4 new Bulls players committed to college soccer programs

We are so excited to announce that 4 other players committed to top US soccer programs and will play college soccer starting this upcoming fall. This year, 11 Bulls players already committed to college soccer programs.

Lucas Shearer will join the Colonials of Robert Morris University, a D1 school in Pennsylvania.

I chose RMU because of the solid academic programs and the option to study away from home. The soccer team welcomed me into their family and everyone has a great relationship with one another which made my decision to attend very easy”.

The offensive midfielder will study science and will attend Robert Morris University this upcoming fall. 

Sheyliene Patolo will also play D1 soccer next year. However, she will find a much warmer weather down south in Texas. Shey will attend the University of Texas El Paso.

“I chose to go to University Of Texas, El Paso because I always wanted to go out of state and play at the D1 level. Also, many colleges don’t have a philosophy that plays possession but, at UTEP they work on actually working the ball up the field instead of blasting it. They need that attacking player that can just go to goal and score. I know playing with the Bulls helped me to become that player. I also want to further my education in Criminal Justice/ Criminology. I talked to some of my future teammates there at UTEP and some are pursing the same major as I am and same interest in careers. I want to play at the highest level and hope to play after college which UTEP can also provide for me, as many alumni has played pro after college and I hope to be one of them”.

Daniel Fujiwara, another senior, will pack his bag to Closer to home and will relocate to the west coast in the fall. He will attend California Lutheran University.

I chose Cal Lutheran obviously to continue playing soccer, but also because of the majors it offers. I really like the campus and the area that’s surrounds it” shared Daniel.

The winger will study either finance or accounting. 

Last but not least, Rayden Daijo will also fly to California this upcoming fall and will attend the University of San Francisco, another D1 program.

The left back, who started with Keiki Bulls, committed to USF earlier this month and is very excited about it: “ I chose the University of San Francisco for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost is because of their outstanding Coaching Staff with a proven track record. They believed in my abilities as a left back and their values aligned strongly with mines. In addition, they have an incredible business program with a large internship selection. And lastly the school is literally 15 blocks away from where my father grew up and I’ll have the ability to connect with family. I see an amazing future for myself at USF. Thank you so much to the Bulls Ohana/Coaches for over a decade of support. I would not be the player I am today without you.” 

We look forward to seeing all of them on the field defending their new colors. Good luck and congratulations! 

Honolulu Bulls Open House

The Honolulu Bulls will host their annual open house. This year, the open house will take place from Tuesday, June 29th to Saturday, July 3rd 2021. Please feel free to share the details (time and location) and if you have any questions, we can be reached at aloha@honolulubulls.org.

Tuesday June 29 (4:30 pm-6pm)

  • Location: Kapiolani Park
  • Age groups: 2013/2012/2011/2010

Wednesday June 30 (4:30pm-6pm)

  • Location: Kapiolani Park
  • Age groups: 2009/2008/2007

Thursday July 1 (4:30pm-6pm)

  • Location: Kapiolani Park
  • Age groups: 2006/2005/2004/2003

Saturday July 3

  • Location: Petrie Park
  • 9-10am: 2013/2012
  • 10:15am-11:15am: 2011/2010
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: 2009
  • 12:45pm-1:45pm: 2008/2007
  • 2pm-3:15pm: 2006/2005/2004/2003

Jonah Kawamura named Gatorade Player of the Year

Earlier this month, Jonah Kawamura was named 2020-2021 Gatorade soccer player of the year for the state of Hawaii.

The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the state of Hawaii and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

The 5-foot-10, 155-pound senior midfielder and forward was a First Team All-Interscholastic League of Honolulu honoree and an Honorable Mention All-State selection as a junior. He scored eight goals and passed for eight assists in 2020, leading the Raiders to a 7-5 record, and concluded his prep career with 25 goals and 20 assists. Kawamura has maintained a 3.40 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at the University of Washington this fall. A devoted member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kawamura has volunteered locally on behalf of his school’s Key Club.

Jonah has made a big impact on our varsity team since his freshman year because of his size, speed and understanding of the game. He has always accepted playing whatever position the team needed him to play the most, and he’s been a great leader by example on the field.
Chris Lee Head Coach – ’Iolani coach