
2009MistyMa'aKamehameha10HSB
2009TaiManu-OlevaoPunahou10HSB
2009FenumiaiTofilauFarrington12HSB
2009PhoibeFetuWord of Life12HSB
2009ElizabethBlakeKahuku11HSB
2009KaleiAdolphoMolokai11HSB
2009MaliaPattersonPunahou12HSB
2009ChrisBlakeKamehamehaCoachHSB
2009ChrisBlakeKamehamehaCoachHA
2009SarahPalmerHawaii Baptist12POYHA
2009TaylorAkanaKamehameha12HA
2009JulianaBehrensPunahou12HA
2009MahinaHainaIolani12HA
2009MistyMa'aKamehameha10HA
2009TaliaJardin-FermentezKamehameha11HA
2009AmandaTongaKahuku12HA
2009MaliaPattersonPunahou12HA
2008SarahPalmerHawaii Baptist11POYHSB
2008CaitlinAndradeKamehameha12HSB
2008AnuheaKeaniniPunahou12HSB
2008NileTe'oKahuku12HSB
2008WhitneyViveirosKamehameha12HSB
2008AlexAkanaKamehameha12HSB
2008TaylorAkanaKamehameha11HSB
2008CrystalPowellWord of Life12HSB
2008CandaceSoaresMililani12HSB
2008ChelseaHardinIolani12HSB
2008KellyChangHawaii Baptist12HSB
2008I'ishaKeliikoaIolani12HSB
2008CarsenMataMoanalua11HSB
2008LesliAkeoKamehameha12HSB
2008TaiManu-OlevaoPunahou9HSB
2008ChrisBlakeKamehamehacoachHSB
2008ChrisBlakeKamehamehaCoachHA
2008CaitlinAndradeKamehameha12POYHA
2008SarahPalmerHawaii Baptist11HA
2008NileTe'oKahuku12HA
2008WhitneyViveirosKamehameha12HA
2008AlexAkanaKamehameha12HA
2008AnuheaKeaniniPunahou12HA
2008LesliAkeoKamehameha12HA
2008KellyChangHawaii Baptist12HA
2007KananiHerringKamehameha12POYHSB
2007BekahTorresKamehameha12HSB
2007JordanMeredithKamehameha12HSB
2007KaleinaniKabalisMoanalua12HSB
2007LeinaniKeaniniIolani12HSB
2007SydneyYogiPunahou12HSB
2007AnuheaKeaniniPunahou11HSB
2007ChantealSateleWord of Life12HSB
2007SarahPalmerHawaii Baptist10HSB
2007ChelseaHardinIolani11HSB
2007CaitlinAndradeKamehameha11HSB
2007LeinaniTafunaKahuku12HSB
2007MeleanaYamashiroRoosevelt12HSB
2007EmilyMaedaRoosevelt11HSB
2007BrennanClarkUniversity12HSB
2007ChrisBlakeKamehamehacoachHSB
2007ChelseaHardinIolani11HA
2007KananiHerringKamehameha12POYHA
2007AnuheaKeaniniPunahou11HA
2007LeinaniKeaniniIolani11HA
2007KaleinaniKabalisMoanalua12HA
2007JordanMeredithKamehameha12HA
2007BekahTorresKamehameha12HA
2007MalieYoonIolani10HA
2007SydneyYogiPunahou12HA
2007JenicTumanengIolaniCoachHA
2006KananiHerringKamehameha11POYHSB
2006LarissaNordykePunahou12HSB
2006ElizabethKaaihuePunahou12HSB
2006LoganKealaKamehameha12HSB
2006BekahTorresKamehameha11HSB
2006KealohilaniKeaKamehameha12HSB
2006SydneyYogiPunahou11HSB
2006KaleinaniKabalisMoanalua11HSB
2006BriannaAmianMoanalua12HA
2006KananiHerringKamehameha11POYHA
2006LizKa'aihuePunahou12HA
2006KaleinaniKabalisMoanalua11HA
2006LarissaNordykePunahou12HA
2006BekahTorresKamehameha11HA
2006KealohilaniKeaKamehameha12HA
2006SydneyYogiPunahou11HA
2006ChrisBlakeKamehamehacoachHA
2006JimIamsPunahoucoachHA
2005KananiHerringKamehameha10POYHSB
