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

On vacation

by Cindy Luis on August 1, 2015

Heading to mainland to see my mom for her birthday. Not sure when I’ll be back on. Will leave this thread open for now. Please play nice. Probably be back on Sunday


McGown joins Vulcans staff, Ribeiro to Cal

by Cindy Luis on July 30, 2015

Former CCH (BYUH), USA, UH (assistant) and BYU caoch Carl McGown is joining Tino Reyes’ staff at UH Hilo. His assistant’s job with the Vulcans starts Saturday. More recently been coach of the Swiss national team. One of the best volleyball minds out there IMHO. A good guy who is also a ski instructor in […]

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Wednesday checkin: Mitchem, beach money, et al

by Cindy Luis on July 29, 2015

IVC summer school ended today. Nothing has changed about Mitchem. Still is on track to be here by fall camp Aug. 10. She has provisional admittance to UH, meaning that she still has to attain her AA degree and submit the paperwork. As for her broken toe and crutches … just a joke between her […]

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Ka-McLachlin, Bell-Taylor take AVPNext titles

by Cindy Luis on July 25, 2015

About an 11 hour day at Queen’s for the players. Both finals finished after sunset with it really dark for the women’s that went three James Ka-Spencer McLachlin defeated Bryan Starks-James Bartholow, 21-12, 21-13. Starks-Bartholow had little time to rest after eliminating Johann Timmer-Dennis Roberts, 14-21, 21-17, 15-11 Natasha Bell-Nikki Taylor def. Kaui Salzman-Eva Tcholakova […]

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US sixth at Pan Ams, Walker at Wahine camp, video

by Cindy Luis on July 24, 2015

at bottom of post there is a video link from camp under Walker’s pictures Coaches and UH players were demonstrating different types of plays at the beginning of the last day of camp. The rally allowed for what Shoji calls out at the end “This is called transition.” Averill didn’t play in Friday’s match against […]

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Congrats to Spieler on beach win

by Cindy Luis on July 23, 2015

A little late with this one, had mentioned earlier this month she got her AAA rating when playing with H. Huddleston a few weeks ago. July 12 Spieler and cousin Torry Van Winden repeated as Santa Barbara Open champions. Nice story in the local paper. Van Winden has committed to play for UCLA. http://presidiosports.com/2015/07/spieler-van-winden-repeat-as-santa-barbara-open-champs/

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Not a good performance by the U.S. lose 25-16, 25-21, 25-15 Averill took 10 swings, had 2 kills and a block. U.S. plays Friday for fifth place 9:30 a.m. HST Stats at http://results.toronto2015.org/IRS/en/volleyball/match-results-p2-men-3-02.htm if they win, they advance to Friday’s semis. opponent will either be Canada (3-0) or Brazil (2-1) both of which won their […]

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As mentioned on previous thread, Wahine roster is up http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/roster.aspx?roster=568&path=wvball carrying over the conversation about no Mitchem yet. Keep being told that she’s on track to be here. So don’t think there’s cause for alarm yet. But she does need her AA degree that will then go through the process of UH acceptance and the […]

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From USAV At the end of a long two months of volleyball, the U.S. Men’s National Team swept Poland, 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 to win the FIVB World League bronze medal on Sunday at the Maracanazinho stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Middle blocker Max Holt was named the World League Best Blocker. France defeated Serbia in […]

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U.S. men fall to Serbia 3-2, E. Shoji injured

by Cindy Luis on July 17, 2015

The U.S. men’s national volleyball team rallied from down 0-2 couldn’t complete the comeback, falling to Serbia 25-23, 25-21, 25-27, 20-25, 15-12 in the FIVB World League semifinal match Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. The Americans, winners of this event last year, were to play Poland for the bronze medal Sunday (2:10 a.m. Hawaii time). […]

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