Samoan Athletes - Heart of Champions
Awards of the 13th Annual SAHC
Annual-April 29th/ Saturday (Noon-3pm)
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“THEME-GPS EPH 4:3 UNITY-MAOPOOPO”
OPENING BY: “ALL
ATHLETES-PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE” (By Samuel Smith 1832)
PASTOR-JOSEPH E. BOLIN, DMA (Dean, School of
Music)…California Baptist University (CBU), 8432 Magnolia
Ave, Riverside CA 92504
SPECIAL ”TAIMI NEI O SAMOA”
HEART of VISION:
HC-EDWARD CARBERRY –Southwestern Community College (JUCO)
”WE ARE SAMOA”
INSPIRATIONAL: PASTOR-RAYMOND TOILOLO –Gridiron Ministries
“MO NAI OU USO”
2016-2017 5th Annual Tiaina Seau JR “Most
Memorial Award: Ezekiel Noa - Helix HS “Football”
GPA: 3.33…Boise ST
2016-2017 High School – Athletes of the Year:
Anthony Sola – Morse HS
“Football” …SWC (JC)
Joseph Toese – Madison HS
“Football” …AIR FORCE Academy
2016-2017 JUCO – Athletes of the Year:
Perry Afato – Grossmont College
Evangeline Morga – San Diego
City College (JC) “BASKETBALL”
*OFFERING “WHAT A
HEART of SAFETY: CAPT. RUDY TAI – (Southern DIV. San
”JESUS IS THE
CENTER OF MY LIFE”
TIUMALU – Helix, HS …Grossmont (JC)
Awards of the 12th Annual SAHC
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Pastor
Benson Fuaautoatasi Mauga and the First Samoan
Baptist Church hosted the 12th annual Heart of a Champion
Sports Awards Banquet in their church in Helix, San
Diego. The event was attended by many from the community
as well as some special guests who were there to celebrate
the achievements of some special student athletes from our
San Diego area. There were many guests and visitors who
attended the program including the honorable Senator from
American Samoa, Afoafouvale Leulumoegafou Su'esu'e
Lutu who came from American Samoa to be a part of
this event. He also was one of the featured speakers of
The program was a beautiful celebration of the youth. The
awards presented were given to local High School and
College student/athletes based on their academics and
their level of competitive efforts for the last year.
The High School awards went to two deserving students. The
male Student/Athlete award was given to Maeaeafe
Emmanuel Alailima, a Senior from Helix High
School. He had a 3.38 GPA and played through serious
injury at the start of his senior year before anchoring
their Defensive line and winning the San Diego City
Championship. Maea received a scholarship to play
football at Azusa Pacific College in Los Angeles.
The female High School recipient was Laulauga
Tausaga, a senior from Mount Miguel High School.
Laulauga was the City Section Champion in the Shotput last
year setting a record with a throw of 48ft 3.5 inches. She
is also one of the top Discus throwers in the City. Her
athletic achievements have attracted alot of College
recruiters including Iowa and UCLA. She decided to go with
Iowa and will be a Hawkeye this coming fall.
The College Heart of a Champion award recipients were Lance
Leota and Evangeline Morga. Evangeline
Morga is a starting guard for the San Diego City
College women's basketball team. She has been one of the
team's leaders and is contributing in both scoring and
assists as a Freshman. In 23 games played last season she
averaged 9.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
Lance Leota, arrived from Samoa,
(Independent Samoa) last June with 3 other young Samoan
men in pursuit of a dream to attend a US College and play
football. He had played one season of organized football
in American Samoa before returning to Apia where he met
Richard Brown, an ex-NFL player living there who trained
them for a year in preparation for this season. They
enrolled at Grossmont College with the help of Pastor
Benson Mauga and the rest is history. Last Season Lance
became a starter on the defensive line as a Freshman.
Almost immediately his play as a Defensive Tackle was
solid and consistent as he continued to improve week after
week. He played in 9 games last season recording 2 sacks
and 27 tackles, 17 of those were solo tackles. He was a
disruptive force in the middle for the Grossmont Defense
creating havoc for opposing offenses.
The main award of the night for most Inspirational Athlete
of the Year which was presented to Quinn Seau,
the nephew of the Football Hall of Famer Junior Seau,
whose older brother Savaii is Quinn's father. Quinn was
unable to attend the presentation due to the family
awaiting word on his cousin, Ian Seau's NFL draft day.
Quinn played as starting linebacker for St. Augustine High
School and his GPA was an impressive 4.33. This combined
with his stand out play for the Saints in the past 3 years
has been instrumental in St. Augustine winning their first
CIF championship last season, since 2006. He has been
eyed by many college programs including Stanford and
Florida State. The Se'au legacy is alive and well.
The program was a mixture of entertainment and
inspirational messages. The Featured Speaker was HON.
Senator: Afoafouvale Leulumoegafou LUTU (Am
Samoa-Senate, Rep. South Korean Peninsula Counsel, Law
Firm, Former Am Samoa Attorney General under GOV. AP
Lutali & recent GOV. Lolo Moliga). His remarks were
directed at keeping humble and not taking anything for
granted. He was followed by Charlie Brown,
Director for Public Relations for the Viejas Band of
Kumeyaay Native Americans, the "Heart to Heart" speaker- Mark
WALCZAK -former NFL PRO TE..(IND "Colts" - BUF
"Bills" - Arizona"Cardinals" & SD"Chargers") and the
"Heart of SAFETY" speaker- LT. Mann Del TORO (San
Diego Homicide-Vice-SD Police Dept.) One of the special
guests there who also spoke to the gathered guests was the
Producer of the successful Samoan Movies, the Silamanino
Series. Eliza Su'a. She spoke of the
dreams that are fulfilled by hard work and determination.
The First Samoan Baptist Church provided a splendid meal
and all who attended were well fed. The most important
thing is the community were able to come and enjoy the
achievements of their youth. These are the future of Samoa
and our Samoan people in the USA. There was more than just
athletic talent present on this day, Singing the national
anthem and final song was American Idol contestant Samuelu
Fesili from Oceanside High School.
Awards of the 11th Annual SAHC
High School Athlete of the Year; (2014-2015)
- High School Athlete of the Year
QUINN SEAU was born in
Stockton, CA on September-1997.
#9 6’-2” LB St. Augustine High School varsity athlete in
activities sports, Football & Basketball... His Dad SavaiI
always stressed the importance of school in the classroom
more than Football. Without an education passion for the
game of football will be nothing but a dream. But goal is
to have an opportunity to play at the next level and to
further his education with a degree that will fall back
on. His Dad growing up has always emphasized the
importance of going to college. But, most importantly our
spiritual values with God, Family and friends, as his
uncle Rev. Benson always shares in our families gathering.