2005LelaniKleman-MaiavaAiea12HSB
2005DevanBukoskiKamehameha12HSB
2005BekahTorresKamehameha10HSB
2005KealohilaniKeaKamehameha11HSB
2005KellyPangIolani9HSB
2005ChrisBlakeKamehamehacoachHA
2005CamillaAh-HoyKahuku12HA
2005DevenBukoskiKamehameha12HA
2005KananiHerringKamehameha10POYHA
2005KaleinaniKabalisMoanalua10HA
2005LelaniKleman-MaiavaAiea12HA
2005KealohilaniKeaKamehameha11HA
2005KellyPangIolani9HA
2004PohaiNuuhiwaPunahou12POYHSB
2004JaymeLeeHawaii Baptist12HSB
2004SpenserRiggPunahou12HSB
2004CareenaOnosaiWord of Life11HSB
2004DanieHoutMoanalua12HSB
2004TamariMiyashiroKalani12HSB
2004PohaiNu'uhiwaPunahou12POYHA
2004ScottRiggPunahoucoachHA
2004CamillaAh-HoyKahuku11HA
2004DanieHoutMoanalua12HA
2004LizKa'aihuePunahou10HA
2004LelaniKleman-MaiavaAiea11HA
2004JaymeLeeHawaii Baptist12HA
2004TamariMiyashiroKalani12HA
2004LarissaNordykePunahou10HA
2003AneliCubi-OtineruPunahou11POYHSB
2003PohaiNuuhiwaPunahou11HSB
2003MouniaNihipaliKamehameha12HSB
2003TamariMiyashiroKalani11HSB
2003MonaAleKahuku12HSB
2003LeccaRobertsSeabury Hall12HSB
2003ShellaneOgoshiRoosevelt12HSB
2003LizKaaihuePunahou9HSB
2003AneliCubi-OtineruPunahou11POYHA
2003ScottRiggPunahouCoachHA
2003MonaAleKahuku12HA
2003DanieHoutMoanalua11HA
2003TamariMiyashiroKalani11HA
2003MouniaNihipaliKamehameha12HA
2003PohaiNu'uhiwaPunahou11HA
2003LeccaRobertsSeabury Hall12HA
2002KanoeKamanaoIolani12POYHSB
2002AliciaArnottLa Pietra12HSB
2002TuliPetersKahuku12HSB
2002PattiHardimonMoanalua12HSB
2002SarahMasonSt. Joseph12HSB
2002MouniaNihipaliKamehameha11HSB
2002TuliPetersKahuku12POYHA
2002MonaAh-HoyKahukuCoachHA
2002AliciaArnottLa Pietra12HA
2002AneliCubi-OtineruPunahou10HA
2002KanoeKamanaoIolani12HA
2002MouniaNihipaliKamehameha11HA
2002JazminPaakaulaSt. Joseph11HA
2001KanoeKamanaoIolani11POYHSB
2001PoliOlevaoHilo12HSB
2001ElizabethNarkonSt. Francis12HSB
2001LaakeaCampbellIolani12HSB
2001MichelleLookPunahou12HSB
2001TianaLum-TuckerKauai12HSB
2001AnnKangIolaniCoachHSB
2001KanoeKamanaoIolani11POYHA
2001AnnKangIolaniCoachHA
2001LaakeaCampbellIolani12HA
2001AneliCubi-OtineruPunahou9HA
2001MichelleLookPunahou12HA
2001JazminPaakaulaSt. Joseph10HA
2001SarahMasonHilo11HA
2001KristinKutaraIolani12HA
2000MiliaMacfarlanePunahou12POYHSB
2000ElizabethNarkonSt. Francis11HSB
2000MichelleLookPunahou11HSB
2000LeahiHallKing Kekaulike12HSB
2000KeliiWilsonHilo12HSB
2000LiezelGanotisiFarrington12HSB
2000StanMaskellSt. FrancisCoachCOYHSB
2000MiliaMacfarlanePunahou12POYHA
2000KanoeKamanaoIolani10HA
2000KimberlyTanoSt. Francis12HA
2000MichelleLookPunahou11HA
2000KalaeAraujoSt. Francis12HA
2000PunaRichardsonPunahou10HA
2000ElizabethNarkonSt. Francis10HA
2000KahalaKabalisMoanalua12HA
2000MelissaWiltonPunahou12HA
2000KeliiWilsonHilo12HA
2000LeahiHallKing Kekaulike12HA
