Aiea Soccer Ace Stands Out As OIA West Player Of The Year
Aiea’s Raisa Strom-Okimoto saved some of her biggest efforts for her biggest soccer games. The junior mid-fielder/forward’s performance was noticed by opposing coaches, who recently voted her OIA West’s Player of the Year.
Strom-Okimoto finished the season as the state’s leading scorer with 24 goals. She tallied five goals on two occasions in wins over both Waipahu and Radford. She remained a force in the post-season, scoring key goals in Aiea’s wins over Konawaena and
Kapolei at the Division I state tournament to help Na Ali’i into the title game, where they eventually were defeated by Kamehameha.
Aiea finished its 2013-14 campaign with a 13-5 overall record.
Teammate Cierra Hamilton was selected to the First Team as a defender, while Aiea’s Second Team All-Stars were mid-fielder Leah Pajimula and defender Taylor Cazimero-Bushaw. Tamera Mikamura earned Honorable Mention. * Campbell placed attacker Kiley Haraguchi, mid-fielder Aliani Lorenzo and defender Shanoa Wagner-
Bright on the West’s First Team.
The Sabers had a stellar regular season, posting a 9-3 mark that included a seven-game win streak to begin their slate. Brett Kagawa was named West Coach of the Year by his peers for his efforts. (Campbell tied with Kapolei for the West’s season crown with a 9-1 mark.)
Attacker Shatres Ah Nee and defender Taylor Cabbabwere made the Second Team from Campbell. Earning Honorable Mention were teammates Ashlynn Chargualaf and Chardonnay Curran.
* Pearl City attacker Tasha Inong was the Chargers’ lone First Team pick. She posted 18 goals, fourth best in the state. Teammate Nikki Suwa (mid-fielder) was named to the Second Team, while Randi Fontes, Cailla Fabro, Erin Okuno and Kylie Louis earned Honorable Mention from Pearl City, which captured the OIA Red title and went 10-6 overall.
* Kapolei placed a trio on the First Team in mid-fielder Kelli Fryxell, defender Parislyn (Kai) Mahuka and goalie Arielle Stoyanow. The Hurricanes finished 13-4 overall, including a 9-1 mark in the West, which was tied with Campbell for the season title.
Attacker Alyssa Yoshida and mid-fielder Paige Mahuka made the Second Team from Kapolei. A freshman, Yoshida was the team’s leading scorer with 10 goals. Earning Honorable Mention were Jenna Tomei, Ashley Peterson, Bianca Gonzales and Shandy Hopeau.
* Defender Katelyn Onaga was named to the Second Team from Waipahu. Jessica Gonzales, Erika Ebia, Kayla Obrero, Caitlyn Estanique and Summer Akau earned Honorable Mention