Konawaena’s Molina stands tall among Fab. 15

The Konawaena dominance of the Player of the Year award continues with Cherliyn Molina. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
The Konawaena dominance of the Player of the Year award continues with Cherliyn Molina. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

The 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Fab. 15 can be found in Sunday’s newspaper. Konawaena junior point guard Cherilyn Molina is the state player of the year.

Konawaena’s recent dominance could continue well into the future with 5-foot-10 forward Caiyle Kaupu the fourth Wildcats freshman to be named to the Fab 15, joining Lia Galdeira, Cherilyn Molina and Chanelle Molina.

Freshmen to be named All-State first team:
Caiyle Kaupu, Konawaena, 2017
Cherilyn Molina, Konawaena, 2015
Chanelle Molina, Konawaena, 2013
Lia Galdeira, Konawaena, 2009
Ta Nitra Byrd, Radford, 2007
Vicky Tagalicod, Hilo, 2006
Shawna-Lei Kuehu, Punahou, 2005
Brandy Richardson, Kalaheo, 1998


Here are some notes on this year’s selections:

>> Bobbie Awa has been the coach of the year eight times and three years in a row. Mike Taylor is next on the list with four COY awards.

>> Konaweana broke the record with five players in the Fab 15 last year and got four this year. The Wildcats have had at least one player named all state every year since 2004, a string of 14 years.

>> Maryknoll put three players on the Fab 15 this year, a program record. Junior Rhianne Omori has a chance to become the school’s first three-time all-state player if she can match it next year and Kamalu Kamakawiwoole can match her the following year. Omori joins Nicole Fu (2006-07) as the school’s only two-time all-state selection.

>> Kamehameha put multiple players on the all-state list for the first time since 2013 when Alohi Robins-Hardy, Lilia Maio and Tiare Kanoa all made it. The Warriors had a player crack the Fab 15 for the first time since 2014.


>> Moli Heimuli is Farrington’s first Fab-15 selection since Penina Faumui in 2014.

>> Victoria Kintz is Kaimuki’s first Fab 15 selection since Princess Lauvao was player of the year in 2013.

>> Lahainaluna got only one player on the list this year, the first time they have been so limited since they were shut out in 2013.

>> Camy Aguinaldo is ‘Iolani’s first Fab 15 selection since Jade Botelho in 2014.

>> Punahou has had an all-state player every year for four years in a row. Kamaile Kandiah is the first two-time all-state player for the Buffanblu since Tyra Moe from 2014-16.


>> Alana Nuuanu is Nanakuli’s first-ever All-State Fab. 15 selection. The only other mention for the Golden Hawks is Darin Piliaolha, who was the Star-Bulletin’s coach of the year in 2000.

>> The ILH got seven players on the Fab 15 this year, tied for the most for any league since Paul Honda began his Fab 15 in 2005. The only other year it got seven was 2013 when it also had the coach of the year. The MIL had only one player on the Fab 15 this year, the fewest since it was shut out in 2013.

