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Hawaii beach volleyball: Former SandBow Karissa Cook wins gold at Pan Am Games

By Cindy Luis on July 30, 2019

Former Hawaii beach all-American Karissa Cook and partner Jace Pardon teamed to win gold at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, on Tuesday. The U.S. pair rallied to beat Argentina 14-21, 22-20, 15-10 — the first time in the tournament that the duo dropped a set. Cook/Pardon defeated Argentina’s defending Pan Am Games champion and two-time Olympian Ana Gallay and her partner Fernanda Pereira, Thick fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean blanketed the hills surrounding the sandy venue in […]

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 ➡️ […]

Hawaii volleyball: Rainbow Warriors feted at Governor’s office; Emily Maglio-Amy Ozee named beach honorable mention All-America

By Cindy Luis on May 8, 2019

The Warriors were honored at the Capitol today by Gov. David Ige. Not all the players were there, some stayed on mainland, some finishing finals. #HawaiiMVB is honored by Gov. David Ige for the team’s standout 2019 season. — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) May 8, 2019 ______ The AVCA announced its Beach Volleyball All-America teams today with SandBows Emily Maglio and Amy Ozee earning honorable mention. It’s the first honor for Ozee while Maglio earned All-America mention for the […]

Hawaii beach volleyball: All 5 pairs earn Big West honors, Napoleon Freshman of Year

By Cindy Luis on May 6, 2019

Read complete list here All five of Hawaii’s beach volleyball pairs were named to the All-Big West teams today and Pani Napoleon became the fourth SandBow to be named freshman of the year. Emily Maglio-Amy Ozee and Ari Homayun-Julia Scoles were on the first team, Napoleon-Martin second team and honorable mention to Hi‘ilawe Huddleston-Kylin Loker and Paige Dreeuws-Sofia Russo . Also Loker-Huddleston were named to the NCAA all-tournament team. #BWCHonors Freshman of the Year – Pani Napoleon (@UHBeachVolley) • 4th-straight […]

NCAA beach volleyball: Hawaii eliminated by USC, SandBows finish fourth

By Cindy Luis on May 4, 2019

After Hawaii knocked off Stetson, USC defeated the SandBows 3-0 in the NCAA tournament losers bracket at Gulf Shores, Ala., on Saturday. The SandBows (28-11) finished fourth when losing to the Women of Troy for a second straight time this season. Watch here 1. Emily Maglio-Amy Ozee vs Abril Bustamante-Tina Graudina, 22-24, 9-12 unfinished 2. Julia Scoles-Ari Homayun vs. Sammy Slater-Terese Cannon, 20-22, 7-15 unfinished 3. Morgan Martin-Pani Napoleon lose to Alexandra Poletto-Haley Hallgren 21-14, 22-20 4. Kylin Loker-Hi’ilawe Huddleston […]

Hawaii Women’s Volleyball: SandBows eliminate Cal Poly 3-0, advance in NCAA tourney; Akiu on national team roster

By Cindy Luis on May 2, 2019

Former Hawaii libero Tita Akiu is one of four liberos named to the 30-player roster for the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. The roster will be trimmed to 25 on May 11. complete release click here _____ Updating results 8. Stetson def. 1 USC, 3-1 2. UCLA def. 7. Hawaii, 3-2 3. Florida State def. 6. Cal Poly 3-0 5. LSU def. 4. Pepperdine, 3-0 1. USC def. 4. Pepperdine 3-0, Waves eliminated 7. Hawaii def. 6. Cal Poly, 3-0; Mustangs […]

Hawaii beach volleyball: 3 SandBows pairs earn AVCA Top Flight awards

By Cindy Luis on May 2, 2019

Three pairs from Hawaii were named AVCA Top Flight Award winners today, a program that recognizes success regardless of flight. The duo of Morgan Martin and Pani Napoleon  (21-1) had the second-best winning percentage in the nation at the No. 3 flight. Hawaii’s No. 1 pair of Emily Maglio and Amy Ozee (20-6) and the No. 2 pair of  Ari Homayun and Julia Scoles (19-4) also achieved top-flight status while ranking in the top 10 in win percentage. Last season, all five Hawaii pairs earned Top Flight awards: Morgan Martin-Lea […]

Hawaii beach volleyball: SandBows seeded 7th, face No. 2 UCLA in NCAA tournament

By Cindy Luis on April 28, 2019

Hawaii received the at-large bid it was hoping for and will open against UCLA on Friday in the NCAA beach volleyball tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala. Other first-round matches have top-seeded USC vs. Stetson, third-seeded Florida State vs. Cal Poly and fourth-seeded Pepperdine vs. LSU. The bracket 🏖🏐: #NCAABeachVB — NCAA Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) April 28, 2019 WELCOME TO THE BEACH 🏖🏐7️⃣ @UHBeachVolley#NCAABeachVB — NCAA Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) April 28, 2019 ____ The NCAA beach volleyball tournament’s selection show […]