Enriques Named HS Volleyball All-American
Kamehameha-Hawai`i graduate Evan Enriques can add one more award to his already decorated high school volleyball career.
Enriques, who will play volleyball at Stanford University, was named to the 2014 Boys Volleyball High School All-American First Team list. The All-American award is presented by Mizuno.
The All-American award adds on to a decorated senior season for Enriques. Last month, he was selected as one of 12 outstanding high school athletes, and the only one representing the Big Island, to enter the Hawai`i High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor, He was also named the Most Outstanding Player at the 2014 New City Nissan/HHSAA Division I Boys Volleyball Championships. The Warriors lost to Punahou in the championship match, despite Enriques’ 28 kill, 20 dig effort.
Enriques finished the final four matches of his high school career strong. Starting with the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division I championship match against Waiakea and wrapping up with the state championship match, he averaged 30 kills and 18 digs with a .375 hitting percentage. His solid all-around play led him to the 2014 BIIF Player of the Year award in Division 1.
Enriques is currently in Lake Placid, N.Y., where he is attempting to make the United States Boys’ Youth National Team. He competed on the squad last year.
Club teammate Larry “Tui” Tuileta, who is a preferred walk-on at the University of Southern California, joined Enriques on the First Team award list. He also was named Player of the Year.
Kalaheo’s graduate Luke Owens, who stands at 6’7″, was the other Hawai`i high school standout to receive recognition. He was named to the Honorable Mention list.