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Leeward AYSO Fall Soccer Season is Open for Registration


Registration for the 2014 Girls Soccer and Boys Soccer Fall Season is now open.

On-site registration dates and locations are:

March 29th and April 26th
Kapolei Middle School, Bldg. E
5:00 to 7:00 pm

May 10th
Nanakuli High School Cafeteria
3:00 to 5:00 pm

Complete and electronically sign player applications on eayso.org.  Registration fee of $75 may also be paid on-line.

If you are planning on attending one of our on-site registration dates, please bring one copy of the player registration form.  Please make checks payable to AYSO 269.

We can no longer distribute our registration fliers to the public schools.  Help us get the word out by letting your friends and family know about the registration dates.

Visit our website at leewardayso269.com for more information.


Area 7A
Director Gerry Solomon gmsolo72@gmail.com
Region 274 Commissioner (Hilo)    http://www.ayso403.org/default_css.aspx
Brown, David brownd071@hawaii.rr.com
Region 403 Commissioner (North Hawaii) http://www.ayso403.org/default_css.aspx
Jerilyn Canniff vmjcanniff@hawaiiantel.net
Region 527 Commissioner (Kona)                       http://ayso527kona.clubspaces.com/default_css.aspx
Cara Altamirano altamirano@hawaii.rr.com
Region 601 Commissioner (Central Maui)
Sheldene Hozaki skhozaki@gmail.com
Region 738 Commissioner (Puna)
Greg Scott greg@hilohearingaid.com
Region 818 Commissioner (Upcountry Maui) www.upcountryayso.org
David Makua makuad@ayso.com
Region 892 Commissioner (West Maui)
Diana Hayes lahainaayso@msn.com
Region 895 Commissioner (Kihei)
Alana Rucynski alanar@eramaui.com
Region 940 Commissioner (West Kauai)
William Trugillo wtrugillo@msn.com
Region 941 Commissioner (East Kauai)
Clarence “Sonny” Kaona bruddahbu1@yahoo.com
Region 1584 Commissioner (Ka’u)
Crystalee Mandaguit narcissa01@hotmail.com
Area 7E
Director Lei Leong leongs019@gmail.com
Region 118 Commissioner (Aiea) http://aysoregion118.com
Mike Sakamoto rc@aysoregion118.com
Region 119 Commissioner (Mililani) http://www.mililaniayso.org/
Noeau Correa rc@mililaniayso.org
Region 188 Commissioner (Hickam) http://aysoregion188.org/
Rick Montgomery rc@aysoregion188.org
Region 269 Commissioner (Leeward) http://www.leewardayso269.com
Richard Wentling Jr richardwentling@yahoo.com
Region 289 Commissioner (North Shore) http://www.northshoreayso.org
Moana Bjur mbjur@hawaii.rr.com
Region 358 Commissioner (Laie)
Richard Oei aysoregion358@aol.com
Region 381 Commissioner (Pearl City) http://region381.clubspaces.com/default_css.aspx
Gary Tashiro garytashiro@hotmail.com
Region 769 Commissioner (West Oahu) http://ayso769.org/
James Fernandez coachjames769@gmail.com
Area 7O
Director Guy Anama ad@aysohawaii.org
Site http://aysohawaii.org/
Region 48 Commissioner (Diamond Head) https://sites.google.com/a/aysohawaii.org/region48/
Brian Asamoto r48rc@aysohawaii.org
Region 100 Commissioner (Kailua – Waimanalo) https://sites.google.com/a/aysohawaii.org/region100/
Roy Takekawa r100rc@aysohawaii.org
Region 113 Commissioner (Kaneohe) http://www.kaneoheayso.org/
Nella Sword r113rc@aysohawaii.org
Region 178 Commissioner (Honolulu) AYSORegion178.org
Ginger Matayoshi r178rc@aysohawaii.org

The Sisters of Hi’iaka: Hawaii Women’s Soccer History

1907 Oahu College women's soccer team (photo courtesy Futbol Heritage Archive).

1907 Oahu College women’s soccer team (photo courtesy Futbol Heritage Archive).

In December of 2011 Stryker-Indigo historians (New York) have released an article regarding the rebuilding and restoration of Hawaii Women’s Soccer history documents. While it took 5 years to get this project restored it opened the doors of opportunity for George Fosty, company president and historian, of the Futbol Heritage American Soccer Archive and the Hawaiian Film and Photo Archives. Because of Fosty’s ties to Hawaii, alumni of UH Hilo, and his active particpation in promoting Hawaii soccer in the mid 80’s his effort to restore and preserve Hawaii’s soccer legacy was taken very seriously.

