UH men, SandBows up to No. 2; SVT & Tuileta earn honors

No real surprise after UCLA loses a third

Hawaii move up a spot to No. 2. The Beach remains unanimous No. 1
UCLA to 3 followed by UC Irvine, moving up a spot, and BYU at 5.
Big drop for Ohio State, from 4 to 9.

SandBows move from 5 to 2
SC stays No. 1

van Tilburg & Tuileta earn weekly honors.

➜ Junior Stijn Van Tilburg led No. 3 Hawai’i in a pair of big matches against No. 5 UC Irvine to earn his first Big West Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week honor.

➜ Van Tilburg posted a pair of 20-kill matches, starting on Friday with a 21-kill contest in a 3-1 Rainbow Warriors win.

➜ On Sunday, he tied his career-high with 27 kills on .458 hitting in a four-set loss.

➜ For the week, Van Tilburg notched 48 kills on .418 hitting (10 errors, 91 attempts), averaging 6.00 kills per set and 6.3 points per set.

➜ The junior also added 12 digs, 3 blocks, and an ace on the weekend.
Tuileta senior libero
➜ Double-figure dig totals in each of two matches against No. 5 UC Irvine take home Defensive Player of the Week accolades.

➜ Tuileta started the weekend off with a season-high 14 digs (3.50 digs per set) in a 3-1 Hawai’i win Friday.

➜ In Sunday’s series finale, the senior added 11 more digs (2.75 digs per set) in a 4-set loss.

➜ Tuileta also tallied just 3 reception errors in a total of 81 attempts (96.3%) on the weekend.


  1. RoyGBivs February 26, 2018 7:10 pm

    Eye on the prize at the end of the RAINBOW….


  2. RoyGBivs February 26, 2018 7:16 pm

    Lexi Sun is transferring from Texas….

    Do we have shot to land her here?!?


  3. Kazu February 26, 2018 7:52 pm

    #2 Don’t think Sun will even consider Hawaii. She will probably end up in a Calif Pac 12 or WCC team.

  4. setaone February 27, 2018 5:44 am

    Hi Cindy. Any news on when spring training will start for the Wahine?

  5. FitTrainer February 27, 2018 7:30 am

    Congrats to SVT and Tuileta! Well deserved.

  6. Ron February 27, 2018 7:38 am

    Great segment on TV about you and your son working together at the volleyball games. Your both greatly enhance my enjoyment of being a volleyball fan. Thanks!

  7. Cindy Luis February 27, 2018 2:58 pm

    Thanks Was that one from a few years ago by Howard D?
    ICYMI Beach honor went to Zcsl Poly
    Maglio Schucht nominated

  8. noblesol February 27, 2018 4:13 pm

    UC Davis considering adding Beach volleyball

  9. Ron February 27, 2018 4:13 pm

    Yes, but your contributions are timeless.

  10. rabbit ears February 27, 2018 7:22 pm

    Mags and Schucht were robbed. I guess when your team is ranked so high, results like theirs is expected. No worries many more games to come.

  11. FitTrainer February 27, 2018 9:59 pm

    I thought Mags was robbed when the indoor team played Cal Poly the second time this past season. She had a match-high 27 kills (hitting .381), 4 blocks (30 points) and they gave the POW to Taylor Nelson. Nelson is a great setter, but Mags was the standout in that game especially for a player who only played 1/2 the time. I thought they would have at least had co-POW’s that week. Fortunately, she was awarded the POW the following week for her 19 kills (hitting .630 5.33 kills and 1.33 blocks per set – I looked it up) against Long Beach.

    It seemed to me that the Big West promoted Cal Poly and Irvine quite a bit in their posts on Twitter and hardly promoted Hawai’i when both teams made the Tournament (and went 5 sets in both meetings). Some things never change (though I am sure the Cal Poly pair was also very deserving).

    I hope several of our pairs win it this season. Next week will be a good test!

  12. vballfreak808 February 28, 2018 3:13 pm

    According to PrepVolleyball, the Bows got a 2019 recruit. Amber Igiede – 6’3″ MB from Louisiana

  13. Cindy Luis February 28, 2018 4:10 pm

    new thread up for Thursday.

    10-11. Cal Poly pair went 6-0, UH 4-0. UH twice against then No. 3 Ucla but Cal Poly duo defeated No. 1 USC and No. 2 Pepperdine.

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