Lyti Akinaka

A Close-up look at Maui County's High School Athletes presented by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

• King Kekaulike High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 4.0 (AP statistics, design, psychology)

• SPORTS: Soccer, cross country, tennis, track and field

• FAMILY: Elias and Birlinda Akinaka of Haiku

• ACTIVITIES: College Club, training, refereeing, church

• FUTURE PLANS: Attending Brigham Young University

• SPORTS LESSONS: “What I enjoy most about being an athlete is competing with my friends. … Playing sports has always taught me to make a total effort.”

* Sports Spotlight students are selected by athletic officials from Maui County high schools and these profiles are compiled by the sports department of The Maui News. The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation makes a $200 donation in honor of each student athlete to their high school’s athletic fund.