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

H awards Tuesday night but didn’t get list until later. OC sports taped it for a delayed broadcast Spieler also won The Jenny (not sure what that is), was top-five Wahine academic with Clare-Marie Anderson and the Rainbow Wahine of the Year. Male rookie to van Tilburg Heart of the Team: Anderson Contributor to Jimbo […]


SandBows sweep all-Big West awards

by Cindy Luis on May 3, 2016

Hall named Coach of the Year Spieler-Maglio Pair of the Year Maglio Freshman of the Year Spieler-Maglio & Taylor-Schreiber first team Homayun-Zalopany, Long-Tucker, Rooks-Schucht second team http://www.bigwest.org//story.asp?story_id=19137

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Zarkovic, Kanetake named 2nd team All-Americans Stanford’s Enriques (Kamehameha-Hawaii) and UCLA’s Ma’a (Punahou) named to the first team https://www.avca.org/awards/all-regional-all-america-awards/mens-all-america-awards.html not much movement in the poll. Hawaii stays at 5, SC at 1, UCLA at 4 Florida State and Pepperdine flop at 3-4. https://www.avca.org/polls/beach.html

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Today 4 pm HST NCAA.com Hawaii plays UCLA

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SandBows defeat 49ers for Big West championship

by Cindy Luis on April 30, 2016

Hawaii wins 3-2 this morning. 1. Spieler-Maglio win 22-20, 21-16 2. Taylor-Schucht win 21-19, 21-10 3. Schreiber-Zalopany lose, 17-21, 21-16, 17-15 4. Long-Tucker win 21-14, 21-8 5. Homayun-Rooks lose 21-17, 21-19 Last loss came at No. 3 in 3 after UH had clinched the dual

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SandBows sweep Cal Poly, will play 49ers in semis

by Cindy Luis on April 29, 2016

Cal Poly survives 3-2 vs Bakersfield Will play Hawaii @ 9 am HST


Thursday check in, BWC beach schedule, Ross

by Cindy Luis on April 28, 2016

Following up on previous thread, thought I had mentioned it in my comments about Skyler Williams but maybe not. McKenna Ross, 5-10, OH/L Aliso Niguel HS She has shown up on various sites as a 2016 commit. Thought I had mentioned that the OC Register listed her last week as a UH commit Daughter of […]

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Taylor, Schucht earn weekly BVB honor

by Cindy Luis on April 26, 2016

Nikki Taylor-Ka’iwi Schucht earned the Wahine’s seventh Big West weekly honor in beach volleyball. From the Big West: Taylor-Schucht went 2-2, with both losses to USC at No. 2 They swept Long Beach State and Grand Canyon NCAA beach selection show on NCAA.com at 4 p.m. Sunday HST

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No real surprises here BYU seeded 1 2. UCLA. 3. Ohio State. 4. Long beach State. 5. Erskine. 6. George Mason BYU plays the winner of 4-5 (The Beach-Erskine) UCLA plays winner of 3-6 (Ohio State-George Mason) Tournament at Penn State Play-in matches Tuesday, May 3 Semifinals May 5. Final May 7 Semis streamed on […]

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SandBows lose to SC, men’s auto bids

by Cindy Luis on April 23, 2016

MPSF BYU def. UCLA 25-20, 25-19, 18-25, 25-15 EIVA George Mason def. St. Francis, 25-14, 17-25, 25-18, 25-19 MIVA Ohio State def. Lewis, 25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 17-25, 15-12 We’ll see what happens with the two at-large bids. Guessing UCLA gets one and it likely comes down between Long Beach State and Stanford. As for today […]

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