Hawai’i High School Lacrosse Report

Hawaii Rainbow
Not a double rainbow. But an awesome rainbow.

Editor’s note: Please welcome Hawai’i high school lacrosse players Lincoln Liesemeyer and Kai Bostock to the LAX Network.  We’ve shown video of Lincoln before, and the kid can clearly play.  Now he’s back with a lot of interesting info on HS Lax out on the Islands.  It’s not quite International Lacrosse (although Hawai’i used to be an autonomous nation) but it’s close.  And it shows the game is growing all over the globe, so it fits!

Hawaii Rainbow
Not a double rainbow. But an awesome rainbow.

When you think Hawaii Lacrosse, I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is the incredible tournament that we host each year (by far the best in the world).  But we’re here for something different: Punahou Lacrosse.

Ponahou School Lacrosse team Hawaii
The Ponahou boys...

Punahou School is a private Kindergarden- 12th grade college-prep school located in Honolulu Hawaii. Punahou boasts the country’s premier high school athletic program (ranked first by Sports Illustrated in 2008 and 2009, and second in 2011), is academically comparable to some of the finest prep-schools on the East Coast (think Exeter), and has produced such notable alumni as President Barrack Obama, AOL-founder Steve Case, and Hiram Bingham III, the discoverer of Machu Picchu and also widely recognized as the actual Indiana Jones (the story is loosely based off of Hirams adventures.

Obama basketball
Obama balling it up on the hard court.
Hiram Indiana Jones
Case AOL Time
Case on the cover of TIME.

Our club lacrosse program at Punahou doesn’t fall far from the tree, finishing near the top of the six-team, 8-year-old Hawaii league since Punahou’s first year of involvement was all the way back in 2005.

Athletics at Ponahou
Athletics at Ponahou

We are now entering our fifth season with an all-star group of coaches, an enthusiastic group of players, and some much-needed school funding.

Ponahou Lacrosse Hawaii
Ponahou in action....

Kai Bostock (Goalie) and Lincoln Liesemeyer (Club Vice President) will be updating the Lacrosse Allstars Community with stories, pictures, and some video blogs on our quest to play good, look good, win a Hawaii lacrosse state championship, and have fun!

Ponahou Lacrosse Hawaii Coach Durso
Coach Durso with some words of encouragement!

More soon to come…


    • I also play in men’s league in Hawaii which is where the UH kids play. The biggest problem is that the students would have to fly everywhere, and the lack of field space at UH. The closest we come is fielding a UH team at the Hawaii Invitational, which is GREAT fun.
      But we’re working on it!

  1. i play for mililani, left wing attack man :P junior. all of the teams are hard working, im currently doing a paper on why lacrosse should be added to all of the high schools in Hawaii, because right now i think that punahoe is the only school that acknowledges it. LaX!!!!!!!!