Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors 2023 Football Team Name Pronunciation Guide

BY PAUL BRECHT | HONOLULU
PUBLISHED AUG 25, 2023

The 2023-24 College Football Season is finally here and we’ve got you covered with figuring out how to scream and shout your favorite Rainbow Warriors names correctly with the pronunciation guide for the 2023 Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors football roster, organized alphabetically.

Player # Name Pronunciation
#86 Pofele Ashlock po-fey-lay
#59 Demarii Blanks deh-MAR-ee
#22 Nasjzaé Bryant-LeLei nah-shay, luh-lay
# Carlito Capanang Jr ka-puh-nang
#3 Nick Cenacle sen-uh-cull
#38 Kamalu DeBlake kah-mah-loo
#78 Ka’ena Decambra ka-eh-nah
#89 Nick Delgadillo del-gah-dee-yo
#11 Nalu Emerson NAH-loo
#52 Ezra Evaimalo eh-vie-mah-low
#68 Jojo Falo fah-low
#72 Luke Felix-Fualalo foo-ah-la-low
#48 Malachi Finau fee-now
#9 Steven Fiso fee-so
#26 Deliyon Freeman del-e-yawn
#33 Brock Hedani heh-don-ee
#84 Chuuky Hines choo-key
#10 Patrick Hisatake hee-sah-tah-key
#47 Kimo Holt-Mossman key-mo
#12 Wynden Ho’ohuli ho-oh-HOO-lee
#43 Tariq Jones tah-REEK
#6 Jonah Kahahawai-Welch ka-ha-ha-why
#46 Kalanikau Kamakawiwo’ole kah-lah-knee-cow / ka-ma-ka-WEE-vo-oh-lay
#45 Kila Kamakawiwo’ole KEY-lah / ka-ma-ka-WEE-vo-oh-lay
#97 Micah Kaonohi-Kaihenui cow-ah-no-he / kye-hay-new-e
#18 Noah Kema keh-mah
#51 Lesterlaisene Lagafuaina lester-lie-she-knee / long-ah-FOO-ah-EE-nah
#56 Tevita Loketi tah-VEE-tah / low-KEH-tee
#19 Kalauna Makaula cow-LAWN-uh / muh-cow-luh
#35 Isaiah Malloe muh-loy (rhymes with toy)
#68 Patrick Mamami muh-mye-uh
#1 Peter Manuma mah-new-mah
#74 Micah Mariteragi mah-<r>ee-teh-<r>ong-ee
#12 Kansel Matsuzawa con-say / maht-soo-ZAH-wah
#29 Kilinahe Mendiola-Jensen key-lee-nah-hey
#27 Makana Meyer mah-kuh-nah
#70 James Milovale me-lo-VAH-lay
#53 Etuate Moala eh-too-ah-tay / moh-ah-lah
#99 Tali Moe tah-lee / moh-E
#8 Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala ta-mah-TOE-ah / mo-kee-OW ah-tee-mah-la-la
#19 Dalen Morris day-len
#77 Arasi Mose ah-rah-see / moh-say
#66 Sergio Muasau moo-uh-sow (like cow)
#23 Koali Nishigaya ko-AH-lee / nee-she-GAH-yah
#80 Eddie Osei-Nketia AW-say / en-KAY-tee-uh
#54 Jamih Otis juh-my
#1 Jonah Panoke pa-NO-kay
#7 Meki Pei meh-key / pay
#58 Kuao Peihopa koo-OW / pay-ho-pah
#55 Zoram Petelo zo-rum / pay-tell-oh
#83 Karsyn Pupunu poo-POO-new
#95 Anthony Sagapolutele saw-ga-po-loo-teh-lee
#16 John-Keawe Sagapolutele kay-ah-vay / saw-ga-po-loo-teh-lee
#91 Josh Sagapolutele saw-ga-po-loo-teh-lee
#85 Oakie Salave’a sah-lah-VAY-ah
#13 Brayden Schager SHAY-ger
#98 Fo’i Shaw fo-EE
#58 Zhen Sotelo so-teh-low
#51 Maurice Ta’ala ta-AH-la
#49 Tasi Tadio tah-see / tah-dee-oh
#61 Eliki Tanuvasa e-LEE-kee / tah-new-VAH-sah
#63 Naasir Tatum-Asiata naw-sear / ah-see-ah-tah
#87 Devon Tauaefa tow (like cow)-uh-ef-uh
#45 Malaki Te’o mah-lock-ee / tay-oh
#25 Matagi Thompson muh-TONG-ee
#17 Isaiah Tufaga too-FAWN-gah
#90 John Tuitupou tui-too-po
#64 Kauka Umiamaka cow-ka / oo-me-ah-MAH-ka
#40 D.J. Utu OO-too
#52 Solo Vaipulu vie-POO-loo
#4 Jalen Walthall wall-thawl