Good Intent

Kamehameha Schools Maui isn’t what most people would call an athletic powerhouse — not yet, anyway.

But if helping student-athletes to continue competing in their sports in college is a barometer of success — and I think it certainly should be — this school has got it going on.

According to figures from Kamehameha spokesman Pakalani Bello, a whopping 17.5 percent of the Pukalani campus’ 120 seniors (that 120 includes 43 who did not play a varsity sport) have signed a letter of intent to compete in intercollegiate athletics next school year. The total of 21 is up from six the previous year.

The team of new athletic director Blane Gaison and second-year athletic counselor Michelle Arnold deserves a lot of credit. Obviously the student-athletes themselves do, too.

They are:

Chandler Alo (Notre Dame de Namur, soccer), Kiana Antonio (Linfield, track and field), Taylor Awai (San Francisco State, volleyball), Patricia Batoon (Notre Dame de Namur, volleyball), Marley Duncan (Willamette, soccer), Leimana Hassett (Whittier, water polo), Lily Higashino (Pacific, soccer), Travis Kanamu (Laney, baseball), Mikaele Kane (Hawaii, swimming), Quinn Kihune (Chabot, football), Cheyenne Maio-Silva (Linfield, softball), Paula Siaosi Ngalu (Brevard, football), Daniel Quenga (Pacific, soccer), Charity Sadang (Sheridan, volleyball), Jarom Santiago (College of The Siskiyous, baseball), Avinash Singh (Chaminade, soccer), Kaui Uweko’olani (Pacific, softball), Kauanoe Vanderpoel (St. Martin’s, track and field), Madison Vaught (Buffalo, soccer), Kaiulani Vila (Alvin, softball), Emma Yen (Chandler-Gilbert, volleyball).



  1. Jeezy May 28, 2014 12:59 pm

    Second rate colleges for a second rate school. You’re a hack, Reardon.

  2. blah May 28, 2014 1:54 pm

    Didn’t realize jeezy was a Stanford graduate.

  3. Maile S May 28, 2014 2:06 pm

    @jeezy You’re rude. Who are you to be putting down such amazing time and effort put into by these students and faculty? #who’sthehacknow

    Congrats guys! Can’t wait to be watching you and hearing all about the many accomplishments you will come across next! #foreverindebtedtoher

  4. pnutgrrl808 May 28, 2014 3:09 pm

    Jeezy: Norm Chow, is that you??!! No, wait…Mark Platte?

  5. Micky May 28, 2014 3:42 pm

    I don’t think any of the schools are Division I programs. Maybe a couple D-II, with the balance D-IIIs.

  6. Sean May 28, 2014 7:46 pm

    Jeezy these second rate schools are giving outlet kids a chance to further their playing careers while recieving and education. Stop being a donkey with your derogatory remarks. Calling any campus of the Kamehameha schools is ridiculous. Get real my bradda or sister. Hard to tell when you use a pen name.

  7. Sean May 28, 2014 7:47 pm

    Sorry I meant calling them a second rate school is ridiculous.

  8. MauiNui May 29, 2014 8:28 am

    Jeezy, 4 of these kids are going to DI schools…..way above the national average. Do your homework, Einstein, before making such asinine comments. DI schools are University of the Pacific (2), UH, and State University of NY at Buffalo.

  9. jeezy33 May 30, 2014 5:13 am

    Ok, some impostor is trying to make me look bad here. The person posting is not me and I only post about UH sports related topics. Nor would I go out of my way to troll or insult people like that.

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