Is to have a relationship with the Lord, and always
believed in that perspective faith, when I was injured
last year. Being out for a year made me realize that you
never know what can happen…Today or tomorrow. His brother
Micah was also injured his Senior year in High school and
seeing what he went through made me see what life is ahead
is to be take it very seriously daily. The Lord answers my
brother Micah’s prayers; SDSU offer full football/
academic scholarship, graduating in spring 2016. My model
was to never quit and have faith in God and the family
support that all things will be alright!!
I am blessed to be in a position to pave my path that he
has lay for me and again with the love from his Dad and
Stepmom-Megan, and brother Micah. God’s daily devotional
words of faith and all who believes in me will see that
American Youth Pop-Warner Most Valuable player of the year
2nd Team San Diego Middle Linebacker as a
2nd Team under armor as a Sophomore
Scored 100% on entry exam for all Private Schools
1st injury as a junior which sidelined you for
Looking to Major in Mathematics
All Ivy schools looking at you academically and athletic
Looking to play Division 1 football on the West Coast
We face challenges with confidence... Great Blessing!
EVANGELINE TIUMALU MORGA
Basketball SR 5-5 Fwd Montgomery “Aztec” HS – INBOUND
HIGHLITE: MONTGOMERY 67, HELIX 62
— Someone forgot to inform Montgomery's Murrellene Woodson
and Mikaelah Wieland that the Helix Highlanders planned to
make a visit to Jenny Craig Pavilion at USD for this
weekend's Division II Girls Basketball finals. The
Highlanders were the No. 1 seed in the San Diego CIF
Division II bracket, facing an Aztec team that
brought a loud crowd and a lot of energy to Tuesday
night's (Mar. 3) semifinal battle.
Helix erased a six point deficit. Heading into the fourth
quarter the Highlanders led by three and had their sights
set on an SDCIF finals berth.
Suddenly it was Evangeline Morga
(10-pts/5-assists/1-Steals) taking the spotlight by
draining three long range shots for Montgomery in the
fourth. Prior to that, Morga had accounted for just one
Aztec free throw. As the Aztecs baskets fell, so did the
title hopes for Helix finishes the season at 18-11 and
Co-Champions Grossmont Hills League with their supporters
who were, by then, drowned out by a raucous Montgomery
Joshua Filifiliauro Leasaū
TIAINA SEAU JR “MOST
(3rd) MEMORIAL AWARD 2014-2015
HELIX HS Senior “ART CULTURE RECIPIENT
Joshua was born and raised
in the beautiful city of Southeast San Diego, Calif. A
young Sāmoan warrior, for the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ…
Grew up with a Family that
always place God first in all that they do, a reminder of
a motto pass down from his ancestors to generation…”Samoa
Muamua Le Atua” A son of a minister of the 1st
Samoan Assy of God, in San Diego, Calif. Raised up by his
grand-parents and other members of the church as parents
outreached mission to the lost soul…
A courage & inspirational,
to his family and church youth peers. Also to his high
school friends, teachers staffs and coaches in almost
Samoan culture got hold of
Joshua in young age, as learning from Samoan local
churches and other Samoan function and Pacific Islanders
Festivities Association annuals in the summer. But through
it all he never forgot his motto as to place God first.
His education was always a challenge from level to steps
and success as he celebrated along the way. Looking
forward for his graduation at Helix HS Charter-class of
2015! “To God Be All The Glory”
Awards of the 10th Annual SAHC
High School Athlete of the Year; (2013-2014)
TIAINA SEAU JR-2014 - “MOST INSPIRATIONAL
ATHLETE MEMORIAL AWARD”:
REUBEN LEASAU 6’-2”, 205lbs.-HELIX HS LB
Samoan Athlete Sign Letter of Intent with San Jose State,
San Jose State
is off to a fast start and has six total commitments with
the recent pledge of
“He committed February 5, 2014,” Leasau
said. “Everything just felt right at San Jose State. The
coaching staff was great with me and my family and I felt
like I had a good chemistry with everyone there. Plus it
just felt like home when I visited and that’s what I was
“I took an unofficial visit back in April and really liked
it a lot. Coach Donte Williams, he’s the one that was
recruiting me and that’s my guy right there. I know it’s
early for me but I just felt like this was the perfect fit
for me so there was no point in putting it off. Plus I
wanted to do it before my senior year so I could just
focus on school and football and now I’ll be able to do
Leasau had a solid showing at the SoCal NIKE Camp where he
measured in at 6-1, 205 pounds and clocked a 4.88-40 and
jumped 33 inches in the vertical. He has a long frame and
will easily be able to hold another 25 pounds or so
without a problem. He was a 1st team All-league, East
County, and Polynesian All American Bowl selection. Also
the nominee selection for the JR SEAU’s 2nd
year 2014-Memorial award...
Son of Lau & Leemo Toilolo Leasau from Ta’u, Manu’a &
Leone of Tutuila, American Samoa.
Tiasamo (Samo) Savusa, Defensive Tackle, Height: 6-1,
San Diego, CA (Madison HS)
Cal Poly Mustangs,
Savusa earned first-team All-Western League honors as a
senior under head coach Rick Jackson at Madison High
School in San Diego last fall. Savusa recorded 70 tackles
(37 solo), including eight tackles for lost yardage and
three sacks. He also recovered a fumble and intercepted
two passes, returning one 20 yards for a touchdown against
La Jolla. Savusa was named most valuable lineman on his
team and earned second-team All-CIF-San Diego Section
honors, with media KUSI-Pigskins Report: Iron Hog Award.
The Madison HS “Warhawks” finished 9-2 overall and reached
the quarterfinal round of the CIF-San Diego Section
Division II playoffs. In 2012, Madison captured the state
Division III title with a 14-1 record and Savusa garnered
60 tackles (41 solo), including three for lost yardage,
along with three quarterback hurries and a fumble
recovery. Savusa also competes in track and field in the
shot put and discus events. Recruited by UC Davis and
Idaho, Savusa chose Cal Poly because "I believe it has an
excellent education program and I also believe in what
Coach Walsh has planned for the football team. I would
love to be a part of it."
-- Son of the Ituau 2014-Fautasi Champions-“Manulele
Tausala” of Nu’uuli, American Samoa…Logo Savusa & Faapaia
Salausa Savusa of Sailele, AS ... one brother, Logoitino,
and two sisters, Jade and Chas ... wants to be an
accountant ... born December 1995, in San Diego, Calif.
... majors in communication studies.
JC Athletes of the Year; (2013-2014)
HS-KANEOHE HS/ SOUTHWESTERN College-SWC (JC)Inbound
for MID-AMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
All OIA, O Line & D Line/ Team two times
“Player of the WEEK”
What I like most about
Southwestern Football: I like the Coaches
& The Mauga family Heart of Champions/Polynesian style
feast…brings a taste of home cooking right here in San
My greatest mentors
are: Pastor ‘s devotional words of
courage and stay focus!
