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

Semifinals rewind, Hancock POY and other stuffs

by Cindy Luis on December 19, 2014

Penn State senior setter Micha Hancock named AVCA National Player of the Year today. Here’s the link if you want to read more about her. http://www.avca.org/awards/players-of-the-year/division-one/ For those missing the scores from last night: (Rankings are AVCA poll) No. 4 Penn State def. No. 1 Stanford 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 No. 12 BYU def. No. […]


Thursday’s semifinal links

by Cindy Luis on December 18, 2014

BYU vs. Texas 2 p.m. HST, Stanford-Penn State 4:30 p.m HST Both on ESPN2 Game Center links available at http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/volleyball-women/d1


Magill named A-A Honorable Mention

by Cindy Luis on December 17, 2014

Magill one of the 120 or so honorable mention. which is the SOP for all-region first teasers. Missouri’s Carly Kan also HM Likely will continue to be harder and harder for non-Power 5 teams to get recognition with the olds stacked against those conferences which continue to be limited in the number of postseason bids. […]


Looking at Thursday’s semifinals

by Cindy Luis on December 15, 2014

Stanford-Penn State, Texas-BYU two compelling match ups. Think both will be very competitive. Thoughts on who you think will make it to Saturday? All-America teams announced later this week. Magill will be somewhere on the list.


Saturday’s regional finals

by Cindy Luis on December 13, 2014

Saturday’s Regional finals TV available for most Bracket link below. click on match wanted for Game Center links http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/volleyball-women/d1 BYU def. Nebraska, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21 Penn State def. Wisconsin 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-19 Texas def. North Carolina 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 31-29 Stanford def. Florida, 25-17, 25-14, 25-21


12-12 NCAA regional semis. UW out

by Cindy Luis on December 12, 2014

http://www.ncaa.com/scoreboard/volleyball-women/d1/2014/12/12 Link above to Friday’s schedule W At Louisville Wisconsin def. Ohio State 3=2 Penn State def. UCLA 3-0 At Ames, Iowa Stanford def. Oregon State 3=1 Florida def. Illinois 3-2 At Minneapolis North Carolina def. Oregon 3-1 Texas def. Colorado State 3=-0 At Seattle BYU def Florida State 3=1 Nebraksa def. Washington 3-1


Congrats to Granato, Hawaii Gatorade POY

by Cindy Luis on December 11, 2014

announced 12-11 in USA today http://usatodayhss.com/2014/gatorade-hawaii-volleyball-poy-mckenna-granato#sthash.ZFAd9YfN.gbpl She led the Buffanblue to a 28-3 record and the Division I state title this past season. Granato tallied 375 kills, 295 digs, 127 blocks and 96 service aces while posting a .551 kill percentage and a .521 hitting percentage. A 2014-15 American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour First […]


UH men No. 7 in MPSF poll

by Cindy Luis on December 11, 2014

Ran into Wade yesterday at Safeway. Chatted a bit about the national poll which had UH at tied at No. 10. He said his team should surprise people. Anyway, MPSF poll has Warriors at No. 7 Pepperdine near unanimous with 11 of 12 votes 4. UCLA with the last vote http://www.mpsports.org/sports/m-volley/spec-rel/121114aaa.html


UH men T10 preseason poll, Mitchem repeats as POY

by Cindy Luis on December 10, 2014

Hawaii tied with Stanford at No. 10 in poll released today (Wednesday) Pepperdine No. 1 (10 votes), defending NCAA champ Loyola Chicago NO. 2 with 8 votes. http://www.avca.org/divisions/men/1-2-poll-12-10-14/ sorry to be late on the Mitchem thing. appreciate the heads up on the other thread. from the AVCA The American Volleyball Coaches Association is pleased to […]


Wong leaving for Pepperdine

by Cindy Luis on December 10, 2014

Wong is taking the head indoor job at Pepperdine, replacing Troy Tanner who announced he was leaving last week. Some of you may have heard it on Bobby’s show this morning. Had tried to confirm it yesterday but … sometimes you get it first, sometimes you don’t. Not happy but UH and Papperdine had agreed […]