Seniors sign National Letters of Intent


Soccer seniors Bryant Kubo, Maile Sur, Kehaulani Macadangdang, and Noelani Reyes signed their Letters of Intent Wednesday February 4 at the Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center.

By Quinn Williams, news writer

Four seniors said “good-bye” to their high school soccer careers, and “hello” to their college ones when they signed national letters of intent to attend various colleges during first period on Wednesday February 4.

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Letters of Intent are agreements between a student and a school. It states that the student-athlete will attend a school as part of one of their athletic teams for at least one year in exchange for financial aid.

The four seniors who signed were Bryant Kubo, Maile Sur, Kehaulani Macadangdang, and Sarah Noelani Reyes. All seniors signed with soccer scholarships at West Coast schools.

Kubo and Reyes both signed to Notre Dame de Namur University, a Division 2, Pac-West Conference, located in Belmont, California.

“I felt happy that I signed today,” said Kubo. “I also felt like I made my parents proud, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to play on their men’s soccer team.”

He will be joining 2014 KSM soccer graduate, Chandler Alo.

Sur signed to play for Lane Community College, in Eugene, Oregon. She plans to dual enroll at the University of Oregon through a program called the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT) that allows her to take a minimum of 3 credits at both schools for two years. Following her first two years between schools, she will finish off as a full-time UO student until her graduation.

Macadangdang signed to Clackamas Community College, a junior college in Portland, Oregon. She said she will play college ball for Clackamas for 2 years, then move to graduate from a 4-year university. She is still unsure about which one.

“I’m kind of excited. I don’t know what to expect because I’ve never been to Oregon, but I hope to become good friends with my new teammates,” she said.