Trojan Named OIA West Player Of Year
Fans of Mililani girls volleyball know all about standout Jordyn Keamo. Equally impressed by her performance were the teams that played against her. You can count Aiea head coach Kory Toyozaki among her lobbyists.
“I’ve known her and her mom (Naomi) since she was a little kid, and I couldn’t be prouder of her,” said Toyozaki. “She is the complete package. I think she’s an awesome hitter, and for her to have been their setter was a big sacrifice for her. Her defense and her jump serve (are her strengths).”
Keamo recently was chosen as the OIA’s Western Division Player of the Year. Led by Keamo, the Trojans finished 16-1 overall this fall, including a perfect 10-0 mark in OIA West play.
Mililani took the OIA tournament as well, defeating Kaimuki, Moanalua and then Kahuku in the final, and went on to take third at the Division I state tournament.
Mililani had advanced to the semifinals of the tournament before being defeated by state runner-up Kamehameha-Kapalama, ending a 15-game win streak. The Trojans, who entered the state tournament as the No. 2 seed, rebounded to beat Moanalua in the third-place game.
In addition to Keamo, Mililani teammate Ashlee Vaoifi also was named to the First Team. (The OIA’s All-Star teams are selected in a vote of league coaches at season’s end.)
The Trojans also placed both Sarah Liva and Kayla Magbaleta on the West’s Second Team. Receiving Honorable Mention were Jay Kapowai, Kristen Miguel and Nikki Carter.
Kayla Kilaulani was named to the West’s First Team from Leilehua. She helped lead the Mules to a 9-7 overall mark en route to an appearance in the DI state tournament. Alexis Fetuis made the Second Team, and Honorable Mentions went to team-mates Talea Alailima, Kim Duyan, Kahea Morante, Taylor Gombio, Elisah Levasa and Tiana Cantero-Kawelo.
In Division II, Waialua had seven players – Kamryn Lendio, Kimberly Haime, Kyra Miller, Kiaralee Kamakea, Shawn Kauwalu, Amber Alejandro and Fatima Medrano – earn Honorable Mention.
In the ILH, Hanalani players Tyra Nihipali and Alyssa Rodrigues earned Honorable Mentions in Division II.