OIA East Boys: Gonsalves kept offense running
By Leila Wai
Advertiser Staff Writer
|Ethan Gonsalves, above, was "pretty much always on the ball," said Moanalua coach Spencer Machado.
Rebecca Breyer The Honolulu Advertiser
Leading the way for the Knights was junior midfielder Ethan Gonsalves, who was named the OIA Eastern Division Player of the Year.
"He was one of the key players that made Castle get to where they got," Moanalua coach Spencer Machado said.
Gonsalves scored six goals and helped run a Castle offense that scored a league-high 36 goals.
"He was pretty much always on the ball," Machado said.
Joining Gonsalves on the first team are Castle forward Kory Muraoka, who led the OIA East with 12 goals, midfielder Michael Mayeda, and defender Chris Lee.
Moanalua had three selections forward Winston Yee and defenders Chad Nakamura and Landon Watanabe.
Kaiser was represented by forward Curt Sadd, who was second in the league with 10 goals, and defender Jeremy Patton, who is the only repeat first-team selection from last year.
Other selections were Kalaheo midfielder Stuart Aiu and goalkeeper Ryan Kelly, and Roosevelt midfielder Kaui Wong, who scored eight goals.
Machado was named the Coach of the Year after leading the Menehunes to a tie for first place with Kaiser and Castle.