OIA softball all-star teams announced

Kaiser's Seli Aholelei repeated as the OIA East player of the year. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser
Kaiser’s Seli Aholelei repeated as the OIA East player of the year. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser

The OIA released its softball all-star teams as voted on by league coaches today. Kaiser’s Seli Aholelei repeated as the OIA East player of the year while Roosevelt’s Clay Okamura took home coach of the year honors. Out West, Kapolei senior Laugatausala Pedebone earned player of the year honors and Campbell’s Michael Hermosura was the coach of the year. Nanakuli’s Daria Kawaauhau is the Division II player of the year with Farrington’s Glen Zukeran earning coach of the year honors. The complete teams are listed below:

East

Player of the year—Seli Aholelei, Sr, Kaiser
Coach of the year—Clay Okamura, Roosevelt
FIRST TEAM
P—Mari Foster, So, Roosevelt
C—Tiana Ching Lake, Sr, Kaiser
1B—Mika Emoto, So, Roosevelt
2B—Kylie Kawamura, Fr, Roosevelt
SS—Robi Lono, Sr, Kailua
3B—Danika Stewart, Jr, Roosevelt
OF—Tyra Wallrabenstein, Sr, Roosevelt; Taylor Takushi, Sr, Roosevelt; Desiree Chang, So, Kailua
U—Makamae Kaleikini, Sr, Moanalua
SECOND TEAM
P—Seli Aholelei, Sr, Kaiser
C—Haylie Uetake, So, Roosevelt
1B—Moani Kupahu, Sr, Kailua
2B—Elyse Tsutsui, Sr, Kaiser
SS—Maya Nakamura, Fr, Roosevelt
3B—Delcie Williams, Sr, Kailua
OF—Akamulei Makua, So, Kailua; Cybelle Murakami, So, Castle; Megan Taguchi, Jr, Roosevelt
U—Majorlyn McMillan, Sr, McKinley
HONORABLE MENTION
Castle: Moani Hillen, Meleana Turner, Shayla Young, Jessica Kaupiko, Kaylee Ishii.
Kailua: Dyani Cummings-Lani, Jennika Odo, Bryanna-Marie Soares, Harley Texiera.
Kaimuki: Lexus Mahiai, Leilani Mauricio, Kaela Nera.
Kaiser: Marissa Oda, Tahani Kahawai-Robertson, Chelsea Soong, Mana Torres, Kayla Russell, Crystal Ching-Lake.
Moanalua: Kyler Tsukada, Iyana Reed, Shanelle Lum, Rheyl Arakawa-Lee.


Laugatausala Pedebone was selected by coaches as the OIA West player of the year. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Laugatausala Pedebone was selected by coaches as the OIA West player of the year. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

West

Player of the year—Laugatausala Pedebone, Sr, Kapolei
Coach of the year—Michael Hermosura, Campbell
FIRST TEAM
P—Danielle Cervantes, Jr, Campbell
C—Jocelyn Alo, Jr, Campbell
1B—Tayzha Meyers, Sr, Kapolei
2B—Cydney Curran, Sr, Campbell
SS—Laugatausala Pedebone, Sr, Kapolei
3B—Merilis Rivera, Jr, Mililani
OF—Kristen Ishii, Sr, Mililani; Noel Saunders, So, Pearl City; Dallas Pollard-Brownell, Jr, Kapolei
U—Elisa Favela, Sr, Campbell
SECOND TEAM
P—Sadie Kapaku-You, Jr, Kapolei
C—Markie Okamoto, Jr, Mililani
1B—Mahealani Calizo, Jr, Leilehua
2B—Keri Togami, Sr, Mililani
SS—Chardonnay Pantastico, Sr, Campbell
3B—Darien Robinson, Sr, Campbell
OF—Brooke Yasuda, Sr, Mililani; Cieana Curran, Jr, Campbell; Kristin Frost, Sr, Pearl City
U—Chelsea Lobitos, Sr, Leilehua
HONORABLE MENTION
Campbell: Cara Morris, Sierra Mariano
Kapolei: Shaycelynn Hoohuli, Raina McKean, Holiday Ribac, Ciena Kauhi
Leilehua: Reilyenne Nahulu, Brandi Leong
Mililani: Aubree Kim, Misha Carreira, Shannon Pascua-Stanton, Maya Yoshiura, Tristan Cozo
Pearl City: Hailey-Alexis Yamaguchi, Tyanna Kaaialii, Annsaria Cabato, Hope Casarez, Kylie Tasaki
Waianae: Kalei Cacho-Kekahuna, Kayla Hensley


