Beach volleyball team in action this weekend

by Warrior World on November 25, 2015

The Hawaii beach volleyball team will participate in the second Pac Rim Championships this weekend. The majority of the three-day event will take place at Queen’s Beach in Waikiki.

UH is involved with Friday’s “International Competition” at the T.C. Ching Athletics campus campus courts. Besides pairs from UH entered are reigning AVCA national champions Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes from USC. UCLA’s twin sisters Megan and Nicole McNamara representing their native Canada and the duo of Miki Ishii and Megumi Murakami representing Japan. The ability for the state to host successfully bodes well for a potential bid to host the NCAA championships, the first opportunity for a two-year bid being 2018-19. (Gulf Shores, Ala., site of the past three AVCA championships will host the first two NCAA championship tournaments).

Various clinics will also be held this weekend.

Friday

At Queen’s Beach

>> 8-10 a.m.: Serve, pass & defensive youth clinic, with UH coach Evan Silberstein and UCLA coach Stein Metzger

>> 3-5 p.m.: Offensive and defensive strategies youth clinic with USC coach Anna Collier, Olympic gold medal coach Dane Selznick

At UH campus courts

International Pairs Competition

Hawaii, U.S., Canada, Japan

>> Matches at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

Saturday

At Queen’s Beach

Collegiate/International Pairs Tournament

>> 8 a.m.: With Hawaii, Arizona, Canada, Chaminade, Hawaii Pacific, Japan, UCLA, USC

Juniors Tournaments

>> 8 a.m.-10 a.m., noon-2:30 p.m.: Boys.

>> 10 am.-noon, 2:30-5 p.m.: Girls.

Sunday

At Queen’s Beach

Collegiate/International Pairs Tournament

>> 8 a.m.: With Hawaii, Arizona, Canada, Chaminade, Hawaii Pacific, Japan, UCLA, USC

Juniors Tournament

>> 8 a.m.: Boys & girls.

On the web

>> PacRimHi.com

1 warriorfan November 25, 2015 at 11:58 pm

I wonder who Katie’s partner will be in this? Hannah Rooks?

2 vballfreak808 November 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm

1. Based off of video it seems like Boyan is her partner. Not for sure though.

Anyone stop by to watch the matches?

3 Geno Tamayo November 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

2. I’m thinking about it but not sure yet. Cindy are they still having the matches at UH?

4 warriorfan November 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm

2. Yep looks like Heather.
I’m a little surprised but maybe Heather improved a lot the way Olivia did last season.

It seems that London Chow is no longer on the team, that’s a bummer I thought she would help.

5 blunite November 27, 2015 at 11:07 am

Kalei Greeley would be a natural. Where placement comes before power, she has the back-line shot cold. Moreover, her passing is spot on.

6 doug November 27, 2015 at 11:10 am

After another season of beach Mags will be a beast next indoor season!!!

7 Canadian Bacon November 27, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Maglio’s old indoor teammates are representing Canada. The McNamra twins played club ball with Emily for three seasons. Together the twins rock on the beach courts in Canada, and do very well internationally playing above their age category.

8 warriorfan November 27, 2015 at 11:53 pm

5. Think Kalei would be great on the beach as well, but she won’t be playing on the team. Maybe her shoulder issues won’t let her play.

9 menehune November 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

2. You can watch highlights of the matches at HawaiiAthletics.com. Out of 6 matches, UH won (Boyan/Spieir) one.

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