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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Adams, Wittig simply dominated

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By Leila Wai
Advertiser Staff Writer




Iolani senior midfielder Kirtus Adams was so important to the Interscholastic League of Ho-nolulu champs this year, coach Chris Lee said it would likely take two players to replace him.

"He's a tough, one-(versus)-one player, he's hard to get by, he's quick on his feet. When he does win the ball he's able to maintain possession," Lee said. "He's probably the best defensive midfielder in the state."

Adams was named Defensive Player of the Year and Pac-Five junior forward Jeremy Wittig Offensive Player of the Year.

"Jeremy is probably one of the best all-around players," Pac-Five coach Nawapan Smith said. "He plays defense well, he has good positioning on the field, and he's a good impact player on any team he plays on."

Wittig, who attends Lutheran High, scored a league-high 13 goals, despite playing two fewer games, Smith pointed out. Wittig's teammate Reid Woodward, a junior forward, was also picked to the first team.

Adams' teammates Patrick Haines, a senior midfielder, and J.W. Chang, a senior defender, were first-team selections.

Kamehameha placed sophomore midfielder Kekoa Osorio, who scored eight goals; junior midfielder Isaiah Guth and senior defender Dustin Taniguchi.

Also named to the first-team were: Mid-Pacific junior forward Justin Akai, who scored eight goals, and junior defender Benson Carlisle; Punahou sophomore forward Deryck Lim, who was second in the league with 10 goals; Hawai'i Baptist junior defender Dana Yoshizu, and Saint Louis junior goalkeeper Matthew Terry.

Lee was named the Coach of the Year for leading Iolani to its second ILH title in a row in his first year as head coach.

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