This honor could have gone to midfield maestro Tyler Waltjen, defensive backbone Justin Kenoi or HHSAA D-II Most Outstanding Player Jonathan DeMotta, but the pick is Kamehameha’s senior goalkeeper, both for his selflessness and stellar play.
Sato stepped down as Jake Toci shined in penalty kicks in the semifinals, but he was back in goal Saturday and made several key stops – one resulted in a bloody nose and provided Sato with a memorable moment – to help the Warriors claim their first HHSAA boys soccer championship.
Favorite movie: Up
Favorite food: Too many to count
Favorite website: Membean
Favorite sports moment: Taking a cleat to the face so my boys could take the state D-II title
Favorite spot on the Big Island: In the goal at Paiea Stadium