My Favorite Athlete:
My Biggest Strength:
On my off time I like
to: Chill with the Polynesians boys…
My family includes:
Dad, Mom, Little Sister, Grandma and Grandpa…
HELIX HS/ GROSSMONT College-GC (JC)
INBOUND For CHADRON STATE, NEBRASKA
Matches:35 Sets:115 Total
Attacks:831 Total Kills:272 Diggs:255 Service Aces:34
JUCO-WOMEN’S STATE FINALS; LEAD WITH 8-KILLS
2013-ALL-CCCAA STATE TOURNAMENT WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM
PACIFIC COAST ATHLETIC CHAMPIONS
RANKINGS: STATE NO.4 AND SO CAL NO.2
ALL-ACADEMIC (3.83) GPA
PERSONAL: The daughter of Lau LEASAU & Leemo TOILOLO
LEASAU…proud Grandparents-Elder-REV. John & Fuafiva
LEASAU … 3-sisters Mele, Diana & Sinoi and 2-brothers …
Brother Reuben LEASAU inbound for San Jose State
University … younger brother Jesse a soph @HelixHS…
Awards of the 9th Annual SAHC
April 6, 2013
High School Athletes of the Year; (2012-2013)
HS Female Athlete-
KAINAN SAGALE (Helix Charter HS) – Missouri
17 Class: SR Height: 5'10" Vertical Leap:
Position: OH, MB, OPP
Varsity 11-12 Sport: Volleyball Overall:
15-13-0 League: 4-6-0 National Rank: 5094
CA State Rank: 423
Sets Played: 47
Attacks Kills: 171 Hitting Percentage: .244
Total Blocks: 24
Digs: 129 Serving Aces: 24
HS-Awards & Recruiting:
top recruited Prep-Star… Athlete of the WEEK award as the
Player of the MATCH @ Santana HS on September 12,
2012-Kainan had a great match with 14 kills. She leaded
the team to victory! Max Prep Player of the Game:
October-2012. All-County First Team 2011-2012/Grossmont
Hills League: First Team/Helix HS 2010-2013 MVP/ Samoa
Bowl selection/Mira Mesa-2010 Volleyball Tournament MVP.
Notes provided by Head Coach Linda Brown- an Outstanding
addition to our team, she has proven a team Captain and a
leader for the Highlanders
HS Male Athlete-
VILIAMU MILO (Helix Charter HS) – Colorado Mesa Univ.
Number 54, SR Helix
High lineman WILLIAM AMU MILO (5’- 9’’, 260) has committed
to Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colo. of
the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Milo was a four-time All-East County pick on both sides of
the ball and made All-CIF his final two seasons.
HS: HELIX HIGHLANDERS,
MIGHTY Beast of the East County,
Grossmont Hills League 2011-2012 First Team …Defensive
Player of the Year-2012. ALL East County First Team… on
both side of the field OFF/DEF… Heart and soul of the
2010-2011 DIV II STATE CHAMPS’
San Diego Hall of Champions 53rd
annual All-CIF San Diego Section First Team
winners, selected by a panel of media writers,
for the recently completed fall
projected top three defenders from the start of the season
remained on top at season’s end. Defensive linemen
De’Shawn Tone of Valhalla and Amu Milo of Helix gained
first team honors, along with Valhalla defensive back
Spencer Havird. Tone finished with 14 sacks this season,
while leading East County with 30 tackles for loss,
according to statistics compiled by East County Sports.com.
Milo, who was the
lone sophomore to earn All-CIF laurels in 2010, capped his
high school career by earning his third citation to the
All-CIF team. He also is a standout on the offensive line
and is being recruited for both sides of the football by
more than two dozen colleges.
JC Athletes of the Year; (2012-2013)
JC Male Athlete: IAN
SEAU-HS: La Costa Canyon“Maverick” Nevada Univ
JUCO ALL-National DIV
Southern Conference First Team ALL-America
First-Team Defense Avocado West League pick in 2010...
Named to the 2010 Rivals All-San Diego Section Second
Team... Named defensive player of the year for the Avocado
League... Named to The North County Times All-North County
Team... Named to The North County Times Elite 11 Team...
Named as a Second-Team All-CIF performer as a junior...
Named the number three defensive end for the class of 2011
in California by Cali High Sports... Collected 89 tackles,
18 sacks and blocked four kicks during high school
career... Led La Costa Canyon HS to a 20-3 record during
his junior and senior seasons...
PERSONAL: Ian Seau is the son of single mother Mary
Seau... Nephew of former NFL icon superstar Junior Seau...
Cousin Homer Mauga, ILB/OLB for the Idaho Vandals.
quarterback CHRIS BONNER and freshman linebacker IAN SEAU,
of the Grossmont College football team were honored
following selection to the All-National Division Southern
Conference football team at the recent Griffins team
Junior Seau, Ian's
late uncle, gains immediate induction into SDHOC/Breitbard
Hall of Fame
Meanwhile, Ian Seau
was honored with the Grossmont; MAUGA DEFENSIVE AWARD.
Seau, a transfer from Kansas State via La Costa Canyon
High, led the state with 19 quarterback sacks and thus was
tabbed the conference's Defensive Player of the Year.
JC Female Athlete:
RUDY LEASAU (Helix HS) FR, Grossmont College(JC)
Position: OH HT: 5’-11”
Kills: 152 season / 65 in the PCAC / Kills per set:
(26-65)-2.50 / ACES per set(6-9) Total: 69 Aces for the
Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Champs’’
The youngest daughter of Lau & Leemo Leasau… classmate of
Helix Volleyball stars standout player; Seina Lemusu,
Faith Leaupeptele & Kainan Sagale… Also athletic sisters;
Diana, Mele, & Sinoi, all stand out prospect product out
of Helix HS in Basketball... brother Rueben a JR, 3yrs
varsity football star Outside-linebacker for the
Athlete” Israel Tofi Paopao – O’side HS – Florida Int Unv.
The PPR 2012-Selection San Diego County Player of the Year
Position: QB/RB Ht/Wt: 6'1"/225 HS:
Oceanside ‘Pirates’ Season: Varsity 11-12 Sport:
Football Overall: 9-3-1 League: 3-1-0 National
Rank: 426 CA State Rank: 48
The Oceanside QB passed for
2,074 yards and combined for 21
touchdowns (19 pass, 2 rush), throwing only 5
interceptions. Paopao is known as the top player on the
top team in the county, leading the Pirates to another
stellar 10-1 season.
San Diego Hall of
Champions 53rd annual All-CIF San Diego Section First Team
winners, selected by a panel of media writers, for the
recently completed fall sports season.
However, the third
quarterback on the first team ranked first overall, as
Oceanside ‘s Israel “Tofi” Paopao was tabbed the Offensive
Player of the Year.
