Kamehameha senior and Ohio State signee D’awncey Jones-Black was named the offensive most valuable player in ILH girls soccer in Division I this season.
The all-star teams, as voted on by league coaches, were released Tuesday with Warriors teammate Hayley Silipa earning defensive most valuable player honors in Division I. ‘Iolani’s Kristin Masunaga was the coach of the year.
In Division II, Pac-Five’s Tare Rillon was named offensive MVP and Wolfpack junior Madison Toyama earned defensive MVP honors. Pac-Five swept the top honors with Shannon Leong winning coach of the year.
Five freshmen made the first team in Division II with three from Sacred Hearts and two from Pac-Five.
The full teams are listed below.
ILH Division I
Offensive most valuable player—D’awncey Jones-Black, Sr, Kamehameha
Defensive most valuable player—Hayley Silipa, Sr, Kamehameha
Coach of the year—Kristin Masunaga, ‘Iolani
GK—Musuai Isaia, Sr, ‘Iolani.
F—Sasha Asselbaye, Sr, ‘Iolani; Caili Cain, Jr, Kamehameha; Radhika Webster-Schultz, Sr, Mid-Pacific; Leila Mukaigawa, Jr, Punahou.
MF—Kelsey Takahashi, Jr, ‘Iolani; Kaulana Kanno, Sr, Kamehameha; Sophia Saiki, Jr, Mid-Pacific; Jamie-Lyn Shimamoto, Sr, Punahou.
FB—Taylor Arakaki, Sr, ‘Iolani; Nicole Wong, Sr, Kamehameha; Lia Collis, So, Mid-Pacific; Taryn Kaneko, Jr, Punahou.
GK—Chaylea Tome, Sr, Kamehameha.
F—Marea Lee, Jr, ‘Iolani; Kaitlyn Uemoto, Jr, ‘Iolani; Kalia Kalua, Jr, Kamehameha; Allison Little, So, Punahou.
MF—Hailey Kawamura, Jr, ‘Iolani; Tahia Alexio, Fr, ‘Iolani; Anuhea Aluli, Fr, Kamehameha; Lauren Mukaigawa, Sr, Punahou.
FB—Kelsey Wong, Jr, ‘Iolani; Shylah Soon, Jr, ‘Iolani; Carley Park, So, Kamehameha; Misha Tasaka, Sr, Punahou.
‘Iolani: Alexandra Masca, Sr; Taylor Venenciano, Sr; Kaila Rachlin, So.
Kamehameha: Leah Feato, Sr; Maya Hagiwara, Jr; Caly Ah Soon, So; Sienna Inouye, Fr.
Mid-Pacific: Kiana Simon, Jr; Kate Nakamura, Fr; Ashley Okinaka, Fr; Elle Sparks, Fr.
Punahou: Isabelle Horio, Sr; Elizabeth Leyshon, Sr; Ashley Ching, Jr; Legacy Kalua, Jr; Kelsey Shintaku, Jr; Raelyn Yoshioka, So.
ILH Division II
Offensive most valuable player—Tare Rillon, Sr, Pac-Five
Defensive most valuable player—Madison Toyama, Jr, Pac-Five
Coach of the year—Shannon Leong, Pac-Five
GK—Alexis Schmidt, Sr, Sacred Hearts.
F—Maia Santa Monica, Fr, Pac-Five; Kiana Paiaina, Jr, Sacred Hearts; Sydney Bump, Fr, Sacred Hearts; Kylyn Parker, Fr, Sacred Hearts.
MF—Breann Andrade, Sr, Pac-Five; Faith Lee, Jr, Pac-Five; Eden Arthur, Sr, Sacred Hearts; Sara Cruz, Fr, Sacred Hearts.
FB—Taylor Balantac, Fr, Pac-Five; Stormee Hoohuli, Jr, Pac-Five; Te’a Kekahuna, Jr, Sacred Hearts; Brooklyn Yano, Jr, Sacred Hearts.
GK—Riley Sagapolutele, Fr, Damien.
MF—Julia Tilton, Jr, Damien; Jaeda Doctolero, So, Pac-Five; Christiann Arakawa, Sr, Sacred Hearts; Tiana-Lynn Manabat, Sr, Sacred Hearts.
FB—Shandy Cullen, Jr, Damien; Hailey Rapoza, So, Damien; Haleigh Macugay, Jr, Pac-Five; Alena Schenk, Jr, Sacred Hearts.
Damien: Naiya Chang, Fr; Amber Godefroy, Fr.
Le Jardin: Mahealani Baginski, Sr; Maddy Memering, Sr; Cheyanne Yamashiro, Sr.
Pac-Five: Fua Nasu, So.
Sacred Hearts: Lexi Correa, Fr.
I think someone forgot to nominate an outstanding player on the Punahou defense! #5 Jordan Lau had an outstanding season and deserved to be recognized for her stellar play. Not even an Honorable Mention is a slap in the face to this young woman.
Hopefully when its time to select the All State team #5 Jordan Lau for Punahou will be recognize for an outstanding Sophomore year. Not sure who makes the ILH selections, obviously they didn’t watch Punahou games. If they did, they would see #5 all over the field. She’s big around 5″10, physical and can run! Started very game and never came off the field. Matched up against some of the best strikers this year from Moanalua, Campbell, Pearl City, Kamehameha and Iolani. Not making any post season ILH honors is baffling, almost funny. Hopefully, this young lady will be rewarded for her hard work and excellent play this season! This is a performance base award???
If its similar to how the other ILH sports do it, the Head Coaches get together at the ILH office, nominate players from their team, have discussion and then vote on it.
So, if its the same, I would talk to the HC.
Thank you @ILH for the information! Found out that this student athlete’s name for Punahou wasn’t even submitted to the league. #5 Jordan Lau wasn’t 1 of the 11 names submitted by Punahou’s HC. The process is that each HC submit 11 names for recognition to either first team, second team or honorable mention. It seems like in this situation the Punahou HC has a personal issue towards this young lady. Because it cannot be because of her play! This young lady’s play all year was outstanding. Hopefully the media will ask around about this young lady and she will get the recognition she deserves in the All State or All Hawaii selections! Mahalo
Auwe! Thats too bad, Jordan is a great player, person and teammate.
I hope she gets the recognition she deserves. She has a bright future ahead of her and a great family to support and get her there.
Who is the HC at Punahou now?
LOL, soccer politics at its finest … and the perfect school for it too. FWIW, there are cases like this every year at a lot of different schools with two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere in between. I’m sure the coach has his/her reasons for picking the names. Best way for disgruntled parents to deal with it is go direct to the coach and deal with it in private.