released its 2017 High School All-American list today and some of our local players made the list. For the full post and to get all the latest on juniors volleyball throughout the country, we recommend getting a subscription. (

There are 150 athletes that made the All-American list. PVB also included 3 Honorable Mention categories to recognize athletes that were just beyond the list. In total, they recognized 575 athletes across the country.

Below I’ve included a list of the categories, the total number of people in that category, and a list of athletes from Hawai’i that made the list.

  • All-American (150)
    • Lexis Akeo, 5-9 Jr. S, Kamehameha Schools (Honolulu, Hawaii)
    • Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres, 5-11 Sr. OH, ‘Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
    • Elena Oglivie,* 5-10 Soph. OH, ‘Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Highest Honorable Mention (75)
  • High Honorable Mention (125)
    • Ally Wada, 5-8 Sr. S, Hawaii Baptist Academy (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Special Mention (225)
    • Braelyn Akana, 6-0 Jr. MB, Kamehameha Schools (Honolulu, Hawaii)
    • ShaLi Niu, 6-1 Sr. S/RS, Kahuku High School (Kahuku, Hawaii)
    • Natalie Piper, 5-10 Sr. OH, Le Jardin Academy (Kailua, Hawaii)
    • Kili Robins, 5-11 Sr. OH, Kamehameha Schools (Honolulu, Hawaii)
    • Nive Tuileta, 5-11 Fr. S, Le Jardin Academy (Kailua, Hawaii)

We’d like to congratulate every girl from across the country that made the list(s), but we’d like to give special recognition to our local girls. Thank you for all your dedication, hard work, and perseverance. Each of you represents your school, the State, and the sport of volleyball with honor. We’re proud of you.

Extra special shout-out to the only freshman (from Hawai’i) on the list, a daughter of Ka Ulukoa, Nive Tuileta. We see you Nive. Always humble. Always hungry. Keep doing your thing.

With Aloha,

Ka Ulukoa

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