Pukalani, Maui – At its April 1st regular meeting, the Maui County Council unanimously approved a ceremonial resolution congratulating the King Kekaulike High School Boys Soccer team for winning the 2022 Division I State Championship.
Introduced by Upcountry Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura, the resolution recognizes King Kekaulike’s first every state title in boys soccer and the first ever outright state boys soccer championship for a Maui Interscholastic League school.
“King Kekaulike High and Nā Ali‘i athletics have long been the pride of Upcountry. The success of Nā Ali‘i’s boys soccer program is something to be celebrated,” shared Sugimura. “I am honored to have introduced this resolution recognizing the hard work of our student-athletes and coaches as they have brought pride to all of Maui County.”
After winning the Maui Interscholastic League championship, Nā Ali‘i clinched the title at the NIU Health Urgent Care/Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division I State title with a 3-1 victory over Hilo on March 5th at Radford High School on Oahu.
The team is led by co-head coaches Tye Perdido and Aaron Hamamura, and assistant coaches Barry McKay, Mario Jimenez, Noah Walin, and Ryan Arakawa. The championship winning team consists of captains Hugh Ward, Kai Thomas, and Owen Riecke and players James “Bear” Jarman, Max Jackson, Bobby Davis, Kaleo Gallen, Joaquin Tavares, Maximo Melgar Martich, Angus Daniels, Kacyn Pascual, Mateus Chauvin, Jake Solorio, Jai Sternthall, Rex Riecke, Bailey Hofmann, Elias (Bubba) Emmanuel, Zion Schaffer, Rio Kovacic, and Donovan Taylor.
For more information please feel free to contact Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura’s cell (808) 870-8047, office (808) 270-7939 or by emailing YukiLei.Sugimura@MauiCounty.us.
*Yuki Lei Sugimura holds the Maui County Council seat for the Upcountry residency area.