Division II

Player of the year—Daria Kawaauhau, Nanakuli
Coach of the year—Glen Zukeran, Farrington
FIRST TEAM
P—Chalyssa-Ann Belford, So, Nanakuli.
C—Kaila Burnett, Jr, Nanakuli
1B—Ashley Van Gieson, Sr., Nanakuli
2B—Shayla Kaeo, Sr, Nanakuli
SS—Daria Kawaauahu, Sr, Nanakuli
3B—Raynette Meyers-Kahalehoe, Sr, Nanakuli
OF—Keani Sonognini-Keaopuhiwa, Sr, Nanakuli; Jacianne Furuya, Sr, Kalani; Ruthie Ilab, Jr, Kalaheo.
U—Kaycie Okada, Jr, Farrington
SECOND TEAM
P—Cherise Horita, Fr, Kalani
C—Honor Siu-Auelua, Fr, Radford
1B—Kaipo’okalani Castillo, Sr, Farrington
2B—Shandi Matsumoto, Fr, Kalani
SS—Andrea Dicion, So, Waialua
3B—Kelia Miller, So, Farrington
OF—Chabrynne Kekua, So, Nanakuli; April Kochi, Sr, Kalani; Rayna Higuchi, Sr, Aiea.
U—Sabrina Alo, Sr, Kahuku
Honorable Mention
Aiea: Chantelle Shimabukuro, Poamai Tuli, Taira Shibata,
Farrington: Krision Philpot-Rosa, Brittaney Savusa, Kylie Carganilla
Kahuku: Napua Galletes-Fernandez, Kouipo Aumua, Kameleonalani Latu, Kiilani-Kawen Heffernan
Kalaheo: Tiffani Beach, Rheanna Bain
Kalani: Kylie Paqud, Tony-Lynn Ibara, Logan Luke,
Nanakuli: Alohilani Hauhio, Karmen Aiwohi, Charallan Mahoe
Radford: Baileigh Susak, Ciera Farias, Punipuao Seei
Waialua: Christel Agtina, Kaedy Hatchett, Candace Basilio, Leaa Puleiala, Cheye Wong

COMMENTS

  1. ourtwopennies May 21, 2016 9:49 pm

    Local players level of play improving every year, will be recruited more and more by mainland colleges. Maybe Hawaii can start recruiting a little more local talent for the future, start building an identity for our team. Think that has been lost somewhere along the way. Not saying we should not recruit mainland players, since we have been fortunate to get some great players. But start thinking about future coaching staff, can be big a difference for players.


  2. addmy2centsin May 22, 2016 7:07 am

    Seli Aholelei from Kaiser is listed as player of the year from the East but she’s only listed on the second team selection. Shouldn’t she be on the first team?


  3. dumbfounded May 24, 2016 7:47 am

    Yes, I agree. Makes no sense that the player of the year (Seli from Kaiser) ends up on the second team. How is that even possible??? In fact, the entire infield of the OIA East second team should be on the first team. Maya (SS from Roosevelt) was their best player and she’s on the second team while her teammates are on the first team??? Someone should recheck to see if correct. Do it for the young ladies that deserve it. Mahalo…


  4. dumbfoundedtoo May 25, 2016 10:09 am

    Can anyone explain these stats for the selection of all stars on 1st and 2nd team?

    Ab Hits Bat Average
    Player 1 27 5 .185 first team
    Player 2 35 9 .257 first team
    Player 3 23 4 .174 second team

    Roosevelt 9 players on 1st and 2nd team. Kaiser (champs 14-0) 3 players on 1 & 2 team


  5. dumbfoundedtoo May 25, 2016 11:02 am

    Forgot one more player on second team. (East all stars)

    AB 28 Hits 3 Average .115

    Roosevelt lost all three games against Kaiser.


  6. calmdownufekes May 25, 2016 9:23 pm

    stats do not accurately represent whether the players deserve first or second team or whatever else. obviously your opinions are biased and thats fine but the coaches voted and this is what they believed should be the teams. seli is an amazing athlete who deserves player of the year but with this achievement they most likely felt she did not need to be on the first team on top of that. perhaps they wanted to commend another athlete (mari foster) for her efforts. honestly it’s not that serious and its just recognition, roosevelt proved a point this year in comparison to the last… DIS ROOSEVELT


  7. justdumbluck May 26, 2016 9:13 am

    No doubt Roosevelt SB had a successful year and Coach Clay deserves Coach of the Year with all the underclassmen on the team. Kudos to Roosevelt.
    But if the roles were reversed, would you still feel and justify your reasons the same way? It’s not just Kaiser, but there should be more representation from Kailua, Castle, and Moanalua on the first and second teams (if the player deserved it of course).

    Maybe the “Miano” curse lives on for Kaiser. Damn you Rich!!!


  8. phILHarmonic May 26, 2016 10:36 am

    Arent the all-star teams determined by the coaches? Maybe the questions could be directed to them. From what I heard the coaches meet at the end of the season for a meeting to determine the all-stars. Maybe lack of representation at the meeting? or perhaps not enough advocacy by the coach? Those batting averages tho……..


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