Devin Kahahawai endeared herself to her older teammates as a freshman.
Then, as a sophomore in 2019, Kahahawai became a force. The 6-foot-1 Kamehameha volleyball player was versatile enough to stuff the net defensively while hammering spikes from either side. The talent and promise landed Kahahawai on the MaxPreps Preseason All-American second team recently.
Kamehameha won the Division I state championship last year. The 2020 season was postponed to early 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kahahawai had 15 kills, seven digs and two blocks in the Warriors’ state-final victory over Punahou. She also had 13 kills, four digs and an ace in a semifinal win over Moanalua. In the Interscholastic League of Honolulu playoffs, she had a team-high 24 kills to oust defending state champion ‘Iolani, propelling Kamehameha into the state tourney.
Kahahawai and was voted to the Star-Advertiser All-State Fab 15. Teammates Keonilei Akana (player of the year), Tara De Sa, Bryanne Soares and Maui Robins were also selected.
Kamehameha has won two of the last three state titles under longtime coach Chris Blake. His teams have won 10 state championships since 2005.