YearFirst nameLast nameSchoolAward
2019KalinaObreyKamehamehaHSA POY
2019KamaluKamakawiwo'oleKalaniHSA
2019TaylorWuIolaniHSA
2019LilyLefotu WahinekapuIolaniHSA
2019JalenTanuvasaMaryknollHSA
2019SusitinaNamoaLahainalunaHSA
2019LeiahNaeataKahukuHSA
2019CaiyleKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2019KaelynEspindaKaimukiHSA
2019KalenaHalunajanKalaniHSA
2019KelsieImaiWaiakeaHSA
2019DahlisSablayMililaniHSA
2019AlexisHuntimeriolaniHSA
2019KayeSerapinoWaimeaHSA
2019DallasMartinezSacred HeartsHSA
2019DeanYoungIolaniHSA COY
2018CherilynMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2018MikaylaTablitKonawaenaHSA
2018IsabellaCravensMaryknollHSA
2018SisiliaKaufusiKahukuHSA
2018KaelynEspindaKaimukiHSA
2018KalinaObreyKamehamehaHSA
2018KamaluKamakawiwo'oleMaryknollHSA
2018RhianneOmoriMaryknollHSA
2018BraeannaEstabillo-DonatoLahainalunaHSA
2018SusitinaNamoaLahainalunaHSA
2018AllyWadaHawaii BaptistHSA
2018DallasMartinezSacred HeartsHSA
2018KianaVierraKamehamehaHSA
2018CaiyleKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2018KodeeVienaMaryknollHSA
2018BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2017CherilynMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2017KamaluKamakawiwo'oleMaryknollHSA
2017MikialaMaioKamehamehaHSA
2017MolimauHeimuliFarringtonHSA
2017MikaylaTablitKonawaenaHSA
2017RhianneOmoriMaryknollHSA
2017Celena JaneMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2017VictoriaKintzKaimukiHSA
2017KalinaObreyKamehamehaHSA
2017BraeannaEstabilloLahainalunaHSA
2017CamyAguinaldoIolaniHSA
2017KamaileKandiahPunahouHSA
2017IsabellaCravensMaryknollHSA
2017CaiyleKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2017AlanaNuuanuNanakuliHSA
2017BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2016ChanelleMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2016IhiVictorKonawaenaHSA
2016CameronFernandezLahainalunaHSA
2016Keleah-AikoKoloiLahainalunaHSA
2016CherilynMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2016TyraMoePunahouHSA
2016Celena JaneMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2016KealaQuinlanRooseveltHSA
2016Fa-Ko FiemeaHafokaLahainalunaHSA
2016RhianneOmoriMaryknollHSA
2016AlexisPanaHiloHSA
2016KamaileKandiahPunahouHSA
2016RoselynnShimaokaKaiserHSA
2016MikaylaTablitKonawaenaHSA
2016AlexisDelovioMaryknollHSA
2016BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2015ChanelleMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2015KealaQuinlanRooseveltHSA
2015FiemeaHafokaLahainalunaHSA
2015Celena JaneMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2015IhiVictorKonawaenaHSA
2015CameronFernandezLahainalunaHSA
2015MaegenMartinMaryknollHSA
2015PatriaVaimoanaKailuaHSA
2015Keleah-AikoKoloiLahainalunaHSA
2015JasmineMoodyRadfordHSA
2015TyraMoePunahouHSA
2015AlexisPanaHiloHSA
2015CherilynMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2015JerriMaluyoLeilehuaHSA
2015StarrRiveraRooseveltHSA
2015BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2014ChanelleMolinaKonawaenaHSA POY
2014AlohiRobins-HardyKamehamehaHSA
2014SarahLivaMililaniHSA
2014TyraMoePunahouHSA
2014LaChaeMcColorMoanlauaHSA
2014AlexisPanaHiloHSA
2014PeninaFaumuiFarringtonHSA
2014HaileyMotookaPunahouHSA
2014JenevaToiloloFarringtonHSA
2014FiemeaHafokaLahainalunaHSA
2014CaseyPoeKS-HawaiiHSA
2014StarrRiveraRooseveltHSA
2014JadeBotelhoIolaniHSA
2014KeauFeyPunahouHSA
2014FolauHafokaLahainalunaHSA
2014KevinVelascoPunahouHSA COY
2013PrincessLauvaoKaimukiHSA POY
2013AlexMasaquelIolaniHSA
2013AliyahPanaHiloHSA
2013KikiRobertsonMid-PacificHSA
2013ChanelleMolinaKonawaenaHSA
2013CaseyPoeKS-HawaiiHSA
2013LiliaMaioKamehamehaHSA
2013TiareKanoaKamehamehaHSA
2013AlohiRobins-HardyKamehamehaHSA
