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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Punahou seniors Look, Baker take top honors

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By Leila Wai
Advertiser Staff Writer

Punahou won its fifth straight Interscholastic League of Ho-nolulu title this season, and league awards reflected its dominance.

Punahou coach Jorge Barbosa, center, calls Defensive Player of the Year Kelsey Baker, left, "the consummate defender," and Offensive Player of the Year Kelsie Look "the energizer bunny."

Rebecca Breyer • The Honolulu Advertiser

Punahou swept the top awards, with senior midfielder Kelsie Look named Offensive Player of the Year, senior defender Kelsey Baker Defensive Player of the Year and Jorge Barbosa Coach of the Year.

Look had a league-high six goals, mostly from a central midfield position. She scored both goals in a pair of 1-0 wins over Kamehameha, and had a goal in a 2-1 win over Iolani.

"She's the energizer bunny; she's everywhere," Barbosa said. "I'm going to miss that next year. I don't know if I have a player to replace her next year."

Baker, a three-time first-team league selection, has been anchoring the Buffanblu defense since her freshman year.

"For sure, she's the best defender coming out of the state this year," Barbosa said of Baker, whom he called "the consummate defender."

Punahou also was represented by junior midfielder Lizzy Carlson, who scored four goals.

Iolani placed four on the first team: sophomore forward Samantha Teramae, who scored four goals; senior midfielder Keri Oyadomari; junior defender Marci Kang, and senior goalkeeper Kiani Wong.

Pac-Five placed sophomore forward Ka'iulani Manuwai, who scored five goals, and sophomore goalkeeper Brittney Hutchins. Kamehameha junior defender Markee Nobriga, who scored four goals, and sophomore defender Kylee Ann Ah Choy were also selected.

Baker and Kang are repeat first-team selections from last year.

Reach Leila Wai at lwai@honoluluadvertiser.com or 535-2457.

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