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Hawaii men’s volleyball: Rainbow Warriors top seed in NCAA tournament

By Cindy Luis on April 21, 2019

Hawaii (27-2) has earned the top seed in the NCAA men’s volleyball tournament, it was announced today on NCAA.com. It was the first time the Rainbow Warriors have been the top seed in the national tournament. Defending national champion Long Beach State (26-2), which lost in the Big West tournament championship match on Saturday, was seeded second. Both Hawaii and Long Beach State have byes into the May 2 semifinals hosted by the 49ers. The Warriors will face the winner […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Stijn van Tilburg steadies the Big West ‘ship

By Brian McInnis on April 21, 2019

Somehow, Stijn van Tilburg operated outside of the spotlight for most of this special 2019 Hawaii men’s volleyball season. Whether it was Rado Parapunov winning Big West player of the week seemingly weekly for a two-month stretch, or the local product Colton Cowell rising to the occasion when it mattered, or the Worsley brothers Joe and Gage earning plaudits, “SVT” — the 6-foot-8 senior from the Netherlands who happens to be a top-10 player in UH kills with 1,388 — was the […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Big West championship Warriors 3, 49ers 2

By Cindy Luis on April 20, 2019

UPDATE: Here’s the breaking on UH’s epic five-set win over Long Beach State for the Big West tournament championship. #HawaiiMVB raises the Big West tournament trophy. pic.twitter.com/GYAJ2m5PMj — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) April 21, 2019 Enjoy the last couple of points of #HawaiiMVB’s Big West championship win over Long Beach State. pic.twitter.com/FZ3fxcWr3T — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) April 21, 2019 Set 5 UH wins it 15-8 1058: Dalton Solbrig kind of knocks down the overpass on Joe Worsley’s serve. 1050: […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Colton Cowell rises in Big West semifinals

By Brian McInnis on April 19, 2019

It was Colton Cowell’s time to rise and shine. Hawaii’s lone local product gave the raucous home crowd reason after reason to get on its feet and stay there on Friday night. Cowell, the junior outside hitter from Makawao, Maui, returned to form at a crucial time in a 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 sweep of UC Irvine in the Big West tournament semifinals, setting up another hyped matchup with rival Long Beach State in Saturday’s 8 p.m. title tilt. The 6-foot-2 […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: FINAL Hawaii 3, UC Irvine 0

By Cindy Luis on April 19, 2019

UPDATE: Here’s the breaking on second-seeded Hawaii’s 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 sweep of third-seeded UC Irvine. #HawaiiMVB finishes off UC Irvine in straight sets, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18. UH vs. Long Beach State for the @BigWestMVB title at 8 pm tomorrow night. pic.twitter.com/3dON1Pxeaq — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) April 20, 2019 Set 3 9:33: Hawaii wins 25-18 9:19: Hawaii up 15-11 at the TTO. 9:14: SVT with his sixth kill. It’s 11-7. TO UCI. Joe Worsley has passed Erik Pichel for No. […]

LIVE Big West volleyball semifinal: Long Beach State 3, UCSB 1

By Cindy Luis on April 19, 2019

Beach vs. UCSB Set 4: Beach wins 25-17 7:16: Simon Andersen with the match-ender, 25-17 7:09: Kyle Ensing 17-0-31. Beach up 20-13. 7:05: Josh Tuaniga with an ace. It’s 17-11. 7:00: Beach up 13-9. UCSB challenging a net violations. Original call stands. Don’t think Hawaii-UCI will start until 8 p.m. Set 3 Beach wins 25-18 6:45: Simon Andersen with the overpass. Beach wins 25-18. 6:43: Call overrulled. It’s 23-17. 6:40. 49ers challenging whether their block was in. Originally called out […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Graduate manager joining the Spurs

By Stephen Tsai on April 18, 2019

Garrett Jackson, who served as a graduate manager for the Rainbow Warriors this season, has been selected for an internship with the San Antonio Spurs’ video department. Jackson had multiple roles for the ‘Bows, including video analysis, scouting, recruiting, practice preparation, player development and nutrition coordinator. UH coach Eran Ganot was an assistant at Saint Mary’s when Jackson was a forward for the Gaels. Jackson’s departure was announced at the UH banquet yesterday. It also was revealed Jack Purchase, who […]

Hawaii beach volleyball: Norene Iosia joins SandBows

By Cindy Luis on April 18, 2019

Now that spring indoor practice is done, Rainbow Wahine rising senior setter Norene Iosia will join the Hawaii beach volleyball team officially as of today. She was on the beach team for a bit in 2017, going 10-3 with Hannah Zalopany between March 10 and April 2. Hawaii has its inaugural “Alumnae Salute” exhibition starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. The SandBows then go for their fourth consecutive conference title at the Big West tournament April 26-27 at Zuma Beach, Calif.