2013CourtneyKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2013FiaTailele-LatuKahukuHSA
2013KristleHenryKauaiHSA
2013SarahLivaHanalaniHSA
2013NaylaLongMililaniHSA
2013AbriannaJohnson-EdwardsIolaniHSA
2013DaroldImanakaKamehamehaHSA COY
2012LiaGaldeiraKonawaenaHSA POY
2012DawnyelleAwaKonawaenaHSA
2012KylieMaedaIolaniHSA
2012LeighlaniPaselioKahukuHSA
2012AshleySavusaKaimukiHSA
2012KikiRobertsonMid-PacificHSA
2012SaphyreRezentesIolaniHSA
2012CourtneyKaupuKonawaenaHSA
2012MyshaSatarakaPunahouHSA
2012ChelseaPoeKS-HawaiiHSA
2012TaylorBabbittMililaniHSA
2012AlexMasaquelIolaniHSA
2012KapiliAmamalinMililaniHSA
2012AnaLaueseLahainalunaHSA
2012KristleHenryKauaiHSA
2012BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2011LiaGaldeiraKonawaenaHSA POY
2011MaikiVielaLahainalunaHSA
2011DawnyelleAwaKonawaenaHSA
2011Hailey-AnnMaedaPunahouHSA
2011BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHSA
2011MyshaSatarakaPunahouHSA
2011KylieMaedaIolaniHSA
2011KirstenLianaFarringtonHSA
2011KaleiAdolphoMolokaiHSA
2011AnuheaWallKonawaenaHSA
2011JoshlynNogaKahukuHSA
2011KatelynnPaleka-KennedyKS-HawaiiHSA
2011AlexMasaquelIolaniHSA
2011AshleyAgcaoiliMaryknollHSA
2011AshleyYamachikaMid-PacificHSA
2011BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSA COY
2010MaikiVielaLahainalunaHA POY
2010LoriYamashitaIolaniHA
2010DawnyelleAwaKonawaenaHA
2010BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHA
2010MilikaTafuaLahainalunaHA
2010ToddRickardLahainalunaHA COY
2010MaikiVielaLahainalunaHSB POY
2010MilikaTafuaLahainalunaHSB
2010DawnyelleAwaKonawaenaHSB
2010KamieImaiWaiakeaHSB
2010BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHSB
2010KaleiAdolphoMolokaiHSB
2010MikelaThoemmesRooseveltHSB
2010LoriYamashitaIolaniHSB
2010DejahFaasoaKaimukiHSB
2010Hailey-AnnMaedaPunahouHSB
2010MyshaSatarakaPunahouHSB
2010JordanAkakueloPearl CityHSB
2010KylieSatoMcKinleyHSB
2010AnuheaWallKonawaenaHSB
2010Dana LynnHooper-JuarioMolokaiHSB
2010ToddRickardLahainalunaHSB COY
2009LiaGaldeiraKonawaenaHA POY
2009JanelleNomuraPunahouHA
2009NatashaHelshamAieaHA
2009BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHA
2009MilikaTafuaLahainalunaHA
2009BobbieAwaKonawaenaHA COY
2009LiaGaldeiraKonawaenaHSB POY
2009JanelleNomuraPunahouHSB
2009MilikaTafuaLahainalunaHSB
2009BrydgetteTatupu-LeopoldoFarringtonHSB
2009KaleiAdolphoMolokaiHSB
2009NatashaHelshamAieaHSB
2009KamieImaiWaiakeaHSB
2009LoriYamashitaIolaniHSB
2009JohnelleKapuaMid-PacificHSB
2009MikelaThoemmesRooseveltHSB
2009KanishaBelloWaiakeaHSB
2009KanishaHanato-SmithKonawaenaHSB
2009TressaTorresPunahouHSB
2009LindseyWongKamehamehaHSB
2009MaikiVielaLahainalunaHSB
2009BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSB COY
2008Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHSB POY
2008JamieSmithIolaniHSB
2008IwalaniRodgriguesKalaniHSB
2008VickyTagalicodHiloHSB
2008Shaena-LynKuehuPunahouHSB
2008ManaHopkinsKonawaenaHSB
2008DiannaZaneRooseveltHSB
2008Ta NitraByrdRadfordHSB
2008ChanelHirataIolaniHSB
2008KamieImaiWaiakeaHSB
2008JanelleNomuraPunahouHSB
2008BritniRonoloMoanaluaHSB
2008KiraDeMoralesWaiakeaHSB
2008JohnelleKapuaMid-PacificHSB
2008MarlenaMalepeaiRadfordHSB
2008MikeTaylorPunahouHSB COY
2008Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHA POY
2008Shaena-LynKuehuPunahouHA
2008JamieSmithIolaniHA
2008IwalaniRodriguesKalaniHA
2008KamieImaiWaiakeaHA
2008MikeTaylorPunahouHA COY
2007KeishaKanekoaKonawaenaHSB POY
2007JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHSB
2007IwalaniRodriguesRooseveltHSB
2007JamieSmithIolaniHSB
2007VickyTagalicodHiloHSB
2007AnaleeViena-LotaKamehamehaHSB
2007NicoleFuMaryknollHSB
2007CourtneyGaddisKalaniHSB
2007Ta NitraByrdRadfordHSB
2007ManaHopkinsKonawaenaHSB
