Hawaii athletes select small colleges

Lots of Hawaii high school football and soccer athletes will be signing their letters of intent to small colleges on Wednesday.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State football players Ronald Matautia, a linebacker from Kapolei, and Siotame Uluave, an offensive lineman from Kahuku, are two of the bigger names to choose small colleges.

Uluave, according to Kahuku coach Lee Leslie, is going to choose between Pima and Snow colleges.


Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez said Matautia is headed to Pima.

A list of just some athletes going to smaller schools is below.

FOOTBALL
Arizona Western (Yuma, Ariz.)

>> Seufagafaga Luafatasaga (Farrington)

DeAnza (Cupertino, Calif.)
>> Sam Naulu (Kapolei)
>> Kone Maluina (Kapolei)

Garden City (Garden City, Kan.)
>> Victor Tualau (Kahuku)

Golden West College (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
>> Trentsen Spragling (Kapolei)

Minnesota Crookston (Crookston, Minn.)
>> Kolby Castillo (Aiea)

Midland (Fremont, Neb.)
>> Dylan Frank (Radford)

Mt. San Antonio (Walnut, Calif.)
>> Daniel Sulunga-Kahaialii (Lahainaluna)

New Mexico Military (Roswell, N.M.)
>> Kordell Va‘a (Pearl City)

Northern State (Aberdeen, S.D.)
>> Spencer Johnson (Saint Louis)

North Park (Chicago)
>> Malik Smith (Kapolei)

Pima (Tucson, Ariz.)
>> Aaron Kapihe (Kapolei)
>> John G. Kauwenaole (Damien)
>> Leejay Lauti (Leilehua)
>> Ronald Matautia (Kapolei)
>> John Ofahengaue-Farley (Kahuku)
>> Kanai Picanco (Damien)
>> Roman Salanoa (Kahuku)

Saint Mary’s (Moraga, Calif.)
>> Preston Dudoit (Kalani)

San Jose City (San Jose, Calif.)
>> Chance Maghanoy (Kahuku)


Snow College (Ephraim, Utah)
>> Siotame Uluave (Kahuku)

Tyler (Tyler, Texas)
>> Pono Davis (Kamehameha)

Ventura (Ventura, Calif.)
>> Malik Haynes (Kahuku)

Western Oregon (Monmouth, Ore.)
>> Ian Lundberg (Damien)
>> Paiea Robins (Kamehameha)

Undecided
>> Jordan Taamu (Pearl City)

SOCCER
Azusa Pacific (Azusa, Calif.)

>> Casey Thompson (Kamehameha)

Chaminade (Honolulu)
>> Brandee Lane (Castle)
>> Megan Mararagan (Kalani)
>> Jordan Taboniar (Kamehameha)
>> Caitlin Tatemichi (Roosevelt)

Concordia (Portland, Ore.)
>> Kayla Braunthal (‘Iolani)
>> Gabbie Ewing (Hawaii Prep)

Fort Lewis (Durango, Colo.)
>> Maila Aluli (Kahuku)

Hawaii Pacific (Honolulu)
>> Noelle Mercado (Kaiser)

Johns Hopkins (Baltimore)
>> Kristen Hori (‘Iolani)

Notre Dame de Namur (Belmont, Calif.)
>> Mikel Sodini (Kahuku)

Peninsula (Port Angeles, Wash.)
>> Cierra Hamilton (Aiea)
>> Bri Vallente (Hawaii Prep)

Seattle Pacific (Seattle)
>> Emma Young (Kamehameha)

Weber State (Ogden, Utah)
>> Spencer Niutupuivaha (Kahuku)


Whittier (Whitter, Calif.)
>> Mikaila Cravalho-Meyers (Kamehameha)

Undecided
>> Ronnie Bartenstein (‘Iolani)

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