Expanded coverage of all things volleyball, including notes, observations and analysis on the Rainbow Wahine, Rainbow Warriors, SandBows and Team USA.

About the blog host

Cindy Luis covers University of Hawaii volleyball for the Star-Advertiser. She began her career as a sports journalist in Hawaii in 1981 with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and was the sports editor, assistant sports editor, columnist and beat writer during a 31-year span before the paper became the Star-Advertiser. She graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

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Hawaii women’s volleyball: UH senior night promos

By Cindy Luis on November 19, 2019

Hawaii’s match Friday with Long Beach State is Senior Night as well as a designated White Out. Also University of Hawaii Alumni will receive 50% off select adult tickets (maximum of eight). Tickets are in special sections and supplies are limited. Other restrictions may apply. Contact the UH Alumni Office at (808) 376-7812 or contact@uhalumni.org #HawaiiWVB coach Robyn Ah Mow on coaching Dave Shoji’s final class of players for this week’s senior night. pic.twitter.com/mpwqRKbJeb — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) November […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Rainbow Wahine RPI down to 12, still 18 in poll

By Cindy Luis on November 18, 2019

Hawaii’s women’s volleyball RPI dropped one place to 12 this morning. _____ In today’s AVCA Top 25, Hawaii stayed at 18. The top four stay the same: 1. Texas (51 first-place votes), 2. Pitt (11 votes),. 3. Baylor (1 vote), 4. Stanford (1 votes) As for other Wahine opponents: Washington up three to 10 San Diego up four to 20 UCLA 48 points (27), Missouri 34 points (29), and yes Illinois (13-12) is still ranked (25). AVCA Top-25: 1. Texas2. […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Top 25 results Sunday

By Cindy Luis on November 17, 2019

Top 25 No. 4 Stanford (H) def. UCLA, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 No. 8 Penn State (A) def. Northwestern, 25-15, 25-18, 25-15 No. 17 Kentucky (A) def. Florida, 25-21, 15-25, 23-25, 26-24, 25-12 No. 13 Wasington (H) def. No. 15 Utah, 25-18, 20-25, 18-25, 25-14, 21-19 No. 14 Creighton (A) def. Butler, 25-21, 25-22, 25-17 USC (A) def. No. 20 Cal, 25-16, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20 No. 22 Washington State (H) def. Colorado, 25-23, 24-26, 13-25, 25-15, 15-9

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Beach knocks off Poly, T25 results

By Cindy Luis on November 16, 2019

Saturday Big West Another good win for Beach 25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 25-19 link to box click here Ca State Fullerton def. UC Riverside, 27-25, 25-17, 25-23 UC Santa Barbara def CSUN, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22 UC Davis def. UC Irvine, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 25-14 Top 25 No. 1 Texas (H) def. TCU, 25-19, 25-16, 25-23 No. 2 Pitt (A) def. Duke, 25-16, 25-14, 25-17 No. 5 Minnesota (H) def. No. 23 Michigan, 25-21, 25-14, 25-17 No. 6 Nebraska (H) def. Iowa, […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Top 25, BWC results Friday

By Cindy Luis on November 15, 2019

Top 25 No. 4 Stanford (H) def. USC, 25-12, 25-17, 22-25, 25-20 No. 8 Penn State (A) def. No. 25 Illinois, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 No. 9 Marquette (H) def. Georgetown, 25-11, 20-25, 25-14, 25-17 No. 24 San Diego (H) def. No. 10 BYU, 25-18, 23-25, 24-26, 25-16, 15-9 No. 11 Florida (H) def. LSU, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18 No. 13 Washington (H) def. Colorado, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19 No. 15 Utah (A) def. No. 22 Washington State, 27-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-19 No. […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Rainbow Warriors release 2020 schedule

By Cindy Luis on November 15, 2019

Like most teams, the Hawaii men’s volleyball team has had problems filling its allotted 28 dates. The Rainbow Warriors have 29 matches, including two exhibitions with Nittaidai of Japan. Alumni match is Jan. 24. Joked with coach Charlie Wade that they are revisiting the ghost of 2018 with nearly the identical schedule (at CSUN for 2 and then Pepperdine) that led to three road losses, something some have pointed to as one of the reasons the Warriors didn’t get the […]

Hawaii volleyball: Rainbow Wahine add Anna Kiraly, Warriors officially sign 3, T25 scores

By Cindy Luis on November 14, 2019

Hawaii has signed a second Rainbow Wahine volleyball player. She is 6-3 middle Anna Kiraly from Hungary, the first Wahine ever from that country. She helped lead her Godolloi Roplabda Club team to the Central Hungarian Regional Championship 1st place in 2017; U21 Hungarian Championship 2nd place in 2019; and the U19 Hungarian Championship 3rd place in 2017,’19. She is a two-time Hungarian Championship “All star tournament team player” (’18 U19, ’19 U21) and was named her club’s Player of […]

Hawaii volleyball: National Letter of Intent paperwork in on Kate Lang, Makua Marumoto, Austin Buchanan

By Cindy Luis on November 13, 2019

All three Hawaii volleyball teams were expected to announce commits for 2020-21 but we have been told the SandBows will be out on Thursday. Signing with the Hawaii men is 6-8 setter Austin Buchanan, son of Idaho WVB coach Debbie Buchanan. Mom was recruited by Dave Shoji but chose to play at USC over Hawaii. According to our Paul Honda and Billy Hull on Hawaii Prep World, Makua Marumoto (St. Francis/HBA) is signing with Rainbow Warriors. Makua Matumoto and his […]