2007ShanadeeCanonKalaheoHSB
2007LianaHanato-SmithKonawaenaHSB
2007JanelleNomuraPunahouHSB
2007ChelseaDeptulaPunahouHSB
2007ChelsieSatoMcKinleyHSB
2007BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSB COY
2007BobbieAwaKonawaenaHA COY
2007MikeTaylorPunahouHA COY
2007JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHA POY
2007KeishaKanekoaKonawaenaHA
2007IwalaniRodriguesRooseveltHA
2007AnaleeViena-LotaKamehamehaHA
2007JamieSmithIolaniHA
2006Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHSB POY
2006TatrianaLorenzoKamehamehaHSB
2006JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHSB
2006TatiBeasleyRooseveltHSB
2006KeishaKanekoaHonokaaHSB
2006IwalaniRodriguesRooseveltHSB
2006JamieSmithIolaniHSB
2006NicoleFuMaryknollHSB
2006VickyTagalicodHiloHSB
2006Shaena-LynKuehuPunahouHSB
2006ShanadeeCanonKalaheoHSB
2006ArteviaWilyKahukuHSB
2006HaunaniLifteeKonawaenaHSB
2006Hennesea-SueTokumuraIolaniHSB
2006CamillaAh-HoyKahukuHSB
2006MikeTaylorPunahouHSB COY
2006Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHA POY
2006JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHA
2006TatiBeasleyRooseveltHA
2006TatrianaLorenzoKamehamehaHA
2006KeishaKanekoaHonokaaHA
2006MikeTaylorPunahouHA COY
2005Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHSB POY
2005KeishaKanekoaHonokaaHSB
2005JessicaHanatoKonawaenaHSB
2005Shanna-LeiDacanayPunahouHSB
2005MikeTaylorPunahouHSB COY
2005ShardePrattKaiserHSB
2005TerevaMooreRadfordHSB
2005TatiBeasleyRooseveltHSB
2005TatrianaLorenzoKamehamehaHSB
2005LeilaniGaldonesKS-HawaiiHSB
2005Hennasea-SueTokumuraIolaniHSB
2005NicoleLehnerKasierHSB
2005ChristineTakaraPunahouHSB
2005AishaAleKahukuHSB
2005JazzmineAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHSB
2005TaylorSmithKalaheoHSB
2005Shanna-LeiDacanayPunahouHA POY
2005KeishaKanekoaHonokaaHA
2005JessicaHanatoKonawaenaHA
2005Shawna-LeiKuehuPunahouHA
2005TaylorSmithKalaheoHA
2005JazzminAwa-WilliamsKonawaenaHA
2005MikeTaylorPunahouHA COY
2004Shanna-LeiDacanayPunahouHSB
2004KamiKapakuBaldwinHSB
2004JessicaHanatoKonawaenaHSB
2004NancyHoistKonawaenaHSB POY
2004LatoyaWilyKahukuHSB
2004BobbieAwaKonawaenaHSB COY
2004KarlaTaileleKahukuHA
2004KamiKapakuBaldwinHA
2004NancyHoistKonawaenaHA POY
2004SunshineMisa-UliFarringtonHA
2004LatoyaWilyKahukuHA
2004BobbieAwaKonawaenaHA COY
2003MeganChingKamehamehaHA
2003RachelKanePunahouHA POY
2003PattiHardimonMoanaluaHA
2003SunshineMisa-UliFarringtonHA
2003LatoyaWilyKahukuHA
2003WendyAnaeKahukuHA COY
2003WendyAnaeKahukuHSB COY
2003MeganChingKamehamehaHSB
2003PattiHardimonMoanaluaHSB
2003LatoyaWilyKahukuHSB
2003BeckyHoguePunahouHSB
2003AmberLeeMcKinleyHSB
2003RachelKanePunahouHSB POY
2002MeganChingKamehamehaHSB POY
2002RachelKanePunahouHSB
2002AmberLeeMcKinleyHSB
2002NancyHoistKonawaenaHSB
2002BeckyHoguePunahouHSB
2002ClayCockettKamehamehaHSB COY
2002MeganChingKamehamehaHA POY
2002RachelKanePunahouHA
2002AmberLeeMcKinleyHA
2002NancyHoistKonawaenaHA
2002BeckyHoguePunahouHA
2002ClayCockettKamehamehaHA COY
2001BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHA POY
2001ArittaLaneAieaHA
2001MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHA
2001KyleeNakamuraAieaHA
2001MonicaTokoroIolaniHA
2001FranVillarmia-KahawaiAieaHA COY
2001ArittaLaneAieaHSB COPOY
2001BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHSB COPOY
2001MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHSB
2001MonicaTokoroIolaniHSB
2001NicoleGarbinBaldwinHSB
2001FranVillarmia-KahawaiAieaHSB COY
2000BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHSB POY
2000MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHSB
2000KealaniKimballKamehamehaHSB
2000JadeSavusaMid-PacificHSB
2000RaelenSelfKamehamehaHSB
