Pearl City's Sean Chang
(Wed) March 23, 2011
(OIA Contributing Writer)
City’s Sean Chang has had great success as a member of the boys soccer and
volleyball teams. Currently Chang is among the leading defensive specialist on
the first place volleyball squad. “I like volleyball because you play more
games in a night and it can be pretty exciting especially when the games are
close,’ Chang said.
says that playing sports has helped him to remain focused in the classroom.
“Playing helps keep my grades up. I know that I won’t be playing if my grades
are low. So I spend as much time studying as I do practicing either sport,” the
City opened the Oahu Interscholastic Association RED WEST division with
victories over Waipahu 26-24, 25-23 and against Aiea 25-14, 22-15, 15-8. The
Chargers finished tied first place in the RED WEST division along with Leilehua
in 2010 with each having an 11-1 record.
City has a great tradition in volleyball so it’s an honor to be able to play. I
didn’t start volleyball until the eighth grade and I thought it was fun so I
worked hard at developing my skills.”
soccer and volleyball uses balls that are similar Chang says he’s able to
you are in the game my mind has different settings. I know that when I play
soccer I can only use my feet in kicking the ball on the ground and with
volleyball I know that the goal is to not let the ball touch the ground when
the ball is on our side of the court. I can just naturally adjust,” Chang said.
family has been a big supporter in my efforts to play both soccer and
volleyball. But they insist that I do my school work first then sports. This
has taught me to be consistent in my studying which I’m sure will help me once
I attend college,” Chang said.
The son of James and
Stacey Chang hopes to attend college at Oregon. “I’ve always wanted to be a
Duck and I’m looking forward to new adventures in my life.”