Kapolei alum Hopeau signs professional contract

Kapolei alum Shandon Hopeau has signed a professional contract with the Seattle Sounders FC 2. Photo by Krystle Marcellus / Star-Advertiser
Kapolei alum Shandon Hopeau has signed a professional contract with the Seattle Sounders FC 2. Photo by Krystle Marcellus / Star-Advertiser

The Seattle Sounders announced Wednesday that Kapolei alum Shandon Hopeau has signed a professional contract with the club’s reserve team that plays in the United Soccer League.

Hopeau, a two-time OIA West player of the year, signed directly from Sounders Academy, where he scored four goals in his first two games. He played with S2 last season and earned a starting job and was good enough during league play that he was invited to train with the Sounders’ MLS squad during their run to the MLS Cup.


“I think being pushed out of my comfort zone and getting opportunities to play up [with the first team and S2] brings out a more complete player,” said Hopeau in a story posted on soundersfc.com. “With S2, I just want to make an impact every game.”


Hopeau became the first Kapolei athlete inducted into the Hall of Honor after his senior year with the Hurricanes, where he tallied 72 career goals and 45 assists. He had 33 goals and 10 assists during his senior year and led Kapolei to the state final against Punahou.

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