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

Warriors preseason No. 7, Penn State drops Nebraska

by Cindy Luis on December 9, 2016

https://www.avca.org/polls/dii-men/12-8-2016.html Ohio State No. 1, 23 votes. UCLA 2, the other vote Warriors open practice Dec. 28 Still catching up on stuff now that I’m back in Hawaii. probably check in later to update the scores. see link below for scoreboard. http://www.ncaa.com/scoreboard/volleyball-women/d1/2016/12/09 couldn’t believe Rose’s interview after his team got seeded. Not jus drinking the […]


updating Shoji plans

by Cindy Luis on December 7, 2016

was in contact with coach this morning. originally was flying back today, it will be Thursday. said that he hasn’t had a time to talk to the team or the AD so nothing will be announced Friday looks like earliest will be next week.

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Congrats to Taylor, AVCA all-region; Maglio HM

by Cindy Luis on December 6, 2016

Niki Taylor earns another all-region, Maglio one of six Honorable Menion tough region includes north part of Pac-12 https://www.avca.org/awards/all-regional-all-america-awards COY Boise State’s Shawn Garus FOY: Plummer from Stanford. Also honored with Hawaii ties: senior hitter Carly Kan, Punahou/Missour, fourth time; Arizona senior setter Penina Snuka (Kahuku), her third honor;, and her Wildcat teammate Kalei Mau […]

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Happy birthday to coach Shoji

by Cindy Luis on December 4, 2016

wished him early one at the end of last night’s press conference. He is on the mainland for a few days, be back Wednesday, which is my itinerary as well. no news on Taylor. believe they are waiting to do some X-rays.

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Hawaii out of NCAA, no update on Taylor

by Cindy Luis on December 3, 2016

Major apologies. Finally gave up on trying to update. the blog kept closing out. this is what i can tell you. No word on Taylor other than it’s he left ankle. HIPA requires her to sign a waiver to discuss what it is, she has in the past, but new injury requires new release. they […]

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Minnesota 3, Hawaii 0 … Taylor out with ankle injury

by Cindy Luis on December 3, 2016

Beautiful day in Minneapolis, sun out, overnight light snow has melted. Don’t think I mentioned that sponsoring Aspics sent warm-weather gear to the Whine, jackets, gloves and beanies. Very convenient for the players that there’s a Starbucks in the hotel. Match at 6 p.m. local, 2 p.m. HST and 5 a.m. in Novy Urengoy where […]

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NCAA VB first round: Hawaii 3, USC 2

by Cindy Luis on December 2, 2016

So 1420-AM located on 3rd story of arena, normally where hockey radio sits. The Hawaiian flag is there. Minnesota radio said if the two stations are there tomorrow, they’ll bring a state flag. View from USBank Stadium, looks like a Viking ship from the air TV OC16 in Hawaii or stream http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/watch/?Live=27 Radio: 1420-AM espn1420am.com […]

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Wahine open practice

by Cindy Luis on December 1, 2016

Walked over to The Pav (sports pavilion) couple of blocks from the hotel. 90 minutes per ncaa regulation. As for OCSports, was told they couldn’t release the info until today so you’ll hear more later. something about the contract wording.

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Wahine at UM

by Cindy Luis on November 30, 2016

Team got in around 10 am 2. Flights but with one delayed they ended up able to use same vans They are having 2. Hour practice tonight Team very loose

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OCSports to broadcast first round

by Cindy Luis on November 29, 2016

The whole crew (7) will be in Minneapolis to broadcast Friday’s first match ran into Chris McLachlin at HNL, he said they may do the second match as well Believe the Big Ten network has the rights to the second round should Minnesota advance. anyway, be back on when I get to LAX

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