Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Waiakea’s John Grover

  • BRAD BALLESTEROS/Hawaii Tribune-Herald Waiakea's John Grover, right, scored three goals in leading the Warriors to the BIIF Division I boys soccer championship against Hilo.

John Grover • soccer

It’s quite possible that Waiakea’s boys soccer team will start winning BIIF titles more often, but either way the legend of Grover’s performance is sure to grow.

With the Warriors on the ropes against Hilo, the senior scored two goals in the second half to give Waiakea a charge, and Grover’s golden goal in double overtime secured his team’s first championship since 2006.

5 questions

Favorite food: My mom’s mapo tofu

Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite thing about soccer: Winning with my teammates


Favorite athlete: Christian Pulisic

Favorite place on the Big Island: Liliuokalani Gardens

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