2000ClayCockettKamehamehaHSB COY
2000DarinPilialohaNanakuliHSB COY
2000BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHA POY
2000KealaniKimballKamehamehaHA
2000MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHA
2000JadeSavusaMid-PacificHA
2000RaelenSelfKamehamehaHA
2000DarinLeeMid-PacificHA COY
1999SheilaAzevedoWaiakeaHSB
1999AmberEhiaMcKinleyHSB
1999MichelleGabrielMaryknollHSB
1999KealaniKimballKamehamehaHSB
1999EsteeOkamuraPunahouHSB
1999BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHSB POY
1999MikeTaylorMaryknollHSB COY
1999BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHA POY
1999ClayCockettKamehamehaHA COY
1999KeaKimballKamehamehaHA
1999SheilaAzevedoWaiakeaHA
1999EsteeOkumuraPunahouHA
1999MichelleGabrielMaryknollHA
1999MiliaMacfarlanePunahouHA
1998OnaonaMillerPunahouHSB POY
1998KimTaylorKalaheoHSB
1998BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHSB
1998SheilaAzevedoWaiakeaHSB
1998LisaArcangelLahainalunaHSB
1998AinaKohlerLahainalunaHSB
1998ShellyFeyPunahouHSB COY
1998OnaonaMillerPunahouHA POY
1998KimTaylorKalaheoHA
1998BrandyRichardsonKalaheoHA
1998SheilaAzevedoWaiakeaHA
1998MichelleGabrielMaryknollHA
1998ShelleyFeyPunahouHA COY
1997ErinStovallIolaniHSB POY
1997OnaonaMillerPunahouHSB
1997KiiSpencer-VasconcellosPunahouHSB
1997DaynaGambillHonokaaHSB
1997MarjorieNepoMcKinleyHSB
1997ShellyFeyPunahouHSB COY
1997Ki'iSpencer-VasconcellosPunahouHA POY
1997OnaonaMillerPunahouHA
1997DaynaGambillHonokaaHA
1997MarjorieNepoMcKinleyHA
1997CianCarvalhoKapaaHA
1997ChicoFurtadoKalaheoHA COY
1996TianaFuertesIolaniHA POY
1996DarolynCustodioMcKinleyHA
1996RachelWatsonKamehamehaHA
1996BooArnoldKamehamehaHA
1996Ki'iSpencer-VasconcellosPunahouHA
1996BernieChingIolaniHA COY
1995BJItomanIolaniHA POY
1995DarolynCustodioMcKinleyHA
1995TianaFuertesIolaniHA
1995ReginaKaaihiliKamehamehaHA
1995HedyLiuUniversityHA
1995BernieChingIolaniHA COY
1994BJItomanIolaniHA POY
1994JodiBensonMoanaluaHA
1994TianaFuertesIolaniHA
1994HedyLiuUniversityHA
1994Ki'iSpencer-VasconcellosPunahouHA
1994ShelleyFeyPunahouHA COY
1993NaniCockettKamehamehaHA POY
1993BJItomanIolaniHA
1993MaliaAndaganSt. AnthonyHA
1993JodiBensonMoanaluaHA
1993AuliiEllisKamehamehaHA
1993AlApoKamehamehaHA COY
1992NaniCockettKamehamehaHA POY
1992KaheaSchuckertHonokaaHA
1992KaleiArnoldKamehamehaHA
1992JodiBensonMoanaluaHA
1992VioletCarrilloKapaaHA
1992DanaTakaharaMoanaluaHA COY
1991NaniCockettKamehamehaHA POY
1991NancyAnetipaUniversityHA
1991KauiDalireKamehamehaHA
1991RozRipleyUniversityHA
1991KaheaSchuckertHonokaaHA
1991AlApoKamehamehaHA COY
1990MelanieAzamaIolaniSB POY
1990KauiWakitaHiloSB
1990MaliaKuenzliKamehamehaSB
1990CindiPilaKamehamehaSB
1990IcelynnWahinepioKaimukiSB
1990AlApoKamehamehaSB COY
1990MelanieAzamaIolaniHA POY
1990KauiWakitaHiloHA
1990NaniCockettKamehamehaHA
1990IcelynnWahinepioKaimukiHA
1990MaliaKuenzliKamehamehaHA
1990AlApoKamehamehaHA COY
1989MichelleArnoldKamehamehaSB
1989MelanieAzamaIolaniSB
1989MonicaFariaKaiserSB
1989JenniferKaeoWaiakeaSB
1989CarolineTatupuIolaniSB
1989JenniferKaeoWaiakeaHA POY
1989MelanieAzamaIolaniHA
1989MichelleArnoldKamehamehaHA
1989MonicaFariaKaiserHA
1989KauiWakitaHiloHA
1989BernieChingIolaniHA COY
1988JenniferKaeoWaiakeaHA POY
1988JulieWasselMaryknollHA
1988MonicaFariaKaiserHA
1988MichelleArnoldKamehamehaHA
1988MelanieAzamaIolaniHA
1988AlApoKamehamehaHA COY
1982KarenYamaguchiUniversitySB POY
1982DonnaKalamaUniversitySB
1982TerryCooperPunahouSB
1982CindyStehouwerPunahouSB
1982RaeleneTasakaRooseveltSB
1982LarryKandaUniversitySB COY
1979KimLungPunahouHA POY
1979CelesteCabralKalaheoHA
1979AudreyPaganUniversityHA
1979CherylShimizuMoanaluaHA
1979CynthiaStehouwerPunahouHA
1979RobDurandPunahouHA COY

