Maiava listed on St. John’s Max Preps football roster

Sol-Jay Maiava is listed on the MaxPreps version of the St. John's football roster in Washington D.C. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Quarterback Sol Jay Maiava is listed on the MaxPreps website football roster of St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.

MaxPreps is a popular website, with pages, results and rosters for most teams in various sports across the nation. Roster information to the website is usually provided directly from the schools.

An effort to connect with Maiava and his parents for confirmation of the move late last week was unsuccessful.

Last season as a sophomore, Maiava and the Red Raiders went to the Hawaii Open Division state championship game — a 31-28 loss to Saint Louis. Maiava led Kahuku to a late score for a 28-24 lead, but his team was unable to hold on in the last minute.

In two seasons for the Red Raiders, Maiava threw for 2,380 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed for 675 yards and nine TDs.

He currently holds offers from six FBS schools — Fresno State, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Utah, Virginia. That offer from the Wolverines came from coach Jim Harbaugh when Maiava was in eighth grade.

St. John’s captured the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship last season with a 30-7 victory over Gonzaga. That game was played at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Md.

The Cadets finished 9-2 and both losses were to national powers — 35-31 to De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) and 21-17 to St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.).

St. John’s also finished as the top-ranked team in the state (D.C. is considered part of Maryland for the rankings) and No. 42 nationally.

There is a note on Maiava’s athlete page on MaxPreps, reading: “Sol-Jay has been added to the St. John’s football roster (this week).”

This season, the Cadets play against teams from Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Missouri. On Sept. 15, they play IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), which finished No. 2 nationally a year ago.


  1. PlayaHatersAnonymous March 26, 2018 1:09 pm

    The writing on the wall is now coming into fruition. More great Student Athletes takes stand against a Tyranny such as the Kahuku Administration and show them the same loyalty by changing their allegiance to schools that are more stable and make right choices that benefit the Children and not their own agenda! I have said it before, watch these players leave a broken system and it’s only going to open the recruiting doors to ILH, thank you Kahuku Admin for your blundering decisions that will give these children a better opportunity all in all, just not in a Kahuku uniform!

  2. ??? March 26, 2018 1:48 pm

    No Hawaii HS football teams feel any sympathy for Kahuku, St Louis or Punahou.
    They don’t rebuild, they reload.!!!

  3. Alpha March 26, 2018 2:37 pm

    No related to this article, but do any HPW reporter got scoops on who applied for the Farrington job so far? A follow up report or somthing. BTW, best of luck to you SolJay.

  4. Rebel March 26, 2018 3:05 pm

    Rumors are Tata, Torres, Samuseva, Nogas
    Only rumors nothing credible.

  5. Coach C March 26, 2018 3:47 pm

    Good luck to Maiava. Seems like public school OIA going directly to mainland powers.

  6. Investigation?? March 26, 2018 5:01 pm

    How can Kahuku get away with ANOTHER basketball player from New Zealand going home after the basketball season?? No need ask anyone, these guys tell on themselves…..

  7. Big Kahuna March 26, 2018 6:15 pm

    Why would you move to the mainland when the competition are just as good here in Hawaii? No team from the Mainland would want to come here and play especially team like St. louis, Punahou, or Kamehameha. Now with the oia and ilh merging, football games are gonna be like as competitive as the Mainland!

  8. Big Kahuna March 26, 2018 6:22 pm

    If this kid was a true competitor, he would should stay and try beat St.louis. Oh well! Can’t beat em, move Mainland! It’s not like he’s a true quarterback. He doesn’t read defense very well and has no touch! He reminds me of Jalen Hurts. Good athlete but not very good at quarterback.

  9. East side March 26, 2018 9:09 pm

    Big kahuna well said. He not that great a QB great runner but as a passer he just doesn’t have it.

  10. Wainakea March 26, 2018 9:23 pm

    Honestly you’re not going to really grow as a QB at Kahuku with the constant coaching changes and how Kahuku’s offense has traditionally been designed. Best of luck to Sol-Jay. With or without him Kahuku will always do well (again how they’re designed).

