Hall Honors For Mililani Grads

Two Mililani High School graduates were presented with honorary certificates July 9 after being inducted into the 2014 Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Hall of Honor.

The presentation was made by City Councilman Ron Menor and City Council Chairman Ernie Martin.

* Alyssa Tobita won four OIA girls tennis singles titles along with three HHSAA girls state tennis singles championships. She was only the seventh girl tennis player since 1963 to win three state singles titles.

“For all of her accomplishments on the tennis court, Alyssa did even better in the classroom, where she earned a 4.2 grade-point average and was one of her class valedictorians,” said Martin. “Her strong academics allowed her to accept a scholarship to University of Oregon, where she will compete in Pac-12 tennis.”

* Sarah Liva was a dominant middle blocker for the Trojan girls varsity volleyball team. She led the team to the 2013 OIA girls volleyball championship and to a third-place finish in the 2013-2014 HHSAA Division I girls volleyball state tournament.

Liva also was voted No. 8 on Honolulu Star-Advertiser‘s All-State Fab 15 Volleyball Team.

Liva also was an outstanding basketball player, averaging 16 points per game. She led Mililani to a third-place finish in the 2014 HHSAA girls basketball state tournament.

Liva was ranked the No. 3 player in the Star-Advertiser‘s girls basketball All-State Fab 15 Team. She also excelled in the classroom, earning a 3.8 GPA. Liva will be attending Portland State University.

“Sarah is a tremendous two-sport athlete who transferred to Mililani from Hanalani Schools,” Menor said. “She made an immediate impact in girls volleyball and basketball and was an inspiration to her teammates.”