Van Tilburg, Franciskovic first team all-MPSF




Billy V with Hawaii News Now Sunrise in the arena for practice. doing live remotes

Taylor Averill making a guest appearance. He is spending some time here after his Italian pro league season was done. He’ll be playing in Milan next season. Said he’ll be going to the Olympic Training Center May 8, feels he has a good shot with the U.S. national team at his position.

All-MPSF to be announced later today. I would think Franciskovic, Fey, Tuileta, van Tilburg and Mol have good chance for first team, Gasman for all-freshman. Believe they nominated 3 freshmen, including Matautia and Parapunov but, IMO, the latter two didn’t play enough
We’ll see what happens.


  1. Ron April 13, 2017 8:06 am

    Congrats to Taylor, love to see alums return.

  2. diamonds808 April 13, 2017 8:51 am

    Great to see Taylor back here! He looks awesome and good luck to him in making the National team. From yesterday’s post – wow didn’t know it was Coach Milan that designed the Hawaiian flag uniform (no wonder we love it!) Very talented both in coaching and the arts! Hoping that some on our team get recognition in the All-MPSF!
    Let’s go ‘Bows!

  3. Cindy Luis April 13, 2017 8:57 am

    2. Zarkovic is incredibly talented. Quite the artist, chef, musician .. just an all-around creative guy.

  4. WaWa April 13, 2017 9:06 am

    Cindy, in reference to the last post that you told Charlie about the salary gap, I’m glad he had a chuckle about it. My original comment was definitely not meant as slight towards his gesture. Either way I feel like the Hawaii crowd has been slow to back up our boys this season and fill the arena. The team has put out a marvelous product our there for volleyball fans to enjoy firsthand.

  5. jm2375 April 13, 2017 9:49 am

    Nice to see Taylor Averill back.

    I agree with your choices for All-MPSF. Do you think Stijn has a chance for POY?

    Re: your story this morning: 1. UCLA has no class. 2. Hope the students take Charlie up on his offer. I don’t think there were that many at any regular season (i.e., free) game.

    Milan is a great chef (and Siki hasn’t learned from him yet!) and a great artist. Have you seen his mosaics? They’re beautiful.

    I heard that there’s a possibility that there would be ONE apparel contract for the whole department. That would be a disappointment. IMO, Asics has been a great partner for the VB programs.

  6. Cindy Luis April 13, 2017 9:59 am

    4. didn’t take it as a slight. He found it funny and somewhat true.
    All MPSF team link

  7. Cindy Luis April 13, 2017 10:00 am

    DeFalco POY, van Tilburg & Franciskovic first team,
    Tuileta, Mol second team
    Fey honorable mention
    Gasman, Parapunov all-Freshmen

  8. rabbit ears April 13, 2017 10:49 am

    Students pay a fee every semester. So I wouldn’t say they get in free.

  9. diamonds808 April 13, 2017 1:03 pm

    Congrats to Jennings & Stijn for making first team and Tui, Hendrik, Kupono, Pat & Rado for being mentioned! now let’s make it happen on the court!

    Let’s go ‘Bows!

  10. Cindy Luis April 13, 2017 3:23 pm

    5. not my choices. these are the MPSFs. Don’t think SVT has a chance for POY but depends on how far UH goes in postseason.

    UH averaged about 100 students per game

    was a bit shocked by what the UCLA student group did. Lots of stuff goes on at other places like this but this particular thing crossed many lines.

    don’t know of Siki cooks. The two of them were living together, think they still are.

    have seen Milan’s mosaics. Have posted pictures of them. They are very nice.

    They are moving toward one apparel sponsors. problem is that Under Armour doesn’t do a lot of volleyball stuff.

    one correction. m. Zarkovic didn’t design the flag uniforms. According to Joshua Walker it was a collaboration between coaches and Asics.

  11. Cindy Luis April 13, 2017 3:25 pm

    8. they pay a student activity fee which covers a lot of things, not just tickets. I’d say they get in free because they are not charged at the gate.

  12. kahuna April 13, 2017 3:30 pm

    UH will probably never get what ASICS have provided for the Wahine now but I think UA volleyball uniform looked pretty sporty IMHO.
    Here’s Maryland’s one:

  13. kahuna April 13, 2017 3:37 pm

    Here’s South Carolina:

    Give UA a chance. I think they will provide us with some nice ones. We can always add of touch of Hawaii to it like they did with our football uniform and added those tattooed sleeves and pant.

  14. Cindy Luis April 13, 2017 4:42 pm

    new thread up.

    13. I believe the correct term is a kapa print accent.

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