2018 DIVISION II »  Division I


Player of the Year: Sammie Ofoia, Saint Francis

Coach of the Year: Akeamakamae Kiyuna, KS-Hawaii


FIRST TEAM

Cherise Horita

Kalani  •  Jr
P

Sierrah Kupihea

Saint Francis  •  Jr
P

Kaena Keliinoi

Saint Francis  •  Jr
C

Kieren Henderson

Waimea  •  Fr
1B

Dioni Lincoln

KS-Hawaii  •  Fr
2B

Toni-Lynn Ibara

Kalani  •  Sr
SS

Sammie Ofoia

Saint Francis  •  Sr
3B

Jessica Cameros

KS-Hawaii  •  Sr
OF

Taylor-James Sullivan

KS-Hawaii  •  Sr
OF

Kailee Mahelona

Saint Francis  •  Jr
OF

Brooke Baptiste

KS-Hawaii  •  Jr
U

Shaylann Marie Grace

Konawaena  •  So
U

Tia Takasaki

Kapaa  •  Sr
U

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SECOND TEAM

Mikayla Kekoa

Kohala  •  Jr
P

Shandalyn Kuhlmann

Waimea  •  So
P

Jayla Medeiros

Konawaena  •  Fr
C

Kaimana Joy Manzano

Konawaena  •  Sr
1B

Shandi Matsumoto

Kalani  •  Jr
2B

Taylor Tabucbuc

Honokaa  •  Sr
3B

Hailey Matsumura

Saint Francis  •  Sr
SS

Taira Abreu

Waimea  •  Jr
OF

Ini Marshall

Kapaa  •  Jr
OF

Tiani Kaui

Kapaa  •  Jr
OF

Tehani Epenesa

Honokaa  •  Fr
U

Andrea Dicion

Waialua  •  Sr
U

Leipua Kaui

Kapaa  •  Sr
U

HONORABLE MENTION

Aiea: Trinity Atuatasi, Mikelle Gonzales, Mikayla Gonzalez, Jaenah Padasdao

Honokaa: Xyan Ancheta, Destynee Carvalho, Ceelyn Gali-Lucero, Natasha Molina

Kahuku: Trinity Seguritan

Kaimuki: Dacy Amond, Sonia Palik

Kalani: Jazlyn Furuya, April Kochi, Kylie Pagud

Kapaa: Taelyn Dakamas, Kendra Kupihea, Sabrina Telles-Kelekoma, Shailee Telles-Kelekoma

Kauai: Justice Funamura-Sasil, Kyra Hirokane

Kohala: Symphony Kauanoe

Konawaena: Erin Kaimuola-Bates, Rachel Sato, Andi Uemura

KS-Hawaii: Leiloa-Valerie Bustamante, Kawehi Ili, Kuulei Ili, Kawai Kauahi-Raquel

Lanai: Leah Vidad

Molokai: Tallan Garces, Cahl Horner, Cami Horner, Felicity Pastrana, Sydney Rawlins, Tehani Yamamoto

PAC-5: Kalyn Kershner, Alexis Nakabayashi, Camryn Okada

Radford: Nohea Akana, Mahealani Hetrick, Selina Tavarez

Saint Francis: Skye Ah Yat, Nanea Kalama, Kolbee Kealoha, Jordyn Lono, Kamaile Perreira

Waialua: Honey Jose-Woods, Zoey Lawrence, Trinity Ozoa

Waimea: Jenessa Freitas, Cheyla Goias-Soares, Starlynn Ripley, Makeyah Wisneski, Leiko Yamauchi

Other coaches that received consideration: Rodney Dicion (Waialua), Kellye Krug (Konawaena), Randy Langsi (Saint Francis)

Saints' Ofoia was top player in all of D2

Sammie Ofoia's state-leading 12 home runs also helped lead the Saints to the Division II state title. Michael Lasquero | SL

Player of the Year: Sammie Ofoia, Saint Francis, 3B, Sr.
Good things happen when Sammie Ofoia is at the plate.

The Saint Francis senior batted .605 for the season and hit 12 home runs, good for best in the state, to help the Saints capture the DataHouse/HHSAA Division II state title this past May.

For her efforts, Ofoia earned ScoringLive All-Hawaii Player of the Year honors in Division II softball.

"It's a culmination of a lot of things in maturing as a player," Saint Francis coach Randy Langsi said of Ofoia. "To her credit, she educated herself. She got mentally matured and basically learned the game as far as what was being thrown to her and strengthening her weakness. I think that all came together for her senior year."

Ofoia, who earned All-Hawaii First Team honors in all of her four high school years, can also boast an undefeated record in 2018.

In the Saints' three losses this season — two to start the season and a 1-0 loss to Iolani on April 9 — Ofoia was not in the lineup due to prior commitments.

"She's probably the only undefeated player in the ILH," said Langsi. "It was definitely an impact with her not being there for sure."

On top of her offensive prowess, Ofoia was also a steady fielder at third base.

"She's very consistent," Langsi said. "She didn't overplay herself. She made the plays that needed to be made. She's extremely consistent. She knew how to play the defense. She did her job. That's all we could ask of her."

Ofoia will play softball collegiately for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

 

Coach of the Year: Akeamakamae Kiyuna, KS-Hawaii
Akeamakamae Kiyuna is the Division II Coach of the Year after helping the Warriors reach the title game in just her second year as head coach.

KS-Hawaii, who handed Oahu Interscholastic Association champion Kalani its first loss in the state semifinals, also did it with three freshmen and two sophomores in the lineup.