Kapolei’s Hopeau scores nine goals

Shandon Hopeau could not be stopped on Thursday against Campbell. Krystle Marcellus / Star-Advertiser
Shandon Hopeau could not be stopped on Thursday against Campbell. Krystle Marcellus / Star-Advertiser

Kapolei captain Shandon Hopeau had his way with Campbell on Thursday night, scoring nine goals in an 11-0 win.

Hopeau came into the contest with eight goals in three games and scored 20 last year while being named to the Star-Advertiser’s Stellar Eleven soccer team.

Jason Catron and Garrison Lee scored the other goals for the Hurricanes in the rout.

In the only other varsity game on Thursday, Radford had five different goal scorers in a 5-0 shutout of Waianae. Warren Deleon, Amadou Kone, Blane Vanburger, Christian Sitchon and Thorben Peer Rytlewski all scored.


  1. Willie January 8, 2016 8:51 am

    Why the heck was this guy still in the game with the score so out of hand and the outcome already determined. Soccer is such a great game, there is no place for this type of running up the score in sports. What were those coaches thinking? Hey learn to both win and lose with class. What has been demonstrated is that the Kapolei boys team coaching staff are “classless”. Wow, sports goes beyond the game, there are teaching moments and life lessons you can pass on. Unfortunately this game was an example of nothing good in that area.

  2. littleyoboboy January 8, 2016 9:35 am

    what a classless act. the kid might have an excuse, he’s immature. the coach should be ashamed of himself. first of all, to run up the score is just stupid. second of all, to have one person do it all, stupider. why not try to get other players involved, and have the team practice good team soccer, challenge them to do something other than run up the score. nobody learned anything from this game other than the fact that kapolei has an idiot for a coach.

  3. Littleboyogirl January 12, 2016 7:44 pm

    First of all…. Let me remind you that Campbell scored 11 goals on Nanakuli ending score 11-0 but that coach is not classless? Where is your comments on that game? Why aren’t the both of you contacting the Campbell high school coaching staff on their classless act! Check your facts before you both throw stones. Second don’t disrespect any program it’s spectators like you both who have much to say but do nothing for the soccer community or for the kids for that matter. Third instead of you both hating on the article and being the jealous people that you are hats off to all coaches who dedicate their time, their family life, and beliefs to our kids who play the sport they love most soccer!

  4. Someonewhoknowssoccer January 14, 2016 8:29 am

    I can’t believe anyone would talk poorly about this young man. You have to actually realize that high school soccer is completely worthless and not worth this young mans time. He is playing against guys that play football, freshman and AYSO players who can’t walk and chew gum. Campbell high has only one quality upper classman with any experience and Kap has 10 out of its 11 starters from the best club soccer program in the state. It should be a blood bath when it comes down to it. Maybe the coaches were prepping him to get a bit of fitness before he flew over to Europe to train and possibly make a team that plays in the European champions league. Get the whole story before you jump to conclusions. Well done Shandon. I hope you get 10 goals in your next game

  5. SomeonewhoDOESNTknowsoccer January 14, 2016 8:15 pm

    First of all, I don’t understand why this is news. If Shandon scored 9 goals against Mililani then it is newsworthy. How many goals did he score versus Mililani, a quality team in the state (if he did play in that game)? Yes it’s not Shandon’s fault for scoring 9 goals, it is the coaches. They could have pulled him out of the game at anytime, what has this accomplished? What good is it scoring 9 goals against guys that play football, freshman and AYSO players (quote from previous comment by Someonewhoknowssoccer) ??? Shandon is far too good to be scoring that many goals. The coaches must teach the players humility. Wake up coaches! I do hope that Kapolei makes it to states and Shandon scores 10 goals and then it will be NEWS.

  6. Shanon Hopeau January 14, 2016 10:43 pm

    It’s disheartening for me to have to read spectators commenting on my sons article. Its disgusting me at the fact that everyone on this blog is either commenting negative threats/ comments to the sport my son lives and breathes. Instead of providing encouragement to athletes in this sport we all decide to throw blame and accusation. Teach him humility that’s my sons middle name. No one knows him like I do. I suggest to all of you if there is nothing positive you are going to post about my son and the high school coaches do not post nothing at all. Have respect for my son and the soccer program he plays for.

  7. Someonewhoknowssoccer January 14, 2016 11:03 pm

    So since somebody doesn’t know soccer. By pulling a player out of a game for scoring goals it send the wrong message to a player. If you score to much you arent going to play, you’re going to sit on the side. Why play the game at all? Scoring is the whole point of the game. Competition in this state is not about sportsmanship, the culture in Hawaii is a win from 6 years old all the way to college. I’m sure you wouldn’t comment if Mililani football beat up on a school 60-0 you wouldn’t be saying anything about those coaches. Plus didn’t Mililani get bent over by Iolani? Yes badly spanked. Didn’t say anything about that did you. Now Mr. Hopeau did a number on Iolani’s boys team and banged in 3 goals and an assist. Shandon Hopeau is a fabulous player, fabulous person and one of the best players to ever set foot on this soil.

  8. Shanon Hopeau January 14, 2016 11:11 pm

    To all soccer players in our community no matter what program or high school you belong to we are proud of all of you! Continue to work hard and be the best that you can be.

    Shanon Hopeau

  9. Shanon Hopeau January 14, 2016 11:45 pm

    Stop commenting on this article!

  10. Trojans January 19, 2016 10:11 pm

    This is not the student athletes fault and should not be ridiculed or put down in this article! He is a great player and probably the best player in the state. All he was doing in this game was his job! I dont know the story so I’m not commenting on the soccer coaches, players or administrators at Kapolei High School. In fact Head Football coach Darren Hernandez is a very good friend of mind and a great human being! But as a College and High school Football coach for over 20 years respect for the game, opponents and players playing the game was always important. We were not going to do anything to disrespect the game that those who came before us built! So as we played games and scores was getting lopsided, there was constant communication amongst us coaches on the sidelines about did everyone play yet, when do we pull the starters, on offense just run the ball, play our base defense, nobody taking cheap shots and make sure everyone gets in the game. We are respecting and recognizing the student athletes on both sidelines who leave their blood sweat and tears on the playing field day in and day out. If Tua Tagavailoa played the entire Football game against Mililani in the State Semi-finals, he would have thrown for 1,000 yards and 20 TUDS! But what would that prove? He still gonna be the best QB in the nation. Thats what I love about coach Cal Lee, he alway’s pulled his starters from games when the score was getting out of reach. Most of his best players only played half a game. Timmy Chang would have had a national passing record that no one would ever touch if he played entire games when he was in high school. It was never about stats for his players but always about the other players on his team that deserved to play and the opponents on the other side. For me, It was always about RESPECT for the game, players who play it and our fellow coaches who coach it! Building character will take these students ahtletes farther in life than building up stats.

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