  11. Alpha March 27, 2018 6:22 am

    @BigKahuna. . . Quit dreaming, Hawaii high school football is avg compared to mainland schools. Who cares why SolJay left, just support the kid. Theirs no competition here, the same 4 schools have been playing for the state title the past 6 years (Kahuku, Mililani, Punahou, St. Louis). And i dont see Punahou or Mililani competing for another title anytime soon.

  12. Alpha March 27, 2018 6:44 am

    @Rebel the only credible names is Tata and Torres, Samuseva and Nogas are alumnis but no head coaching experience. With the ilh/oia merge Farrington has to hire experience over hometown name. Maybe they can be assistants under a more experience coach and work their way up. This new scheduale has no room for a rookie head coach, especially when your against the likes of , C. Lee, K. Ane, D. Johnson, R. York etc.

  13. boolakanaka March 27, 2018 7:26 am

    Bring back Doug Semones!

  14. ILH March 27, 2018 9:21 am

    Good luck Sol Jay. Hope the best for you.

    Btw, did Kahuku retain Brian AhYat as QB coach?

  15. Curious March 27, 2018 1:14 pm

    Is this right, he’s 17 and only a high school sophomore? My daughter is 20 and finishing her Junior year in college! Hmm…

  16. Boolakanaka March 27, 2018 1:32 pm

    #12 Hmmm, Nogas went to Farrington….

  17. Hmmm? March 27, 2018 2:10 pm

    Is Torres, Reggie Torres? Kahuku Coach…

  18. ILH March 27, 2018 2:46 pm

    RR Nation must be in mourning.

    I would have expected more RR4L commenting on this thread.

    I would really like to hear the inside scoop. He has offers and a strong team coming back next year.

    Maybe the new Head Coach wasnt going tolerate any shenanigans? Regardless, RR are going to be competitive, Sol Jay will go and do well at his new school and the RR nation will continue on.

    More important, do any of you think that a Noga has a chance at being the next head coach at Gov Nation?? Thoughts.

  19. Coach B March 27, 2018 3:08 pm

    I don’t get why so many people have negative things about him transferring out of state… Its just HS football. It’s one thing to complain about him transferring to an ILH school just to win a state championship, but even at that, he hasn’t had stable coaching for the entirety of his Kahuku career.

    @Big Kahuna
    “If this kid was a true competitor, he would should stay and try beat St. Louis”

    So are you trying to argue that its a better decision to be a “true competitor” and stick out constant coaching turnover than to go somewhere where you might receive better coaching and development? I can’t speak for the quality of coaching that he would get wherever he transfers, but stability usually benefits development. Maybe he’s a mediocre passer because Kahuku hasn’t had a consistent system from year-to-year since Torres.

    We shouldn’t judge the kid’s ability to be a good QB if he hasn’t been able to get good consistent coaching, especially if the offenses are usually built around a run game. We don’t test students on calculus if they haven’t been taught arithmetic first, especially if you’ve been taught by substitutes who usually teach English.

  20. Charles Amai March 27, 2018 3:16 pm

    Good move for Sol-Jay, better exposure. The Red Raider Nation should be proud!

  21. Knation March 27, 2018 3:49 pm

    Kids come and go! Kahuku may not have the type of offense that was expected with soljay but it brings the power running game back that they always have. Kahuku won championship with no passing game and everyone should know that. People on here make like soljay is the only reason kahuku wins games and forgetting who’s coming back. Kahuku will still be kahuku.

  22. Halawa Knights March 27, 2018 4:25 pm

    Replying to Curious. Soljay was probably held back, for whatever reason.. but you see a lot of parents out here doing that for there kid to shine in the Big Boy football league.

  23. M A March 27, 2018 4:38 pm

    IRT – Hmmmm

    I believe Torres is Malo Torres – he coaches at Iolani

  24. WAIMEA March 27, 2018 5:03 pm

    BIG KAHUNA dont get me wrong i LOVE hawaii and have nothing but respect for the islands but if you feel that HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS BETTER THEN ON THE MAINLAND i would like to get a hair sample. so what if the kid leaves its not like Kahuku throws the ball anyway.

  25. Coach C March 27, 2018 5:22 pm

    I think you’re going to see a mix of offensive styles. Some Elephant formations, some wildcat, and 50% passing. The defense won’t skip a beat. That powerhouse St.John would recruit across the nation for a shot at having Maiava. Heard that Harbaugh and the head coach were associates. Priming for Big Blue.

