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Sunday, February 15, 2009

AIGA Foundation 2008 All Star Team: Third Team Defense

DEFENSIVE LINE

Tuiasosopo Niusulu 6’0, 245, Sr (Lakes-Lakewood, WA)
First Team All-State (3A), Second Team All-Area Tacoma News Tribune. SPSL Defensive Line Player of the Year. Will attend Idaho State.

Paul Piukala (Castlemont-Oakland, CA) 6’4, 220, Sr
All-East Bay First Team. Honorable Mention East Bay (SF Chronicle). First Team All-Oakland had 65 tackles and 12 sacks.

Mike Purcell 6’4, 260, Sr (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Rocky Mountain News Second Team All State (5A), Denver Post Honorable Mention All-State (5A). Recorded 65 tackles and 10 sacks. Will attend Wyoming.

Semisi Tokolahi (Hilo, HI) 6’3, 285, Sr
Second Team All-State (Honolulu Advertiser). BIIF Defensive Player of the Year. Will attend Washington.


LINEBACKERS

Daniel Fonua (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) 6’0, 235, Sr
All CIF-SS (Central Division). CIF-SS Central Division Defensive Player of the Year. First Team All-San Bernardino Sun. First Team All-Inland Valley (Daily Bulletin). Second Team All-Area (PE Riverside). Baseline league Co-Defensive MVP. You Tube 2008 Highlights.

Jeff Gouveia (Auburn, WA) 5’10, 190, Sr
First Team All State (4A). First Team All-Area (Tacoma Tribune and Seattle Times). With nearly 100 tackles (96), 31 touchdowns and more than 1,200 rushing yards, Gouveia was named offensive back of the year and co-defensive lineman of the year (front seven) in the SPSL North.

Andru Pulu 6’2, 250, Sr (Federal Way, WA)
Honorable Mention All State (4A). All-Area First Team Offensive Line (Tacoma Tribune). First Team All SPSL North Offensive Line/Linebacker. League Defensive Lineman of the Year. Will attend Washington.

Justin Vae’ena (Oceanside, CA) 6’0, 235, Sr
Second Team All State (Max Preps). First Team All-CIF San Diego. First Team All-San Diego (Union-Tribune). First Team All-North County (North County Times). Valley League Defensive Player of the Year. Second in CIF-SD with 147 tackles, 6 sacks, and 3 interceptions. Will attend Idaho State.


DEFENSIVE BACKS

Kamalani Alo (Kahuku, HI)
First Team All-State (Honolulu Advertiser). Will attend Hawai’i.

Trendt Marsom (Kaimuki-Honolulu, HI) 6’0, 195, Sr
Honorable Mention All-State (Honolulu Star Bulletin). Will attend Wyoming.

James Smith (Farrington-Honolulu, HI)
First Team All-State (Honolulu Advertiser and Star Bulletin). 2008 Hawai’i/Polynesia vs. Mainland All Star Game participant. May walk on at Hawai'i.

KJ Vaifale (Centennial-Corona, CA)
Starting defensive back on DI California State Champion. Had 55 tackles for the season. Will attend SMU.

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