Hal­ibur­ton-Goeas Will Play For Sea War­riors Come Fall

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a base­ball schol­ar­ship dur­ing the NCAA’s early-sign­ing pe­riod.

“It’s go­ing to be a good ex­pe­ri­ence for me,” said Hal­ibur­ton-Goeas, a short­stop/pitcher.“God has a plan for me — he has a plan for ev­ery­body — and mine is to go to HPU.”

Hal­ibur­ton-Goeas’s com­mit­ment to HPU ended a whirl­wind re­cruit­ment, which picked up mo­men­tum af­ter he had an im­pres­sive show­ing with Team Hawaii at the Ari­zona Fall Clas­sic. Team Hawaii is an all-star base­ball team coached by Ewa res­i­dent Duane El­dredge, which trav­els to the Main­land ev­ery fall. The ex­po­sure play­ers re­ceive from play­ing for the team is un­matched and helps Hawaii kids re­ceive schol­ar­ships. That was true for Hal­ibur­tonGoeas, who had “about three schools talk­ing to me” be­fore his show­ing in Ari­zona.

As his re­cruit­ment picked up, his list soon in­cluded Wil­lamette Uni­ver­sity, UCDavis, Ore­gon, Oc­ci­den­tal Col­lege, Menlo Col­lege and Grace­land Uni­ver­sity in ad­di­tion to HPU. His grades — he’s in Na­tional Honor So­ci­ety — also gave him more op­tions.

He hopes to be a phys­i­cal ther­a­pist some­day but ad­mits the base­ball pro­gram fig­ured big in his de­ci­sion.

“Tre’s baby is base­ball,” said his mother, Lori. “My baby was him go­ing to a col­lege that had his (phys­i­cal ther­apy) pro­gram. Base­ball is a fun sport, but even pro play­ers don’t play base­ball for­ever. You have to be able to fall back on some­thing.”

Added Tre: “I had re­ally wanted to go away — some

Tre Hal­ibur­ton-Goeas

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