Girls Team Off To U.S. Youth Soccer Nationals Next Week
Becoming the first-ever girls team to advance to the U.S. Youth Soccer nationals, the Leahi ’95 Premier U-18 soccer team was thrilled with its victory June 23 on the Waipio Peninsula field. But to represent the state and Region IV next week in Overland Park, Kan., is a challenge on many fronts.
“As you might imagine,” wrote parent Lupe Makekau in an appeal for donations, “getting a team to Kansas in less than a month is quite costly and something we had not anticipated.” The price tag hovers around $40,000 for the trip, which is set for July 22-28.
Supporters may write checks payable to Leahi Soccer Club and mail them to coach Scott Keopuhiwa, 94-718 Kaaoki Place, Waipahu, HI 96797. For more details, call Keopuhiwa at 927-7927.
Helping to win the Far West regional title included West Oahu players Summer Burnett, Vanessa Cabilan, Izzy Delgado, Storm Kenui, Taylor Kipilii, Keala Makekau, Kaimi Morreira, Kama Pascua and Abcde Zoller.