2000PiikeaDudoitKamehameha12HA
2000MaxineKarimotoPunahou12HA
2000AmyKotaniMoanalua10HA
2000StanMaskellSt. FrancisCOYHA
1999UilaCrabbeKamehameha12POYHA
1999CaseyCastilloKamehameha12HA
1999NoheaTanoKamehameha12HA
1999KeaKimballKamehameha12HA
1999RobynnAfeFarrington12HA
1999RoslynDangPunahou12HA
1999JanelleJeremiahKamehameha12HA
1999DanKitashimaKamehamehaCoachHA
1998UilaCrabbeKamehameha11HA
1998LilyKahukmokuKamehameha12POYHA
1998MargaretVakasausauUniversity12HA
1998NoheaTanoKamehameha11HA
1998KealaniKimballKamehameha11HA
1998Mi-SukLeeKamehameha12HA
1998DianaMcKibbinPunahouCoachHA
1997LilyKahumokuKamehameha11POYHA
1997LindseyBergPunahou12HA
1997CaseyCastilloKonawaena10HA
1997JessicaVan BuskirkPunahou11HA
1997MorryshaLuisPearl City12HA
1997MindyMarquesWaimea12HA
1997BenCasugaKonawaenaCoachHA
1996LindseyBergPunahou11POYHA
1996TehaniMiyashiroPunahou12POYHA
1996MarjorieNepoMcKinley12HA
1996MahealaniLumKamehameha12HA
1996NiaTuiteleMcKinley12HA
1996SummerJenningsUniversity12HA
1996DianaMcKibbinPunahouCoachCOYHA
1995RachelWatsonKamehameha12POYHA
1995TehaniMiyashiroPunahou11HA
1995SarahClarkHawaii Prep12HA
1995LeoAh YeeRoosevelt12HA
1995LindseyBergPunahou10HA
1995AvenLeeKamehameha12HA
1995DanKitashimaKamehamehaCoachCOYHA
1994FionaNepoUniversity12POYHA
1994KapuElkingtonKamehameha12HA
1994LeoAh YeeRoosevelt11HA
1994SarahClarkHawaii Prep11HA
1994HinanoWarfieldHilo12HA
1994SinaTautoloMcKinley12HA
1994DanKitashimaKamehamehaCoachCOYHA
1993DebbieLambertPunahou12POYHA
1993TaysaAbeMililani12HA
1993FionaNepoUniversity11HA
1993RachelNihipaliKamehameha12HA
1993KumaiKahalepunaKahuku12HA
1993LeahKarrattiWaimea12HA
1993PeterBaldingPunahouCoachCOYHA
1992NaniCockettKamehameha12POYHA
1992RobynAh MowMcKinley12HA
1992CeceliaGoodsKamehameha12HA
1992LisaPanaHilo12HA
1992AuliiEllisKamehameha12HA
1992UilaFotuKahuku12HA
1992DanKitashimaKamehamehaCoachCOYHA
1991PeleBakerMcKinley12POYHA
1991TanyaFuamatuUniversity12HA
1991RebeccaDowneyKamehameha12HA
1991RobynAh MowMcKinley11HA
1991GraceIoseUniversity12HA
1991KananiAdricWaianae12HA
1991DanKitashimaKamehamehaCoachCOYHA
1990JenniferWiltonHilo12POYHA
1990DanielleRobinsUniversity12HA
1990TanyaFuamatuUniversity11HA
1990ChastityNobrigaPearl City11HA
1990RebeccaDowneyKamehameha11HA
1990RobynAh MowMcKinley10HA
1990GlennieAdamsUniversityCoachCOYHA
1989DanielleRobinsUniversity11POYHA
1989CherilynAkanaKamehameha12HA
1989LiaYoungMid-Pacific12HA
1989DoloresAllenCastle12HA
1989DevriSmithMcKinley12HA
1989SherylHoopiiMaui11HA
1989GlennieAdamsUniversityCoachCOYHA
1988RochelleKaaiaiUniversity12POYHA
1988ChelseyKamoeUniversity12HA
1988MichelleArnoldKamehameha12HA
1988RenaDuqueIolani12HA
1988KauiWakitaHilo11HA
1988MelanieYamaguchiKailua11HA
1988GlennieAdamsUniversityCoachCOYHA

