SandBows win 28th, Todd signs with Warriors

Tournament website below

Tournament opens at 10 a.m. Queen’s Beach
first match CSUN v CSU Bakersfield
Hawaii plays that winner at noon
There is Live Stats for all matches

Mentioned that Todd made his decision last week
They appear to have some other players coming in but those will be walk-ons.

This is the release from UH
Charlie Wade secured the commitment of Alaka’i Todd of Punahou School in Honolulu for the 2019 season.

“We are excited to welcome Alaka’i into the Warrior volleyball ‘ohana,” Wade said. “Alaka’i is one of the best players in the state and joins a group of other top players in the state who will be joining our team next year. Alaka’i has been coming to our games his entire life and we’ve known him and his family for a long time. We are excited to work with him and help him develop. With his size and athleticism he has a very bright future as a Rainbow Warrior.”
Todd, a two-year varsity letterman, helped the Buffanbluto the 2017 HHSAAtitle, their sixth consecutive state championship. Punahou defended its Interscholastic League of Honolulu title this season and is the top-seed in the HHSAA state tournament which begins next week.

The Kailua native plays for the Spike and Serve VC, which he helped the 18U team place third in the SCBA Boys National Qualifiers in 2018 and secured a spot at Junior Nationals. In 2017, his 17U team took the bronze medal at Junior Nationals. Todd also competed for the A’o a Koa VC and Ka ‘Ulukoa VC, the latter of which he led the 13U squad win the gold medal at the 2013 Junior Nationals.

Todd is also a skilled beach volleyball player, having finished runner-up in the 2017 Hawai’i State Prep Volleyball Championships. In 2016, he placed third at the state championship. In addition, he has competed in USA Volleyball’s High Performance in 2013 and ’16).

In addition to Todd and ‘Iolani’s Cole Hogland, the Warriors also signed Devon Johnson and Filip Humler for the 2019 season.

Signing Class

Cole Hogland MB, 6-5, ‘Iolani
Filip Humler OH 6-7 Czech Republic
Devon Johnson OH 6-7 Westlake Village
Alaka’i Todd Opp 6-8 Punahou


  1. Cindy Luis April 27, 2018 11:59 am

    Roadrunners upset CSUN
    Play uh at noon

  2. Cindy Luis April 27, 2018 12:39 pm

    SandBows sweep Bakersfield 5-0 play winner of 1 pm match between Beach and Poly on Saturday

  3. diamonds808 April 27, 2018 1:10 pm

    Welcome to our newest Rainbow Warriors! The future is looking bright.

  4. Warriorfan April 27, 2018 2:24 pm

    Todd shows nice potential for down the line, maybe still growinng?

  5. cruisecontrol April 27, 2018 4:15 pm

    BW pairs matches will be going on when the brackets are announced at 1pm HT on Sunday. Might be distracting for the players. Seems like the BW should have taken that into account when scheduling the tournament.

  6. Cindy Luis April 27, 2018 5:57 pm

    5. the pairs don’t count in team record, it’s more of fun reward for players.
    it’s not like the entire team is playing. UH has four pairs, Cal Poly and Beach 3 each. the other schools have two each.
    It’s an effort by the Big West, spearheaded by Hall and Rogers of Cal Poly to help get the NCAA to re-institute the pairs championship that had existed under the AVCA.

  7. Cindy Luis April 27, 2018 5:59 pm

    So Hawaii will play The Beach at 10 a.m. Saturday. 49ers upset Cal Poly 3-2.
    Cal Poly and Bakersfield meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, loser out
    That winner then meets the loser of UH-Beach at noon. That loser is out. the winner plays the UH-Beach winner for title at 1 p.m.
    3 p,n, if needed
    here’s the link for results and schedule

  8. Ki April 27, 2018 7:19 pm

    Man. I wish Spectrum picked up the championship game for tv. That would’ve been exciting to watch.

  9. noblesol April 27, 2018 8:32 pm

    #7. It’s a double elimination tournament, so the match at 1:00 is for the championship maybe. If the undefeated team loses at 1:00, then there is a rematch at 3:00.

  10. Setaone April 28, 2018 6:20 am

    Thanks #9. Was uncertain if the undefeated team lost the championship match, if they play again.

    Looked at the schedule and the replay is at 2pm

  11. Lori April 28, 2018 7:34 am

    Regarding mens volleyball, really liked Ferd’s article today. Was very concerned that UH was not doing anything about the snub. It does appear they really aren’t. Possibly a fear of some kind of retribution from the committee but when you think about it, what else more can the committee do – not invite UH to the NCAA – oh wait, that was already done. It’s sad the committee operates the way to do but what can you say when you have the power schools represented.

    Another thing about mens volleyball, glad Charlie is getting a lot of Honolulu boys to commit to UH but more concerned that these local boys aren’t really playing. Other than Tuileta, no one else really played. Yes, Matautia played but not a lot. Afraid the local guys are eventually going to get disenchanted “playing’ for UH when they keep also recruiting foreigners. Yes, I also like the foreigners but they will get more playing time over local players because of their experience. You can’t just recruit local players for the sake of saying “we got the local players to commit to UH”. Of course, I am also not in practice everyday so that may be a big part of it.

    These are just my opinions so don’t start yelling at. me – LOL

  12. noblesol April 28, 2018 8:34 am

    #10. Match 11 (if necessary), this shows it at 3:00 (; but, this shows it at 2:00 []. If it really is at 2:00 and it’s necessary, there is a scenario where one team could play four times today, with three matches back to back to back (Cal Poly). Now, there is some fine tournament organizing.

  13. Cindy Luis April 28, 2018 9:51 am

    12. the tournament schedule is exactly as it should be. and how beach tournaments have always been run, beginning with pros it rewards the winners bracket and the losers bracket is a grind.
    It’s a standard bracket. Hawaii played once as the top seed. a little inequity since it’s 6 teams and not 8.
    had Long Beach lost to Cal Poly yesterday, they would have had 3 matches yesterday. The top 2 seeds, if they win, only played once.

    11. as for Ferd, glad he got around to it. he was on vacation earlier in the week which is why i had 2 stories on Tuesday, one that served as the analysis without opinion because that is my role as the beat writer. mentioned what they were trying to do Tuesday. am pursing another story for next week.
    new thread up for Saturday

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