High quarterback Tofi Paopao signed a letter of intent
with Florida International. He received a recommendation
from former NFL QB Jeff Garcia. CHARLIE NEUMAN • U-T
had a great career at Oceanside High, but the senior
quarterback needed a little help to land a college
made it happen,” Paopao said of the four-time NFL Pro Bowl
out with him during our bye week in the playoffs. He has
great charisma. He liked what he saw and said he’d try to
Paopao signed a letter of intent to play at Florida
Panthers, who went 3-9 last season and are a member of
Conference USA, hired former Illinois coach Ron Turner as
their head man in January.
the Illini to the Big Ten title and a Sugar Bowl
appearance in 2001.
quarterback guru, Turner — the brother of former Chargers
coach Norv Turner — also worked 12 years in the NFL with
quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Garcia.
film, email and make calls,” said Oceanside coach John
Carroll. “We leave messages.
has home numbers. He knows people. Jeff’s word means
something, so when he makes a recommendation, coaches
in San Diego now and runs Elite Sports West youth football
camps, along with John Bankhead.
“Jeff runs a
camp for profit, but he asked if he could work with our
young quarterbacks for free,” Carroll said. “When someone
of his stature volunteers his time, you take that
opportunity. And obviously, it helped Tofi.”
great stats, two San Diego Section championships in three
years as a starter and outstanding leadership skills,
Paopao had two things working against him.
6-foot-1 in an era where schools are looking for tall QBs.
“A lot of
schools showed interest, but grades were a problem,”
Paopao said. “I buckled down the last two years, but I
didn’t do well my freshman and sophomore years. That
killed me. Florida International is taking a chance on me.
“I felt at
home there. They run the West Coast offense, so it’s a
good fit for me. They’re bringing me to Florida in June to
learn the offense. I have a chance to be the starter next
me to handle my business on the field and in the
classroom. I intend to do just that. I don’t want to let
Oceanside, Coach Carroll or Jeff Garcia down.”
Awards of the 8th Annual SAHC
April 14, 2012
High School Athletes of the Year; (2011-2012)
ZEINAH LEMUSU (Helix Charter HS) - Eastern
New Mexico University
SR, Height: 6’-0” Weight: 190 lbs.
SPORTS: Volleyball Varsity POSITION: Outside Hitter/
Hometown: San Diego, CA
2010-2012 Season: GPA 3.32
A lead starter in appeared in
38 matches; attacks kills: 68/ Serving Aces: 3/ Total
blocks: 58/ Digs: 2/ Assists 16/ Kills Per-Game: 2.5… a
two-year letter winner in volleyball… 2010-2011
All-Academic girls volleyball team, Union Tribune San
Diego Academic team… High school overall season show
progressive than ever before in years under Head Coach
Personal: Born in
San Diego, Calif… has 2 brothers and one dear sister
Lisabella… Potential major in nursing-registered nurse
training: (RN/ASN/BSN/MSN)… Love to fellowship and
participated in youth(s) activities such as; Samoan
Athletes annual events for her faith as sharing with
others for spiritual growth. Parents are Hale Lemusu of
Aloau, Am Samoa and Lisi Taula of Ta’u, Manu’a, Am Samoa.
HS Male Athlete-
FILIPO NAPOLEON (Helix Charter HS) - Grossmont College (JC)
SR, HT/ WT: 6’-2” 245 lbs. SPORTS: Football Varsity
SEASON OVERALL: 13-1-0 LEAGUE: 5-0 DIV II:
Champions STATE: DIV II CHAMPS
NATIONAL RANK: 127 CALIFORNIA STATE RANK: 6 HEAD
CHOACH: Troy Starr
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Fast start and a natural
Samoan athlete build ready to excel to any level as a
competitor, discipline and be obedience with the norm of
his character talented. Team FCA as the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes huddle… Polynesian power Defensive
Tackle unit position side by side with his team-mates Fuga
& Milo, dominated the season with only one loss… so
awesome that the first time Helix crushed their rival
opponents since the class of 2001-2002 in the past, such
as O’side HS in the finals @ Qualcomm Chargers Stadium. A
MaxPreps athlete prospect… interview with the Tour of
Champions presented by the Army National Guard… selected
PrepStar CAL Classic All-Star Team @ home depot Center in
Carson; State CHAMPS… All League & All East County Team…
Personal: Son of
Napoleon, raised by his birth mother, Doriana Mageo
Seva’enae. His close friend and a cheerful stand
cheer-leader can be heard from the South Pacific
Islanders. He also participated in his church youth
outreach and community. Working on his academic strategic
role to advance to the next level!
JC Athletes of the Year; (2011-2012)
JC Male Athlete:
CHRISTIAN TAUSAGA - High School: MT. Miguel “Matadors”
Class of 2009
Height/ Weight: 6’-1”/ 300 lbs.
SPORTS: Football POSITION: Offensive Lineman/Defensive
Grossmont College (JC) “Griffins” – University of Arkansas
Varsity team and selected All
Grossmont League Team and for the American Samoa Bowl in
his high school tender. Tausaga also played in the 2009
Beach Bowl, defeating the El Camino College for the
Champions… 2010 runner-up for Beach Bowl Champions…
2011-2012 Griffins hard core Offensive/ Defensive player
on both side of the field… Always availability for the
needs of his coach game plan… Completed his Associates
is very active in his Lemon Grove Community outreach, as
feeding the needed, assisting his church local ministries
as sharing the good news and SHARE program voluntarily.…
Union Tribune of San Diego, on February 01, 2012, and
recent April 2012 Easter celebration feast. The son of
Pastor: Mr. & Mrs. Ulalei & Mai Tausaga of The First
Samoan Pentecost Independent Church for more than 8
years... Awaiting God’s daily plans as his spiritual
growth and pursuit his talent to play football to the next
Athlete: ANDREA KEIKILANI BIRD -
High School: San Diego HS
SPORTS: Women’s Basketball POSITION: Center
Grossmont College (JC) “Griffins” CLASS: SO
School: GPA 3.34
averaged 8.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.1 blocks,
and 1 steal per game. She earned 2010 CIF Division 1
Champion, 2nd Team All-Division 1, 1st Team All-Eastern
League, 2008-2010 Union Tribune All-Academic Team, 2010
High School Student Athlete of the Year (San Diego), Mark
Hall Award, 2010 recipient of the SDHS Scholar Award.
heart center lead the Griffins Women’s Basketball Team
Back-to-Back Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Champions:
2009-2010/ 2010-2011… Total Points 31, 14 assist, 5
blocks, 12 steal… her best game with 10pts against Santa
Ana Dons on the Southern CAL 24th Annual
Holiday Tournament 2011.
born on September 1992 to Laura “Shelli” and Alvin Bird.
She has two brothers; Taylor Bird and Jeremy Tyler. Andrea
is majoring in Social Work with a concentration in
Athletic Counseling. Wishing to transfer to any four year
university college such as Georgia Tech, that is willing
to pay for her education… she like the campus and great
Sports Medicine program as her goal majoring.
