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Warriors AVCA preseason No. 3; SandBows schedule out

By Cindy Luis on December 6, 2018

Hawaii was picked No. 3 in the AVCA preseason poll; defending national champion Long Beach State was the unanimous No. 1, with UCLA No. 2. ——————— The SandBows’ schedule was ready a few weeks ago, but I think they were waiting on contracts and sponsors. There’s good home and away matches. Kickoff tourney with UCLA Stanford Pepperdine Saint Mary’s Feb 23-24 @ Queens

Mustangs win pairs tourney; Hawaii-Poly split exhibitions

By Cindy Luis on November 18, 2018

Final update Cal Poly’s Crissy Jones-Macy Gordon def. Hawaii’s Pani Napolean-Julia Scoles 28-25. TV dictated the shorter match, sandwiched between the prep girls and boys beach championships. +++++++ Hawaii’s Pani Napolean and Julia Scoles Taking on Poly’s Crissy Jones-Macy Gordon in Sunday’s bracket final. Live on Spectrum Sports 16/1016 3 p.m. Sunday One set to 28. On Saturday, Hawaii and Cal Poly split matches, SandBows winning the first 4-1, Mustangs the second 4-2. Hawai’i 4, Cal Poly 1 1: Emily […]

More on SandBows signings, indoor’s Wagoner

By Cindy Luis on November 17, 2018

A little more to Riley Wagoner’s story. We’d been in contact with her high school coach Mary Anne Souder, asking what Wagoner had meant to the team. Her comments: “It’s hard to say in just a few words what Riley has meant to our program. She has been a 6 rotation starter for our Varsity team since her freshman year. She has lead us to 3 Final Fours and 1 State Runner Up. If you break it down to statistics […]

Volleyball NLI updates

By Cindy Luis on November 14, 2018

Pictured above are Anna Maidment Sabrina Hardisty and Ilihia Huddleston Maia Hannemann and family As mentioned previously, the players may sign an official NLI but coaches can’t talk about them until paperwork is received and processed. I believe Hawaii will do one big release so that may be a few days for indoor women and men. See beach update at bottom Signing with the indoor Wahine this morning at Dublin Coffman High (Ohio) was Riley Wagoner, 6-foot OH, recently named […]

SandBows to sign 3; ‘Swords to D-II regional

By Cindy Luis on November 13, 2018

Here’s another photo from Monday’s SandBows 6th annual Portuguese Horseshoes fundraiser event: The SandBows expect to sign the three players mentioned previously in February. Maia Hannemann, daughter of former Warrior Albert (Al=B), Fla. Canadian Anna Maidment Sabrina Hardisty, Scripps Ranch CA A couple of walk-ons expected are: Ilihia Huddleston, Hi’ilawe’s sister, El Camino CA Laurie McGrath Hilo High Also mentioned previously, the two SandBows who transferred: Lea Monkhouse to UCLA and Chloe Luyties to Cal. As for Chaminade and D-II […]

Indoor RPI at 57; SandBows Horseshoes today

By Cindy Luis on November 12, 2018

Hawaii is down two spots to 57 in the latest NCAA RPI report. Pepperdine, UH’s most recent opponent that defeated UH in five sets last Tuesday, moved up 9 to 45. The only conference team with higher RPI than Hawaii is Cal Poly (up 3 to 19). >Also ahead of the Wahine are: Oregon (23, down 3) and Kansas State (52, down 2) Behind Hawaii are: UC Irvine up 10 to 70, Portland (76, down 17), UC Santa Barbara (94, […]

50th anniversary of ’68 Olympic teams, plus NLI notes

By Cindy Luis on November 9, 2018

For history buffs, USAV had a story about the reunion of the 1968 Olympic volleyball teams in Mexico City. Hawaii was well presented by players from here and some who would make their home here. On the women’s side, Bobbie Perry, Fanny Hopeau, Sharon Peterson. On the men’s team, Pete Velaso, Jon Stanley, Tom Haine, Butch May. Read the story here. Been posting these commits at various times. IMHO the Wahine will be good but young next year Here’s the […]

Portuguese Horseshoe Tournament, Wahine banquet reminders

By Cindy Luis on November 7, 2018

There’s a couple of volleyball-related events coming up. 6th SandBows Portuguese Horseshoe Tournament Monday, Nov. 12, 4-9 p.m., Les Murakami Stadium To register online click here. Wahine volleyball banquet Sunday, Nov. 18, Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom Check-in 5:30, Buffet at 6 Registration due by Friday, Nov. 9. Late fee of $10 after To register online click here. For other info, click here.