Ohata earns boys soccer Gatorade honor

Punahou's Tyler Ohata won both the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Gatorade state player of the year awards. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Punahou’s Tyler Ohata won both the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Gatorade state player of the year awards. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

Punahou senior goalkeeper Tyler Ohata was named the 2015-16 Gatorade Hawaii Boys Soccer Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Ohata is the fifth Punahou soccer player to win the award.

He led the Buffanblu to a 12-0-3 record and a state championship this past season. He allowed just two goals all season and posted back-to-back shutouts in the state semifinals and final. He was the most outstanding player in the tournament and was also named the Honolulu Star-Advertiser state player of the year.


“Tyler Ohata is a very good keeper who made big-time saves in crucial matches,” former Mid-Pacific head coach Jayson Abe said in a press release.


Ohata joins recent Gatorade winners from Hawaii who include Naia Graham (Kailua), KJ Ahlo (‘Iolani), Leo Klink (2x, Kalani), Scott Granger (Punahou), Cody Sullivan (Mid-Pacific) and Nick Goo (‘Iolani).

Other Punahou winners were Tomatoa Hackney (2003), Satoshi Mitsuda (2002) and Andrew Beckner (1986).

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