Awards of the 7th Annual SAHC April 30, 2011
High School Athletes of the Year; (2010-2011)
Fiaalii JR Togiaso, 6’-1”, 275
–OT/DT La Jolla Country Day HS
Team captain in his senior and junior
years…with a GPA-3.6…earned four varsity letters for Head
Coach Jeff Hutzler. Aside from football, he earned one
varsity letter apiece in track and field ad
basketball…named first-team All-Pacific league as an
offensive lineman during his senior year of 2010 and as a
sophomore in 2008, and earned 2nd-team
All-Pacific league honors his freshman year. Off the
field, involved in the Madrigals honor choir, while also
serving as the ASB publicist. He plans on attending
Cornell and majoring in Civil Engineering. Fiaalii
is the son of Fiaalii SR and Norma Togiaso of Western
Samoa and Manu’a Islands in the South Pacific. In spare
time he enjoys singing, hanging out at the beach, and
playing board games such as Trivial Pursuit.
Sam Meredith, 6’-5”, 260-DE/TE
Helix Charter HS
The Ukulele Club, and a 3.0 GPA: The
two-way player who competed for head coach Troy Starr at
Helix HS. He played defensive end and tight end, earning
three varsity letters in basketball and one in track. He
is planning on attending San Diego State and majoring in
Communications. As one of the top players in the
area, he was named first-team All-East County on offense
and defense, as well as earning Grossmont Hills League
“Player of the Year” honors. He was recognized as a
third-team All-State selection on defense, while also
taking home the PPR “Iron Hog Award” and the Helix HS
“Iron Man Award.” Enjoys life and Island style
talented in ukulele & guitar for entertainment of his
family and friends. He is the son of Sam SR and Rachel
Meredith of Utulei, American Samoa.
JC Athletes of the Year; (2010-2011)
ATHLETE: LB Thomas
Tutogi, 6-0/251, Chula Vista, Calif. (Chula Vista High
School/Southwestern Junior College)
Enrolled at UW in January and will be a true sophomore
in 2011. … Played 2010 season at Southwestern JC. …
Earned first-team all-league honors. … Recorded 120
tackles in 2010. … Fourth in the league with 17.5
tackles for loss. … Posted 140 tackles as a senior at
Chula Vista, and also scored 12 touchdowns as a
running back. … Rated No. 21 junior college prospect
in the nation by Rivals.com.
possesses the real inside-backer type mentality. He’s
about a 6-foot, 240-245 pounder right now, but he’s a
tremendous athlete. He’s got great hand-eye
coordination, very good feet, but he’s going to hit
you in the mouth. He’s an iso-run stopper, a power run
stopper that brings a lot of true, real leadership
qualities with him.”
MARC POUVAVE #77
Position: Offensive Tackle / guard
Ht:6'- 4", 340 lbs.
High School: Monte Vista, Calif.
Class: Sophomore / Southwestern College (JC)
Region V All-America Community College
Football team (first-team all-California) ...
first-team all-conference ... 2010-Team Captain
... lettered three years in football and golf at
Monte Vista High School CA ... Offensive Player of
the Week twice ... SamoanAthletes.com (JUCO)
CO-Player of the Year 2010 with LB-Thomas Tutogi
that early transfer to Washington Huskies ...
under HC Ed Carberry 4th season Spread Offense:
ran 356 times for 1,639 yards and pass 380 times
for 2,097 yards 10 TD's ... top prospect recruit
for next season by; SDSU, BYU, IDAHO and UTAH Unv
Personal: American Samoa-Tutuila
& Manu'a son of Asa & Lisa Pouvave ... two
brothers ... cousin Homer Mauga plays for Idaho
Unv Vandals & Justin Utopo plays football at Notre
Dame ... enjoys engineering, race cars and home
cooking ... full name is Marc Leui Pouvave
(pronounced po-vah-vay) ... born Dec 1990.
L-R(Host parents: Lisa & Jeff
Hutzler-Fiaalii JR & Parents: Fiaalii & Norma Togiaso-SAHC
founder Rev. Benson Mauga in the back)
Photo by: son Homer Mauga.
Awards of the 6th Annual SAHC April 10, 2010
High School Athletes of the Year; (2009-2010)
- Sweetwater HS
/ Southwestern JC
SR, Football: RB / Track&Field
5' 9", 200lbs. National City, CA
Sweetwater HS: Max Preps Athlete
... GPA: 3.0 ... 2006 Freshmen Football Team MVP
selection ... 2009 Varsity Football Team MVP ...
2009 All-South Bay League First Team "Offensive
Player of the Year"...
Track & Field Team that took 1st place:42.25 on
4X100 meter relay for the Mesa League ... 2009 South
Bay League finals 1st place on 4X100 meter relay ...
Rapi's passion as an athletic player as football,
baseball, Track & field earned him honors with
trophies & medal ribbons as a player with a heart of
a champion ...
Personal: Rapi Logona Sotoa lll, is
the youngest of four children of Rapi Logona Sotoa
SR and Tautalafua L. Maluia of National City, CA &
Nuu'uli, Am Samoa. Born and raised in National City,
Ca, started playing sports in earlier age of six and
still active as we sleep. He played baseball until
he was fourteen, and was named to the All-star Team
each year as with Las Palmas & Twin Hills Little
Leagues. Founded track & field as another challenge
while attending Ira Harbison Elementary School where
he participated in the State Finals in 2002. Member
of the Sweetwater HS Choir, Christian Club Younglife
& local First Samoan Congregation Church in San
Diego, CA. Also a performer with his Samoan
Community & Taupou Dancer for the Pacific Islander
Festival Activities. Plans to continue his education
to the next level as Junior college and pursue a
degree in Law Enforcement while playing sports...but
he leans toward the Holy Spirit to lead his path...
- Morse HS /
SR, Basketball: Forward / Center
6 footer, San Diego, CA
Morse HS: GPA:3.0 ... San Diego, CA standout athlete
as Sophomore to Senior, starter varsity for the
Tiger Basketball Team ... Averaged 13 to 20 points
per game ... Tournament MVP selection Player of the
Game ... Best ball-handler as on the defensive side
blocking shots ... Max Preps Athletes in Basketball
& Track ... Shot & Toss is among the best track
athlete in San Diego County ... San Diego Union
Tribune star Athlete article of the Week ...
emerging female Samoan athletes of her age
generation to the next level prospect ... All-San
Diego Conference League...
Personal: The smarter and athletic of the Leaupepe family,
daughter of Ropati & Matauaina Leaupepe-Tele.
Keeping her goals and focus as eating healthy, to
become the best Samoan female ever played the game
of basketball level. Looking forward for another
challenge in college level skills and that includes
academic, but foremost her believes Jesus is
JC Athletes of the Year; (2009-2010)
LB / FB,
6-0, 220, Helix High School, La Mesa, Calif., /
Grossmont College, El Cajon, Calif.
