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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Souza, Gabrio top talented field

By Leila Wai
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Michele Nagamine

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Erin Rementer Punahou

Courtney-Rae Botelho Kamehameha

Sanoe Souza Kamehameha


Amber Fuller Kamehameha Brittney Sanford Punahou

Presley Pawn 'Iolani

Krystal Pascua 'Iolani

Christine Tamamoto Pac-5 (HBA)


Jayann Gabrio Punahou

Mari Carmichael Punahou

Tarra Gabriel Kamehameha


Lauren Brown 'Iolani

Offensive Player of the Year

Sanoe Souza, Kamehameha

Defensive Player of the Year

Jayann Gabrio, Punahou

Coach of the Year

Michele Nagamine, Kamehameha



Kayla Gomes Mid-Pacific

Samantha Lau St. Francis

Jasmine Kauka Punahou


Jacqueline Ho Kamehameha

Jenna Matsumoto Pac-5(UHS)

Kirsten Adams 'Iolani

Michelle Johiro Mid-Pacific


Logan Chan Sacred Hearts Stephanie Dote 'Iolani Shelby Moriguchi Kamehameha Aisha Price Punahou


Kanani Taaca Kamehameha

Honorable Mention

Jasmine Luke, Kamehameha; Harley Tunac, Sacred Hearts; Lauren Wong, Punahou; Lahaina Zoller, Punahou; Sherri Carginilla, St. Francis; Kelle Murayama, 'Iolani; Ashley Haruki, Pac-5; Danalynne Llacuna, St. Francis; Ariel Pahayahay, Sacred Hearts; Akemi Rair, Pac-5

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Sanoe Souza

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Jayann Gabrio

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In a league filled with talented players, Kamehameha forward Sanoe Souza and Punahou defender Jayann Gabrio stood out.

Souza was named the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Offensive Player of the Year and Gabrio was the Defensive Player of the Year, chosen by league coaches.

Souza had the "whole package; she was the player who made the biggest impact when our team needed it," Kamehameha coach Michele Nagamine said.

Souza helped lead the Warriors to their third straight ILH title. She scored 10 goals in the regular season, good for second in the league, including goals against rivals Punahou and 'Iolani.

"Sanoe scored big goals when she needed to score big goals," Nagamine said. "She just had that ability to get herself on the ends of balls that you might not think she could get to."

Gabrio led a Buffanblu defense that allowed three goals in 12 games.

"I just love the kid. You aren't going to find a funnier, nicer, harder-working kid," Nagamine said. "The change I noticed in her is she has become a tenacious defender, and that combination of size, brains and strength were lethal for Punahou."

Nagamine was tabbed the ILH Coach of the Year for the third year in a row.

Souza is joined by Kamehameha forward Courtney-Rae Botelho, midfielder Amber Fuller and defender Tarra Gabriel on the first team.

Punahou also placed four to the first team: forward Erin Rementer, who led the ILH with 11 goals, midfielder Brittney Sanford, and defenders Gabrio and Mari Carmichael.

Three 'Iolani players made the first team: midfielders Presley Pawn and Krystal Pascua, and goalkeeper Lauren Brown.

Pac-Five midfielder Christine Tamamoto also made the first team.

Sanford and Gabrio are repeat first-team selections.

Reach Leila Wai at lwai@honoluluadvertiser.com.