Project Description

Kamehameha Kapalama Warriors

Honolulu, HI

PRINCIPAL
Wendy Erskine

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS
Ed Paola, Reggie Torres, Brandy Richardson

ENROLLMENT
3,200

TEAM COLORS
Blue & White

HEAD COACH
Pualei Straight

ASSISTANT COACHES
Mike Kawakami, Kosta Naum II, Nicole Isemoto

(Back Row) Mālienani Abella, Kealohilani Kandiah, Kamalei Gonzalez, Kya Kanoho, Makenzie Alapai, Kezia Lucas, Tia Valdez
(Front Row) Mikylah Labanon, Kylee Kamauoha-Phillips, Payton Snoops, Kapōmaika‘i Nakakura, Rylee Paranada

The Warriors of Kamehameha Kapalama enter the `Iolani Classic for the fourth time in 2021. The Warriors finished 2-1 in the 2019 tournament, good for 5th place. Kamehameha is helmed by Pualei Straight (3 seasons) and our coming off a 13-12 season in 2019-20. Kamehameha is a member of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) and did not have a formal season in 2020-21. The Warriors will be led by a pair of athletic guards, 5’3 senior Kylee Kamauoha-Phillips as well as 5’6 junior Kya Kanoho, who together will be difficult for opponents to defend.

This season we are committing to the following: “Trust. Unite. Persevere. Move forward together.” We expect our girls to remember that they play for more than themselves. We have a young and somewhat inexperienced team as our older returnees do lack some game time experience due to not having a season last year. Our focus this season is on growth, trusting in the process, and uniting together as one ‘ohana.

Number Name Pos. Ht. Gr.
1 Maddison Mangalao PG 5’2″ 12
2 Payton Snoops G 5’2″ 12
5 Kylee Kamauoha-Phillips PG 5’2″ 12
10 Mikylah Labanon G 5’3″ 9
11 Kapōmaika‘i Nakakura PG 5’2″ 9
21 Kezia Lucas G,F 5’9″ 9
22 Kamalei “Lele”Gonzalez G,F 5’8″ 10
23 Kealohilani Kandiah G 5’6″ 10
24 Kya Kanoho G 5’7″ 11
25 Makenzie Alapai G,F 5’8″ 9