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Hawaii women’s volleyball: Rainbow Wahine sign transfer setter Mylana Byrd

By Cindy Luis on January 10, 2020

Hawaii has signed 6-2 setter Mylana Byrd, who is transferring from Alabama. She is enrolling at UH this spring and will have two seasons to play beginning in fall. From UH: In her two seasons at Alabama, Byrd played in 158 total sets with 844 assists, 81 digs, 80 total blocks (15-solo/65-block assist), and 71 kills. As a freshman, she played in all 32 matches for the Crimson Tide. As a sophomore, she posted a career-high 38 assists in a […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Teee Williams, Charlie Brande among Southern California Indoor Hall of Fame inductees

By Cindy Luis on January 2, 2020

Happy New Year Teee Williams-Slacanin, the AVCA Player of the Year in 1987 and (co) 89, as well as Dave Shoji’s former assistant Charlie Brande are among the 15 who will be inducted into the Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame in May. Williams was a three-time All-American (likely would have been four if the NCAA didn’t have that ridiculous prop 48 in place that cost her a year). She helped Hawaii to the 1987 NCAA title and 1988 […]

University of Hawaii athletics: Top 12 moments of 2019

By Brian McInnis on December 31, 2019

The calendar year 2019 was an eventful one for many University of Hawaii sports. There were conference championships in play for several and some notable NCAA tournament runs. Without further ado, here are 12 of the biggest moments spanning UH sports in 2019, the final year of this decade. The order of some of the below events and moments is subjective, of course, and you might have one or two in mind that is not here. Feel free to add […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Hanna Hellvig, Amber Igiede honored by VolleyballMag.com

By Cindy Luis on December 24, 2019

Complete story click here Congrats to Hanna Hellvig, and Amber Igiede named to VolleyballMag.com’s Freshman All-America Team. Hellvig is one of 14 All-America first team, and Igiede one of 45 honorable mentions. Cal State Fullerton’s outside hitter Julia Crawford and UC Santa Barbara opposite Tallulah Froley were the only other players from the Big West to be recognized, both earning honorable mention honors. Also named to the All-America team was Pitt setter Lexis Akeo (Kamehameha).

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Rainbow Wahine finish No. 15 in final AVCA poll

By Cindy Luis on December 23, 2019

The Hawaii women’s volleyball team was ranked No. 15 in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Top 25 poll on Monday. The Rainbow Wahine (26-4) were at No. 18 heading into the NCAA tournament where they were the 12th seed. Hawaii, hosting a subregional for the first time since 2013, defeated Northern Colorado and San Diego at the Stan Sheriff Center then lost to Nebraska in the third round in Madison, Wis. Stanford (30-4) was the unanimous No. […]

NCAA women’s volleyball: Stanford, Wisconsin advance

By Cindy Luis on December 19, 2019

Had posted this earlier but just a reminder for Thursday’s semifinals on ESPN Wisconsin def Baylor 3-1 Stanford def Minnesota 3-0 Saturday’s final, ESPN2 Wisconsin vs Stanford 3 p.m. HST

Hawaii women’s volleyball: VIDEO Norene Iosia honorable mention All-America

By Cindy Luis on December 18, 2019

Hawaii senior Norene Iosia today was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America honorable mention team, one of 41 players so honored. Iosia, the Big West Player of the Year, played both setter and hitter when helping the Rainbow Wahine to their first conference title since 2016. Hawaii (26-4) advanced to the NCAA tournament third round, losing to Nebraska last Friday. AVCA All-America honorable mention Norene Iosia put #HawaiiWVB’s 26-4 season and her final year of indoor college volleyball […]