King Kekaulike reaches new heights

King Kekaulike's Brooklynne Albrecht (15), middle, and Lyric Love (10) thwarted a kill attempt by Buchanan's Haley Abirached in the first round of the Ann Kang Invitational in August. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Voters in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 remain pretty convinced nationally ranked Kamehameha and ‘Iolani will meet again in the Division I state final.

But if there was a team to somehow play spoiler, King Kekaulike is the squad voters are looking at.

Kamehameha, the unanimous No. 1 selection, and ‘Iolani, which received all 10 second-place votes, remain firmly at the top of the rankings this week.

King Kekaulike, however, makes the jump to No. 3, passing Punahou by a single vote.

Na Alii has not dropped a single set in MIL play and is now 8-0. King Kekaulike finished second out of the four local teams in Pool B of the Ann Kang Invitational and finished with the same record as Moanalua in the tournament.

Punahou is 2-5 in ILH play with all five losses coming against either ‘Iolani or Kamehameha.

Mililani, Le Jardin and Kamehameha-Hawaii remain Nos. 5-7 this week.

Damien and Kahuku tie for the eighth spot with 16 votes, two votes ahead of No. 10 Moanalua, which beat the Red Raiders in three sets last Monday.

Le Jardin and Damien are both undefeated in ILH Division II play and end the regular season against each other next Tuesday.

Also receiving votes were Hilo (11), Kapolei (eight), Farrington (five), Waianae (three) and Waiakea (one).

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: 9/19
1.Punahou (9)90
7.Hawaii Baptist30


  1. Mahatma Gandhi September 25, 2018 4:55 pm

    You can easily tell if the ILH is stealing players from the OIA. Just look at the gap between the top ILH volleyball teams and the OIA teams. That tells you there is serious recruiting going in in wahine volleyball. Who even knows the last time an OIA school played for the state volleyball championship. Boys or girls. You know Iolani is going after top volleyball players. Looks like they have conceded football to St Lulu, and they are focusing on volleyball and basketball.

  2. Wainakea September 28, 2018 4:32 am

    And yet ILH loses to Konawaena and/or Lahainaluna in girls basketball every year. Maybe it’s something more than just recruiting that’s the problem with OIA schools.

  3. Margaret Gillmore October 1, 2018 5:29 am

    All the while those who were not fortunate to be recruited never get any type of news coverage . Even though they are in fact equally talented players and in some cases better but you would never know it because you don’t come from a well known family. It’s always the same couple of players week after week. There’s more talent out there then everyone realizes in the OIA. Hawaii Prep World, Star Advertiser, and Scoring Love need to go outside there go to ILH players and teams and see who else is out there who is just as deserving to be talked about. OIA players rarely get there stats posted because scoring live rarely attends there games. As a result you have truely better players but unaware tonit because they’re stats are not being published.

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