COMMENTS

  1. Kazu February 26, 2017 4:17 pm

    Would have been nice if UH could have gotten at least one of the Molina sisters. I guess with Coach Awa’s connection to WSU may have helped WSU to get them. To bad older sister had to sit out this year with injuries, hope she recovers 100%.


  2. ballerz February 27, 2017 7:11 am

    fabulous page in sundays sports star-bulletin. congrats to all the players and coaches for their efforts. best of luck to the seniors who will continue their journey as student-athletes at the next level.


  3. Education First February 27, 2017 8:34 am

    Too bad one of the Molina sisters didn’t end up at USC, Cal, UCLA, or another higher level academic university. When you are that talented doors open. But sometimes, you need the right people surrounding you to show you which doors to open or to actually open the doors for you.

    My Intel told me that with the correct people around her, more prominent universities would have been a realistic option for the oldest Molina.


  4. Casual Observer February 27, 2017 9:50 am

    Too bad the fifth Kona Wildcat starter wasn’t recognized even in the honorable mentions. While its great that the Molina sisters plus two are recognized, Konawaena is almost the epitome of team play and they play with five to win games.


  5. The Great One February 28, 2017 2:24 pm

    EF, would those top schools you speak of, admit all of the Molina sisters?

    Part of their decision to go to WSU was to all play together. Did your sources tell you that? Are your sources even close to the family? Nope.

    Please, know your role.


  6. 100% Kona March 1, 2017 5:58 pm

    WSU is a fine institution, Konaweana and WSU have a relationship.
    They picked WSU for a number of reasons and what was best for their ohana.

    EF sounds like another townie from honolulu.

    Go Wildcats!


