Molina is MaxPreps fifth-team All-American

Konawaena's Chanelle Molina added another to her long list of honors after being named to the CBS MaxPreps All-America fifth team.  Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Konawaena’s Chanelle Molina added another to her long list of honors after being named to the CBS MaxPreps All-America fifth team. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Konawaena’s Chanelle Molina, the multi-sport star who is headed to Washington State to play basketball next season, was named to the CBS MaxPreps Girls All-America fifth team Wednesday.

Molina comes from a long line of Wildcats stars who have made a statewide impact and beyond. That list also includes Lia Galdeira, who was drafted by the Washington Mystics of the WNBA on Thursday after a stellar career with the WSU Cougars.

CBS MaxPreps picked six All-America teams and honorable mentions.


Molina was named the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year three times, including her recently completed senior season, when she led Konawaena to a second straight Division I state championship and seventh in the last 13 years.


Nancy Hoist, Hana Kimitete, Jazzmin Awa-Williams, Dawnyelle Awa, Ihi Victor and Chanelle Molina’s sisters — Cherilyn Molina and Celena Molina — are just a few of the players who have been big parts of the Wildcats’ basketball machine under head coach Bobbie Awa throughout the years.

Konawaena finished in 21st place in the CBS MaxPreps national rankings.

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