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).