Gasman, Tuileta, van Tilburg, Worsley all-BWC 1st team; POW to Parapunov

Lots of things going on today

All-Big West
Gasman, Tuileta, van Tilburg, J. Worsley on first team. Parapunov honorable mention
POY De Falco. COY Knipe. FOY UCI’s Schneidmiller
POWs in both men’s and beach expected
Updates later

Spent early morning in the arena. Light lifting for the men. They’ll leave Tuesday

Top 3 remain in beach poll, UCLA, Pepperdine, Hawaii

Cal Poly and SC trade place, the Mustangs at 4 and SC at 5 after losing 3-2 to Cal at the UW tourney


  1. Big Island volleyball fan April 16, 2018 11:04 am

    How come the men have to leave so early? They have a Bye on Thursday and don’t have to play till Friday. That presents academic hardships for them.

    By the way, thanks Cindy, for letting me know at the end of your previous blog that there will be no TV broadcast for beach volleyball. Now I know that I’ll have to attend in person to watch it all. Just waiting for 10-day weather report to buy tickets. Hope there won’t be rainstorms and flooding at the end of April.

  2. Big Island volleyball fan April 16, 2018 11:11 am

    Oh, and I forgot to congratulate the men who won Big West awards. Sorry that Solbrig didn’t make any award. He played pretty well, too.

    So Cal Poly is now #4 in the beach, the highest ranking ever. I look forward to watching the beach tournament even more so now.

  3. vballfreak808 April 16, 2018 11:15 am

    1. They need to get acclimated to the time difference and feel of the court before they roll in for their match.

    It’s so weird to see USC with 10 losses in a season after being dominant the last two seasons. Although I have been waiting for Cal to earn a significant win which this is their first of the season and one of their only ones in the existence of their program. But these losses help Hawaii’s guarantee chance at a lock for the west bids. Let’s hope they can improve their performance against Cal Poly (all matches were very close last time).

    Also Alaka’i Todd has signed with the Rainbow Warriors for next season, so welcome to him!

  4. Warriorfan April 16, 2018 11:20 am

    Where is dalton solbrig and why was he robbed of first team accolades?? He’s been the warriors best middle.

  5. Cindy Luis April 16, 2018 1:03 pm

    1-4. team booked travel months ago, based on possibility of having to play Thursday.
    There is no charge for the beach tournament. it’s at Queen’s
    Was surprised Solbrig didn’t get anything. I wouldn’t say he was robbed. It’s just how the voting went
    Comparing Solbrig and Gasman;
    Kills avg DS 1.74, GP 1.31. hitting percentage DS .480, PG .426; Aces DS 10, GP 8; Blocks DS 73, PG 93

  6. Cindy Luis April 16, 2018 1:04 pm

    Weekly honor to Parapunov

    ➜ Hawai‘i sophomore Rado Parapunov earned his second straight Big West Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week honor as he was instrumental in helping the Rainbow Warriors hand No. 1 Long Beach State its first loss of the season.

    ➜ The 6-foot-9 opposite compiled 19 kills, a career-high tying seven digs and one block in Saturday’s dramatic five-set victory over the previously undefeated (24-0) Beach. Parapunov hit .256 and punctuated the victory with his 19th kill on match point as the ‘Bows won 15-11 in the fifth.

    ➜ In the first match between the two rivals on Friday, Parapunov posted his third match with 20 or more kills. He had 20 kills on .300 hitting in a tough five-set defeat.

    ➜ Parapunov added four digs, four blocks and an ace in a match which UH had four match points in the fifth set. He averaged 3.90 kills per set while leading the team in kills both matches.

  7. roy April 16, 2018 1:31 pm

    4. Gasman likely got the nod because he lead the conference stats in blocks per set. Not a lot of offensive middles in the Big West this year so despite lower kills per set, it isn’t a huge drop off from other middles in the conference.

  8. Big Island volleyball fan April 16, 2018 1:32 pm

    3. You might be right about the need to get acclimatized to different time zones and different arena as well. Cindy in response #5 provided the real reason for the earlier departure.

    As for Cal Poly I’d like to see them finish second ahead of Long Beach as I am a Cal Poly alumnae. Still, I hope they will challenge Hawaii and make the players earn first place finish and give us all a run for our money. I hope to be there in person.

  9. Setaone April 16, 2018 2:55 pm

    Cannot win, when they leave too late they get criticized. Lol.

    The pyramid also has an unusual dynamic. It will take a little extra time to get used to it.

  10. jm2375 April 16, 2018 3:04 pm

    Congrats to Tui, Pat, Stijn, Rado & the Brothers Worsley on their All-Conference Selections.

    Last night at the Banquet, Charlie talked about the culture he’s building and recruiting. He tells recruits not to expect to play unless they’ve earned it. One recruit committed this weekend after watching the epic matches and seeing the crowd at it’s best and loudest. 😀

  11. Warriorfan April 16, 2018 3:20 pm

    Which recruit is that:)? Is it Alakai Todd?
    i am very excited about this class in particular Filip Humler.

  12. Cindy Luis April 16, 2018 5:05 pm

    8. odd place to play. but most have played in there before, including 4 times last season.
    10. Looks like Todd committee.

    bummed i missed the banquet but had to cover SandBows. Most of the guys came at the end to give leis to the Wahine. The teams are very close.

  13. po’okela April 16, 2018 11:58 pm

    does alaka’i todd not start for punahou?

  14. diamonds808 April 17, 2018 8:58 am

    Congrats to these six and the entire team as it was a team effort to beat LBSU on Saturday. Banquet was great and piggybacking on #10’s comments, Charlie also mentioned that the main reason the recruit committed to UH (it was a toss up between UH and LBSU) came down to how the benches acted. He stated that Hawaii had the togetherness and could see how close the team is vs. LBSU was well…(Charlie didn’t say it but we all knew what he meant!) Moving upward and onward – GO BOWS!!!

  15. jm2375 April 17, 2018 9:17 am

    #14 – Thanks for attending! Glad you enjoyed it. I’m a member of the banquet committee.

    It’s always great to see the players’ families make it out here to see their sons play. There were 7 families at the banquet and another 2 or 3 who couldn’t make the banquet, but were at the games. The Namahoe ohana had 1 1/2 tables. Other parents in attendance were the Tuiletas (of course), Gasman, Meyer, Yung, Rosenfeld, & Van Tilburg.

  16. Cindy Luis April 17, 2018 1:26 pm

    Agree about the Warriors Lokahi
    Team just passed me at HNL We are on different flights Very nice young men
    Anyway will be back tomorrow from LB

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