High school sports: Kealia Ohai named national player of the year

Published: Wednesday, June 16 2010 12:17 a.m. MDT

Soccer star Kealia Ohai of Alta High School in Sandy has been named as the National High School Coaches Association Player of the Year for the entire country. A two-time NSCAA Adidas First Team All-American and the NSCAA Player of the Year as a senior, Ohai is also a three-time Gatorade Utah Player of the Year. She helped lead Alta to a state-record four straight state championships. With Ohai in the lineup, Alta finished 74-5-1 over that span and finished this season ranked No. 30 in the ESPN RISE Fab 50. In her high school career, Ohai was either leading 5A or the entire state in scoring all four years, finishing with 126 goals. She scored 34 goals and added 13 assists last fall and was named Miss Soccer by the Deseret News. She is a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation's Under-16 and U-17 National teams and will attend the University of North Carolina.

— Deseret News staff and wire reports

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