Signing Day: A list of athletes who signed national letters of intent

Punahou's Jack Duechar, with parents, Anne and Chris Deuchar, celebrated his signing with USC. Photo by Craig T. Kojima/Star-Advertiser.

More than 60 student-athletes from the state of Hawaii put their names in writing, signing their national letters of intent with colleges across the country at a ceremony this morning at the Sheraton Waikiki.

We will have stories posted throughout the day on various athletes. For now, here is a complete list of student-athletes who participated in the ceremony. Not all athletes signed with Division I schools but instead participated in the ceremony to celebrate their achievements in playing sports at the next level.

>> Punahou’s Kalae Harrison signs with SEC powerhouse Texas A&M
>> Kamehameha aces Javyn Pimental, Kelena Sauer headed to West Coast power programs
>> Soares soares with Golden Eagles: Kamehameha setter Bryanne Soares signs with Oral Roberts
>> Punahou boys volleyball standout Jack Deuchar signs with USC
>> Kamehameha libero Tara De Sa signs with Pac-12 powerhouse Cal

>> Jordan Donahue, Damien (Oregon State)
>> Kalae Harrison, Punahou (Texas A&M)
>> Reyn Kawasaki, Punahou (Willamette)
>> Kade Morihara, Punahou (USF)
>> JT Nayvac, Saint Louis (Cal State Fullerton)
>> Javyn Pimental, Kamehameha (Arizona)
>> Kelena Sauer, Kamehameha (San Diego State)

>> Malie Marfil, Kamehameha (Alaska Anchorage)

>> Madison Campos, Mid-Pacific (Albany)
>> Kolbe Irei, Roosevelt (UC Irvine)
>> Myah McDonald, Mid-Pacific (New Mexico)

>> Thomas Mascaro-Keahi, Kapolei (CSUN)
>> Kaleilehuamealani Navares, Mililani (Embry Riddle)
>> Joseph Wren, Kapolei (Utah Valley)

>> Blas Kyanah, Konawaena (Hawaii)
>> Aislynn Crowder, Mililani (UCLA)
>> Megan Dalit, Moanalua (Pacific U.)
>> Alexis Davis, Moanalua (Seattle U.)
>> Amber Gilbert, Mililani (Hawaii)
>> Kalia Kalua, Kamehameha (Sacramento State)
>> Arianna Kamaka-Perez, Roosevelt (Aurora U.)
>> Taryn Kaneko, Punahou (Pomona College)
>> Faith Lee, Hanalani (Cal Baptist)
>> Alyssa Leong, Kaiser (Concordia-Portland)
>> Jaylen Lum, Mililani (Fresno Pacific)
>> Kaycee Manding, Waipahu (South Dakota State)
>> Madison Mora, Kaiser (Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota)
>> Lelia Mukaigawa, Punahou (Chapman)
>> Callie Mullen, Mililani (Idaho State)
>> Sydni Nakamura, Mililani (Oregon Institute of Technology)
>> Mehanaokalani Ortiz, Mililani (Oregon Institute of Technology)
>> Alena Schenk, Sacred Hearts (Notre Dame de Namur)
>> Shylah Soon, ‘Iolani (Sacramento State)
>> Kelsey Takahashi, ‘Iolani (University of Colorado Colorado Springs)
>> Meagan Tamashiro, Mililani (Idaho State)
>> Madison Toyama, St. Andrew’s Priory (Arcadia U.)
>> Kaitlyn Uemoto, ‘Iolani (Idaho)
>> Caylie Uyema, Pearl City (Hawaii Pacific)
>> Mia Watanabe, ‘Iolani (Stanford)
>> Kelsey Wong, ‘Iolani (LMU)
>> Bryana Yoshida, Kapolei (Fresno Pacific)

>> Mari Kimoto, Moanalua (Highline College)
>> Kellie Kitano-Maguire, Moanalua (Highline College)
>> Maiah Motta, Kamehameha (UC Riverside)
>> Marissa Nishihara, Mid-Pacific (Saint Mary’s)
>> Mahealani Perkins, Mid-Pacific (Orange Coast)
>> Keaolani Takemura, Mid-Pacific (Chaminade)

