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Hawaii athletics facilities: Gym I renovation complete, track in progress

By Brian McInnis on July 16, 2019

The other half of David Matlin’s “game-changer” upgrades to Hawaii’s basketball and volleyball practice facilities has been realized. That’s what the $9-10 million project was called by the UH athletic director last year. And reality appears to have lived up to vision. Gym I, the ground-level counterpart to the already completed Gym II, was recently unveiled for use by UH student-athletes. Like Gym II, which was completed in December, it is climate-controlled, with brand-new floors, paint, lighting and acoustics. Of […]

Men’s volleyball: National team defeats France 3-1 today in VNL pool play

By Cindy Luis on July 10, 2019

The men’s national volleyball team, with four players from Hawaii on the 14-man roster, playing France today in a Volleyball Nations League final round pool play match in Chicago. On the team are setters Micah Christenson (Kamehameha) and Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani), libero Erik Shoji (Punahou) and setter-hitter Micah Ma’a (Punahou). Not making the roster with Hawaii ties were MB Taylor Averill and LTui Tuileta. Also, Garrett Muagututia chosen at OH over TJ DeFalco. Coach John Speraw had a pool of […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Former Warrior Eyal Zimet new head beach coach at Tulane

By Cindy Luis on July 3, 2019

Former Warrior hitter Eval Zimet is taking over as head beach coach at Tulane. He has spent the past four years as Dartmouth’s assistant indoor coach. Before his time at Dartmouth, Zimet served as both the co-head coach of the beach volleyball team and assistant coach of the indoor volleyball team for four years at the University of San Francisco. Zimet played for the Warriors from 2000-03 and was a captain on the 2002 NCAA championship team. Big Green ➡️ […]

Men’s volleyball: U.S. takes fifth in Pan American Cup

By Cindy Luis on June 20, 2019

UPDATE: The U.S. finished fifth in the Pan American Cup after its 25-17, 25-23, 25-18 sweep of Puerto Rico on Friday. US dominate in three sets at the Pan-American Cup! pic.twitter.com/slTfS4GoBv — FloVolleyball (@FloVolleyball) June 21, 2019 Rising senior Colton Cowell was again the most productive of those with Hawaii ties. Former ‘Bows Joe Worsley and Kupono Fey were the others for the team coached by UH associate coach Milan Zarkovic. Representing 🇺🇸 from @HawaiiMensVB:-(OH) @colton_cowell started, had 10 pts […]

Men’s volleyball: U.S. advances to Pan Am Cup quarters

By Cindy Luis on June 19, 2019

Photo courtesy of FIVB The U.S. rebounded from Monday’s loss to Chile with a 25-20, 25-29, 25-20 sweep of the Dominican Republic on Tuesday in Colina, Mexico. The U.S. advances to today’s quarterfinal vs. Argentia (3 p.m. HST) Former Hawaii setter Joe Worsley was one of the three setters used, joining Josh Tuaniga and Jonah Self. The U.S. hit .333. Rainbow Warrior Colton Cowell had seven kills, three aces and a block. Cowell had four digs, Worsley 3 digs, an […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Colton Cowell emerging with U.S. Pan-Am team

By Brian McInnis on June 18, 2019

Hawaii rising senior Colton Cowell is having himself a productive summer with USA Volleyball. While the Volleyball Nations League is underway for the U.S.’s top-flight players, the 6-foot-2 Cowell — a key hitter on the UH team that finished runner-up to Long Beach State this spring — is playing on the Pan American Cup team for up-and-comers that is competing in Colima, Mexico since last weekend. The team is being coached by UH assistant Milan Zarkovic and also features former […]

Men’s volleyball: U.S. national, Pan Am Cup teams win

By Cindy Luis on June 16, 2019

The U.S. men’s national team, with six players with Hawaii ties on the 14-man travel roster, won its fourth consecutive FIVB Volleyball Nations League match on today, defeating host France, 23-25, 25-22, 28-26, 27-25, in Cannes. Setter Micah Chirstenson (Kamehameha) had the U.S. hitting .434. and was in on three blocks. Erik Shoji (Punahou) was at libero for the entire match. Not playing were setter/hitter Micah Ma’a (Punahou), setter Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani), middle Taylor Averill (Hawaii) and libero Tui Tuileta […]

Men’s volleyball: Hawaii alum Taylor Averill makes first appearance in VNL play

By Cindy Luis on June 15, 2019

Former University of Hawaii All-American middle Taylor Averill had nine kills and two blocks, and setter Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani) added four kills and two aces as the U.S. men’s national team won its third consecutive match when defeating Germany in Volleyball Nations League pool play on today in Cannes, France. Micah Ma’a (Punahou) had six kills and two aces when playing as an outside hitter in the 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20 victory. Erik Shoji (Punahou) and former Hawaii all-American Tui […]