Punahou’s Johnnie Dodge wins Gatorade Award

Punahou's Johnnie Dodge dribbled the ball during the first half of the DIV I State Boys Soccer semifinals. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser

Punahou midfielder Johnnie Dodge was named the Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year on Monday after leading the Buffanblu to another state championship.

Dodge, who was first-team all-state for the Star-Advertiser but lost out for player of the year to teammate Dominic Gusman, scored five goals — including the game-winner in the title match — and dished out four assists this season.

The Gatorade Player of the Year award is the state’s longest-running, naming its first recipient in 1986 when Punahou’s Andrew Beckner was so honored. Other Punahou players to win the award include Duncan McKenna (2017), Tyler Ohata (2016), Scott Granger (2011), Tamatoa Hackney (2003) and Satoshi Mitsuda (2002). This is the third straight year the Gatorade Award differed from the Star-Advertiser’s.

Dodge will move on to play at Sonoma State.


  1. Aiea 7 June 8, 2020 10:13 pm

    what about the outstanding player from Kapolei?

  2. Falcon Future June 9, 2020 10:19 am

    LOL at the defensive tactic and fitting salute to the Puns!

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