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Featured Boys Teams... Last Update:  August 2013

Featured Girls Teams... Last Update:  August 2013

D.O.C Corner... Last Update:  April 2014

052614  Nan Inc. Foundation Continuing its Commitment to Helping Kids in Need

040214  D.O.C. Corner - Intesity: The Missing Link - Ross Higa

021114  Micro Soccer Update

012814  D.O.C. Corner - Rush Moms - Steve Whitehouse

012814  Adversity Defines Character by Ryan Williams
Ryan will be featured on Howard Dashefsky’s “Sports People Hawaii” on OC-16 (channel 12) at 7:30pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.  The show gets frequent reruns.

111213  Hawaii Rush Boys Part of the Rush Select 2013 Madrid Tour

110713 Hawaii Rush Player Involved in Community Outreach Project

100813  2013 20th Annual Thanksgiivng Tournament

091013  Hawaii Rush 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Update

082013  Rush 01 Boys Black in WIP Cup

081913  Goalkeeper Training Schedule for 2013-2014 Posted

081213 Rush 01 Nike Boys - Rush Fest & Rush Summit by Coach Jeremiah Johnson

080913  Hawaii Rush's 98 Born Aliani Lorenzo Receives Recognition Abroad

080913  Rush 01G at Colorado  & Seattle by Coach Brent Murakami

080713  Rush 05G at Albion Cup by Coach Nico Arellano

073113  Rush 98G Nike Wrap Up by Coach Travis Watanabe

073113 Rush 04G Nike at Albion Cup by Shari Tapper

072913  Rush Welcome Coach Jorge Barbosa

072813  Rush 97 Boys in Oregon - Tournament Recap by Ali Seyedali

062513  Tournament Results Updated
Read tournament highlights from the 02 Girls and Boys

062413  D.O.C. Corner - Mental Toughness - Stanley Fuller III

060513  Train With Coach Steve - Summer Camps
Finishing Camp June 24-27
Footskills Camp July 8-10

052913  Hawaii Rush Player Placement - Try Outs for 2013/2014

052913  Why Rush?

051613  D.O.C Corner - The Importance of Work Ethic - Steve Whitehouse

051513  2nd Annual Hawaii Rush Golf Tournament - June 28th

042413  2013 USYS Hawaii State Cup - Congratulations to our U12 & U13 girls!

012213  Rush Academy by Ryan Williams


011013  2013 GU13 Rush National Team

Congratulations to Hawaii Rush players selected to travel to PDT - Chardonnay Curran, Brittny Ihara, Randi Macadangdang, Daelenn Tokunaga.  Congratulations also to Kayla Kunihisa for being selected as an alternate.  See full story.

112812  Servco Chevrolet - Local company donates $500  and equipment to Hawaii Rush!!

112512  Thanksgiving Tournament Results

111912  Kauai Rush earns two Fall Championships

110512  Alumni Mari Miyashiro named to All-WAC 1ST Team

102312  2012 MISO Jr. Recap - Boys Teams

100512  Hawaii Rush Player Involved In Community Outreach Project

092012  New Addition to Hawaii Rush Staff... Marcus Chambers

081312  Registration for Rush Member Only Pages is in Progress
Login to view a variety of information posted by our Rush staff across the nation.  Children under the age of 13 will require a parental consent form to be sent to Raina Cabanilla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before access can be granted.  Using the information provided by your team admin, you can register by clicking on the appropriate black button (coaches, parents, players) found on the home page.  Don't miss out... Register today! 

081212  Congratulations Coach Arian Hoxha - Appointed to Rush Select

073012  Annual Rush Picnic & General Meeting on August 26th at Alii Beach Park

061212  Hawaii Rush NewsCast
Watch a video featuring Hawaii Rush staff and members

061112  News Release - Hawaii Rush Soccer Club Extends to Kauai

052612  Rush Teams at the HYSA Hawaii State Championships

050412  1st Annual Hawaii Rush Golf Tournament A Huge Success

Boys - U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18   Girls - U12, U18

Players who have continued soccer at a competitive level after high school will be added to our alumni page.  If you have information about a player that should be included, please send your request to Coach Arian.

