Sophomore – Nolan Lehman
Although only a sophomore, Nolan Lehman was recognized by Alexander and Baldwin, Inc. for his prowess as a Pueo student-athlete and was recently named the Sports Spotlight Student Athlete of the Week. Recipients of this honor are recognized by their school as being all-around student-athletes. Having a reputation for being hard-working, coachable, and a team player, Nolan is a standout for the Pueo in both cross-country and swimming. Truly a model Pueo, these attributes also carry over to the classroom where Nolan consistently appears on the Maui Prep Honor Roll.
On the lessons Nolan has learned from being a student-athlete, he says, “being an athlete has taught me discipline and commitment are important if I want to achieve the high goals that I have set for myself. It has taught me to be a team player and encourage others to try hard as well.” In addition to athletics, Nolan is a Life Boy Scout with St. Anthony troop 49 and enjoys kiteboarding and dirt biking. He hopes to attend the Air Force Academy and become an anesthesiologist. Nolan is the son of Scott and Eileen Lehman.
Congratulations Nolan and we look forward to seeing all that you accomplish in the future!
Maui Prep Sports Spotlight Recipients – Sophia Johnston and Nolan Lehman
Danie Jefferies competes in the 100 yd. breaststroke at the HHSAA Championships – Picture from Maui News
This past weekend, Maui Prep senior, Danie Jefferies, finished her historic career as a student-athlete for the Pueo at the HHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships (states) at Central Oahu Regional Park on Oahu. Danie finished 5th in the 100 yd. butterfly and 4th in the 100 yd. breaststroke. A standout on the Pueo swim team for the past four years, Danie’s career includes eight county titles, one state title, and just about every school record.
During her tenure as a Pueo, Danie established the foundation for Maui Prep swimming and has helped the Pueo Wahine rise up the ranks in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL). She now passes the torch to rising star, Kysha Alutra who recently took home individual gold medals in the 50 yd. and 100 yd. freestyle at the MIL Championships before taking home the bronze medal in the 200 yd. freestyle and placing 5th in the 100 yd. freestyle at states. In addition, junior, Sammi Shoemaker has started to make waves in the pool. Sammi earned a bronze medal in the 100 yd. freestyle at the MIL Championships a few weeks ago and was a member of the Pueo 200 yd. medley relay and 400 yd. freestyle relay at states. The future is bright for the Pueo Wahine, who also took sophomore athletic standouts Sophia Johnston and Jessica Kingwell to states. Sophia and Jessica were part of the relay teams that placed a respectable 10th and 12th place at states. The remainder of the roster included Molie Glass, Alexandra Mosley, Emma Scott and Danielle Bergson.
On the boy’s side, the Pueo are led by junior standout Niels Jeske who placed 13th in 100 yd. freestyle and 15th in the 100 yd. backstroke at states. Nolan Lehman, Coleman Kingwell, Zac Giles, Rich Sargent, Jonah Bluh, Zach Giles and Dante Silva joined Niels on the roster. The team is coached by Tex Ritter. Congratulations to our Pueo swimmers for a great season!
2015 Pueo Swim Team