>> Hope Ishizaka, Mililani (Valley City State)

>> Kupono Browne, ‘Iolani (Stanford)
>> Jack Deuchar, Punahou (USC)
>> Josiah Kaaa, Kamehameha (Concordia-Irvine)
>> Makua Marumoto, Hawaii Baptist (Hawaii)

>> Keonilei Akana, Kamehameha (USC)
>> Jolei Akima, Kamehameha, (Boise State)
>> Beazley Pua, Maryknoll (North Texas)
>> Tara DeSa, Kamehameha (Cal)
>> Kaia Dunford, Punahou (Oral Roberts)
>> Maya Hamaoka, Kalani (Westminster College)
>> Maluhia Ma’a, Kamehameha (Kent State)
>> Aysia Miller, Mililani (Maryland-Baltimore County)
>> Tiana Nihipali, ‘Iolani (Mid-America Christian University)
>> Elena Oglivie, ‘Iolani (Stanford)
>> Bryanne Soares, Kamehameha (Oral Roberts)
>> Noa Torio, Mililani (Eastern Washington)

>> Christina Hicks, Punahou (Stanford)

Moanalua’s Kellie Kitano-Maguire, coach Gordon Fernandez, and Mari Kimoto, celebrated their signing of letters of intent to Highline College.


  1. @ke_aupuni_hawaii_athletics on IG November 13, 2019 9:06 am

    Ho’omaika’i to all these ‘ōpio!!

  2. College insider November 13, 2019 9:31 am

    How does someone sign with orange coast when it’s a Cali juco which means no letter of intent?

  3. buya November 13, 2019 10:57 am

    you still have to sign a letter to accept the offer to play! let the kids have thier momment. no need neg comments!

  4. College Insider November 13, 2019 11:12 am

    @buya. Lol no you don’t. There isn’t a letter of intent for Cali Juco. Know what your talking about before you say something. Typical comment from someone who knows nothing about the process. This whole signing day was set up nation wide for “athletic” national letter of intent. Yes there is some junior colleges that have letter of intent but not California and same goes to Division 3 schools where there is zero money for Athletics. Just stating facts.

  5. SHARQUIFA LATON November 13, 2019 11:23 am


  6. mobamba November 13, 2019 11:43 am

    This Hawaii signing is for the kids. I know for a fact that some of these kids who signed are walk ons and a lot of players at D3 schools. They create a National Letter for them to sign. It’s not a binding one but schools can create and send a letter so that the kids can go through the ceremony. Congrats to all the kids signing today. At least they all will have a chance to further their education and play sports at the next level.


  7. kanakapono November 13, 2019 12:37 pm

    Where is Nika Danielson’s NLI? Could she sign with Hawai’i?

  8. Volleyball Specialist November 13, 2019 2:17 pm

    @ College Insider is correct. There is no official offer to play at a JC or CC.

  9. Falcon Future November 13, 2019 2:38 pm

    @mobamba nails it. This ceremony is a indication of the times we live now that “include everybody.” If you follow sports and the recognize names of the local kids, you know which of these are legit D1 signings. But yeah, they are all going college one way or another so congrats to all.

  10. Vball lifer November 13, 2019 5:40 pm

    Too bad none of the Hawaii girls signed with the wahine vball program

  11. The Truth Shall Set You Free November 13, 2019 7:59 pm

    College Insider….LOL! Is this guy for real?

  12. Curious November 13, 2019 9:04 pm

    @falcon future – So are ya saying that all the girls that signed at D1 are not good enough?
    @kanakapono – she was supposed to go to temple but changed her mind because of offer is what was going around.

  13. Nasha November 13, 2019 11:10 pm

    2019 NCAA® Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship

    December 19-21 at PPG Paints Arena

  14. College Outsider December 18, 2019 9:29 pm

    @College Insider Just keep your comment to yourself and let the kids enjoy their special day.

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