COMMENTS

  1. suspense November 25, 2019 7:11 am

    1 s/b oglivie as best player. 2 s/b akana as most valuable player.


  2. Loca1boi November 25, 2019 8:16 am

    Akana should’ve took league MVP as well. Interesting to see who gets Gatorade… Thats the most political of all the annual awards.


  3. Falcon Future November 25, 2019 8:27 am

    There were two curious selections on the All-ILH team that now have me scratching my head even more. The first team All-ILH had three setters, and two of them did not even make this Fab 15 list. One of them is not even honorable mention.

    Meanwhile, the setter who got second team All-ILH is now the first setter picked for this Fab 15. Lots of politics in the ILH voting, no?


  4. Reply November 25, 2019 12:47 pm

    @ Falcon Future
    To be honest the ILH are no longer a legitimate all-star selection. Those curious selections happen across all ILH sports because there is too much politics involved. No disrespect to HSW but I think SL is the most accurate all-star selection.


  5. ??? November 25, 2019 1:27 pm

    Akana deserved it but Oglivie probably would have won it if she didn’t miss games during season.


  6. ? November 25, 2019 1:38 pm

    Do you think because one is all state and the other was ILH all star? So the voters were diff?


  7. Batman November 25, 2019 4:43 pm

    Fav 15. Just feel sorry for the girls whom deserve to be on the list but don’t get recognized. Where as some selections comes down to who the favorites are. No disrespect to the girls that did make it though. Just need to understand that all this Fab lists or just someone’s opinion.


  8. Charli Damelio November 25, 2019 11:26 pm

    @Falcon Future

    ILH voting politics at its finest. I mean look at Boys Volleyball. Why was Kupono Browne not listed as MVP for ILH. It was Shane Harimoto instead!?


  9. Loca1boi November 27, 2019 7:34 am

    This ain’t as bad as last year’s boys basketball voting. Last year, the player who was awarded the ILH league MVP AND state tourney most outstanding player (whose team also won the D1 championship) lost both POY awards to a guy who didn’t even make the state tournament. This trend of giving POY to players who aren’t around for the post season needs to stop.


  10. White November 28, 2019 6:48 pm

    Had a delicious meal and about to take a nap. @Local1boy I see you have an agenda. Go easy, all of these sports you are pointing to are team oriented sports. At the professional and amateur ranks their have been MVP selected for teams that didn’t make the playoffs. The young man that was the basketball Gatorade player of the year was dominant. But as a team sport you have variables outside your control. The state playoff system is broken. It’s based on % of teams per each league to get into states vice the best overall teams across the state. This is an issue in football, volleyball, basketball….etc. Punahou arguably is the 2nd best team in football this year. They are on the outside looking in at states.


  11. Tiger Balm November 28, 2019 10:40 pm

    @ Falcon Future
    @ Reply

    I am curious what you mean by the ILH all stars being political. It seems like you are using the Fab 15 as the authority to say ILH all star selections were wrong. I thought the ILH picks all stars by having all the league coaches meet to discuss it. I know Hawaii Prep World doesn’t watch all the matches so I assume they consult with certain coaches from the ILH and OIA to come up with the Fab 15, which is why we see different results. If that’s the case, isn’t the Fab 15 political too? I am curious as to why you think the selection method of the Fab 15 is more reliable than the ILH’s method. Maybe I am missing something.


