Pearl City’s Fontes honored by Gatorade

Sunshine Fontes is the first OIA player to be honored by Gatorade since Mililani's Mari Miyashiro in 2010. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser
Sunshine Fontes is the first OIA player to be honored by Gatorade since Mililani’s Mari Miyashiro in 2010. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser

Pearl City freshman Sunshine Fontes was honored by Gatorade as the girls soccer player of the year.

Fontes led the Chargers to the state title in the winter and was the Star-Advertiser’s first freshman to be named state player of the year.


The Gatorade award is independent of the Star-Advertiser’s list and this is the first time in two years the two entities agreed on the player of the year. Past Star-Advertiser selections with Gatorade winners in parenthesis where it differs:


2016: Sunshine Fontes, Pearl City
2015: Tia Furuta, Mililani (Gatorade: Kristen Hori, Iolani)
2014: Kiani Halushka, Kamehameha
2013: Taylor Kipilii, Iolani (Gatorade: Jill Shimabuku, Iolani)
2012: Carly Neal, Kamehameha
2011: Krystal Pascua, Iolani (Gatorade: Caprice Dydasko, Kamehameha)
2010: Karli Look, Punahou, and Mari Miyashiro, Mililani (Gatorade: Miyashiro)
2009: Meleana Shim, Kamehameha (Gatorade: Jayinn Gabrio, Punahou)
2008: Kanani Taaca, Kamehameha (Gatorade: Tani Costa, Kalani)
2007: Mari Punzal, Kamehameha
2006: Markee Nobriga, Kamehameha
2005: Kelsey Baker, Punahou
2004: Allison Lipsher and Kalsey Baker, Punahou (Gatorade: Lipsher)
2003: Adria Campbell, Punahou
2002: Mahie Atay, Baldwin (Gatorade: Romy Trigg-Smith, Punahou)
2001: Nicole Garbin, Baldwin (Gatorade: Natasha Kai, Kahuku)

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