New Spring Futsal League for Hawaii Rush Teams

030912  SoCal Rush Player Continues Playing in Hawaii
Alvaro Saldana... read more

102611  NAN, Inc. and Hawaii Rush
 Nan Inc_Family_Pic
For the love of the game  
Nan, Inc. and Hawaii Rush have a unique partnership and are both committed to serving our local communities and providing children with the best opportunities possible.Nan, Inc. not only donates a generous sum to the clubs general fund every year but also sponsors specific program such as the Financial Aid program that helps families in financial need as well as the Adult Program which has 7 teams of more than 120 members between the ages of 20-60. Nan, Inc. founder, Patrick Shin, is a member of Rush Latin, our men’s first team as well as the over 35 and over 45 men’s teams. At age 47, he is an inspiring individual that has a lot of passion and love for the game of soccer. Patrick graduated from Bowling Green University and played there for four years. He has been playing and supporting soccer in Hawaii for more than 20 years and does not look like he is going to slow down soon.Hawaii Rush is proud to have this partnership as it provides us with much needed resources to provide the best and safest learning environment for our keiki.

102311  MISO Jr. League Update
Congratulations to the following Rush teams for placing in their divisions...
Rush 98 Nike - U14 Gold Champion
Rush 99 Nike - U14 Silver 2nd Place
Rush 00 Nike - U12 Gold Champion
Rush 00 Swoosh - U12 Silver Champion
Rush 96 Nike - U16 2nd Place
Rush 98 Nike - U14 Gold 2nd Place
Rush 99 Nike - U14 Gold Champion
Rush 00 Nike - U12 Gold Champion
Top Scorers
Rush 98G Nike - Kari Adams - 8 goals
Rush 99B Nike - Chay Mattos - 5 goals
Rush 99B Nike - Randi Macadangdang - 5 goals
Rush 00B Nike - Michael Ramos - 14 goals
Rush 00G Nike - Randi Macadangdang - 6 goals
Teams are still playing... Please check back for updates!

091211  Annual Rush Picnic, General Meeting & Rush Night
Rush Players
RUSH famililes gathered for a day to celebrate being part of the largest soccer club in Hawaii!
This year, the Rush Picnic and Rush Night activities were combined and was held on Sunday, August 28th at beautiful Haleiwa Alii Beach Park!
Our 2nd annual 3v3 tournament was a huge success with the kids and great entertainment for the parents!  All matches were exciting and played with a true desire to win!  Congratulations to our winners... Conrad Newfield, Noah Alejado and Adam Akiona for the olders, and Kysen Terukina, Jvon Cunningham, and Manhattan Fukunaga for the youngers.
As normally done at Rush Night, the Rush "Starting Eleven" team was named.  Awards were also presented for MVP, Coach of the Year, and Manager of the Year.  Winners were selected by the coaches and DOC's based on skill and ability, dedication, and contribution to their teams and to the club.
2011 Starting Eleven
Sunshine Fontes
Aliani Lorenzo
Shandon Hopeau
Shayne Fuller
Brayden Prothero
Yoshinori Tamukai
Jeron Cunningham
Jahna Tacson
Richard "Kalei" Gallarde
Douglas Curren
Jonathan Finucane
Ikaika Matas
Coach of the Year
Tamie Richardson
Manager of the Year
Chris Amii
Congratulations to all award winners listed above .  We are all very proud of you and your achievements.
 First Eleven_Winners
Photo of Coach of the Year Tamie Richardson and First Eleven players present at the picnic
L to R:  Shandon Hopeau, Tamie Richardson, Aliani Lorenzo, Sunshine Fontes, Richard "Kalei" Gallarde, Shayne Fuller, Brayden Prothero, Jahna Tacson.
A big mahalo to all our ohana for coming together and contributing all the local favorites for the biggest and most delicious potluck!  See you all again next year!

080911  Hawaii Rush Scholarship Awarded
Submitted by Robin Kakugawa
Each year, Hawaii Rush awards one or two outstanding high school seniors with scholarship money to apply toward their continued education.
This year’s recipient is Christina Armstrong, a 2011 graduate from Hanalani School. Coach Sean Richardson, along with Coach Arian, presented Christina with a $750 check in front of about 50 Rush players practicing at Waipio.
Christina has been with Rush since its inception in 2005, playing on our 92G and Women’s teams. She will be attending California Baptist University in Riverside, California. Christina will be part of the Lancers Women’s Soccer team while working towards a degree in Intercultural Studies.
October 2011 will bring Christina back to Hawaii along with her Cal Baptist team to play against Chaminade (October 15), Hawaii Pacific (October 17), BYU-Hawaii (October 19), and UH-Hilo (October 22).
When asked for some words of advice to our younger players, Christina shared, “Work hard and do your best with anything you’re given whether at sports, school, or home.”
Hawaii Rush is proud of Christina and we look forward to hearing about her success in her future endeavors!

