HYSA would like to congratulate two former Hawaii Youth Soccer Association members and veteran’s of HYSA’s Olympic Development Program.
Nick Love, a 2007 Punahou School graduate, from Kaneohe Hawaii, was selected in the 3rd round of the MLS Supplemental Draft, by Real Salt Lake. Love attended Gonzaga University in Washington.
Love helped lead his Windward Soccer Club & Kailua FC teams to 4 US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals after winning the Hawaii State Cup while also participating in the HYSA Olympic Development Program.
Kekoa Osorio, a 2007 Kamehameha Schools- Kapalama graduate, from Kapolei Hawaii was selected in the 2nd round of the MLS Supplemental Draft by FC Dallas.
Osorio attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas and will be reunited with his college coach, the great Shellas Hyndman. Osorio led his Real Hawaii FC ’89 Boys to 7 Hawaii State Cup Championships and participated in the Far West Regionals each time.
Osorio was also a decorated member of HYSA ODP, being selected to the USYS Region IV ODP Teams from 2003 to 2006. Kekoa was also selected to the US Soccer U18 Men’s National Team in 2006.
The Windward Soccer Club’s Volcanos, made up of boys 10 and younger, will compete in the San Diego Surf Cup in July.
The boys recently won the Hawaii Youth Soccer Association Presidents Day tournament in which nine teams competed.
The win made them eligible for the San Diego competition, which is one of the three top-rated tournaments in the United States.
Youths from around the world are expected to compete.
The boys on the Volcanos live in Kailua and Kane’ohe.
Attended Punahou High where he played for coach Bob Clague…two-time All-State first-team, and was named the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin State Player of the Year as a junior…two-time Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) Co-Offensive Player of the Year…scored 16 goals and had 9 assists in 2006, and 12 goals and 5 assists in 2007 as Punahou successfully defended its Hawai’i High School Activities Association State Soccer Championship…Punahou lost a tiebreaker for the ILH title in ’07, then won a State Tournament play-in match to begin defense of its title…in 10-1 rout of Roosevelt in the semifinals, had a goal and an assist, then team capped 15-1-1 season with 2-1 win over Kalani to give Punahou its 16th state crown in 32 years since the inception of the championship…named to the All-Tournament team…in 2006, assisted on both second-half goals as Punahou defeated Iolani 2-0 in the State title game to finish 15-2 after earning second seed into the tournament as ILH champions…scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 quarterfinal victory over Hawaii Prep…also started as freshman and sophomore…summer of 2006 was named to the Region IV ODP Player Pool…helped lead Kailua Football Club-90 into the quarterfinals of the 2006 U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regional in Boise, Idaho…Kailua won the 2006 Hawaii Youth Sports Association Hawaii State Cup…also played on three HYSA Hawaii State Championship teams (2002-04) and was a member of the 2005 runner-up team as a member of the Windward Soccer Club Volcanoes-90 from 1999-05.