High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Hawaii

Hawaii Boys Track AOY: Shane Brostek

June, 21, 2012
6/21/12
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2012 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 50 fellow Gatorade State Boys Track & Field Athletes of the Year winners, click here.


THE WINNER: Shane Brostek

THE BASICS

School: Hawaii Prep Academy (Kamuela, Hawaii)
Grade: Senior
Event(s): Throws
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 283 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Brostek captured the state championship in the shot put this spring with a throw of 55 feet, 7.25 inches at the state meet. The Most Outstanding Athlete at the Punahou Relays this past season, he also placed fourth in the discus at states, launching it 159 feet, nine inches. His shot put toss of 56 feet and discus throw of 168 feet, 11 inches at the Honolulu Marathon Invitational ranked as the Northwest’s No. 16 and No. 21 performances, respectively, among prep competitors in 2012 at the time of his selection.

Academic excellence: Also a football standout, Brostek has maintained a 3.71 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: He has donated his time as a youth football and track instructor.

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Hawaii Girls Track AOY: Charlinda Ioane

June, 20, 2012
6/20/12
5:39
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2012 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Track & Field Athletes of the Year winners, click here.


THE WINNER: Charlinda Ioane

THE BASICS

School: Kapolei (Hawaii)
Grade: Senior
Event(s): Throws
Height: 5-foot-10

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Ioane captured the state championship in the shot put this spring with a state-record throw of 45 feet, 9.75 inches at the state meet. Named the Most Outstanding Athlete at the Punahou Relays this past season, she also placed second in the discus, launching it 128 feet, four inches. Ioane captured first place in the shot put (46 feet, 5.5 inches) and the discus (147 feet, five inches) at the Punahou Relays, which ranked as the nation’s No. 27 and No. 46 performances, respectively, among prep competitors in 2012 at the time of her selection.

Academic excellence: Ioane has maintained a B average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: In addition to donating her time to the Special Olympics and the Girls Scouts of the United States of America, she has volunteered as part of multiple community-service initiatives on behalf of her school and church.

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Hawaii Softball POY: Lindsey 'Keiki' Carlos

June, 6, 2012
6/06/12
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Softball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011-12 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 48 fellow Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Lindsey “Keiki” Carlos

THE BASICS

School: Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Grade: Senior
Position: Right-handed pitcher
Height: 5-foot-5

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Carlos led the Owls (17-2) to their second straight Division I state championship this past season. She posted a 17-2 record in the circle along with a 1.11 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 114 innings pitched. Also the 2010-11 Gatorade Hawaii Softball Player of the Year and a two-time Division I State Tournament Most Valuable Player, Carlos batted .592 with 26 RBI and a .667 on-base percentage in 2012.

Academic excellence: Carlos has maintained a 3.20 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A devoted parishioner in her church community, she has volunteered locally as a student ambassador on behalf of her school’s Holomua Honor Society and is a member of her school’s Spanish Club and Interact Club.

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Eye on POY: Hawaii Softball

June, 3, 2012
6/03/12
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The window on the Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Keiki Carlos
Senior RHP, Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu)

2012 Team record: 17-2
2012 Team standing: Won Division I state title

2012 W-L record: 17-2
2012 ERA: 1.17
2012 Strikeouts: 113
2012 Innings: 114

2012 Batting average: .592
2012 RBI: 26
2012 OBP: .667

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Hawaii

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2010-2011 Gatorade Hawaii Softball Player of the Year; 2009-2012 First Team All-State; 2009-2012 First Team All-League; 2010 and 2011 All-Tournament Team

Tasi Docktor
Senior third baseman, Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu)

2012 Team record: 17-2
2012 Team standing: Won Division I state title

2012 Batting average: .451
2012 RBI: 24
2012 Runs: 26

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Akron

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2011 and 2012 First Team All-League; 2011 and 2012 First Team All-State

Make no mistake, the Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year race isn’t over yet. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Here are some more of many who’ve been in the conversation throughout the 2011-12 campaign.

Alexis Paulo-Meyers: Senior RHP, Nanakuli (Waianae)
Ulu Matagiese: Senior RHP, Waimea (HI)
Lindsey Matoi: Senior infielder, Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu)

Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com.

Hawaii Baseball POY: Travis Garcia-Perreira

May, 30, 2012
5/30/12
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011-12 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 47 fellow Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Travis Garcia-Perreira

THE BASICS

School: Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Grade: Senior
Position: LHP/OF/1B
Height: 6-foot
Weight: 180 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Garcia-Perreira posted a 4-2 record on the mound along with a 1.74 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 40.1 innings pitched this past season, leading the Owls (15-3) to the Division I state quarterfinals. A 2012 First Team All-League selection, he also batted .490 with 17 RBI and a .647 slugging percentage.

