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.
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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

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Favorite athlete: Christian Pulisic

Favorite place on the Big Island: Liliuokalani Gardens

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