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

Wahine banquet Jan. 29, Carl McGown passes away

by Cindy Luis on January 4, 2017

Happy New Year Men open Thursday with Erskine. Tuileta projected as starting libero but will miss Saturday due to his sister’s wedding. He’ll be performing a fire knife dance at the reception. From UH The Rainbow Wahine annual banquet is Sunday, January 29, at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Hibiscus Ballroom. Registration will be at 5:30 […]

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Tuileta officially joins Warrior volleyball

by Cindy Luis on December 27, 2016

Wade mentioned it to me this morning and see that Larry Tuileta now is on the official roster. Warriors open workouts Thursday at Waialua High and will spend the last four days of the year at Camp Erdman. Roster at http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/roster.aspx?path=mvball

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Sweet story about Shoji ornament

by Cindy Luis on December 26, 2016

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays http://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/12/25/features/briefs-features/rainbow-wahine-ornament-a-shining-star-from-the-heart/ some of you may have seen this Christmas Day in the S-A. If you can’t access it via above link: Nathaniel Zentkovich wasn’t one of our Keiki Kalikimaka finalists (his sister Chloe was), but we couldn’t resist his contest entry showing University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine head coach […]

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http://volleyballmag.com/2016-vbm-aa/ Taylor one of 12 on first team On the second team ws Adora Anae (Kahuku), a junor hitter at Utah. Named honorable mention were: Carly Kan (Punahou), a senior hitter at Missouri; Kalei Mau (St. Francis), a senior hitter for Arizona; and Penina Snuka (Kahuku), a senior setter for Arizona. Player of the Year […]

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Happy holidays, blog on break

by Cindy Luis on December 21, 2016

Taking a few days off as will the blog. Hope everyone has a great holiday season. couple of interesting things Long Beach State setter Missy Owens has transferred to Texas Tech As a sophomore, she started all 31 matches for the 49ers in 2016, compiling 1,225 assists and a team-leading 31 service aces. Her 10.56 […]

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Wahine finish No. 17 in final poll

by Cindy Luis on December 19, 2016

Stanford receives all 64 first-place votes https://www.avca.org/polls/di-women/12-19-2016.html

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Stanford 3, Texas 1 for NCAA title

by Cindy Luis on December 17, 2016

4 p.m. HST ESPN2 online links available at http://www.ncaa.com/news/volleyball-women/article/2016-12-17/ncaa-womens-volleyball-live-updates-scores-and-highlights gametracker http://www.ncaa.com/game/volleyball-women/d1/2016/12/17/stanford-texas

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Wilhite POY, Dunning COY, Stanford vs. Texas Saturday

by Cindy Luis on December 16, 2016

sorry to be MIA. catching up on a few things From the AVCA today (Friday) https://www.avca.org/awards/avca-national-player-of-the-year-awards/2016-division-i.html University of Minnesota Senior Outside Hitter Sarah Wilhite has been selected as the 2016 TeamSnap/AVCA Division I Player of the Year. The award was presented this afternoon at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year banquet, which was held in […]

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Taylor 2nd team All-American, Maglio HM

by Cindy Luis on December 14, 2016

sad Taylor got snubbed again for first team https://www.avca.org/awards/all-regional-all-america-awards/2016-division-i-allamerica.html Hawaii senior opposite Nikki Taylor repeated as a second-team All-American and junior middle Emily Maglio was among the honorable mentions on the AVCA’s Division I women’s volleyball All-America teams announced today. Both Taylor and Maglio also are beach volleyball All-Americans. Taylor, the two-time Big West player […]

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Shoji taking time off, diagnosed with prostate cancer

by Cindy Luis on December 12, 2016

Sad news to pass along. Shoji called this afternoon to tell me of his illness. said he was diagnosed a few weeks ago. He spoke with his staff and players on Sunday, as well as Matlin. what he is doing is taking time off for treatment, not retiring. Jeff Hall will be doing the day-to-day […]

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