Academic excellence: Garcia-Perreira has maintained a 3.02 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics and as a youth baseball coach and elementary school motivational speaker.

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Eye on POY: Hawaii Baseball

May, 25, 2012
5/25/12
10:56
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The window on the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Quintin Costa-Torres
Senior LHP/outfielder, Waiakea (Hilo)

2012 Team record: 20-0
2012 Team standing: Won Division I state title

2012 W-L record: 7-0
2012 ERA: 0.13
2012 Strikeouts: 66

2012 Batting average: .438
2012 Runs: 23
2012 OPS: 1.223

Collegiate destination: Hawaii

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2012 All-Tournament Team; 2012 First Team All-State; 2012 First Team All-League

Travis Garcia-Pereira
Senior LHP/outfielder/ first baseman, Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu)

2012 Team record: 15-3
2012 Team standing: Lost in Division I quarterfinals

2012 W-L record: 4-2
2012 ERA: 1.74
2012 Strikeouts: 31

2012 Batting average: .490
2012 RBI: 17
2012 OPS: 1.181

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Arizona Western College

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2012 First Team All-State; 2012 First Team All-League

Make no mistake, the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year race isn’t over yet. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Here are some more of many who’ve been in the conversation throughout the 2011-12 campaign.

Marcus Doi: Junior outfielder, Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu)
Keenan Lum: Senior RHP, Kamehameha (Honolulu)
Brandon Kaupe: Senior RHP, Baldwin (Wailuku)

Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com.

Hawaii Girls Soccer POY: Carly Neal

May, 23, 2012
5/23/12
5:18
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this spring's Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2012 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 27 fellow Gatorade State Spring Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.
For the 22 Gatorade State Fall Girls Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Carly Neal

THE BASICS

School: Kamehameha School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward/midfielder
Height: 5-foot-6

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Neal led the Warriors to a 13-1-1 record and the Division I state title this past season. She scored 13 goals and passed for 12 assists. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Player of the Year, Neal is a two-time Interscholastic League of Hawaii All-Star and a member of the 2012 Division I All-Tournament Team.

Academic excellence: Neal has maintained a 3.67 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally with the Special Olympics and on behalf of multiple area road races.

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Eye on POY: Hawaii girls soccer

May, 17, 2012
5/17/12
10:02
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The window on the Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Lexi Felix
Senior goalkeeper, Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

2012 Team record: 18-1-3
2012 Team standing: Lost Division I state championship game

2012 Shutouts: 13
2012 Goals allowed: 9
2012 Saves: 130

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Augsburg College (Minneapolis, Minn.)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Allowed just 0.4 goals per game this season. 2012 Honolulu Star Advertiser First Team All-State selection. Two-time Interscholastic League of Hawaii All-Star. Arizona Soccer Showcase Most Valuable Player.

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Hawaii Boys Soccer POY: Leo Klink

May, 15, 2012
5/15/12
5:12
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed this spring's Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 19 fellow Gatorade State Spring Boys Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.
For the 30 Gatorade State Fall Boys Soccer Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Leo Klink

THE BASICS

School: Kalani (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Grade: Junior
Position: Forward
Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 150 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Klink scored 25 goals and passed for five assists this past season, leading the Falcons (15-2) to a runner-up finish in the Division I state tournament. The 2012 Honolulu Advertiser Player of the Year and the Oahu Interscholastic Association East Player of the Year, he was a 2012 First Team Division I All-State Tournament selection. Klink concluded his junior year with 39 career goals.

Academic excellence: Klink has maintained a B average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Honolulu Marathon and as part of fundraising campaigns to benefit the March of Dimes and victims of the 2011 earthquake in Japan.

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Eye on POY: Hawaii boys soccer

May, 9, 2012
5/09/12
6:47
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The window on the Gatorade State Boys Soccer Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Leo Klink
Junior forward, Kalani (Honolulu, Hawaii)

2012 Team record: 15-2
2012 Team standing: Lost Division I state championship match

2012 Goals: 25
2012 Assists: 5
Career goals: 39

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation:Averaged 1.76 points per game this season. 2012 Honolulu Advertiser Player of the Year. 2012 Oahu Interscholastic Association East Player of the Year. 2012 First Team Division I All-State Tournament selection.

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Return of the POY: Hawaii's Keiki Carlos

May, 4, 2012
5/04/12
10:19
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The Gatorade State Softball Players of the Year selection process is in full swing, and what better way to kick off coverage than with profiles of returning underclassmen winners? Repeating is no guarantee, but here's a snapshot of what this year’s challengers can shoot for.

