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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 9, 2004

OIA West Boys: It was easy to depend on Kim

By Leila Wai
Advertiser Staff Writer

Justin Kim's ability to distribute the ball to teammates helped Mililani outscore opponents, 49-3.

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Previously a two-time selection to the OIA Western Division second team, what did senior midfielder Justin Kim do this season that garnered him Player of the Year honors?

Almost everything.

Kim scored nine goals for Mililani (9-0), the three-time defending OIA champions, and took part in all set plays — including throw-ins and direct and indirect kicks — for the Trojans in their offensive third of the field.

His ability to see the field and distribute the ball to his teammates helped the Trojans outscore opponents 49-3.

Joining Kim on the first team are Mililani forward Patrick Egloria, who scored a division-high 10 goals, and defenders Jay Abrigo and Paul-Spencer Tojo.

Pearl City, the OIA Western Division runner-up, was represented by three players: forward Jaren Oshiro, midfielder Kenshiro Uki and defender Steven King.

Oshiro scored eight goals and Uki and King scored seven goals each for the Chargers.

Midfielder Rhys Kita and defender Zachary Gaea were selected from Kapolei.

Rounding out the first team are Leilehua forward Syd Tom, who scored nine goals, Wai'anae midfielder Joshua Woodard and 'Aiea goalkeeper Brandon Puckett.

Puckett and Abrigo are repeat first-team selections from last year.

Mililani co-coaches Jeff Yamamoto and Steve McGehee were chosen as the coaches of the year.