Big Island College Report: Former Hilo High standout on the board at San Jose State

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald
    Former Hilo High standout Kalei Tolentino-Perry scored his first career goal for San Jose State on Monday, also adding an assist.

In San Jose State’s first soccer game under the lights at Spartan Soccer Complex, Kalei Tolentino-Perry managed to steal his share of the spotlight.

The former Hilo High two-sport standout recorded his first career goal and assist Monday as the Spartans defeated No. 16 San Francisco 4-1.


Tolentino-Perry, a sophomore midfielder, opened the scoring in the 14th minute, taking a centering pass from Omar Lemus and heading the ball inside the far post.

“In front of the goal we were a little more ruthless than we have been in the past,” coach Simon Tobin said on the school’s website.

Ahead 3-1 late in the second half, Tolentino-Perry gathered the pass and shot it off the far post, according to a release. Willy Miranda found on the loose ball and scored his second goal with seven minutes left to play.

Tolentino-Perry, the BIIF Division I football offensive player of the year in 2016, has played in all six matches for Division I San Jose State (2-3-1), starting four, after getting into two matches as a freshman.

He would have been the BIIF soccer player of the year as a senior if not for …

• Kealakehe graduate Laukoa Santos has started four matches at midfielder for San Diego State (2-1-1) but has yet to register a shot. The three-time BIIF player of the year took his redshirt last season.
• Hawaii Prep alum Gabby Ewing has yet to register a point this season for Concordia (Oregon), but the reigning Great Northwest Athletic Conference player of the year has been active in the midfield, taking a team-high 10 shots for the Cavaliers (3-0-1), who have climbed to No. 15 in Division II.



Hawaii Prep alum Mailani Neal has been named a captain of the women’s tennis team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., after playing No. 1 singles last season as a junior.

The Engineers open the fall portion of their schedule Wednesday.