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Pearl City’s Sunshine Fontes, a three-time All-State first-team selection, grew into a leader in her senior season.


Pearl City senior Sunshine Fontes is the player of the year, an honor she received as a freshman
By Nick Abramo and a cousin of current Univer-
nabramo@staradvertiser.com sity of Oregon and former Camp-

bell player Chardonnay Curran
unshine Fontes went full — locked down the middle for
circle. the Sabers and showed off her
The Pearl City senior play-making ability and tenacity
striker was an over- to join the Stellar Eleven. Camp-
whelming choice as the bell striker Hokulei Ishikawa (18
Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s girls goals) and defender Katherine
player of the year, an honor she Sunshine D’awncey Jourdyn Katherine Aislynn Emi Pothier join her there.
also earned as a freshman for Fontes: Jones-Black: Curran: Pothier: Crowder: Higgins: “Jourdyn is an up-and-coming
the Chargers three years ago. Pearl City Kamehameha Campbell Campbell Mililani Hawaii Prep great player,” Baumholtz said.
Fontes is now a three-time se- Striker Striker Midfielder Defender Midfielder Striker Curran and Park are the only
lection to the Stellar Eleven and Senior Senior Sophomore Senior Junior Senior two sophomores in the top 11.
she did it this year even though Player of year Three from the neighbor is-
a knee injury kept her out of the lands were first-team selections
state tournament. The leading — Konawaena keeper Kyanah
scorer for the U.S. U-17 national Blas, Hawaii Prep striker Emi
team in 2018 with 22 goals, she Higgins and Kamehameha-Ha-
also found the net 25 times for waii midfielder Kaila Ambrosio.
the Chargers. But it was her Higgins scored 14 goals and
growth as a leader in her final was a driving force in Ka
high school season that Pearl Makani’s sixth straight Division
City coach Frank Baumholtz III II state title. Ambrosio netted 15
emphasized about Fontes’ con- goals in leading the Warriors to
tribution to the team. the D-II final. Blas made crucial
Carley Kaila Hokulei Kalia Kyanah James
“It’s always a challenge having saves, including one in the sec-
Park: Ambrosio: Ishikawa: Kalua: Blas: Curran:
a player so skilled and trying to ond overtime and one during
Kamehameha KS-Hawaii Campbell Kamehameha Konawaena Campbell
get them to be a leader, but she penalty kicks, during the Wild-
Defender Midfielder Striker Striker Goalkeeper Coach of
really did it this year and helped cats’ 2-1 (5-4 PKs) quarterfinal
Sophomore Senior Senior Junior Junior the year
motivate everybody,” he said. upset of two-time defending
“Her ability to understand the champion ‘Iolani.
game improved tremendously votes and easily made the Stel- made the second team along According to Baumholtz, Fon- Aislynn Crowder, a Mililani
from her freshman to senior lar Eleven, which is voted on by with Warriors goalkeeper tes’ rehab is going well and she is center midfielder who scored 11
years, and understanding the coaches from around the state. Chaylea Tome. expected to redshirt in the fall. goals, rounds out the first team.
game can sometimes be more She was called on to play on the “Kitty (Jones-Black’s nick- Campbell wobbled through Curran, the Campbell coach,
important than scoring goals. back line in the state finale when name) is a very good all-around the regular season and put it all had high praise for Crowder.
“After the injury, the players starter Hayley Silipa went down player, dangerous with and with- together to storm into the D-I “(Aside from Fontes), she is
came to play for her because be- with an injury. out the ball,” the Chargers’ state final, where it suffered a 1-0 above the rest in all aspects of
fore that they knew she was Jones-Black is joined on the Baumholtz said. defeat to Kamehameha. That the game,” he said.
playing for them.” first team by Warriors defender Fontes and Jones-Black can late surge helped get three Sa- By far, Curran was the top
D’awncey Jones-Black, a Carley Park and speedy striker contest their own mini soccer bers recognized on the first vote-getter as coach of the year
striker who ignited Kame- Kalia Kalua, both of whom came version of the Rose Bowl, since team and a coach of the year after the Sabers went on a tear
hameha on its run to the Divi- through in the clutch during Fontes is headed to UCLA of the nod to James Curran. and pushed Kamehameha in the
sion I state championship, also states. Silipa and another Kame- Pac-12 and Jones-Black is going Center midfielder Jourdyn title game all the way to the final
garnered player of the year hameha defender, Nicole Wong, to Ohio State of the Big Ten. Curran — the coach’s daughter whistle.


