2018


Offensive Player of the Year: Kaile Halvorsen, Kaiser, Sr.

Defensive Player of the Year: Jodi Lillie, Mililani, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Kristin Masunaga, Iolani


FIRST TEAM

Daelenn Tokunaga

Pearl City  •  Sr
F

Hevanilea Haunga

KS-Hawaii  •  Sr
F

Kaile Halvorsen

Kaiser  •  Sr
F

Hunter Malaki

Pearl City  •  Sr
MF

Kelsey Takahashi

Iolani  •  So
MF

Sierra Wheeler

Iolani  •  So
MF

Jordan Zarate

Hawaii Prep  •  Sr
MF

Jodi Lillie

Mililani  •  Sr
D

Karlin Wurlitzer

Mililani  •  Sr
D

Kelsey Wong

Iolani  •  So
D

Tausani Tavale

Kamehameha  •  So
D

Naomi Takata

Pearl City  •  Jr
GK

D'awncey Jones-Black

Kamehameha  •  Jr
UT

SECOND TEAM

Amber Tadeo-Gilbert

Mililani  •  So
F

Emi Higgins

Hawaii Prep  •  Jr
F

Lauren Mukaigawa

Punahou  •  Jr
F

Bree Fuller

Pearl City  •  Jr
MF

Brende Yoshizumi

Kamehameha  •  Sr
MF

Shaley Mercado

Kaiser  •  Jr
MF

Megumi Takushi

Pearl City  •  Sr
D

Kyla Takazono

Pearl City  •  Sr
D

Taylor Arakaki

Iolani  •  Jr
D

Julia Perry

Hawaii Prep  •  Sr
D

Kaila Ambrosio

KS-Hawaii  •  Jr
D

Hailey Asato

Punahou  •  Sr
GK

Mia Watanabe

Iolani  •  So
UT

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THIRD TEAM

Miya Clarke

Hilo  •  Jr
F

Kelci Sumida

Moanalua  •  Jr
F

Ciana Rivera

Castle  •  Sr
F

Ilihia Keawekane

KS-Maui  •  Sr
F

Brittny Ihara

Pearl City  •  Sr
MF

Rachael Tagatauli

Kamehameha  •  Sr
MF

April Barnes

Kapaa  •  Sr
MF

Carley Park

Kamehameha  •  Fr
D

Nicole Wong

Kamehameha  •  Jr
D

Emma Gusman

Punahou  •  Sr
D

Mia Rose Daly

King Kekaulike  •  Sr
D

Musuai Isaia

Iolani  •  Jr
GK

Sunshine Fontes

Pearl City  •  Jr
UT


HONORABLE MENTION

Forwards: Lytiana Akinaka (King Kekaulike), Sasha Asselbaye (Iolani), Brianna Binder (Kapaa), Hannah Cabral (Kalaheo), Danielle Chang (Castle), Leah Feato (Kamehameha), Hokulei Ishikawa (Campbell), Tatum Kauka (Kamehameha), Adriana Maroney (Punahou), Nicole Olanda (Aiea), Layla Santos (Punahou), Alena Schnek (Sacred Hearts), Alysha Somera (Waipahu), Kaitlin Uemoto (Iolani), Teah Van Bergen (Hawaii Prep), Sarah Wong (Le Jardin), Kekaimalie Woods (Sacred Hearts)

Midfielders: Hiwa Brown (KS-Hawaii), Taylor Caporus (Roosevelt), Jasity Cartwright (Kahuku), Chai Cortez (Maui), Kainoa Dafun (Baldwin), Tayzha Furuta (Mililani), Cece Jenkins (Iolani), Jaylen Lum (Mililani), Kylie Minamishin (Kamehameha), Karlee Manding (Waipahu), Savannah Breeze Miranda (Aiea), Haley Miyasato (Hilo), Taylin Park (Kaiser), Jenna Perry (Hawaii Prep), Kessinee Pi (Punahou), Kamalei Roback (KS-Maui), Hollie Saplan (Hio), Kylie Schultz (Radford), Kelsey Shintaku (Punahou), Cheyenne Smith (Campbell), Keely Smith (Kailua), Kaylee Sumida (Moanalua), Daysha-Ann Solidum (Kalani), Meagan Tamashiro (Mililani), Mya Tolentino (Waipahu), Nalani Wall (Konawaena), Radhika Webster-Shultz (Mid-Pacific), Cheyann Yamashiro (Le Jardin)

Defenders: Kayla Alcott (Kapolei), Ciena Caires (Kauai), Kimi Casupang (Moanalua), Kaiya Denis (Konawaena), Alyssa Gabriel (Kaiser), Kaitlyn Hamilton (Aiea), Karla Ishii (Hilo), Legacy Kalua (Punahou), Taryn Kaneko (Punahou), Phoenix Dawn Miranda (Aiea), Callie Mullen (Mililani), Kadi Nakamura (Waipahu), Quinn Nakasone (Mililani), Kiley Pazcoguin (Sacred Hearts), Rovi Porter (Kalani), Katie Pothier (Campbell), Shylah Soon (Iolani), Tehani Smith (Castle), Taylor Venenciano (Iolani)