  7. Education First March 2, 2017 12:19 pm

    100% Kona March 1, 2017 at 5:58 pm
    WSU is a fine institution, Konaweana and WSU have a relationship.
    They picked WSU for a number of reasons and what was best for their ohana.

    EF sounds like another townie from honolulu.

    Go Wildcats!
    ——————————–

    So you are saying that Washington State is a fine university? You must have very low standards for yourself and your children and/or community members. I will provide some data for you. Unlike you, I don’t speak out of my ass without providing any evidence.

    US News, which is recognized as the Holy Grail by universities, high schools, and parents as providing the most credible and accurate college rankings puts Washington State at #143 overall and given them a ranking of 39/100.

    That’s bad. But hey, “it’s a fine institution!” HAHA.

    Also, this is the institution and coaching staff that never stayed on top of their recent drop-out correct? You know, the situation when a player stopped going to class and stopped doing all their work. So that player left school since they would have been ineligible and had to go play overseas?

    I guess those are characteristics of a fine university too? Do you have any information that supports your claim that WSU is a fine university?

    Or do you normally create arguments and give opinions without providing data, evidence, or anything to support your opinion?

    https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/washington-state-3800


  8. Education First March 2, 2017 12:24 pm

    The Great One February 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm
    EF, would those top schools you speak of, admit all of the Molina sisters?

    Part of their decision to go to WSU was to all play together. Did your sources tell you that? Are your sources even close to the family? Nope.

    Please, know your role.
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    Notice I am making a speculation based on information told to me and using common sense. I believe if the oldest Molina had a HC with better relationships with Division 1 schools, then the oldest Molina could have and probably would have gotten into schools such as USC, Cal, and UCLA.

    This is only my opinion based on what some scouts told me. They said she had the talent to get the tier 1 universities, not settle for a tier 3-4.

    Now regarding the two sisters, they are not as good so most likely they wouldn’t get the same opportunity.

    Now if losing the chance to attend and obtain a degree from a top university to play with your sisters who you have played with for the past 4-8 years, then in my opinion, that is sad.

    I get playing with your family if the options are limited. But if one kid has the chance to go way above and beyond, then you take it.

    Using this mentality is just crazy. So what’s next, one only had the ability to work at 7-11 so the other two sisters should work there too?

    That is absurd and a small mind’s way of thinking.


  9. The Watcher March 2, 2017 4:12 pm

    I have to agree that USC and UCLA are much better schools than WSU. You also forgot Stanford. WSU is at the bottom for academics in the Pac 12.


  10. bball March 3, 2017 5:56 am

    ED and The Watcher as long as the girls are getting good education, what does being bottom of PAC12 or lower tier even matter. Their are thousands of schools that’s much lower tier, but why keep comparing and repeating yourself.It just don’t make sense why your so concern with what school Molina went to. Would you be happy if she went to USC or UCLA? Both school she upset during her time playing before her injury. She’s happy and getting big recognition at WSU, so I guess she must have picked the right school.


  11. Education First March 3, 2017 8:05 am

    bball March 3, 2017 at 5:56 am
    ED and The Watcher as long as the girls are getting good education, what does being bottom of PAC12 or lower tier even matter. Their are thousands of schools that’s much lower tier, but why keep comparing and repeating yourself.It just don’t make sense why your so concern with what school Molina went to. Would you be happy if she went to USC or UCLA? Both school she upset during her time playing before her injury. She’s happy and getting big recognition at WSU, so I guess she must have picked the right school.
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    Well what if your child could get a BETTER education? Do you teach your children to be content? Or do you teach them to be risk takers and shoot for the stars? Now, assuming it’s free, there’s nothing wrong with free education.

    But if a realistic option is USC, UCLA, or Cal, and those options were not shown to me or wasn’t made availability due to the HC’s inability to create relationships with college scouts or their unwillingness to let the star player travel with other clubs that go to more high profile tournaments, then I would be very disappointed.

    If the kid got into USC or UCLA I would be very happy for the kid. It frustrates me when talented kids settle (not her fault) since they were not told or the adults surrounding them are naive and/or inexperienced on how to do the recruiting thing.

    As for big recognition, what are you talking about? UCONN has won over 100 games in a row, and even that wasn’t really front page news compared to other high level and high profile sports. So what big recognition is she getting?