PLAYER SCHOOL POS. CL. PLAYER SCHOOL POS. CL. Savannah Miranda, Aiea, Jr. Musuai Isaia, ‘Iolani, Sr. Naia Balancio, Kona, Fr.
Sunshine Fontes Pearl City Striker Sr. Phoenix Miranda Aiea Defender So. Brianna Yamada, Aiea, Sr. Shaley Mercado, Kaiser, Jr. Zoebeth Andrews, Mili., Jr.
Sheyliene Patolo, Aiea, So. Kaikena Kiaaina, Kalaheo, Jr. Cecelia Jenkins, Mililani, Jr.
D’awncey Jones-Black Kamehameha Striker Sr. Malia Brost Hawaii Prep Midfielder So. Shayla Sugai, Aiea, So. Caili Cain, Kamehameha, Jr. Callie Kitagawa-Mullen,
Camryn Cabudol, Camp., Sr. Leah Feato, KS, Sr. Mililani, Jr.
Jourdyn Curran Campbell Midfielder So. Taylor Arakaki ‘Iolani Defender Sr. Vallerie Brown, Camp., Sr. Kaulana Kanno, KS, Sr. Jacey Jicha, Mililani, So.
Katherine Pothier Campbell Defender Sr. Kelci Sumida Moanalua Striker Sr. Alisha Maake, Campbell, So. Maya Hagiwara, KS, Jr. Kira Nishiki, Mililani, Sr.
Cheyenne Mattos, Camp., Fr. Caly Ah Soon, KS, So. Alexis Davis, Moanalua, Jr.
Aislynn Crowder Mililani Midfielder Jr. Kelsey Takahashi ‘Iolani Midfielder Jr. Maia Mills, Hawaii Prep, Jr. Anuhea Aluli, KS, Fr. Saige Kalani, Pearl City, Sr.
Emi Higgins Hawaii Prep Striker Sr. Lauren Mukaigawa Punahou Midfielder Sr. Jenna Perry, HPA, Jr. Caela Kaio, KS, Sr. Caylie Uyema, Pearl City, Jr.
Angela Cipriano, HPA, Jr. Nanea Wong Yuen, KSH, Fr. Naomi Takata, Pearl City, Sr.
Carley Park Kamehameha Defender So. Hayley Silipa Kamehameha Defender Sr. Zoe Ganley, HPA, Sr. Chenoa Frederick, KSH, Jr. Jamie-Lyn Shimamoto,
Kaila Ambrosio KS-Hawaii Midfielder Sr. Nicole Olanda Aiea Striker Sr. Kahele Walsh, HPA, Jr. Dina Hayes, Kapaa, So. Punahou, Sr.
Tahia Alexio, ‘Iolani, Fr. Eryka Napoleon, Kauai, Jr. Adriana Maroney, Pun., So.
Hokulei Ishikawa Campbell Striker Sr. Amber Tadeo-Gilbert Mililani Striker Jr. Hailey Kawamura, ‘Iolani, Jr. Kehela Ventura, Kauai, Sr. Taryn Kaneko, Punahou, Jr.
Kalia Kalua Kamehameha Striker Jr. Nicole Wong Kamehameha Defender Sr. Kelsey Wong, ‘Iolani, Jr. Teani Arakawa, King K, So. Brianna Wong, Roos., Jr.
Sasha Asselbaye, ‘Iolani, Jr. Zoe Alexandra Asue, Kaycee Manding, Waip., Jr.
Kyanah Blas Konawaena Goalkeeper Jr. Chaylea Tome Kamehameha Goalkeeper Sr. Taylor Venenciano, ‘Iolani, Sr. King Kekaulike, Jr.