HPA student, Xander Lai ’20, is taking holiday spirit to the community and beyond by working with Project Hawai'i to help 100 homeless teens on Hawai'i Island. Click the red link above to learn more!
Ka Makani club lacrosse is proud to be the first high school lacrosse team on Hawai'i Island. The program focuses on the traditions of the game to ensure that as the sport grows in Hawai'i it is done with respect for its roots, our school, and our teammates.
In the Spring of 2015 HPA club lacrosse traveled to O'ahu to compete in the first ever inter-island lacrosse games. The sport of lacrosse continues to be the “fastest growing sport” in the country and as college recruiters begin to turn their attention to untapped resources we will continue to build our program to meet and compete with Hawaii’s rising competition. HPA is honored to be at the forefront of this growth.
Head Coach – William Zucker
Coach Zucker’s passion for the sport of lacrosse has been with him since he picked up his first stick in grade 8. Playing in high school and college prepared him to develop new programs in southern California when the sport was in its infancy there as well. After more than a decade in Hawaii he is thrilled to once again help build lacrosse programs where none have previously existed.
Coach Zucker’s focus is instilling pride within his athletes, fostering respect for rules, opponents, officials, teammates and for the players themselves. He is especially grateful to HPA for the willingness to adopt a new athletic program that is just beginning to take hold in the state of Hawai'i.
Assistant Coach – Kyuwon Lee “Coach ‘Q’
Coach Q is a retired Marine chopper pilot who recently relocated to Hawaii Island. He has two children both of whom attend HPA. He began coaching youth lacrosse in southern California when his son took an interest in the sport; he was thrilled to discover a program at HPA when his family was researching schools. When not working with athletes on the field, Coach Q is a pilot for Hawai'i Life Flight air ambulance and is heavily involved with the HPA 'Ohana Association.