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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Warrior alumni match Sunday, Beach commits

By Cindy Luis on February 16, 2018

Someone asked about cost. I believe it is free. The No. 3 Hawaii men’s volleyball team tunes up for its inaugural Big West Conference season with Sunday’s annual alumni match at the Stan Sheriff Center. More than two dozen former Rainbow Warriors are expected to attend the event which begins at 5 p.m. with a skills competition between alumni and varsity players. Among those expected to play in the best-of-three match are All-Americans Mark Presho (1990-93), Tony Ching (2000-03), Brian […]

Warriors stay No. 3

By Cindy Luis on February 12, 2018

No change in poll from Nos. 1-10 The Beach at 1 with 24 votes UCLA at 2 and the other vote Hawaii at 3 Warriors host alumni match Sunday at 5 pm SSC Open Big West play next week hosting UCI From previous post Missed banquet Was visiting mom on mainland So I won’t have news til I get back Pani is redshirting Monkhouse very impressive As for subsidies no men’s volleyball does not pay for the travel And any […]

Warriors stay at No. 3 in poll, SandBows set pairs

By Cindy Luis on February 5, 2018

Hawaii at No. 3 in Monday’s AVCA Division I-II Men’s Volleyball Top 15. The Rainbow Warriors (10-1) remained behind No. 1 Long Beach State (10-0) and UCLA (10-1). The 49ers, the only undefeated team in the country, received 23 first-place votes while the Bruins (10-1) had the other team. Also staying put were UC Irvine (11-2) at No. 4 and Ohio State at No. 5 Full poll at https://www.avca.org/polls/dii-men/2-5-2018.html Warriors are off until their alumni match on Feb. 18 they […]

No. 3 Hawaii 3, Thompson Rivers 0; Big West scores

By Cindy Luis on February 3, 2018

Cougars end 3-match slide with 25-23, 25-19, 25-20 sweep of UCSB in Provo At UCSD, Stanford and Tritons tied 1-1 at CSUN, Matadors up 2-0 on UC Santa Cruz At UC Irvine UCLA up 2-1 and leading in Set 4 Links for Saturday Hawaii vs. Thompson Rivers No TV, online stream at http://bigwest.sidearmstreaming.com/watch/?Live=711 Radio joined in progress after UH men’s basketball at Cal Poly BUT radio will be synched on BigWest.TV before 1420-am picks up the feed. Live stats http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=201037

No. 3 Hawaii 3, Academy United 0; Big West scores

By Cindy Luis on February 2, 2018

In friday’s opener, Lees-McRae def. Thopmson Rivers, 33-31, 25-27, 25-23, 25-19 Links for UH’s match no tv Radio supposed to be synced with live stream http://bigwest.sidearmstreaming.com/watch/?Live=710 Radio 1420-AM http://player.listenlive.co/27971 Live stats http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=201035 Friday scores BYU loses third in row, swept at home by UC Santa Barbara, 25-23, 25-20, 27-25 Long Beach State sweeps Concordia, 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 49ers one of two remaining undefeated teams, Fort Wayne the other UC Irvine def Stanford, 25-12, 26-24, 25-19

No. 3 Hawaii 3, Lees-McRae 0

By Cindy Luis on February 1, 2018

First match lasted 66 mintues. Academy United def. Thompson Rivers 25-19, 25-21, 25-16 Links for UH vs. Lees-McCrae No TV live stats http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=201033 Radio 1500-AM http://nbcsportsradiohawaii.com/ Streaming http://bigwest.sidearmstreaming.com/watch/?Live=709

Congrats to Worsley, Co-DPOW; Warriors alone at No. 3 in poll

By Cindy Luis on January 29, 2018

From the Big West Hawaii setter Joe Worsley was named the Big West Conference’s Co-Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in the Warriors’ two-match series split of No. 2 UCLA. The 6-foot junior averaged 3.13 digs and 0.50 blocks per set during the series while starting both matches at setter. In UH’s four-set win on Friday, the Moraga, Calif., native dished out 36 assists with one ace, a career-high 14 digs and four blocks (one solo). In Sunday’s […]

No. 2 UCLA 3, No. 3 Hawaii 1

By Cindy Luis on January 28, 2018

Links for Sunday’s 5 p.m. HST match Live stats http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=201031 Radio 1420-AM http://player.listenlive.co/27971 TV/live stream Spectrum Oc16 12/1012 http://bigwest.sidearmstreaming.com/watch/?Live=687