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.

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NCAA final: Nebraska 3, Florida 1

By Cindy Luis on December 16, 2017

Match on ESPN2 224 in spectrum Not particularly surprised Huskers are winning Very tough serving keeping Gators out of system 25-22 25-17

Maglio at AA banquet; Warriors sign 3

By Cindy Luis on December 15, 2017

A couple of pictures from today’s AA banquet in Kansas City, Mo. Second pictures a little ironic. Ah Mow-Santos’ last match as a Wahine was when Hawaii lost to Stanford with Kerri Walsh as a freshman. As for the men, mention Hogland last month. Other two are Devon Johnson, and Filip Humler for the 2019 season. From UH: http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/news/2017/12/4/mens-volleyball-inks-three-for-2019.aspx The 6-foot-5 Hogland is a two-sport standout at ‘Iolani School He led the Raiders to a semifinal appearance in the HHSAA […]

NCAA semis: Nebraska 3-2 over PSU; Florida over Stanford 3-2; Warriors No. 2 in BWC poll

By Cindy Luis on December 14, 2017

Almost went according to seed although many would have put Nebraska (5) over Kentucky (4) Live on ESPN (222 if you have Spectrum in Hawaii) Nebraska (5) vs. Penn State (1), 2 p.m. HST Stanford (3) vs. Florida (2) to follow Gametracker available at ncaa.com http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/news/2017/12/14/mens-volleyball-picked-second-in-inaugural-bwc-coaches-poll.aspx No surprise. 1. Beach (4 first-place votes). 2. Hawaii (2 votes). 3. CSUN and UCI. 5. UCSB. 6.

Congrats to Maglio, 2nd team AA

By Cindy Luis on December 13, 2017

https://www.avca.org/awards/all-regional-all-america-awards/division-i-allamerica.html Maglio headed to Kansas City to attend the AA banquet which is Friday. Interviewed her yesterday. AVCA embargoed this until this morning. Kahuku’s Adora Anae makes 1st team. Maglio the only player from a non-Power 5 school to make the first two teams. From the Big West, Cal Poly’s Van Winden sisters and Nelson were honorable mention, as was UCSB’s Ruddins. She is the 30th Rainbow Wahine to be named to an All-American team, giving the program 58 certificates. […]

Beach VB camp update, All-Americans out on Wednesday, men open Dec. 28

By Cindy Luis on December 12, 2017

Corrected dates for the camp Rainbow Wahine Winter Beach Volleyball Camp Who: Boys and Girls, age 10-18, all skill levels and abilities. When: January 5 (5-8 p.m.).; January 6 (3-5 pm, 6:30-8:30 pm); Jan. 7 (8-11 a.m.) Where: Clarence T.C. Ching Complex Beach Courts. Cost: $300 (All three days)/$225 (Friday and Saturday) Questions?: Contact Danny Alvarez at sandvb@hawaii.edu or at (808) 394-7450 AVCA will be announcing its All-Americans Wednesday about 7 a.m. HST Maglio is in the mix, should be […]

NCAA VB elite 8 Saturday results

By Cindy Luis on December 9, 2017

http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/volleyball-women/d1 Saturday’s games At Kentucky Nebraska def Kentucky, 25-19, 25-22, 25-27, 25-22 At Florida Florida def. USC, 25-23, 20-25, 18-25, 26-24, 15-11 Penn State def. Michigan State, 3-0 5 p.m. HST Tesas at Stanford

NCAA VB sweet 16 results

By Cindy Luis on December 8, 2017

http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/volleyball-women/d1 ah the importance of being seeded top 4 and getting to stay home At Penn State (1 seed) Penn State def. Missouri, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19 Michigan State def. Illinois, 25-23, 25-18, 17-25, 29-27 Nittany Lions play Spartans on Saturday At Kentucky (4 seed) Nebraska def. Colorado, 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 Kentucky def. BYU, 20-25, 25-17, 22-25, 18-25, 15-9 Huskers play Wildcats on Saturday At Florida (2 seed Florida def. UCLA, 23-15, 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 USC def. Minnesota, 25-23, 28-26, 25-15 […]

Warriors open at No. 5 in poll, SandBows host winter camp

By Cindy Luis on December 8, 2017

Hope everyone enjoy the cool weather. Brrrr Men open at No. 5 in poll https://www.avca.org/polls/dii-men/12-7-2017.html From UH Coming off its second NCAA Tournament appearance in the last three seasons, the University of Hawai’i men’s volleyball team was picked fifth in the preseason AVCA Top 15 Coaches Poll. The Rainbow Warriors concluded the 2017 season ranked No. 4 after advancing to the NCAA semifinals for the first time since 2002. UH finished the season ranked in the top five nationally for […]