D-I colleges interested in Kapolei’s Hopeau

Shandon Hopeau is Kapolei is a likely selection for Sunday's Star-Advertiser All-State list. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser
Shandon Hopeau is Kapolei is a likely selection for Sunday’s Star-Advertiser All-State list. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser

Shandon Hopeau scored 20 goals and added 13 assists this season for Kapolei in boys soccer. He was a real team leader at midfield and he was named the OIA West player of the year.

He is a likely selection for athe Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s All-State team, which comes out in the Sunday edition.

Hopeau is only a junior, but he is already getting major interest from Division I soccer colleges, including UCLA, Air Force, Oregon State, UNLV, University of the Pacific and UC Irvine.

This summer, Hopeau will play in UCLA’s College ID camp in front of the Bruins staff and many other coaches and against UCLA’s current players and signees.

Air Force has offered him a full ride.

Hurricanes coach Ryan Lau says the other colleges listed above have either been offering Hopeau a scholarship or showing major interest.

“From a national perspective, people know about Shandon,” Lau said.

Hopeau plays his club soccer with Hawaii Rush, which is affiliated with the Colorado Rush national program.

“He makes the Rush national select team every year,” Lau said.

Last August, Hopeau participated in the prestigious Adidas/Real Madrid Camp in Spain, and he has played in National Premier League events.

Hopeau is also one of 19 players nationwide on the TopDrawerSoccer.com boys winter high school All-America watch list.


  1. Maui E Namuo March 23, 2015 4:35 pm

    Well I hope we see this kid in the world cup someday. Imua Hopeau make us Hawaiians proud.

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