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See where our Mid-Pacific student-athletes from the class of 2023 are going to compete at the university level.

Andre Ajed
Tennis – Binghamton University (NY)

Ethan Allen
Rowing - UC San Diego (CA)

Kalani Aona
Volleyball – Graceland University (IA)

Jaime Bhattacharyya
Water Polo – University of California, San Diego

Chris Cannon
Baseball – Bethel University (MN)

Peyton Collier
Baseball – Whittier College (CA)

Jake Comeaux
Baseball – University of Puget Sound (WA)

Spencer Fleming
Sailing – University of Hawaii

Alex Haugaard
Soccer – University of Puget Sound (WA)

Nainoa Hayashi
Baseball – Bethel University (MN)

Haven Hepton
Tennis – Linfield College (OR)

Elias Heshiki
Baseball – University of Northwestern, St. Paul (MN)

Jani Ige
Volleyball – Pacific University (OR)

Reyn Kapua
Baseball – Chaminade University (HI)

Valynn Kwan
Wrestling – Menlo College (CA)

Reyn Matsuzaki
Baseball – North Park University (IL)

Daynna Mekaru
Softball – Hiram College (OH)

Raiden Nakagawa
Bowling – Grandview University (IA)

Coehn Nakasone
Baseball – Whittier College (CA)

Liana Ono
Volleyball – Chapman University (CA)

Makela Pick
Volleyball – University of Puget Sound (WA)

Jade Retuta
Softball – Hawaii Pacific University (HI)

Leilani Spies
Water Polo – UC Santa Barbara (CA)

Kai Tokumaru
Baseball – University of Puget Sound (WA)

Taro Tsuji
Swimming – University of Puget Sound (WA)

Vanessa Vincent
Volleyball – California Lutheran University (CA)

Nathaniel Wagner
Baseball – Pacific University (OR)

Mia Yamaguchi
Tennis – Pacific University (OR)

Dorthea Yoakum
Basketball – Hunter College (NY)


Jaime Bhattacharyya ’23

University of California San Diego
Water Polo

“Playing water polo for Mid-Pacific has taught me important lessons that will go with me into college,” says Jaime. “My coaches were very supportive and allowed me to grow as an athlete, student, and person.”

Awards and Accomplishments
Youth National Team in 2021 (Traveled to Budapest, Hungary)
Azevedo All-Star Team (Traveled to Dubrunick, Croatia)
ILH 1st Team 2021 and 2022
Mid-Pacific Water Polo MVP

“Playing in college was an opportunity I would not miss out on,” says Jaime. “I enjoy competing at a high level and being a student-athlete. I love the competitive nature of water polo as you need to be in great shape while having awareness and skill.”

Valynn Kwan ’23

Menlo College

“My freshman year I decided I wanted to try wrestling which was the spark for my love of this sport and to my surprise, I qualified for states. Unfortunately COVID prevented me from participating in wrestling my sophomore year, however, I decided to train independently to prepare for the next upcoming season.”

Awards and Accomplishments
3rd place HHSAA State Tournament 2022
1st place Hawaii Freestyle State Championships 2022
1st place Freak Show RMN 2022
1st place Hawaii State Officials Tournament 2022
1st place Pa’ani Championship Open Division 2022
Most Outstanding Wrestler in 127 and Above
3rd place HHSAA State Tournament 2023

“It was very important to me to wrestle in college because wrestling has become part of who I am – it builds my self confidence and makes me physically and mentally stronger,” says Valynn. “What I love most is the mental and physical challenge, having to problem solve and make decisions in the moment with a high level of intensity. Wrestling has taught me important life skills like believing in myself, hard work pays off and to always believe that my goals are attainable.”