U.S. falls to Brazil in World League; Christenson, Shoji putting on clinic next week.

Today Brazil advanced to its fourth FIVB Volleyball World League final match in five years after defeating the U.S. 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 25-19)
Christenson at setter (21 assists), Erik Shoji at libero (6 digs), Kawika Shoji serving sub Sets 1 and 3 (one ace)
Averill did not play.
The U.S. plays Canada Sunday for bronze, Brazil vs. France for gold

On the the 13th, next Thursday, Kawika Shoji and Micah Christenson will host a clinic at Kamehameha.
Two members of the 2016 USA Men’s Volleyball Olympic team will be hosting a special one-day volleyball clinic in Honolulu on July 13, 2017, at Kekuhaupi`o Gym on the campus of Clinic open to students entering grades 7 through 12 with all proceeds from the event benefiting Special Olympics Hawaii.
The clinic will be divided into two age groups and cost $20 per athlete. The first clinic will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm for students entering grades 7 through 9. The second clinic will immediately follow from 7-9 pm. for students entering grade 10 through 12. The clinic is open to athletes of all skill levels and positions.
To register, email name, age and grade level to CSVBALLCAMP@gmail.com. Registration will remain open until 5 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2017, or until registration space is filled.


  1. turfwar July 8, 2017 12:28 pm

    Outrigger 17’s just won Gold at USA Volleyball Junior Nationals. Beat some really good teams with talented rosters. 6’4″ OH Jon Stanley jr. (Kaiser) was named MVP and had a great tourney. Also making all tourney was the setter Saffery, 6’4″ MB Cole Hogland (Iolani), and libero Shea Suzumoto (Punahou). Stanley is of course son of Jon Sr. and brother of Clay. He was on fire the whole tourney and Cole just pounded some teams.

  2. chink July 8, 2017 6:06 pm

    What’s Emily Hartong up to? Thought she’d end up on the NT at some point.

  3. Kismet July 8, 2017 10:14 pm

    According to a poster on VolleyTalk, the UH Warriors Volleyball team got a 2018 commit in 6’6 OH, Devon Johnson who plays for Bones 17’s & goes to Westlake. There are a few videos on YouTube, but this is the first one I came across…


  4. jmy July 8, 2017 11:25 pm

    France wins gold, Brazil silver, Canada bronze…The USA-Canada match fittingly ended on a service error…

  5. turfwar July 8, 2017 11:37 pm

    Mahalo Kismet. He looks good.

  6. warriorfan July 9, 2017 3:04 am

    Good addition, and probably a walk on , since UH warrriors will have no seniors next season.
    2. I think her passing has kept her from playing for the national team, although Kingdon and Bartsch who are starting now, aren’t that great of passers either and both hit like .220 in college.

  7. livealoha July 9, 2017 7:24 am

    6. Men’s volleyball can split the 4.5 scholarships to as many players as the head coach would like, so the number of seniors wouldn’t necessarily determine if he gets scholarship money or not.

  8. Cindy Luis July 10, 2017 2:51 pm

    1. thanks. i did write a brief for Sunday’s paper. forgot to mention it here. appreciate the all-tourney info which wasn’t listed when I was writing it up.
    2. nope, didn’t happen. when I spoke with her a few months ago, she said she was done with pro indoor. she did come to the Pyramid when Warriors were in MPSF tourney.
    4. again a lapse on my part to update blog. did a brief about that which ran in today’s paper. forgot to put it here.

    3. thanks, knew Wade was at JOs. likely redshirt.
    7. exactly.

  9. Cindy Luis July 10, 2017 2:57 pm

    new thread up for Monday

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