Punahou senior receives prestigious soccer honor

Punahou senior receives prestigious soccer honor

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Punahou School senior Tyler Ohata was selected as the 2015-16 Gatorade Hawaii Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

Ohata, who was the goalkeeper, led his team to the Division I state championship with a 12-0-3 record this past season.

The award recognizes outstanding student athletes who also show high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field.

"Ohata is a very good keeper who made big time saves in crucial matches," said Jayson Abe, head coach of Mid-Pacific High School.

In addition to his most recent honor, Ohata was recognized by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser as the state player of the year and was voted most outstanding player of the Division I tournament.

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