Featured Girls Teams
RUSH 04G Zoom
Coach Tamie Richardson
Submitted by Tracy Ingram
04G Zoom Wipes out the Valley Island
During March 15-18, the Rush 04 Zoom girls participated in the Spring Break Soccer Bash in Maui. This was the girls’ first time traveling together for a tournament outside of Oahu. They represented Rush well by displaying the Rush core values, which they reviewed every night with their coach. Other teams were impressed with their skills, tactics, creativity and maturity. They showed a lot of great character and tenacity. During the tournament, 9 out of 12 players scored at least one goal. Because of their hard work and dedication, they were victorious and won the championship. Let’s not forget the hard work and dedication of the parents as well. The overall success of the trip had a lot to do with everyone working well together and bonding as an ohana. It makes for a more pleasurable, successful and memorable experience for all. They had so much fun, they are already gearing up for next year’s trip!
Coach Arian Hoxha
Submitted by Robin Kakugawa
Honolulu Marathon 2011
Established in 1973, the Honolulu Marathon is in its 38th year. Each year, over 20,000 runners participate in what is now one of the largest races in the country. And for the past 5 years, the 95G has been an integral part of the race by providing volunteers to man one of many aid stations that distribute water, Gatorade and sponges.
The 95G were 11 and 12-year olds when they first started volunteering for the marathon. Now, as 16 and 17-year olds, these young ladies continue to come out at 3:30 a.m. to set up and break down the station, pass out and clean up the thousands of cups and sponges that litter the streets and sidewalks. But when asked, they will tell you it was all worthwhile as runners yell out, “Thank you Volunteers!” This year, the yell was “Thank you Hawaii Rush!”
For the first time, the 98B joined the 95G to man the station. As newcomers, they were amazed at the number of runners that pass through the aid station. Together, the two teams worked together and provided a worthwhile service for these athletes. And when all was said and done, they asked, “Can we do this next year?”
RUSH GU8 ZOOM
Coach Tamie Richardson
Coach Bert Somera
Coach Lisa Kimura
Submitted by Bert Somera
Written by Eva Gloria
GU8 ZOOM Award Champion Recipient
The GU8 ZOOM team went undefeated with no goals against them in the Thanksgiving Tournament!
The coaches are very proud of the team's achievement and how much they have progressed.
RUSH 00G NIKE & SWOOSH
Coach Sean Richardson
Coach Steve Miyashiro
Coach Chad Ihara
Coach Wane Kunihisa
Submitted by Shari Lillie
Written by Andrew Samson
Bring Out The Brooms!!
The 2011 MISO Season proved to be very fruitful for the 2000 Girls age group - Nike and Swoosh Teams. Finishing the regular season in 1st place, both teams completed their league dominance by winning the championship games in both the Gold and Silver Division.
In the Silver Division, the Swoosh team exerted their defensive play against all teams in the league. Allowing only one goal all season, a combined team effort proved that tenacious defense leads to victories. Achieving a 5-0-2 record, this group was opportunistic with scores from Kirra Borrello, Gabby Hackbarth, Sara Hui, Kira Nishiki, Kyla Takazono, and Tyler Verdadero. Winning their first league championship, the victory was worth months of hard work and perseverance.
In the Gold Division, the Nike team completed a perfect 7-0 season in route to the championship title. Scoring 19 goals against all opponents, this experienced team didn’t allow a single goal all season. Sunshine Fontes, Hunter Malaki, Chardonnay Curran, Brittny Ihara, Daelenn Tokunaga, Kayla Kunihisa and Quinn Nakasone contributed to the team scoring. Randi Macadangdang was the Division Scoring Leader with 8 goals. In addition, Randi was co-leading scorer in the boys U-14 Gold Division (5 goals) and added 3 goals in the boys U-12 Division. Over half of the team also double rostered on Rush boys teams.
Way to go 2000 Girls!!!!
In the month of November, the Nike team players and ohana participated in a successful fundraiser at Pearl City Walmart. Representing the Hawaii Rush, this group’s combined efforts to sell Molokai Sweet Bread, Crown Custard Bread and Popcorn raised funds needed to help defray the costs of travel in 2012.
Giving back to Hawaii youth athletics, parents and families of the 2000G age group, participated in a softball fundraising tournament to help a local community softball team raise funds for travel expenses. Displaying a gallant effort, this all day tournament reminded us that the field of dreams applies to more than a soccer field. The day was filled with fun, laughter, good food…can’t forget the ibuprofen and icy hot.