Matautia, Aiono are OIA players of year

Moanalua's Austin Matautia, right, is the OIA East boys volleyball player of the year. Karson Kruz, left, is an East first-team selection. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser
Moanalua’s Austin Matautia, right, is the OIA East boys volleyball player of the year. Karson Kruz, left, is an East first-team selection. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser

Austin Matautia of Moanalua and Max Aiono of Leilehua are the OIA’s East and West boys volleyball players of the year, the league announced Monday.

Matautia, a junior, led Moanalua to the state semifinals. Aiono, a senior, helped the Mules get a spot in the recent state tournament.

The OIA volleyball all-stars are listed below.


OIA West
Player of the year
>> Max Aiono, Leilehua

Coach of the year
>> Wilhelm Wagner, Waianae

First team
>> Max Aiono, Leilehua
>> Tali Coleman, Kapolei
>> Perritte Togafau, Aiea
>> Hezekiah Agiga, Waianae
>> Andrew Simanu, Waipahu
>> Micah Talamoa, Mililani (setter)
>> Zavier Lieb, Mililani (libero)

Second team
>> Kingston Nishimura, Mililani
>> Nayton Kuresa, Waianae
>> Myles Uepa, Kapolei
>> Landon Young, Waianae
>> Christian Ramoran, Waipahu
>> Austin Enos, Nanakuli
>> Jahren Muliagatele, Waianae (setter)
>> Edward Kea, Kapolei (libero)


Honorable mention
>> Aiea: Ariq Vergado-Duclayan, Anetelea Moli, Alesna Vaiaga‘e, Travis Hauki, Derek Buendia.
>> Campbell: Clifford Carvalho-Clark, Kaipo Akina, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Josiah Mageo, Matthew Solo, Edward Arakaki.
>> Kapolei: Stanton Coen, Puna Hodges, Rawston Viela, Tyler Yadao.
>> Leilehua: Toma Savea, Maranata Temese Jr., David Tibayan, Tyler Tatupu, Jensen Cassium.
>> Mililani: Sila Fuiava, Sean Reilley, Gavin Custodio.
>> Nanakuli: Mila Sapolu, Kaneloa Perkins.
>> Pearl City: Blaise Dela Pena, Garette Kanamu, Petro Matai‘a, Toby Kammunkun, Tyler Canon, Jordan Florita.
>> Radford: Jeremy Rubio, Raemart Laigo, Alika Merck, Cristopher Naputi.
>> Waialua: Dayton Vidad-Albeso, Thomas Pule, Gian Layugan, Kaimi Kamai, Lancen Kuni, Marcus Pao.
>> Waianae: Isaiah Agiga, Akoni Faumuina.
>> Waipahu: Jerimae Solumua, Storm De Asis, Richard Maifea, Ejay Tagabi.

OIA East
Player of the year

>> Austin Matautia, Moanalua

Coach of the year
>> Kaniela Kalama, Kahuku

First team
>> Austin Matautia, Moanalua
>> Kainoa Peterson, Kalaheo
>> Seyj Engleman, Moanalua
>> Karson Cruz, Moanalua
>> Micha Maiava, Kahuku
>> Naia Singlehurst, Kalaheo
>> Kupaa Harrison, Kalaheo (setter)
>> Garrison Gabriel, Moanalua (libero)


Second team
>> Bhrycen Asuncion, Kalani
>> Jack Andrade, Castle
>> Keaunui Ah You, Kahuku
>> Xavier Paleafei, Farrington
>> Keanu Furtado, Roosevelt
>> Jon Stanley, Kaiser
>> Cameron Renaud, Kahuku (setter)
>> Ibonin Osin, Kaimuki (libero)

Honorable mention
>> Anuenue: Kimo Romena, Kamanao Dureg
>> Castle: Kekoa Pili-Rumusod, Kawika Benevedes, Ethan Mann, Blaine Ohama, Aaron Ishiki
>> Farrington: Joel Jamorabon, Jacob Yaplag, Benjamin Toa, Micah Lungay.
>> Kahuku: Ala Tito, Jurell Kai.
>> Kailua: Martin Tigilau, Christian Mejia, Miga Gaisoa, Caleb Valero.
>> Kaimuki: Akira Vernon, Johnny Lyman-Tremaine, Spencer Chipen-li
>> Kaiser: Nate Hohman, Keenan Cosma, Chris Johnston, Colin Wheatley.
>> Kalaheo: Daniel Beaton.
>> Kalani: Cody Gushikuma, Larson Tuileta, Kevin Kang.
>> McKinley: Joey Abe, Nakoa Nunies, Joseph Bardouche, Bailey Ocal, Ryan Nakashima, Bryce Takenaka.
>> Moanalua: Kamalu Kaa, Zachary Kagehiro.
>> Roosevelt: Valen Inaura, Chaston Marcos, Adam Nguyen, Tyler Yamanouchi, Jake Kawasaki.

COMMENTS

  1. hatakeman May 19, 2015 3:05 am

    A bit confusing. Picture caption “Moanalua’s Austin Matautia, right, is the OIA East boys volleyball player of the year.” And first sentence of article reads “…Austin Matautia of Moanalua and Max Aiono of Leilehua are the OIA’s East and West boys volleyball players of the year…” I think you have it reversed since the list of all star selections have it:

    OIA East
    Player of the year
    >> Max Aiono, Leilehua

    OIA West
    Player of the year
    >> Austin Matautia, Moanalua


  2. Nick Abramo May 19, 2015 8:56 am

    thank you very much. we will fix it. Aloha.


  3. hlau64 May 19, 2015 5:44 pm

    First team all star selection for the OIA West team included Micah Talamoa and Zavier Lieb.
    For you information, Talamoa was a Middle Hitter and Lieb was their starting setter. You have Talamoa as a setter and Lieb as a libero. You would be able to see this if you watch the OC16 broadcasts this year.


  4. hlau64 May 21, 2015 1:39 pm

    Just wanted info on all star selections…Who picks the players? I noticed that in the ILH Division II All StarsVolleyball selection, they picked a player from St. Francis as the MVP. St. Francis had a record of 5 wins and 6 loses in the regular season and finished in 4th place. They beat Damien in a playoff and was able to play in the state playoffs. Punahou II finished in 2nd place this year losing only to HBA the state champion and only had one player represented on the 2nd team. Punahou II could not enter the state playoff because they of an ILH rule of having more thant one team entered in state playoff competition. Punahou II finished as the 10th best team in the state of Hawaii but they were woefully under represented in the ILH All Star selection this year. No Punahou player were selected to the first team yet players from Damien, Hanalani, Iolani and St. Francis had players selected. The kids deserve more…


  5. Paul Honda May 22, 2015 2:22 am

    League all-stars are selected by league coaches.


  6. hlau64 May 22, 2015 11:11 am

    Thank you for your quick response. It appears that Punahou was left out of the selection process. Are they selecting 3 players from St. Francis on the first and second team because they representedd the ILH in the state playoffs. Punahou II beat St Francis quite easily and Punahou II captured the McKinley tournament which had 20 teams including Leileihua, Roosevelt, Kaiser, MidPacific,Mililani and Kauai. Punahou II also beat Kamehameha Kapalama in the Iolani Volleball tournament this year…It is easy to say the coaches selected the players but is it right…..Yes I am a Punahou II fan…..I don’t begrudge any of the selected All Stars but
    I am disappointed that our team did not get the recognition it deserved….Was it their coaches fault, I don’t think so……


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