Volleyshots

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

Friday’s MVB exhibition: Hawaii 3, UBC 0

By Cindy Luis on January 4, 2019

FINAL: UH defeats British Columbia in straight sets, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19. #HawaiiMVB closes out the 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 sweep of British Columbia in the first of two weekend exhibitions. Colton Cowell with a match-high 10 kills. pic.twitter.com/fLxUmjMotf — Brian McInnis (@Brian_McInnis) January 5, 2019 Set 3: Hawaii 25-19 8:41 Colton Cowell with his 10th kill. Hawaii wins 25-19 8:31: Colton Cowell out of the back row. Hawaii up 17-10. Joe Worsley with 24 assists and 13 digs. 8:28: Att: 3,079 […]

Happy New Year; McLachlin named UCLA men’s assistant

By Cindy Luis on January 2, 2019

The UH men went in the arena this afternoon, one practice. Guessing the starting lineup will be> Joe Worsley, Gage Worsley, Dalton Solbrig, Patrick Gasman, Stijn van Tilburg, Colton Cowell, Rado Parapunov. But also Brett Rosenmeier is there as well. Punahou grad Spencer McLachlin returns to UCLA as an assistant coach. He was with the Bruin men as a volunteer assistant in 2015 and 2016. McLachlin was with the Cal women’s team last season as an assistant. Not sure what […]

Warriors picked No. 2 in Big West preseason poll

By Cindy Luis on December 28, 2018

Defending national champion Long Beach State was picked to repeat as Big West men’s volleyball champ. The 49es received all six first-place votes, for 36 points. Hawaii was at No. 2 (28 points), UC Irvine at 3 (16) followed by UCSB (16), CSUN (11) and UC San Diego (9). Hawaii will be the host of the 2019 Big West Tournament. The Rainbow Warriors were 19-8 and No. 5 in the final AVCA poll but missed out on an at-large bid […]

Oregon’s Rasmussen transfers to play for Wahine

By Cindy Luis on December 26, 2018

The Hawaii women’s volleyball team has added another member to its 2019 signing class. Women's Volleyball Signs Junior Transfer For 2019 https://t.co/mrBopS9SxA — Hawaii W. Volleyball (@HawaiiWVB) December 26, 2018 Jolie Rasmussen, incoming 6-2 junior hitter, makes it official. Rasmussen earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors as both a freshman and a sophomore for the Ducks. She also earned 2017 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention honors last season. In her two year career at Oregon, the six-rotation player recorded 383 kills and […]

U.S. snow team wins gold, Warriors at U.S. open tryout

By Cindy Luis on December 23, 2018

From USA Volleyball A team of beach players added a few layers and won the first U.S. medal in snow volleyball on Saturday, winning gold on the Moscow stop of the 2019 CEV Snow Volleyball Tour. Three former Wahine All-Americans Karissa Cook, Katie Hartong, Katie Spieler and former USC All-American Allie Wheeler, who got a wild card into the main draw, went 5-0, beating Russia’s Olga Filina, Anna Romashova, Elizaveta Terenteva and Elizaveta Novikova in the final, 15-8, 13-15, 15-10. […]

Mustangs name Walters head coach

By Cindy Luis on December 21, 2018

Caroline Walters, interim head coach at Cal Poly seven years ago and associate head coach the last two seasons, was named head coach of the Cal Poly women’s volleyball program on Friday. Click here for more info

3 former Wahine on U.S. snow VB team, Crosson from Cal Poly to Cal

By Cindy Luis on December 19, 2018

Three former University of Hawaii volleyball players have been named to the U.S. team that will compete in this week’s inagural snow volleyball tournament in Moscow. Emily Hartong, Katie Spieler and Karissa Cook will join Allie Wheeler (USC),on the roster. Making up the men’s team are Lloy Ball, Will Robbins, Kevin Owens and Tomas Goldsmith. Play is three-on-three, best two-of-three with sets to 15. The European volleyball federation officially recognized the sport in 2015, and a seven-stop European tour begins […]

NCAA final: Stanford 3, Nebraska 2

By Cindy Luis on December 14, 2018

Great match Stanford takes Set 5 15-12 Set 4: Nebraska wins 25-15 Huskers roll in Set 4, up 5-0 and 9-1 Set 3: Stanford 25-16 Cardinals only needed one swing. Set 2 Nebraska 25-22 Huskers had two set points, the first at 24-21. final point came on a Stanford NV, very close call. Set 1: Stanford 28-26 Cardlinal needed six set points, first one was at 24-21. From NCAA.com Preview story and other links click here To watch in Hawaii, […]