Students Sign to Colleges on National Letter of Intent Day
Eleven senior athletes from Kamehameha Kapalama participated in the National Letter of Intent Ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki to publicly sign and commit to their future school.
After years of after school practices and training in their respected sports, these students’ hard work paid off for this signing. Colleges acknowledged their ability to balance athletics and academics and believed they would be a perfect fit for their school.
Listed below are the students signed at the Sheraton:
Keonilei Akana (Girls Volleyball) – University of Southern California
Jolei Akima (Girls Volleyball) – Boise State University
Tara De Sa (Girls Volleyball) – University of California Berkeley
Bryanne Soares (Girls Volleyball) – Oral Roberts University
Josiah Kaaa (Boys Volleyball) – Concordia University Irvine
Maya Hagiwara (Girls Soccer) – Hawaii Pacific University
Kalia Kalua (Girls Soccer) – Sacramento State University
Mālie Marfil (Girls Basketball) – University of Alaska Anchorage
Maiah Motta (Girls Softball) – University of California Riverside
Javyn Pimental (Boys Baseball) – University of Arizona
Kelena Sauer (Boys Baseball) – San Diego State University
It was cool seeing all the different people that I grew up with succeed
— Kelena Sauer
Alongside these warriors, students from around the island also took part in signing to their schools. Sauer said, “It was cool seeing all the different people that I grew up with succeed.”
He plans on continuing studying and baseball at San Diego State University. “I chose SDSU because the campus is super nice and San Diego as a whole is beautiful. The coaching staff was also chill and the most interested in me,” said Sauer.