    As for upsetting them, big whoops. I am talking about securing a high level degree that opens many doors. Maybe you don’t understand, but when you graduate from USC or UCLA, especially when you are an athlete, doors open, jobs are often waiting, and the networking among fellow alumni is HUGE!

    Please tell me that is incorrect.


  12. Education First March 3, 2017 8:09 am

    Of course she picked the right school, there were not that many options. What were they? WSU or UH? That is not a hard choice.

    What I am saying is if the adults surrounding her knew how the recruiting game works, then schools like USC, UCLA, Cal, and maybe even Stanford would have been realistic options.

    And if you pick WSU over Stanford (if both offer), then honestly you are a fool.


  13. The Rim March 3, 2017 11:18 am

    Give it a rest dude, you just hate Konawaena and any success they or any of their girls have. I know lots of people who have degrees from small private DIII universities that do very well for themselves, and on the other hand I know a few that did go to your top listed schools and are not even working in the field they received their degree from. Bottom line is the Molina girls kicked butt and the last one still has one more year to irritate you. So funny reading your idiotic posts.


  14. Education First March 3, 2017 12:15 pm

    The Rim March 3, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Give it a rest dude, you just hate Konawaena and any success they or any of their girls have. I know lots of people who have degrees from small private DIII universities that do very well for themselves, and on the other hand I know a few that did go to your top listed schools and are not even working in the field they received their degree from. Bottom line is the Molina girls kicked butt and the last one still has one more year to irritate you. So funny reading your idiotic posts.
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    Please point out what is idiotic? Now, granted, I know it’s hard for you to comprehend higher level thinking, making inferences, and composing theories based on data. So I will break it down for you. Please let me know what is idiotic.

    Point #1 – Molina if marketed correctly could have had athletic scholarships to USC, UCLA, or Cal. US News and many other publications that rank Division 1 Universities have these schools in the top 25 if not higher. WSU hovers in the 100-125 range. Therefore, teh opportunity to get a much better degree that ties into quality of life was very realistic.

    Please tell me what is idiotic about this statement?
    1) Do you think WSU is better academically?
    2) If given the opportunity to attend these 4 schools, would you choose WSU over the others?

    And you do know that many D3 schools are top level academics schools correct? Notice, I never mention D3 since many of those schools are high level academic schools. I only mention WSU.

    Please show me where I mention any D3 schools and say that they are either academically inferior or worse than any of the schools I mention?

    I have not, so please do not make up things just to try and prove a point that does not exist.

    Is that what you were taught to do? You make up statements based on someone that no one is talking about? D3? Um, no? No one is talking about D3 schools here so why bring that up?

    Man, I totally see why you think what I say is idiotic. For some reason, your brain makes you think that I was actually or ever talking about D3. I was not.

    Maybe get your head checked and then read my posts again after the doctor clears you.

    Thanks for trying though.


  15. Education First March 3, 2017 12:21 pm

    The Rim March 3, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Give it a rest dude, you just hate Konawaena and any success they or any of their girls have. I know lots of people who have degrees from small private DIII universities that do very well for themselves, and on the other hand I know a few that did go to your top listed schools and are not even working in the field they received their degree from. Bottom line is the Molina girls kicked butt and the last one still has one more year to irritate you. So funny reading your idiotic posts.
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    I have gone on record many times to say how talented these young ladies are. Please find a post where I say they are not talented?

    Once again making up stuff to try and make yourself sound correct. Who does that?

    My point is with the school and adults not giving them the opportunity to get into schools that their talent matches. The oldest Molina has legit top 25 school talent and she is at WSU.

    Please right back and make up more stuff. What’s next? Are you going to accuse me of writing stuff about NCAA D2 or the NAIA?

    Sad, you cannot even read.


  16. The Rim March 3, 2017 1:47 pm

    Sadly you’re the one with issues, and it is always about Konawaena girls basketball. Idiotic is your insistence that you’re right, and for some unknown reason you feel the need to put people down like a spoiled child. That is idiotic! Grow up and get a job.


  17. Sports fan March 12, 2017 2:49 pm

    Take in to consideration that the Molina sisters are short so they are very lucky to play for any school,


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