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MIL champions aim for boys soccer state title

Kainani Drexler
The Seabury boys soccer team celebrates a win against Lahainaluna during an exhibition game on Saturday evening.

Seabury Hall Senior Patricio Santigao, a captain of the boys soccer team, said after a victory on Tuesday last week that the team has achieved excellence this season through perseverance and dedication. 

The Spartans remain undefeated in the Division II Maui Interscholastic League, with wins against Molokai and Kihei Charter, and additional victories against DI Lahainaluna. On Tuesday afternoon, the Spartans defeated Kihei Charter 10-0 and then Lahainaluna 2-0 on Saturday evening.

“At each practice, we’ve all pushed each other and wanted to be better as a team,” Santiago said proudly after the win against the Tiger Sharks. 

Seabury Hall senior defender Pat Santiago dribbles the ball. (Kainani Drexler photo)

The defensive player expressed that the Spartans work to make each other better by building confidence and character. Seabury head coach Ian Mork made a similar sentiment. He said last week that the team has improved in many different ways including progressing their leadership on and off the field. 

“We have different types of captains… some that lead by example on the field, some that are more captains off the field, and some that lead by their consistency,” said Mork. 

The team uses strategies such as dividing the game into attack and defense, he explained. 

“We’ve tried to focus on different objectives and every week we see them improving,” said Mork. “We’re happy with their improvement so far.”

But the season is not over yet, and they aren’t done practicing and progressing. The MOTIV8 Foundation Boys Soccer Championships will be held on Feb. 8 on Oahu, where the team has their sights set on the goal of winning the DII state title. 

To prepare for higher competition at the state tournament, Santiago said they plan on scrimmaging Baldwin High School again.

“They were our toughest competitors we’ve had all season,” Santiago said. “We need to be both mentally and physically sharp if we want to have any bit of success as the game is just as mentally strenuous as it is physically.” 


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Ez Smith
Ez Smith, Staff Writer
Born and raised on Maui, Ez Smith is currently a Seabury Hall freshman with a passion for making art, discovering new music, and being a curious learner. He looks forward to attending university abroad, but in the meantime enjoys spending time with his two dogs. Ez plans on capturing campus life and student activities.   
Kainani Drexler
Kainani Drexler, Staff Writer / Photographer
Kainani Drexler is a junior at Seabury Hall, she has a deep passion for photography and videography. She has participated in many jobs where she provided her photographer and videographer services. She is excited to capture sporting events along with student life here at Seabury.