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

About the blog host

Cindy Luis covers University of Hawaii volleyball for the Star-Advertiser. She began her career as a sports journalist in Hawaii in 1981 with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and was the sports editor, assistant sports editor, columnist and beat writer during a 31-year span before the paper became the Star-Advertiser. She graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

Latest news

The morning after RPI: UH 4, UCI 6

By Cindy Luis on April 23, 2018

Apologies. Been traveling all day And in the middle of a couple of VB-related stories latest RPI finally released. No surprise. UH 4, UCI 6 https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/volleyball-men/nc/nc-mens-volleyball-rpi Strength of schedule: UH 1, UCI 10 Doesn’t sound like there is any recourse. Have not heard from Matlin if he is filing a complaint Oh, not that the poll matters but the coaches voted UH 4, UCI 5 https://www.avca.org/polls/dii-men/4-23-2018.html

Hawaii snubbed, at-large to UCI

By Cindy Luis on April 22, 2018

absolutely stunnng UCI gets second at large The season is over for the Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii (19-8), coming off a runner-up finish in Saturday’s Big West men’s volleyball tournament, was not one of two at-large teams selected for the NCAA championship field announced today. Instead, UC Irvine (21-9), which lost to Hawaii twice this season, was chosen as the second team from the Big West. It was a stunning selection in that Hawaii was the only team to defeat both […]

Long Beach State 3, Hawaii 0

By Cindy Luis on April 21, 2018

Pictured are Wade, Jennings Franciskovic, Walker Jennings one of a number of alumni in attendance. Also Kupono Fey, Jason Olive and Tom Pestolesi that I’ve seen. Hawaii at the Beach 4 p.m. HST Saturday 1420-AM http://www.espn1420am.com/ ESPN3 http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3352863/2018-big-west-mens-volleyball-tournament Live Stats http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=217938

UH to play UCI, CSUN 3, UCSB 1

By Cindy Luis on April 19, 2018

http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=217934 link for match however live stats not working. The Beach having Tech issues. it’s 7-7 in Set 1.

Warriors at the Pyramid

By Cindy Luis on April 18, 2018

Team got in last night Drown from LAX Having 90 minute practice Not much different from normal routine It is just a funky place Easy to get dizzy looking up

Gasman, Tuileta, van Tilburg, Worsley all-BWC 1st team; POW to Parapunov

By Cindy Luis on April 16, 2018

Lots of things going on today All-Big West http://www.bigwest.org/assets/sports/mvball/18_MVB_All_Conference.pdf Gasman, Tuileta, van Tilburg, J. Worsley on first team. Parapunov honorable mention POY De Falco. COY Knipe. FOY UCI’s Schneidmiller POWs in both men’s and beach expected Updates later Spent early morning in the arena. Light lifting for the men. They’ll leave Tuesday Top 3 remain in beach poll, UCLA, Pepperdine, Hawaii Cal Poly and SC trade place, the Mustangs at 4 and SC at 5 after losing 3-2 to Cal […]

Scoles commits to SandBows, UH wins 27th straight

By Cindy Luis on April 15, 2018

pictures are of Maglio and Schucht being interviewed by Sam Spangler and the seniors No. 3 Hawaii faces Arizona state at 2 p.m., Boise State at 4 p.m. TV will broadcast Flt 2 at 7 p.m followed by Flt 1. Then senior festivities. Maglio will be among the seniors honored tonight. She had mentioned earlier in the week that she was undecided about coming back. Or maybe it was two weeks ago. It’s been a blur with the men and […]