  26. rrforlifebaby March 28, 2018 8:17 am

    Best of Wishes to Sol-Jay and the family. Wished you would’ve stayed home and continued to work under coach Ah Yat, but do what you folks need to do. And considering the ILH-OIA merger this year, would’ve been nice to see you go against the best the state has to offer every week. Big Red will do what they do and next man up. St John’s looks like a great school and I don’t doubt you will do well there. I’m not putting down Hawaii High School Football by any means, but I believe like some that your growth at St John’s will accelerate faster than if you did stay home….simply because of the level of competition you will face in the next two years. It’s one thing to play top level competition from other states once or maybe twice a year, it’s a totally different animal when you get to play that type of competition 3 – 4 times a year.


  27. Curious March 28, 2018 8:21 am

    @Halawa Knights Mahalo!

  28. hwnstyll March 28, 2018 12:59 pm

    So Hawaii football is not on par with the mainland?
    We are not as large as other states but please show me a league that is as strong top to bottom as our new open division? Find me a league where their bottom 4 be our top 4. We do not have a recruiting california wide like St John Bosco and Marter Dei, or Nation wide recruiting like IMG and Bishop Gorman, so what.
    We have 5 star recruits right now, we have a reigning QB win the national championship as a true freshman, and another that won a Heisman, and another win the qb of the year award for going undefeated from Millilani,we got another starting QB in at Mississippi from Pearl city, Punahou has won 5 straight trips to the Mainland playing all comers and Kahuku had to travel to play the last two years because they are affraid to come here. St louis was as good as any team in the nation the past two years if they had the chance to play them. Hawaii be proud of your kids and your coaches, we are respected nation wide. Kahuku AD whats up with all the turnover of coaches?

  29. Last Samurai March 28, 2018 7:56 pm

    Sheesh, let em go, see ya! Next man up! Groom the next QB’s as the open division competition looms ahead. The pressure is on the new Staff to win the championship or bust! Don’t need all the drama on one player, got team building to do with what one has. Good luck to him up there, off-season training for the team here you come!

  30. Awrite!! March 28, 2018 8:57 pm

    Rep808 SolJay

    Nextmanup! Big Red will keep rollin!

  31. Migi March 29, 2018 10:11 pm

    St. John’s ranked #1 at the end of this upcoming season

  32. Bye March 30, 2018 1:05 am

    Thank you for leaving. The drama your parents brought to the program was nothing short of a poison to the team. Everything had to be about him. I don’t blame him. I blame the parents who simply thought he was too good for this program. And no I’m not salty. We’ve won 8 state championships without him. We should be fine. I hope you excel there and your new coaches don’t put up with any outside BS.

  33. Coach C March 31, 2018 1:10 pm

    Bye, we won 8 championships without him? Huh? Not like He was eligible since 2000. So let it go. The bigger problem is not him or his parents. 4 new coaches in 5 years that started with a new administration. That’s the problem.

  34. JetWavy March 31, 2018 4:16 pm

    Assuming what some people are speculating that he is 17 and in 10th grade(not sure), would he have been eligible to play out his senior year in Hawai’i? Could the move out of state be eligibility related?

  35. Bye March 31, 2018 6:10 pm

    Coach C my point is to stop acting like we’re screwed without him. And while the coaching changes are a problem, the drama brought to the program by parents is a problem too. Like yanking Sol-Jay from the bus right before the Waianae game. UNNECESSARY DRAMA. Too much focus on the players leaving. Main focus should be the boys here. Kids leaving not worried about Kahuku. So don’t waste time worrying about the kids leaving. Let’s talk about the ballers who are staying.

  36. Moses Moke Galletes April 1, 2018 3:06 pm

    Coach C is right, 4 new coaches in 5 years has no stability for a kid or a program. I wish Slo-jay well and it’s your future at hand. In my mind, he’s still a RR4L and the next man up will preform. Our new coach should have only His Own Staff on the sideline and no weekend coaches on the sideline when it’s game time, it confuses the kids. Kahuku has always do well with players on hand cause Kahuku never runs out of BALLERS! Go Luck to Coach Sterling, it’ your time to start some Stability at the home of The Red Machine!

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