Hawaii volleyball: Guilherme Voss Big West Freshman of the Week; SandBows release schedule

Hawaii middle blocker Guilherme Voss, seen here putting down a kill against Charleston on Saturday, became Hawaii's first Big West Freshman of the Week in men's volleyball. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

Hawaii middle Guilherme Voss was named Big West Freshman of the Week, the first time in three Big West seasons a UH player has won the award.

Voss had three kills on .400 hitting with a dig and a block in Friday’s season opener against Charleston. The Brazilian followed that with two kills on .667 hitting with three blocks in another sweep of Charleston on Saturday.


The Hawaii beach volleyball team released its schedule Tuesday.

Hawaii has 15 home matches and will be on the road for tournaments at Stanford, Stetson and Tampa. Big West Challenge at Huntington Beach, East Meets West at Manhattan Beach, Big West Championship at Davis.

The SandBows open Feb. 22 against defending NCAA champion UCLA at Queen’s.

The Outrigger Duke Kahanmoku Beach Classic also includes Stanford and LSU.

The Heineken Invitational has Washington, Nebraska and Grand Canyon.

Record: 7-2 overall

2/22/2020UCLAQueen's BeachL, 2-3
2/22/2020StanfordQueen's BeachW, 5-0
2/22/2020LSUQueen's BeachW, 3-2
2/23/2020LSU (Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic semifinals)Queen's BeachL, 1-4
2/23/2020Stanford (Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic third place)Queen's BeachW, 5-0
2/29/2020vs. Saint Mary'sStanford, Calif.W, 4-1
2/29/2020vs. Arizona StateStanford, Calif.W, 5-0
3/1/2020vs. UtahStanford, Calif.W, 5-0
3/1/2020at StanfordStanford, Calif.W, 4-1
3/14/2020vs. UABDeland, Fla.4 a.m.
3/14/2020vs. Florida StateDeland, Fla.8 a.m.
3/15/2020at StetsonDeland, Fla.4 a.m.
3/15/2020vs. USCDeland, Fla.10 a.m.
3/17/2020at TampaTampa, Fla.TBA
3/17/2020vs. Florida Gulf CoastTampa, Fla.TBA
3/21/2020WashingtonQueen's Beach9 a.m.
3/21/2020NebraskaQueen's BeachNoon
3/21/2020Grand CanyonQueen's Beach4:30 p.m.
3/22/2020Heineken Hawaii Invitational semifinalsQueen's Beach10:30 a.m. or noon
3/22/2020Heineken Hawaii InvitationalQueen's Beach1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.
3/28/2020vs. UC DavisHuntington Beach, Calif.6 a.m.
3/28/2020vs. Cal State NorthridgeHuntington Beach, Calif.9 a.m.
3/28/2020vs. Cal PolyHuntington Beach, Calif.10 a.m.
3/29/2020vs. Long Beach StateHuntington Beach, Calif.7 a.m.
3/29/2020vs. Sacramento StateHuntington Beach, Calif.8 a.m.
3/29/2020vs. Cal State BakersfieldHuntington Beach, Calif.10 a.m.
4/4/2020PortlandQueen's Beach10:30 a.m.
4/4/2020Saint Mary'sQueen's Beach3 p.m.
4/5/2020UC DavisQueen's Beach10:30 a.m.
4/5/2020Loyola MarymountQueen's Beach3 p.m.
4/7/2020Saint Mary'sQueen's BeachTBA
4/11/2020vs. TCUManhattan Beach, Calif.5:30 a.m.
4/11/2020vs. Florida StateManhattan Beach, Calif.7:30 a.m.
4/12/2020vs. LSUManhattan Beach, Calif.5:30 a.m.
4/12/2020vs. Florida InternationalManhattan Beach, Calif.9:30 a.m.
4/17/2019Big West ChampionshipsDavis, Calif.TBA
All times Hawaii time; schedule subject to change


  1. Maverick January 7, 2020 7:56 pm

    Very strong schedule for 2020. UH plays 6 out of the other 7 teams from last year’s national championships, 7 of out the other 9 top 10 teams from last year’s final AVCA poll, 5 out of the next 10, and 4 that received votes. 20 out of 30 matches against teams that were ranked or received votes at the end of last season. Six matches against last season’s top 4. Should help with SOS, especially if UH wins the vast majority.

    Then there are the weaker matches against Nebraska, Washington, FGCU, and Utah (at least they can say hi to Granato). Why UH continues to schedule against a “club” beach team like Nebraska is beyond me-seems overly magnanimous at this point. Perhaps Portland, St. Mary’s x 2 and Davis are plug-ins for the late season Queen’s beach tournament to fill out the schedule, although LMU x 2 would have been better. But it is what it is. Overall, I like the strong schedule.

  2. Cindy Luis January 8, 2020 9:05 am

    1. I don’t have an issue with Nebraska. High-level competition since they use their indoor team. In the past it also was a chance for Hawaii’s indoor team for spring exhibition in the past. I think once Cook retires that you’ll see Nebraska fully commit to beach. He has already giving most of the control to Jaylen Reyes.
    As for the schedule, they get who they can get. Much depends on spring breaks and they work around other schools’ schedule.

  3. islandman January 8, 2020 12:51 pm

    Why are all Wahine Beach vb home matches at Queen’s Beach this season and most of them last season too ?

  4. kahuna January 8, 2020 4:11 pm

    #3…I thought Jeff Hall explained last season. When you running a tournament and you only have two courts to play on(like UH’s Ching complex), it will take forever to finish the tournament. You would have to start early and run throughout the day and into the night.

    At Queen’s you can set up six courts at one time and your whole team is playing at the same time….the way it is supposed to be.

    Hall also mentioned that he likes to play in the elements of the beach because when you get to Gulf Shore Alabama, you will be playing in a beach environment.

  5. Govzzz89 January 8, 2020 4:31 pm

    Wow.. no shot outs to Voss? I’ll be the first.. Congratulations for the award Voss!!

  6. Big Island Volleyball Fan January 8, 2020 7:06 pm

    On March 28th, UH is scheduled to play CSUN at 9 AM and Cal Poly at 10 AM at Huntington Beach. How can they play back to back matches like that without a break? What if some matches go to three sets? They don’t even get a chance to rest. Certainly the schedule was not devised in Hawaii’s favor.

  7. Cindy Luis January 8, 2020 8:55 pm

    3. as Kahuna mentioned, Hall has explained they can’t run a multi-team tournament on campus. Not enough courts. Can only have duals at Ching, which really was obsolete before it was finished, given the other stadiums being built around the country.
    SandBows have always preferred playing at Queen’s, better sand.
    6. teams play back to back all the time. If you look at the complete UH schedule (not just the UH-only schedule listed above), other teams in Hawaii tournaments play back to back. there will be a 15 minute break in between matches.

    New thread up for Wednesay.

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