christinaarmstrong2Christina Armstrong with mom Heidi and Coach Sean

072411  It's A Moms Rush… Team

Let’s get together… And play soccer!
Soccer is such a fun way to be healthy and to get to know other moms in our club! Rush moms have expressed an interest in forming an over 40 team. This team is open to all that are interested regardless of experience. If you’ve never played soccer (or any sport) before, then this is an amazing opportunity to be part of a team that will learn and develop together. We’re hoping for a good mix from all levels of experience. We’ll have real games and a coach too! Our team will participate in the WISA League, O-40 division, with 90-minute games on Sundays, starting between 9:00am and 3:00pm in the Fall and Spring. All games are played at Waipio Soccer Complex. We know everyone is busy and won’t be able to make every game, so a full roster is desired. Encourage your fellow moms to join with you… It’ll be fun! 
We plan on starting up with the Spring season which runs from March through June. Please sign up as soon as possible so that we can get a count of interested players, register, order uniforms, and get some training before the season begins. Incentive to sign up early: You can reserve your favorite jersey number when you sign up!
Jersey Numbers Reserved:  7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26 

Estimated costs
WISA Player Registration - $25/player
Team Entry Fees - $750/team ($35-$50/player per season/tournament depending on roster size)
New Team Fee - $100/team (divided by # of players on roster, team credited the next year)
Uniform Costs - TBD
Coaching Fees - TBD
Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to sign up.  Please provide all of the following information:  Full name, birthdate, mailing address, contact number, experience, jersey number request, and the teams that your child(ren) plays on.  Please indicate if you want to be added to the roster or if you are just inquiring.
Let's do this! 

Operation Smile event was a great success
Thank you to all that participated at the Juggle-a-Thon event that raised funds for a great cause...Rush For Smiles/Operation Smile.
Mikel Garduque, a member of the 93 Nike team and a senior at Waipahu HS, partnered with the Rush and used the occasion to fulfill his senior project.
The Rush organization has a partnership with Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a charity that performs surgery on children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. A cleft is an opening in the lip, the roof of the mouth, or the soft tissue in the back of the mouth. It occurs in approximately 1 in every 500-700 births.
Congatulations to Mikel for his hard work and initiative to help a great cause. He was able to raise $1700 with more donations still to be collected.


2011 State Cup Tournament
As always, a great weekend of youth soccer, full of excitement, high emotions, old and new rivalries, spectacular goals, missed opportunities, exhaustion, celebrations and of course some desperation and disappointment.

The highs and lows within the games themselves and throughout the tournament, the warm weather, and why not...some inconsistent refereeing took a toll on almost everyone.  Overall, Hawaii Rush had a great showing.  Some seasoned teams were able to add to their already great resume while other teams established themselves further as contenders worthy of the title.
The 93 Nike boys showed again their resiliency when it comes to winning the event even though the team suffered significant losses to personnel two weeks prior to the tournament due to injuries. They won their sixth successive title against their archrivals, Bulls.
The 94 Nike boys also had an outstanding tournament. They were able to overcome some unfortunate setbacks due to some abrupt referee decisions and pulled out a 2-1 win against a well coached and skillful Maui team, playing for close to 70 minutes with ten players and for 40 minutes with 9 players. There was just as much excitement on the game against the Bulls as they were playing to earn the age group "wild card" spot. The boys were able to control the game well and won deservedly 3-2.
Both teams will represent the club and Hawaii at the Regional Tournament in Boise.
The 98 Nike boys and girls had a very good tournament and earned second places respectively.
The 98 boys came second to Maui who they actually beat 1-0. Unfortunately the boys suffered a loss earlier to Abunai, and that gave the edge to Maui for the title.
The 98 girls came up short as well, giving up 3 unaswered goals after getting up early on their rivals, Blitz.
The 97 Nike boys lost in a double overtime final game.  An unexpected floating ball, managed to deceive even an experienced goalkeeper such as Johny Finucane, dropping behind him for the deciding goal. The boys showed a lot of growth and maturity that they have gained and worked hard for within the last year.
Congratulations to all the teams that were able to represent the club, especially the 93 and 94 boys for their Championships.  Good Luck at Regionals!


Rush at the 2011 HYSA Presidents Day Tournament
It was another grueling three days of hard played games, up and down emotions, excitement, disappointment, tears of joy and sadness. In the end, we all are very proud of our young athletes that competed hard and represented themselves, their teams, and the club, exhibiting quality, commitment, and fair play.
This year Hawaii Rush not only participated with the most number of teams ever (17), but was well represented and had 6 teams make it to the finals. It was a pleasure to see our teams and players compete and establish themselves amongst the elite in the state. It was not long ago when the younger age groups were not able to manage enough wins to make it to the finals but that has changed and the results speak for themselves.
Congratulations to our U9, U10, and U11 Nike girls' teams for playing a great tournament and claming the championships in their respective age groups. Congratulations to the U9, U11 and U12 Nike boys teams for making it to the finals.


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