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

1 kahuna December 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Can’t wait for the men’s season to start. I think they have the pieces to make a run. Still kind of young with only one senior(Kupono Fey) but get plenty of talent.

Noticed Pat Gasman went from 6-8 last year to 6-10 this year. Did the dude grow 2 inches in one year or somebody “fudging” the numbers. 🙂

2 kahuna December 27, 2016 at 4:29 pm

OOP..sorry…How could I forget about Hendric and Jennings? I was looking at all the young guns on the team and complete forgot about these two starters.

3 Cindy Luis December 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

looking forward to seeing them play as well Gasman will be a force in the middle, whether he’s 6-8 or 6-10.

4 Ron December 27, 2016 at 9:25 pm

I can’t believe that Kupono Fey is a senior already! Where did the time go? I am looking forward to watching this very talented team. We have a lot of guys who can really play.

5 Turfwar December 27, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Wade’s gotta figure out a way to get Van tilburg and Parapunov on the court at the same time as well as Matautia and Fey. Going to be a fun time in the Stanley if he can put all the peieces together this year. Find another middle for next year with the addition of Gage and Charlie will have the program on a roll.

6 diamonds808 December 28, 2016 at 7:59 am

Great to see that Larry Tuileta has FINALLY joined a UH roster! Excited for the upcoming season with all the new additions although will still miss Siki and Kolby (but change is good!). Anticipating a great season after reading about all the talent on this team. Let’s go Bows – hope to win a national championship in our final year in the MPSF! 🙂

7 warriorfan December 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Glad you are covering warrior volleyball instead.

I noticed some of theyounger players like Cowell, Larson, Van Eekeren, Reese do not seem to be Camp Erbman with the rest of the team? Are they all redshirting and why they didn’t go?

8 Maverick December 30, 2016 at 11:42 am

I know there are quite a few Elena Ogilvie fans here, so just want to let you all know that she made VolleyballMag’s HM All-America team today, the only Hawaii player and the only Freshman on any of the teams:

http://volleyballmag.com/2016-hs-aa/

Hope UH lands her, and hope she grows a few inches.

9 Kahuna December 30, 2016 at 4:28 pm

UH is going to have to battle for her. I am almost certain that she will get recruited by UCLA and maybe even Stanford or USC. If she get offers from any of these school, it will be tough to turn down due to the academic reputation of these schools.

10 Maverick December 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

UH beat UCLA for Iosia. UH beat Nebraska for Taylor. UH beat Washington for Danielson. UH beat Nebraska and UCLA for Mitchem. Higgins was planning to go away but decided to play for UH. UH battles, and wins many times against the monied programs for recruits. Let’s have some confidence about UH’s chances with Olgilvie.

11 Kahuna December 30, 2016 at 5:56 pm

What about USC and Stanford?Who did we steal from these schools?

I specifically listed USC and Stanford cause these schools are just top notch academic schools you just can’t turn down. UCLA , yeah we can occasionally beat them for a player or two but they win most of the recruiting wars against us.

Shoji probably went after every single player on UCLA’s roster but I don’t think Sealy went after more than two or three of UH’s players.

Of course there is always a chance. All I’m saying is the Oglive family will be hard pressed to say “NO” if someone like legendary coach Mick Haley or a powerhouse academic school like Stanford offered her. Keep in mind…..Shoji will probably be retired by the time Elena enters college so UH is going to have to sell the program to her. Will not be able to use the “you can play for Dave Shoji” sell pitch anymore.

12 Maverick December 30, 2016 at 6:33 pm

I don’t need to provide an example for every school to make my argument about being more confident about UH’s chances to land Ogilvie. I have provided examples of UH getting mainland girls vs. other monied schools, UH getting Hawaii players over other monied schools, including a graduate from Iolani, and all the examples are top 30 prep volleyball aces. Plus, all the schools UH beat out have better academic reputations than UH. Stanford is a school that WVB players are hard-pressed to turn down because of academics, but not USC. Per USNews, Stanford is ranked the #5 national university, USC is 23, and UCLA is tied for 24. If you consider USC a top notch school, then why not UCLA? All the schools I mentioned are ranked higher than UH, by at least 50 spots.

As far as the argument that UH recruited more UCLA players than UCLA recruited UH players, that is largely a reflection of the talent level in CA versus HI, and the geographic advantage UCLA has over UH for CA recruits who prefer to play closer to home. UCLA doesn’t have to recruit lower rated players or projects as much as UH, so that also partially explains your assertion. But despite all this, UH still got all those top 30 players I mentioned. And they weren’t “steals” from other schools–it was UH putting together a top notch effort to land these recruits.

The biggest hole in your argument is not acknowledging the geographical advantage UH has. Olgilvie is a local girl, and UH usually gets the top local girls it wants when a scholie is available, even from Iolani (Higgins, e.g., a top 25 recruit). As I mentioned, UH has to battle for her, but they have key advantages that should give folks some confidence. And UH hasn’t used the “you can play for Dave Shoji” pitch for a couple of years now. They have focused on coming to UH because you love UH–Shoji stated this in an interview a while ago. Also, it is Elena’s decision, not her family’s decision. Some current players’ parents (#16 ranked Mitchem, e.g.) preferred their daughters play elsewhere, but they still came to UH.

And you need to stop changing your argument to suit the facts. Originally, it was USC’s academic reputation, and then it was Mick Haley’s legendary status. Originally, it was Stanford, USC and UCLA as top academic schools, but now UCLA is not a top notch academic school you can’t turn down. The idea UH is a para-olympian competing against the Dream Team for recruits is like Chicken Little frantically chirping about the sky falling. Have some confidence.

13 Maverick December 30, 2016 at 6:45 pm

12. Self-correction: Higgins graduated from Punahou, not Iolani, but because both are the top 2 academic high schools in Hawaii, my argument still holds.

14 Setaone December 31, 2016 at 7:28 am

Hawaii also got Kamanao. But in her case every other school recruited her as a libero and she wanted to set. Hawaii recruited her as a setter.

If this Elena doesn’t grow to 6′, other schools may not recruit her to play outside.

15 Kahuna December 31, 2016 at 8:13 am

Damn…you long winded.

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