In 2006, when Frosty has launched his project, a major research concern was – When and where did Women’s soccer originate in Hawaii? To their surprise, competitve women’s soccer has been played in Hawaii ona-and-off for more than 100 years, what they’ve found is an article daing back January 15, 1905 where the Honolulu Sunday Advertiser reported, “KAMS vs. Y.W.C.A

Here’s a few more images and to read more on Hawaii Women’s Soccer and it’s origin follow up with Stryker-Indigo

Leahi 98 wins 1st place Pleasanton Rage Tournament.

Coming to California with barely 13 players Leahi 98 did a major upset defeating some of California’s
competitive teams from the region winning the Pleasanton Rage Tournament.  Coaches Gina Brewer
and Asst Coach Ambree Ako

Players : Kailey Hifumi,  Sara Aulani Choy, Caitlin Tatemichi, Kapumakame gomera-Stevens , Kelli
Fryxell, Katelyn Sasaki, Asia Canon, Rachel Bowler,  Shantel Torres-Benito, Jourdan Kiana Mata, Kasey Bueno, Hope Tsuneyoshi,  Kayla Watanabe


HPU to Hold Soccer Camp

HPU Soccer Camp

HONOLULU, HI (May 3, 2013) – Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Soccer Head Coach Gina Brewer will be holding her 3rd annual Sea Warriors Summer Soccer Camp. This year it will run from June 10th to the 13th for boys and girls ages 6-14.

The camp will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Atherton Soccer Field on HPU’s Hawaii Loa Campus in Kaneohe. This camp is designed to help younger players learn and improve their basic soccer skills and techniques through age appropriate training and enjoyable games. Campers will be divided into groups by age and skill level. Please register at goseawarriors.com (camps tab) or email Brewer with any questions gbrewer@hpu.edu.

Brewer enters her third season as head coach in 2013. Previous to HPU, Brewer played at the University of Washington and spent time at University of Hawaii, Utah State University, University of Idaho as an assistant coach.


Natasha Kai joins NWSL’s Washington Spirit

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 7, 2013 —She was once a key striker on the U.S. national team winning an Olympic Gold medal until serious injuries sidelined her. Now, Natasha Kai is hoping for a comeback. Kai, 29, was picked by the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League in the round 4, and 25th overall in the NWSL Supplemental Draft this week.

Natasha Kai

At one time, Kai was a regular on the U.S. women’s national team. From 2006-2009 she scored 24 goals in 64 games but a recurring shoulder injury, and then a knee injury, put her career in jeopardy.

According to a press release from the Spirit, Kai is nearly recovered from a knee injury, and is expected to be available by, or soon after, the start of the NWSL season.

The free-spirited Kai, who hails from Hawaii, has an unmistakable look, with a ring in her lower lip and boasts over 15 large tattoos. The most notable tattoo runs down her right arm and features tribal markings, Hawaiian flowers and the names of all the members of her family.

“This is me, it’s my personality,” Kai told the me in an interview in 2006. “Yes, I’m different. I like tattoos, but I’m still a soccer player. I’m still an American.”
Like Brian Ching, her Hawaiian counterpart at the Houston Dynamo, Kai is a big, physical forward.

She won a title in the Women’s Professional Soccer title in 2009 with Sky Blue FC and spent the 2011 season with the Philadelphia Independence. Kai is also an accomplished been rugby player.

Kai stared at the University of Hawaii, scoring 72 goals in 73 games. She broke her shoulder in her last college game and missed all of 2005. In May, Kai will be inducted into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame.

And Kai is not the only famous person in her family. Her father Benny, is a well renowned singer at the Polynesian Cultural Center, a major tourist attraction in Oahu. Her father was recently in the news defending Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o in the scandal over a relations online with a nonexistent woman.

Credit: John Haydon

HSSF: Soccer Referees Needed

Hawaii Scholastic Soccer Federation (HSSF) is looking for experienced referees for the upcoming high school soccer season.  Must be 20 years or older, have some referee experience, be reliable and fit, and pass a written test.  Season runs mid November to mid February and games are Monday thru Saturday all over the island.
Please contact Debbie at deb75stephenson@yahoo.com and check our website:  www.hawaiissf.com

HPU Women’s Soccer: Fuller Scores Twice, Women’s Soccer Wins

Kaneohe, HI (September 15, 2012) – The Hawai’i Pacific (2-3, 1-0) women’s soccer team opened up PacWest play with a 3-0 victory against the University of Hawaii at Hilo (2-2, 0-1). Mehgan Fuller scored two goals off passes from Kaua Wall and Sanoe Souza added a penalty kick for the Sea Warriors who move to 1-0 in PacWest play.

