Volleyshots

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


Hawaii All-American middle blocker Taylor Averill was one of 12 players selected to play of the U.S. men’s volleyball team at the Pan American Games later this month in Toronto. Averill helped the Rainbow Warriors to an NCAA championship berth last May as a senior, The team manager is former UH All-American Tom Pestolesi. The […]

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U.S. junior men’s team takes silver

by Cindy Luis on June 29, 2015

sorry, forgot to post this last night. The U.S. junior men’s volleyball team, with two University of Hawaii players on the roster, was swept by Brazil in Sunday’s gold medal match of the U21 Pan American Cup in Gatineau, Canada. Outside hitter Kupono Fey subbed in during Set 1 and played the rest of the […]

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The Big West announced it would hold a conference tournament in sand volleyball next spring in order to qualify for the NCAA tournament. As suspected earlier, CSU Bakerfield and Sac State will join as affiliate members to make it a six-team conference which will have UH, The Beach, CSUN and Cal Poly. I know there […]

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Junior Naitonal Team, which has Kupono Fey and Jennings Franciskovic on the roster, swept El Salvador Thursday to finish 2-1 in pool play at the Pan Am Cup in Gatineau, Canada. Franciskovic started at setter and Fey played in Sets 2 and 3. The U.S. plays Mexico in the quarterfinals Friday. U.S. beat Barbados 3-0 […]

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Wahine season tickets on sale at 9 a.m. Monday online at hawaiiathletics.com and at the box office As for the USA-Iran rematch Sunday, Iran in a second sweep 25-20, 25-21, 25-19. Christensen started at setter, E. Shoji at libero. K. Shoji came into set in both Sets 2 and 3. The United States, the defending […]

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Shoji named Positive Coaching Alliance-Hawaii’s Double-Goal Coach of the Year at the inaugural breakfast event at Waialae Country Club. The event ended up being more of a roast of Shoji with Kanoa Leahey the MC and former players on the panel, including hilarious stories from Tita Ahuna and Nikki Taylor. Early proclamation from the Mayor […]

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some extra photos from WahineEuro

by Cindy Luis on June 14, 2015

found some photos on my iPad that I’m not sure made it to our website. Posting just to make sure. This is the logo from the gym in Brno. coaches and former BYUH player Federica Tonon last night in Prague The three boosters who were on the trip: Fred and Sheena Ing and Jackie Mahi […]

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Another win for US men over Poland

by Cindy Luis on June 14, 2015

U.S. stays unbeaten at 6-0 defeating Poland, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-17, before a sellout crowd of 10,000 at the Sears Centre Arena. Christenson at seter, E. Shoji libero, K. Shoji did not play. http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2015/June/13/Russell-Leads-US-Men-Past-Poland

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From USAV The U.S. Women’s National Team, ranked No. 1 in the world, capped its four-match USA Volleyball Cup series with No. 3 China with a 25-22, 27-25, 25-22 victory Friday evening in San Bernardino, Calif. Another new lineup. Lowe was a late reserve after starting the first three matches. http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2015/June/12/US-Women-Sweep-China-in-USAV-CUp-Finale Over in Illinois, the […]

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China outlasts U.S. in 5

by Cindy Luis on June 10, 2015

Catching up from Tuesday. in case you missed it, China def. Team USA 3-2 at UCI 27-29, 25-21, 19-25, 25-19, 17-15. Third different lineup for the U.S. and a couple of new players added to the roster, imcluding setter Carli Lloyd (Cal). http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2015/June/09/China-Wins-5-Set-Thriller-over-US-Women one of the other stories of interest this week was the 1980 […]

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