2009-2010: GPA 3.75, Region III
All-California 1st-team linebacker ... JC Athletic
Bureau All-Southern California 1st-team selection ...
team won U.S. Bank Beach Bowl ... Southern California
Football Association National Division Southern
Conference 1st-team selection ... chosen to play in
Triumphant Sports Junior College All-American All-star
game ... team's Defensive MVP ... earned Athlete of
the Week recognition after seven tackles and two sack
— his 15th of the season, in Beach Bowl ... had 72
tackles, 15.5 sacks, 17 tackles for loss (minus 105
yards), seven quarterback hurries, and two
interceptions ... Honoring San Diego's
Scholar-Leader-Athletes Scholarship by the National
Football Foundation and College Hall Of Fame 38th
Played for South team in Alex Spanos All-Star Football
Classic in summer of 2008 ... All-East County
1st-team ... As a senior at Helix High School earned
Grossmont South League Defensive Player of the Year
honors, 57 tackles, 15 sacks, and two touchdowns as a
fullback short yardage run ... had 34 tackles, and two
sacks as a sophomore at H-Town High School, which
closed after his sophomore year ... Awarded Ironman as
junior varsity at Helix HS, as a junior because of CIF
transfer rules ... has five brothers — all of whom are
San Diego County standout prep football stars.
Personal: Son of Benson & Mouna Mauga of American
Samoa & San Diego, CA... Has five brothers; Benson Jr,
Dallas, Rainbow, Magnum, & twin brother Hutch ...
Chose to sign National letter of Intend with
DI-Western Athletic Conference: 'VANDALS' IDAHO,
University ... Majoring in Athletic Director
Homer Mauga - AOL Search Results
Melinda Sisa Fuimaono.
OUTSIDE HITTER / MIDDLE BLOCKER- 5' 11" Bonita Vista
HS, / SO, Southwestern JC
2009-2010: GPA 3.56, Melinda currently enrolled
at Southwestern College as a full time student
and athlete playing volleyball and basketball ...
Selected Volleyball First Team All-Conference, and
Player of the week in several games ... Crowned
Princess for PIFA’s Miss Pacific Islander of San
Diego 2009 Scholarship Pageant ... Also Melinda
performs with Taupou Samoa Dance Troupe and in 2006
was crowned Miss Tausala of San Diego, CA.
Max Preps: San Diego Union Tribune volleyball star
... 2006-2007- Kills:90, Aces30, Total serves 193
... Also a track star...
Personal: Born August 1990 in Compton, CA. Daughter
of Maiu'u & Sisa Fuimaono of San Diego, CA ...
Christian family of 8, stand out brothers Howie &
Star of Bonita Vista HS and then with the Mountain
Western DI full scholarship with UNLV, but not
forgotten their loving parents heart for their
success in Academic & Athletic ... Competitors,
sacrifice, and hardwork keep her motivated ...
She been blessed with opportunity to learn more
about her culture, language, traditions and pass on
to the next generation youth princess ... involved
in community and a volunteered at many events as
a role model. Melinda's hopes is to the next level
of competitor in volleyball for a university and
graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology.
Awards of the 5th Annual SAHC April 25, 2009
High School Athletes of the Year; (2008-2009)
(HTown/Helix HS) - Stanford
6'-8" 265lbs TE/DE La Mesa, CA
Helix Charter High School:
All-Grossmont South League offensive 1st-team
... All-East County 1st-team for both offense and
defense ... San Diego Union Tribune-All League
offensive 1st-team selection ... Cal Hi Sports
Allstate team for offense ... Max Preps Allstate
Division II 1st-team selection ... San Diego Hall of
Champions selection ... Highly recruited Rivals.com
/ Scout.com four star top TE by the PAC-10
conference DI, but Stanford football HC Jim Harbaugh
convinced him of the top 10-academic school in the
nation ... Levine also a star athlete of the Helix
HS Basketball CIF-Championship team ... Older sister
Chasity full scholarship track and field athlete at
the University of Utah 'UTES' of Mountain West
conference DI ... Parent; Pastor Raymond and Trina
Toilolo of San Diego, CA ... A National Football
Foundation and College Hall of Fame
With a GPA 3.8, two-year Honor Roll and Dean's List
student ... San Diego Union Tribune-All-Academic Team
... Participated member of the Fellowship of
Christians Athletes (FCA) lead huddle, Gridiron and
Samoan Athletes Heart of Champions Ministry (SAHC.)
... Stanford University inbound academic athlete and
top tight end this fall...
Janeh To'ilolo (Helix HS) - CSU Los
SR, Team Capt. Hockey
GPA: 3.44 / SAT: 1310 Lemon Grove, CA
Helix Charter High School: Lead
defender, starter four year Varsity Field Hockey ...
First team All-League, 2nd-team All-CIF, All-East
County, Team MVP selection.
San Diego Union Tribune three years All-Academic ...
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes-(FCA) student ... Interregional Sports.
Challenging academics, field hockey, soccer, sports
program, clubs organization, student social activities,
active student body, diverse campus, to be in an
environment where students care about their future and
are goal oriented but desire to have a well rounded
Favorite Quote: Never let yesterdays disappointments
overshadow tomorrow's dream ... Movie; Benchwarmer
... Music; R-n-B, hip hop, oldies, reggae ... Food:
Mexican ... Book; The Lovely Bones ... Hobbies; Hanging
out with friends, shopping, sports, scrap booking,
playing with my dog, spending time with family ... My
major- Forensics/Criminal Justice.
Samantha Avii (Mar Vista HS)
SR, 5'-10" / 140lbs
GPA: 3.50 Imperial Beach, CA
High School Highlights;
2005-2006 First freshman played Varsity on the
basketball team. Starting power forward and back up
center. All Academic Team
2006-2007 As a sophomore, basketball team starting power
forward/center and softball team backup pitcher
and starting 1st base ... South Bay League Champions,
1st-Team All League ... All Academic Team.
2007-2008 On softball team; as a utility
athlete-starting pitcher, 1st base, short stop,
outfielder player ... All League 1st-team ... All-San
Diego County CIF 1st-team ... San Diego Union Tribune
Player to watch and Player of the Week-(March) ... San
Diego County CIF Softball Pepsi Award selection ... A
basketball starting power forward/center ... All San
Diego County Academic Team in (both sports).
2008-2009 Lead senior on the basketball and softball
teams. Starting pitcher, utility player, outfield,
shortstop, first base ... Player of the Week-(April) ...
All Academic basketball team.
