Maui girl in NFL punt, pass, kick national finals at San Diego
Lahaina’s Lalelei Mataafa has advanced to the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick national finals Jan. 17, prior to the AFC Divisional playoff game in San Diego.
Mataafa, who advanced through local and sectional championships held throughout the NFL regular season, will compete with four others in the girls 10-11 division. Her competitors will be from Colorado, Oregon and Wisconsin. The top four scorers in each age group from around the country qualified as national finalists.
She will be among 32 players from around the country competing in the event. More than 3.5 million boys and girls competed in NFL Punt, Pass and Kick this year.
All participants launch one punt, one pass and one kick, with scores based on distance and accuracy (in feet).
All participants and their guest are provided airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to the AFC Divisional playoff game between the Chargers and New York Jets.