Early on in the match Sea Warrior coach Gina Brewer implored her offensive weapons to be more “dynamic” and it did not take long for them to answer. In the 5th minute Andrea Aguirre drove the end line finding an open KaUa Wall who unselfishly centered the ball to Fuller who deposited the ball in to the net to make it 1-0. HPU would take the one goal lead to the half while enjoying a seven to one advantage in shots.

After several near misses, Wall again found Fuller for a score on a beautiful through ball that left Fuller one-on-one to beat Vulcan keeper Breegan Saller making it 2-0.  Souza would extend the Sea Warrior lead in the 77th minute on penalty kick making the score 3-0. The match would end with HPU owning the advantage in shots 15 to four.

After the game coach Brewer spoke about the progress of her team, “I am excited about our first PacWest win. The girls have been working hard to be more dangerous on the attack and today things started to come together nicely.” Already looking forward, coach Brewer discussed the next steps for her team to improve, “We have to focus on a few things on both offense and defense this week to make sure we are prepared for our next game against a tough BYU-H team.”

Hawaii Pacific will continue PacWest play on September 20th against BYU-Hawaii in Laie, HI, game time is scheduled for 3 PM.

Box Score (HPU)

US Soccer Women Beat Germany, 2-1 to win U20 World Cup


TOKYO (AP) – The United States won the women’s under-20 World Cup for the third time, defeating defending champion Germany 1-0 Saturday on a goal by Kealia Ohai in the 44th minute.

Crystal Dunn beat a German defender in the penalty area and squared a pass to Ohai, who sent a right-footed shot over goalkeeper Laura Benkarth. It was the first goal Germany gave up in the tournament.

“I saw Crystal making a run and every time she does that you know she is going to get something in the box,” Ohai said. “I sprinted as fast as I could and she got the ball to me and I just squared it.”

Earlier Saturday, Japan downed Nigeria 2-1 in the third-place game. Yoko Tanaka and Asuka Nishikawa scored for Japan and Desire Oparanozie had Nigeria’s goal.

The U.S. and Germany also met in the group stage, with the Germans winning 3-0 on Aug. 27 in Miyagi. The Americans also captured this tournament in 2002 and 2008. Germany won in 2004 and 2010.

“It was a great performance by our team,” U.S. coach Steve Swanson said. “It’s a reflection of a lot of people’s efforts. We had some adversity in the group stage but the players learned from that and our character showed tonight.”

Germany pressed forward in the second half, but the Americans defended staunchly to protect the lead. Leonie Maier rattled the crossbar in the 72nd minute and came close again with a long shot in the final minute, but U.S. goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin made a good save.

“Our defense got better and better as the tournament went on,” Swanson said. “They deserve a lot of credit, and when I say that I include the goalkeeper. We needed to stay compact. We got a little stretched out against Germany in the first game against them so we knew we needed to be better defensively and that was a key to our winning tonight.”

Germany scored 15 goals in the group stage, but couldn’t find a way to break through in the final.

“I don’t think beating them 3-0 had any implications for today’s match,” Germany coach Maren Meinert said. “Playing the United States is always tough. We gave up a goal in the first half and that made it harder for the players to respond and it was a totally different situation than the first time we played them.”

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Rainbow Wahine Soccer Team wins weekend Tournament


After being tied at 1-1 for 99 minutes, junior Chelsea Miyake scorched a penalty kick to the back of the net to clinch Rainbow Wahine soccer’s third win of the season. Both Hawaiʻi and Utah Valley came into the match feeding on previous wins from earlier in the tournament.

The Wolverines started off strong with Lexi Robison scoring less than four minutes into the match. UH’s Tiana Fujimoto answered just 16 seconds later, squeezing a shot into the lower left corner to tie the game up for the next near-hundred minutes of play.

In a nail-biting overtime, UVU’s Lexi Dunn had a chance to end the game with one second left, but bounced a shot off the crossbar, sending the teams into double overtime.

Less than two minutes into double overtime, UVU committed a handball that granted Miyake a penalty kick to earn the Bows another win in preseason play.

The UH offense was relentless, outshooting UVU’s offense 18-6 for the entire match. Fujimoto and sophomore Krystal Pascua led the assault on UVU’s defense, forcing Wolverine’s goalie Jessica Duffin to make 6 saves.

The ‘Bows clinched the OHANA Hotels and Resorts No Ka Oʻi championship after defeating the Wolverines and Sacred Heart on Friday night, 2-1.

The Bows will now tackle Drexel on Friday at 7 p.m. at Waipi’o Peninsula Soccer Stadium.

The Kaleo

Women’s Soccer Selected Ninth in Preseason Poll

IRVINE, Calif. — The University of Hawai’i women’s soccer team has been selected to finish ninth in the 2012 Big West Conference Preseason Poll as determined by a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches. Long Beach State was a near unanimous pick to win the conference title.