JC Athlete of the Year; (2008-2009)
Philip Yandall (Leone HS, AS)
(SO-Southwestern JC) - Delta St.Unv
Leone, American Samoa
Previous School: Southwestern (CC) -
Delta St UNV
Two-time NJCAA All-American and All-Conference selection
at tackle for coach Ed Carberry and the Jaguars of
Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif ... Helped
Jaguars rebound from 3-7 season finish as a freshman to
post a 7-3 mark as a sophomore … Graded at 90 percent or
better all season ... Amongst team leaders in pancake and
PREP: From the tiny small Island of American Samoa, out of
Leone HS ... Four years letterman as both offensive &
defensive … Starting offensive tackle and defensive tackle
for the Leone 'Lions' HS Champion year ... American Samoan
All-star selection team & Samoa Bowl All-star team.
PERSONAL: Born October of 1988 … Son of
Michael Eric and Sinoanoa Yandall of Leone village of
American Samoa … With heartfelt Thanks to all your prayers
and support ... Opportunity to the next level as other
son's of American Samoa success...
Female Athlete- (no selection, so 2-HS female selection)
Awards of the 4th Annual SAHC April 19, 2008
High School Athlete of the Year; (2007-2008)
Homer Mauga (HTown/Helix HS) - Grossmont JC
Linebacker, 6-0, 224,
Helix High School, La Mesa, Calif., Grossmont College,El
High school: Played for South team in
Alex Spanos All-Star Football Classic in summer of 2008
... All-East County 1st-team ... As a senior at Helix High
School earned Grossmont South League Defensive Player of
the Year honors, 57 tackles, 15 sacks, and two touchdowns
as a fullback short yardage run ... had 34 tackles, and
two sacks as a sophomore at H-Town High School, which
closed after his sophomore year ... Awarded Ironman as
played junior varsity at Helix as a junior because of
transfer rules ... has five brothers — all of whom San
Diego county standout prep football star.
Personal: Born as a twin (brother
Hutch) in San Diego, CA ... son of Benson & Mouna Mauga
... Has five brothers; Benson Jr, Dallas, Rainbow, Magnum,
& twin brother Hutch ... Chose Grossmont College JC
to land a better DI scholarship ... Our rival is O'side
HS, which scored the surprised first touchdown run ...
Cousin Jr Seau gives competitors for the game ... But Troy
Polamalu brings both Competitors & Spiritual gain ...
Movie would be "TROY" ... Majoring in Athletic Director.
Abigail Leaupepe (SO-Morse HS)
SO, 6' - Forward /
Center San Diego, CA
Morse HS-Tigers; Sophomore starting
forward for the Morse HS Basketball Varsity team ...
average 13 points and heart to play entire game ...
Great defender as team best block shot ... Also a track
star in discuss toss as the best in the San Diego
Conference ... All-League team SoCAL ... MAX Preps
athlete ... MVP award honored for the Kiwanis Tournament
... Three sister; Esther, Pricilla, & Faith and one only
dearest brother Daniel the star of their family
... Parent: Pastor- Ropati & Matauaina Leaupepe-Tele of
the First Samoan Assembly of God Church, San Diego, CA.
Abigail shows potential as a
rising star athlete ... Likewise, sometimes each of us
may be called upon to serve on a project that does not
necessarily require that we have a spiritual gift in
that area ... she run the race with
heart as to the finish line...
Read more (Cal Hi Sports.com)
JC Athlete of the Year; (2007-2008)
(Helix HS)(SO-Grossmont JC) -
SO, Team Captain / 290lbs / DT El
Grossmont College (JC): As a red shirt
last fall, due of ACL knee surgery ... Magnum came back
strong as the leader of the Grossmont Griffins in
tackler and 2nd in sacks; registered 80 tackles, 10.5
sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions ...
Player of the Week five times ... Honored as the Joe
Roth Award recipient as the best JC college player in
the San Diego County ... Also was named to the State
All-California JC 1st-team and received All-Foothill
Conference accolades ... inbound for BYU
Personal: Magnum majoring on a dual
degree in interdisciplinary studies together with
communications and psychology ... Football definitely
runs in their genes ... Son of Rev. Benson & Mouna Mauga,
Magnum is the 4th son of the Mauga boys ... Older
brother Benson Jr last played with the Serra HS, Dallas
& Rainbow played with the Sacramento State, younger twin
brothers Hutch & Homer with Helix HS...
Female Athlete-(no selection inputs)
Awards of the 3rd Annual SAHC May 05, 2007
High School Athletes of the Year; (2006-2007)
Iosefa Noa (Helix HS) - Eastern Oregon Unv
SR, DE/DL, 6'- 2"
200lbs Helix HS / H-Town HS San Diego, CA
Prep Highlights: An aggressive
pass-rushing at defensive end position ... Lettered 2
years; one under Helix High School Head Coach Donnie
Van-Hook and one at H -Town High School with Head Coach
All League ... San Diego Hall of Champions selection ...
All East County 2nd team...
Helped team highlanders to a 8-3 overall record and
another Grossmont South League Champion.
Placed his team with ten sacks to go with 5 pass
deflectors, and two interceptions, season 52 total
tackles as a senior.
INSIGHT: My cherished plans may go
astrays, My hopes may fade away; But still I'll trust my
Lord to lead, For He doth know the way ... A man's heart
plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps...
Mele Leasau (Helix HS) - Houston Baptist
Helix High graduate MELE LEASAU, who ranked among the East
County scoring leaders as a senior during the 2006-07
basketball season, has accepted a scholarship to play for
Houston Baptist University. The Huskies gained NCAA
Division I status two years ago.
Leasau, a 6-0 forward, had played the last two seasons for
Midland College, a two-year school located in Midland,
Texas. With the Lady Chaps, Leasau helped the school to a
30-2 record, ranked among the top five teams nationally in
the NJCAA. She averaged 5.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per
game as a key reserve.
Leasau also received interest from Cleveland State and
Lubbock Christian, but settled for Houston Baptist
immediately following her on-campus visit.
"I had a lot of doubts about the school before
visiting. But then I just said. 'Maybe I'll take a visit
there to see how it is,' and when I went out there
everything felt right," said Leasau. "The coaches were
really welcoming and honest, and the girls there were very
welcoming. I played with them and there was good
Leasau noted because the Huskies' lost four of their
post players, head coach Todd Buchanan is counting on her
to provide solid leadership and experience next season.
Houston Baptist went 8-20 this past season.
JC Athlete of the Year; (2006-2007)
Preston Faletagaloa (Pearl City,
SO, Guard / Tackle, 6-4, 298lbs Ewa
Grossmont College (JC); Contributed to
the 2005-National & State Champions team ... starting
Offensive Guard & Tackle of the Griffins ground
protection ... Blocked in an offense that averaged more
than 300 rushing yards per game and yielded only 7 sacks
during the season ... Team won the Southern CAL
Conference BOWL ... All-Conference honorable mention...
One of the Polynesian athlete invading the Griffins for
opportunity to the next level ... From Pearl City HS,
HI, rated one of the OIA best offensive guard ...
