Warriors, SandBows stay put in polls; Parapunov POW

Men remain at No. 6. Surprised that UCLA would jump to 2. How quickly they forget the bad loss to USC


it is 1015 a.m. in Hawaii

Beach poll not out yet. don’t think there will be much movement in Top 3
Big West hasn’t posted Players of the Week
Would think UHMen and SandBows both will receive something

Have a commit through the afternoon. Will update when I get back.
or if anyone is so included to help out, appreciate it.

as expected no change in Beach 1-11


  1. 808 April 9, 2018 12:03 pm

    No change in AVCA Beach Poll, numbers 1-11! https://www.avca.org/polls/beach/4-9-18.html

  2. Cindy Luis April 9, 2018 2:17 pm

    1. thanks

    Parapunov co-POW with CSUN’s Greene

    From Big Wesrt
    CSUN senior Arvis Greene and Hawai‘i sophomore Rado Parapunov shared Big West Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week honors for their performances in conference play.

    ➜ Greene tallied his fourth weekly award thanks to perhaps the best individual effort in a match this season. He had a career-high 40 kills in a five-set loss to No. 3 UC Irvine. The 40 kills was a national season-high, and he accomplished that on a career-high 73 swings. Greene hit .384 for the match.

    ➜ Greene added two aces, seven digs and four blocks in CSUN’s upset bid on the road. He tallied nine kills in the 22-20 fifth set loss.

    ➜ Parapunov was instrumental in helping Hawai‘i to a 2-0 mark at UC Santa Barbara, the first time in program history the Rainbow Wahine won there twice in the same season.

    ➜ He averaged 4.43 kills and 1.86 blocks while hitting .404 over seven sets. He tallied 31 kills, three aces and 13 blocks to help UH snap a six-match road skid in Santa Barbara and produce its first win at Rob Gym since 2010.

    ➜ Parapunov, a 6-foot-9 opposite, had 20 kills to go along with a career-high 10 blocks (two solo) in the four-set win on Saturday. The 10 blocks were the most by a UH player since 2015. He tallied 11 kills on .474 hitting in the series opener.

  3. FitTrainer April 9, 2018 3:52 pm

    Cal Poly has on their site that Greisen/ Gordon their 3 -4 pair won Pairs of the Week. Would have thought Schucht and Maglio would get it this week with their 19-0 record at the number 1 position. Win 25 of 26 last matches. And what number is Schucht at for all time school dual wins? Is Maglio in second bow? I thought Schucht was at 74 and Mags 64 when they played Nebraska?

  4. Cindy Luis April 9, 2018 7:22 pm

    3. thanks. nothing on the Big West. I would have thought too.

    if you want UH records, you can always check updated stats at

  5. Cindy Luis April 9, 2018 7:26 pm

    here’s what the Big West put out. Can’t argue … well you could

    After going a perfect 4-0 over the weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic at the No. 4/No. 3 spot, Cal Poly’s Raeann Greisen and Macy Gordon have been named the Big West Pairs Team of the Week.

    Greisen, a senior, and Gordon, a freshman, defeated pairs from three ranked opponents including No. 1 UCLA, No. 13 Stanford and No. 20 Saint Mary’s. They also defeated Pacific in straight sets at the No. 3 spot.

    The tandem has now won four straight matches and is now 8-2 as a pair this season.

  6. FitTrainer April 9, 2018 7:40 pm

    4. Thanks for the link Cindy! Will check it out.

    Yeah, I guess it depends on who was nominated. I do know however, that both Stanford and UCLA did not have their usual lineup due to injuries and Plummer being away. But, a win is a win and I am sure they also deserved it as many teams do. What does a number 1 pairing (19-0) have to do to get a nod. Jeez. Well, as someone else said, hopefully their being able to win out under pressure will serve them well for the rest of the season. Great article by the way.

  7. 808 April 10, 2018 10:03 am

    Wahine shut out of the USA CNT-Detroit roster. But congrats to Bailey Choy for making it! https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2018/April/10/US-Collegiate-National-Team-Detroit-Roster-Named

  8. Cindy Luis April 10, 2018 10:23 am

    7. Bailey Choy S, University of Utah, 5-9, Honolulu, Imi Ike)
    and Reilly Killeen(L, Kansas State, 5-4, Honolulu, Imi Ike)
    Iosia said this morning that she was told is an alternate.

  9. kahuna April 10, 2018 4:01 pm

    I do wonder if the CNT teams tried to give everybody a chance and try to not to selected repeaters. According to the article, only one was a repeater from the 2017 CNT Minneapolis team that had Akiu, Granato, Gaskin and Scoles.

    Maybe the goal is to try and see what everybody has to offer and try to diversify the team. .. Unless the player is special or dominated the tryout, my guess is those who were there last year are already scouted and now the CNT wants to see other prospects.

  10. Bleachercoach April 11, 2018 11:04 am

    Congratulations to Bailey Choy. She is an excellent setter with great hands and mobility. Too bad for our Iosia (alternate), Granato, and Akiu. I am sure the CNT committee looks at the overall package of each athlete. At least. it could add to motivating these 3 players to prove the selection committee wrong by their play during the next Fall Season.

  11. Hot April 11, 2018 8:48 pm

    9. That could be possible. But it’s not like Granato has any real chance of making any of the future national team rosters, which is the point of these CNT programs. I’ve never seen Akiu play, but Iosia is the only one with any shot at making any international roster.

  12. tako April 12, 2018 1:35 pm

    Angel Gaskin signed with the Bows?

  13. Cindy Luis April 12, 2018 4:37 pm

    12. yep, new thread up on that.

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