Teamwork Is The Secret To Aiea Team’s Volleyball Success
The ability to manage the ebb and flow of a match can make or break a volleyball team. Motivation comes from within, and that’s up to them.”
Okamoto- Coker and company will look to close out one of the best seasons in the program’s they’ve each come into their own,” she said.
The three serve as team captains, along with senior Perritte Togafau.
“Perritte’s strength is his hitting,” said Okamoto- Bautista, Ford Nakagawa, Travis Hauki, Eldon Nakagawa, Tano Tedtaotao, Nick Jack, Jantzen Shinmoto, Alesana Vaiagae, Anthony Jones and Anetelea Moli all have logged big minutes, especially in the OIA tourney.
“We dig deep into our bench,” Okamoto-Coker said. “We’ve played almost every player because of injuries or because we’re trying to find people to do a job or who are in sync. All of them are allaround players.
“We’re not a big team or a tall team,” she added. “Our passing and our defense are our strengths. We work every day on our passing — at the beginning of practice and at the end.”
Next week will mark Aiea’s third state tournament appearance during the Okamoto-Coker era, but the first since 2007.
“We have to keep working together and be focused on each game, one game at a time. The boys haven’t been in the limelight before.
“We have to keep the same outlook (of the regular season) and focus on the same things.”