Honored by the Honolulu Advertiser DIV II team ... Named
& played for the Honolulu Star Bulletin OIA All-Star
game ... Son of Faitala & Stephanie Faletagaloa of Aiea,
Personal; Local Island style life, is
enjoying the beach and playing Ukulele as Island reggae
music ... now the Local San Diego Island 'KAHI-LOFA' breezin
music band ... Getting my associate degree and more
option of life here as flavor to chose from ... as the
Lord has a plan for me...
Saga Noa (Helix HS)(SO-Palomar JC) - UH
Sipau Lee-Noa SO,
Softball-Pitcher / Infield San Diego, CA
Palomar 'Comets' (JC); All-Pacific
Coast Conference Softball Team selections ... Player of
the Year ... All-Southern Conference 1st-team as a
freshman & Sophomore years ... seasonal Athlete of the
Week & Honorable Mention of the Week ... Team MVP
Helix HS; All-League team ... All-East County 1st-team
... Earned Grossmont South League Player of the Year
recognition ... 2005-San Diego Prep Sports Athlete ...
Stood out on a team that finished 9-18 overall and
failed to qualify for the section playoffs...
INSIGHT: When we live with trust, we
please our Parents and God above, and influence our
relationship with truthfulness and love ... thank you
coaches for trusting and believing in me.
Awards starts in the 2nd Annual SAHC April 22,
High School Athletes of the Year; (2005-2006)
Star Fuimaono (Bonita HS) - UNLV
Team Captain, LB - 6'-1"
240lbs Bonita Vista, CA
Bonita Vista HS;
San Diego County high school top linebacker and a lone
Samoan Athlete standout 2005-2006 season ... A role
model leader and a team captain for the Bonita Vista HS
football program as competitors with the top San Diego,
CA DIV-I level ... Earned All-CIF honors both in his JR
& SR year ... Selected as the league & team Defensive
MVP award ... Three brothers and two sisters ... Older
brothers Howie & Mark also standout athletes that move
on to DI-Mountain West Conference ... SCCSD
2006-recipient of Coach James Saludares scholarship as
an Outstanding Academic/Athlete ... Son of Maiu'u & Sisa
Fuimaono of San Diego, CA.
Star Fuimaono role model displayed by his first name; no
slacking ... as tempted to lose patience with another,
think how patient God has been with us ... Star is
looking forward of joining his older brothers at UNLV if
offer available for his talent...
Diana Leasau (Helix HS) - Cal St./Houston
SR, Guard, 5-8 Helix HS / Cal St. Dominguez /
Houston Baptist University
Helix Charter HS; FCA huddle leader and
Led the Highlanders to back-to-back runner-up league
finishes her junior and senior years ... Garnered
1st-Team and 2nd-Team All-CIF honors, as well as
1st-Team and 2nd-Team All-Grossmont South League honors
... Lists scoring 37 points as her personal prep best.
Personal: Born in San Diego, CA ...
Daughter of Lowe and Leemo Leasau ... Has five siblings,
Mele, Sinoi, Rudy, Rueben, and Jesse ... Chose CSUDH to
be close to family ... Was also recruited by San Diego
Christian College ... Lists beating Mt. Miguel her
senior year as her biggest athletic thrill to date ...
Aspires to one day be an athletic trainer ... Would most
like to meet Carmello Anthony and lists her grandparents
as the people she most admires ... Favorites also
include movie "Diary of a Mad Black Women" and TV show
"Flavor of Love" ... Majoring in kinesiology.
JC Athletes of the Year; (2005-2006)
(Helix HS)(FR-Grossmont JC)
FR, 6'- 0" / 250lbs El Cajon, CA
Current enrolled at Grossmont ... FCA huddle President
... San Diego Union Tribune local star athlete out of
Helix HS ... Advance to 3-CIF championship ... Listed
the top state 50 state linebacker ... Honored by the
Sprint Factory All-America team 2002 as a sophomore ...
All-East County 1st-team ...All-Grossmont South League
1st-team ... In 2005 a starter freshman for the
Grossmont Griffins as a: MLB / DT / FB / TE ...
Contributed to the 2005 National / State Champions ...
Team freshman MVP Defensive Lineman...
was named after the Honolulu TV star show; Magnum PI,
born in Honolulu 1986 on Easter week ... Found Jesus as
his Lord & Savior in 2002, baptized by Pastor Sam
Calhoun in 2004 at Windsor Hills Community Church...
Pricilla Leaupepe (Morse HS)(SO-Cuyamaca JC)
Hitter / Middle blocker
Height: 6- 0
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Previous School: Morse
2005-2006 (Sophomore): Appeared in 31
matches as a lead starter … recorded a
season-high four kills against rival Palomar
comets ... started the first match of her career
against Mesa College where she had two kills, two digs
and three blocks ... had four kills and one block
against Southwestern College had four kills in two
sets against Victor Valley ... had two kills and four
blocks in one set against Chaffey.
Prep: Played two seasons at Morse HS,
Calif. … helped Tiger's reach the peak of
competitors…named Conference Honorable Mention team ...
named Player of the Week ... recorded 5 or more kills 7
times through out the season ... she recorded five kills
on 31 attempts, for a .290 hitting percentage, with a
season high five digs against top DIV-I Southern Cal
high schools … finished her season with 55 kills in her
first ever post season appearance in high school
tournament ... played in 44 sets while averaging 2.39
kills, 0.65 blocks, and a .195 attack percentage as
a junior ... in her senior season she accumulated 62
kills, 17 blocks, and 15 digs ... a two-year
letterwinner in volleyball.
Personal: Born in Santa Clara, Calif. … has
three sisters and one dear brother … parents are
Ropati of Western Samoa and Matauaina of Aoa, American
Samoa. Pastor of the First Samoan Assembly of God, San
5th Annual Program highlights 4/29/2009
Host Opening: Deacon/Youth
Pastor- Benson Mauga founder of SAHC Ministry
Welcome Opening Prayer: Pastor
Sam Calhoun / Windsor Hills Community Church
Opening Celebration by: First
Samoan AOG Youth…
Leader: Wesley & Eseta Lutu /
Pastor: R. Leaupepe
INVOCATION: Former NFL 1st
rd draft ‘99’ Bengals- Akili Smith, QB/Coach
COACH Speaker: Lenny Faaola /
Word of Life
Youth group(s);Testimony or Play Action Song…
: Pastor: Ulalei Tausaga /First Samoan Independent
SAHC Presentation by: Benson
SAHC Seniors: L. Toilolo, E.
Faamaile, OJ Auimatagi, I. Osoimalo, T. Tutogi, J. Toilolo, S. Avii …and more
SAHC Theme Song By: Benson &
Mouna Mauga / Poulima Su’esu’e / Kitiona Leasau; organ piano
Pastor Joseph Leasau (1st Samoan AOG)
Closing Celebration by- “No Limit
Soldiers For Christ Youth.”