Expanded coverage of all things volleyball, including notes, observations and analysis on the Rainbow Wahine, Rainbow Warriors, SandBows and Team USA.

U.S. holds on vs. Belgium, May to LBCC

by Cindy Luis on June 24, 2016

U.S. men’s team defeats Belgium this morning 17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 15-10 Christenson ends it with an ace Christensen finishes with 4 aces, 2 kills and 3 blocks K Shoji did not play. E Shoji the libero. Long Beach CC made it official. Misty May as its DOVO Diane Sebastian Pestolesi had told me of […]


UH makes it official on Berg, Pestolesi

by Cindy Luis on June 22, 2016

sorry, apologize for the bad link earlier http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/news/2016/6/22/womens-volleyball-adds-berg-pestolesi-to-coaching-staff.aspx?path=wvball


Wahine assistant announcement Wednesday

by Cindy Luis on June 21, 2016

I know, i know, we’ve heard it before but Shoji spoke with administration Tuesday and paperwork is supposed to be cleared on both the 2nd assistant (Ah Mow-Santos’ replacement) and volunteer assistant Pestolesi. Didn’t get in contact with the Shojis until after I wrote my story for Wednesday’s paper. Team is in Italy for World […]

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Shojis, Christenson make Olympic team

by Cindy Luis on June 21, 2016

Conrats to the three. Very young team. average age is 27.8 https://webmail.staradvertiser.com/owa/?ae=Item&t=IPM.Note&id=RgAAAAAJVbgqQk4lR5weaFyLavpeBwBbU0V%2fq7B8TqOoxqzfgKz8AAGdZK9lAABbU0V%2fq7B8TqOoxqzfgKz8AOzgHTHSAAAJ

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Season tickets on sale for Wahine VB

by Cindy Luis on June 20, 2016

Season tickets for University of Hawaii women’s volleyball, which includes matches against six teams that made the NCAA Tournament, are on sale. Prices range from $175 for lower level (‘Ahahui Koa Anuenue premium seat contribution extra) to $75 for students (ages 4 through high school). Tickets can be purchased online at ETicketHawaii.com, at the Stan […]

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U.S. holds on for 23-25, 25-13, 27-25, 26-24 win over Iran. Set 2 was a blowout, at one point 22-8. http://www.fivb.com/en/about/news/anderson-takes-usa-to-a-comeback-over?id=62205 UH will be posting an opening for its first Director of Volleyball Operations. The DOVO will be for women’s indoor and beach. Funds just got approved. As for the Wahine assistant, as mentioned, Shoji […]

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U.S. men outlast Argentina, congrats to Spieler

by Cindy Luis on June 16, 2016

http://worldleague.2016.fivb.com/en/group1/news/usa-breaks-argentinas-will-in-a-four?id=62133 The U.S. men’s national volleyball team, with three Hawaii prep products on the roster, opened FIVB World League play on Thursday with a 3-1 win over Argentina in Rio de Janeiro. Micah Christenson (Kamehameha) was the starting setter and Erik Shoji (Punahou) the libero in the 26-24, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22 Group 1 pool-play victory. […]

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Pestolesi, Taylor, new assistant

by Cindy Luis on June 15, 2016

Pestolesi is here with wife Diane who is being honored by UH’s School of Nursing Thursday night. They’re still in the process of finishing up paperwork. He will be an unpaid volunteer while on sabbatical from IVC Think his first official day is Aug. 1. First day of practice is Aug. 8 Shoji will miss […]

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Scott named to Olympic beach staff

by Cindy Luis on June 13, 2016

Former UH volleyball player Sean Scott has been named the team lead for the U.S. men’s Olympic beach team today. Team doctor is Elmo Agatep from Kapaa. http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2016/June/12/2016-US-Olympic-Beach-Volleyball-Team-named

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Wahine coaching update

by Cindy Luis on June 8, 2016

Today was the deadline for applications to fill the vacancy left by Ah Mow-Santos’ departure. Shoji said there will be an announcement next week. As mentioned previously, Pestolesi will be a volunteer assistant next season. There may or may not be an official announcement from UH. They are waiting on the paperwork to make before […]

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