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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Warriors up to No. 3 in AVCA poll

By Cindy Luis on January 14, 2019

The Hawaii men’s volleyball team moved up a spot to No. 3 in the latest AVCA poll released Monday. No surprise after then-No. 2 UCLA was swept by CSUN. The Beach have all 16 first-place votes at No. 1. UCI moves up a place to No. 2. Following Hawaii is BYU, Pepperdine and the Bruins. AVCA #NCAAMVB Coaches Poll – Jan. 141️⃣ @lbsumvb 2️⃣ @UCImvb 3️⃣ @HawaiiMensVB 4️⃣ @BYUvolleyball 5️⃣ @PeppVolleyball 7️⃣-1️⃣5️⃣: https://t.co/NwyS49N7DC pic.twitter.com/l8MKJ2t04M — NCAA Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) January 14, […]

No. 4 Hawaii 3, USC 0; Joe Worsley named MOP

By Cindy Luis on January 12, 2019

Joe Worsley’s MOP trophy Joe Worsley was named the most valuable player. Joining him on the all-tournament team were Hawaii’s Stijn van Tilburg and Rado Parapunov, USC’s Ryan Moss and Gianluca Grasso; Addison Enriques from Concordia-Irvine and NJIT’s Enrique de Diego Garcia. FINAL: Hawaii sweeps USC 25-12, 25-23, 25-16. Three matches, three sweeps for #HawaiiMVB to start the season. This one is 25-12, 25-23, 25-16 over USC. pic.twitter.com/mf2e81sp8S — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) January 13, 2019 10:04: SC closes to […]

No. 4 Hawaii 3, Concordia 0; USC 3, NJIT 1

By Cindy Luis on January 11, 2019

FINAL: Hawaii completes the 23-13, 25-12, 25-20 sweep of Concordia-Irvine to improve to 2-0 on the season. The final point Friday night: pic.twitter.com/pSTSb2IUj1 — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) January 12, 2019 Set 3 UH 25-20 8:47: Colton Cowell with his seventh kill, ends it 25-20 8:42: Filip Humler with a kill. UH up 23-17. TO Concordia. 8:36. Another challenge by Hawaii. Feels Brett Rosenmeier won the joust with Pono Kaaa.. UH’s third and last challenge. loses it. It’s 18-13. 8:29: […]

SandBows open practice

By Cindy Luis on January 10, 2019

Hawaii opened beach volleyball practice officially today. They had team picture and workout on Wednesday. Emily Maglio got in last week. She said she’s looking forward to one final beach season and enjoyed her time with the Canadian national team very much. It was former SandBow Laurel Weaver’s birthday. She was down helping with practice. She also announced her engagement to former UH swimmer Kacy Johnson. Also spoke to Julia Scoles, the UNC indoor transfer who has retired from indoor […]

No. 4 Hawaii 3, NJIT 0; USC 3, Concordia 0

By Cindy Luis on January 10, 2019

Set 3: UH 25-13 8:31: Joe Worsley ends it with two services aces. 25-12 8:25: Brett Rosenmeier with Hawaii’s 10th ace. It’s 18-11. TO NJIT 8:22: Dalton Solbrig with his fourth kill. Hawaii up 15-11 at the TTO. 8:14: Hawaii challenging whether Filip Humler’s serve was in. Call stands. UH up 6-4. 8:09: Brett Rosenmeier in on the left for Stijn van Tilburg, freshman Filip Humler in for Rado Parapunov at opposite. eSet 2: UH 25-11 7:58: Dalton Solbrig with […]

Wahine add Hanawahine from Oregon

By Cindy Luis on January 8, 2019

Kyra Hanawahine, a Kamehameha Schools grad, has transferred from Oregon. She was not cleared to play in the NCAA tournament. She joins Jolie Rusmussen as a former Duck to Manoa; Rasmussen’s transfer was announced on Dec. 25. Hanawahine, a defensive specialist, will have two seasons at Hawaii. She is here for the spring semester. Link for UH release click here ————— Because of basketball the Warriors were in newly renovated Gym II on Tuesday. It’s really bright with AC. Guys […]

Hawaii at No. 4 in first regular-season poll

By Cindy Luis on January 7, 2019

Hawaii (0-0), preseason No. 3, slipped to No. 4 in today’s first regular season AVCA Division I-II men’s volleyball top 15, trading places with UC Irvine. The Anteaters (3-0), No. 3 last week, defeated then-No. 9 Loyola-Chicago in five and then-No. 7 Lewis in four last week, and swept new No. 14 Ball State today. For complete poll click here Defending national champion Long Beach State (3-0) remained the unanimous No. 1 with UCLA (2-0) staying at No. 2. Hawaii […]

Saturday: Hawaii 3, UBC 0

By Cindy Luis on January 5, 2019

FINAL: Hawaii swept British Columbia for the second straight night, 25-21, 25-18, 25-17. Set 3: Hawaii 25-17 8:40: Walkoff ace by Stijn van Tilburg ends it 25-17. 8:33: Hitting error by UBC gives Hawaii a 19-13 lead. TO T-Birds. 8:29: Hawaii up 15-11 at the TTO. Warriors led 12-9 and didn’t have a kill. 8:21: Brett Rosenmeier with two straight aces, up 10-5. TO UBC. 8:14: As happened last night, Brett Rosenmeier in Set 3, this time for Colton Cowell. […]