  12. Loca1boi November 29, 2019 8:54 am

    @White

    “Go easy”. Nah you just chill. If you are going to get bestowed one of the “PLAYER OF THE YEAR” awards, you should be around when the post-season does. If you’re not, that means there are a ton of other players just as talented as you who are still playing while you’re season is done. Those are the cream of the crop who made it out. That year in boy’s basketball, the ILH got THREE births so there were no excuses for that “player of the year” to have taken his team to the state tournament. Let’s end that trend now. Otherwise, you’re telling the entire state that what you do in pre-season matters more than post-season. Bottom line: just score a lot that’s all this state watches for anyway.


  13. White November 29, 2019 10:36 am

    You make it too appealing to stop now @Loca1boi. Tell that to Mike Trout, Barry Sanders, Wayne Gretzky, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, all of them won MVP on teams that didn’t make the playoff that year. All of them by the way will be if not already Hall of Famers too. Tried to mix it up with multiple sports to add to the point.

    As for this year you are really talking about volleyball aren’t you since you pointed to Kaylei. That’s what you are pitching right? Both Elena and Kaylei are great players and led their teams. I will knock one player down to lift up over another. I can’t keep up with the ILH format for voting but both players are deserving. We wouldn’t be having this conversation if Elena played the whole season vice playing on the national team. That changed the scale for the High School volleyball season. That seems to be the chatter but that we can only speculate since it didn’t happen BUT the signs are there. She was the dominant player in the matches she played. She was dominant against Kamehameha and was the best player on the court in the 3 set sweep and 5 set loss. That’s what you are really talking about aren’t you? Kamehameha ended up with 4 players on the FAB 15 and ‘Iolani had 1. Kudos to them.

    I agree it’s not all about scoring. By the way there’s pre-season, regular season and post season.


  14. White November 29, 2019 11:06 am

    excuse me: I will NOT Knock one player down to lift up over another.


  15. Loca1boi November 30, 2019 12:08 am

    @ White

    “She was the dominant player in the matches she played. She was dominant against Kamehameha and was the best player on the court in the 3 set sweep and 5 set loss. That’s what you are really talking about aren’t you? Kamehameha ended up with 4 players on the FAB 15 and ‘Iolani had 1. Kudos to them.”

    Oglivie was the dominant player because 90% of ‘Iolani’s sets go to her. Look at her stats she is getting most of the opportunities. It was a knock on Kamehameha because they shared the wealth amongst various players? I bet you Keonilei could have been a stat padder too if Kamehameha set her 80-90% of the game. It was ‘Iolani’s own doing why they had just one player in the Fab 15. When the ILH title was on the line in the head to head matchup, Keonilei came out on top and eliminated Oglivie from her first and only missed post-season. Then, the same week, she led her team to a win over Punahou. And then did it again a few weeks later for the state title. She was hands down the last girl standing on top of the mountain when the season wrapped up. That’s all you and I need to acknowledge. She dominated and did everything any girl in the future needs to do to win the girls’ volleyball POY title.


  16. Kawika Sharpley November 30, 2019 2:29 pm

    @Loca1boi
    “Keonilei came out on top and eliminated Oglivie from her first and only missed post-season.” This is a team sport right? I thought it was Kamehameha vs Iolani. Not to get off track; I believe Devin was selected by OC16 as the player of that match. Soares was crisp on her sets, solid blocking and good decision making. Tara was unreal in her defense with Kaylei and the other Kamehameha DS picking up bombs all night. This match went 5 finishing 17-15 with great defense play from both sides. The Iolani libero can’t remember her name was a stud that match too. One of the best high level matches ever in Hawaii High School volleyball.
    @white
    So it’s evident you have hit a personal button with local1boy.

    We should all stick to celebrating these great players. It’s been a treat to watch them.


  17. Rod Deel December 2, 2019 11:33 am

    That’s not padding. Padding is up in the 3rd qtr 50-0 and you leave your starters in and continue to throw for more touchdowns. To have a chance to win Iolani needed Elena in to score, play defense, pass and serve. Most volleyball fans can see that. Kaylei didn’t have to shoulder that role. Both are magnificent players. For Kamehameha Devin was the more dominant hitter and Kaylei was the leader and all around player. Praise these homegrown talent and role models for our future Hawaii girls. There’s enough critics out there.


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