Name: Keiki Carlos
School: Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Grade: Senior
Position: RHP

2011 W-L: 17-3
2011 IP: 126
2011 ERA: 1.11
2011 K-BB: 130-36

2011 BA: .365
2011 HR: 3
2011 RBI: 19
2011 R: 24

Notes: 2010-11 Gatorade Hawaii Softball Player of the Year selection. Led the Owls (17-4) to the Division I state championship. Winning pitcher in all three of Mid-Pac’s 2011 state tournament victories. 2011 All-State Pitcher of the Year. 2011 Division I State Tournament Most Valuable Player. 2010 and 2011 First Team All-State selection. 2009-2011 First Team All-League selection. 2009-2011 First Team All-Tournament selection.

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Hawaii Boys Hoop POY: DeForest Buckner

March, 22, 2012
3/22/12
5:39
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 50 fellow Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: DeForest Buckner

THE BASICS

School: Punahou School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 250 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Buckner led the Buff N’ Blue to a 28-2 record and the Division I state championship this past season. He recorded 10 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in a 59-52, title-clinching victory against Kahuku (Hawaii), capturing tournament co-Most Valuable Player honors along with teammate Malik Johnson. A two-time returning All-State Fab 15 selection as named by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Buckner averaged 12.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.3 assists per game. He shot 67 percent from the field and 59 percent from the free throw line.

Academic excellence: Buckner has maintained a B average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: Also a football standout, he has volunteered on behalf of the Special Olympics in addition to donating his time as a youth basketball and football instructor.

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Eye on POY: Hawaii boys basketball

March, 14, 2012
3/14/12
10:17
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The window on the Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

DeForest Buckner
Senior power forward/center, Punahou School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

2011-12 Team record: 28-2 (Division I)
2011-12 Team standing: Division I state champions

2011-12 Points per game: 12.1
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 9.1
2011-12 Assists per game: 0.8
2011-12 Blocks per game: 2.4
2011-12 Steals per game: 1.2

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: University of Oregon (football)

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Averaged 12.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in three Division I state tournament victories. Amassed 10 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in a 59-52 win over Kahuku in the state championship game. Shot 42.2 percent from 3-point range and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. His 18.2 points and 1.6 assists produce 36.5 percent of Kamehameha’s 58.6 points per game. 2012 Division I state tournament Most Outstanding Player. 2010 and 2011 All-State Fab 15 selection as named by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

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Hawaii Girls Hoop POY: Dawnyelle Awa

March, 8, 2012
3/08/12
5:12
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Dawnyelle Awa

THE BASICS

School: Konawaena (Kealakekua, Hawaii)
Grade: Senior
Position: Point guard
Height: 5-foot-8

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Awa led the Wildcats to a 28-3 record and their second straight Division I state title this past season. She averaged 11.2 points, 4.1 rebounds four assists and four steals per game while shooting 54 percent inside the 3-point arc. A four-time Division I All-Tournament Team selection, Awa was named Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Iolani Classic.

Academic excellence: Awa has maintained a 3.42 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as part of a fundraising campaign to benefit breast cancer research, as a youth basketball coach and referee, and on behalf of Disabled American Veterans.

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Eye on POY: Hawaii Girls Basketball

March, 5, 2012
3/05/12
7:54
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The window on the Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Dawnyelle Awa
Senior point guard, Konawaena (Kealakekua, HI)

2011-12 Team record: 28-3
2011-12 Team standing: Won Division I state title

2011-12 Points per game: 11.2
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 4.1
2011-12 Assists per game: 4
2011-12 Blocks per game: 1
2011-12 Steals per game: 4

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Washington State

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2012 Iolani Classic MVP; 2009-2012 Division I State Tournament All-Tournament Team; 2009-2012 First Team All-Conference; 2010 and 2011 First Team All-State;

Emalia Galdeira
Senior guard/forward, Konawaena (Kealakekua, HI)

2011-12 Team record: 28-3
2011-12 Team standing: Won Division I state title

2011-12 Points per game: 17.9
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 7.7
2011-12 Assists per game: 1.3
2011-12 Blocks per game: 0.2
2011-12 Steals per game: 4.7

Collegiate destination: Washington State

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2011 and 2012 Division I state tournament MVP; 2011 and 2012 First Team All-Conference; 2011 First Team All-State;

Make no mistake, the Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year race isn’t over yet. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Here are some more of many who’ve been in the conversation throughout the 2011-12 campaign.

Kylie Maeda: Senior guard, Iolani (HI)
Kristle Henry: Junior point guard, Kauai (HI)
Casey Poe: Senior guard, Kamehameha (HI)

Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com.

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