Goalkeepers: Saydee Bacdad (Hilo), Kyanah Blas (Konawaena), Alexis Davis (Kaiser), Malie Kuia (Baldwin), Maia Mills (Hawaii Prep), Denise Nagayama (Kailua), Sydni Nakamura (Mililani), Alexis Schmidt (Sacred Hearts), Kendal Stovall (Kamehameha), Shayla Sugai (Aiea), Shyanne Yates-Siilata (Kahuku)

Utility: Sharon Cain (Kamehameha), Piper Collado (Pearl City), Chenoa Frederick (KS-Hawaii), Tehani Furuta (Mililani), Bethanee Hanaike (Castle), Kalamanamana Harman (Hilo), Marea Lee (Iolani), Kaycee Manding (Waipahu), Tyla Reese Mane (Aiea), Isabella Police (Hawaii Prep), Rayna Santiago (Nanakuli), Soraya Santos (Pearl City), Jamie-Lyn Shimamoto (Punahou), Caylie Uyema (Pearl City)

Other coaches that received consideration: Noelani Bio (Kaiser)

Halvorsen, Lillie lead girls soccer honorees

The Cougars' striker and Trojans' center back were tops at their respective positions. ScoringLive photo illustration

Offensive Player of the Year: Kaile Halvorsen, Kaiser, forward, Sr.
Whenever Kaile Halvorsen touches the ball on the pitch, something special is bound to happen.

The Kaiser senior striker, who scored a state-leading 31 goals and had six hat tricks this season, was chosen as the 2018 All-Hawaii Girls Soccer Offensive Player of the Year.

Halvorsen, who earned First Team All-Hawaii honors as a freshman while playing for Punahou, overcame knee injuries in her sophomore and junior years to power the Cougars to a 13-5 record this season.

Her 31 goals scored matched her entire career total for her first three years as she led Kaiser to the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I title game and a semifinal appearance in the Queen's Medical Center state tournament.

"As soon as she gets the ball, she's a threat," Kamehameha coach Missy Moore said on Halvorsen. "Her finishing ratio has to be like 8 out of 10. She's able to finish goals that I don't see many high school players finishing. Her ability to put the ball in the back of the net is outstanding."

Halvorsen's proficiency with the ball wasn't just limited to finding the back of the net as she constantly looked for the Cougars' best scoring option and dished out 21 assists.

"She knows that she would get double-teamed, (so) she would find her targets and her teammates, and I think that's why she was more multi-dimensional as a offensive player. To me, that kind of player is more valuable because they look at what's available to the team and not just about individually scoring."

Halvorsen will continue her playing career at Santa Clara University.

Pearl City's Daelenn Tokunaga, the 2016 Offensive POY and three-time All-OIA West Player of the Year, also received consideration for the award.

Defensive Player of the Year: Jodi Lillie, Mililani, defender, Sr.
With so many top defenders in the state, there was one thing that set Mililani's Jodi Lillie apart from everyone else – speed.

The Trojans' center back was tasked with marking the opposing team's best weapon every game and is the 2018 All-Hawaii Girls Soccer Defensive Player of the Year.

Lillie, who was a Second Team All-Hawaii selection a season ago, was pivotal in Mililani's third straight run to the OIA Division I title as she helped the Trojans shut down Tokunaga and Halvorsen, two of the top goal scorers in the state, in two games in three days.

Very few teams scored on Mililani when Lillie was defending as Mililani posted 12 total shutouts in 17 games and finished third in the state tournament.

"She prevented a lot of scores, not too many teams will get past her," said Akiona. "Jodi has exceptional speed and she also has a strong leg. She was the last line that nobody past."

Not only did Lillie individually neutralize threats, but she was also a consummate teammate that kept everyone calm and collected.

"She definitely took control of the back," said Akiona. "She was the nucleus that everyone kind of worked around her, and she was able to direct her team and her teammates really liked working with her."

"She's extremely soccer smart and her soccer IQ is brilliant," added Kapolei coach Brian Beck. "I like that she loves to develop players around her. Her attitude and personality on and off the field made other players really comfortable to take direction from her while on the pitch."

Lillie, who will play collegiately for the Vulcans at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, edged out teammate Karlin Wurlitzer, Kamehameha's Tausani Tavale, Iolani's Kelsey Wong and Pearl City goalkeeper Naomi Takata for the award.

Coach of the Year: Kristin Masunaga, Iolani
Iolani did it again.

Despite nearly missing the state tournament and getting eliminated in the first round, the Raiders defended their Division I state title and won their sixth state crown this Spring.

Iolani did not go undefeated like it did a season ago, but the Raiders got hot when it really mattered.

While 2017 Offensive Player of the Year in Kylee Kim-Bustillos played a big role in the Raiders' title last year, this season's squad was a total team effort.

Some of the notable players include:

-holding midfielder Sierra Wheeler, who recovered from a thigh injury to help the Raiders clinch the final Interscholastic League of Honolulu state berth into the D1 tourney over Punahou

-outside back Taylor Arakaki, who was also a weapon with her throw-ins on set pieces, assisting on Sasha Asselbaye's header over Punahou to extend Iolani's season

-goalkeeper Musuai Isaia, who made two big saves to help the Raiders edge Moanalua in a penalty kick shootout in the first round of the state tourney

-sophomore Mia Watanabe, who matched her regular season scoring in the state tournament with four goals in three days to power Iolani to the state title.

-Wong was also the league's D1 defensive Player of the Year and First Team selection Kelsey Takashi is considered by most coaches to be the top center midfielder in the state


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