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Hawaii women’s volleyball: Akana, Ah Mow are old hands at skills camps

By Brian McInnis on June 11, 2019

At least one of the new Hawaii players at this summer’s Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Camps and Skill Sessions is an old hand at them. Kamehameha alumna Braelyn Akana, an incoming freshman with UH, was one of a handful of players on hand to assist the UH coaching staff in the first session of a four-day camp Monday. Returning setter Norene Iosia and Oregon transfer Jolie Rasmussen were among the others present. Akana, a Kamehameha alumna who is the daughter of […]

Hawaii volleyball: Wahine add setter Bailey Choy; U.S. men 1-2

By Cindy Luis on June 4, 2019

Hawaii makes it official. Paperwork cleared today (June 4). Setter Bailey Choy has transferred to Hawaii from Utah for her final season. The ‘Iolani graduate is one of three transfers on the 2019 Rainbow Wahine roster, joining five freshmen. Choy is finishing her undergraduate degree at Utah and has been accepted into the master’s program at UH’s Shidler College of Business. In the release, coach Robyn Ah Mow says, “We are beyond thrilled to have an athlete of Bailey’s caliber […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Camps, skills sessions schedule set

By Cindy Luis on May 24, 2019

The 39th Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Camps are scheduled for June and July. complete information available here Open to all skill levels, from beginning to advanced. Held at the Stan Sheriff Center, Klum Gym (getting a paint job and maybe paved parking) and Gym 2. Camps 1-4 are open to boys and girls in grades 4-12 as of Fall 2019. Skill specific sessions are open to all boys and girls from grades 7-12 as of Fall 2019. You will practice with […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: 2019 Rainbow Wahine schedule announced, season tickets on sale

By Cindy Luis on May 20, 2019

The Hawaii women’s volleyball team was waiting on one contract, which was returned this morning by St. John’s, for its 2019 schedule. The schedule (in full below) has been updated to reflect that the Red Storm are in the opening tournament. UCLA, Washington and San Diego headline three of the nonconference volleyball tournaments this season, Hawaii announced today. The Rainbow Wahine open the Hawaiian Airlines Classic on Aug. 30 with San Diego. Also in the field is Washington and St. […]

Hawaii volleyball: Emily Maglio makes Canadian national team, Stijn van Tilburg named academic all-district

By Cindy Luis on May 16, 2019

The road trips will continue for Emily Maglio. The indoor and beach volleyball was one of 18 players selected to the Canadian Indoor National Team. Maglio, who most recently earned AVCA All-America honorable mention honors in beach volleyball earlier this week, will be competing with Team Canada at the Challenge Cup — a continental pre-qualifier for the Volleyball Nations League to be held in Chateaugauay, Quebec — from May 31-June 2. Canada also will compete in the Pan American Games […]

Hawaii volleyball: 2 Warriors on OffTheBlock all-Euro team; Tita Akiu doesn’t make cut; Ryan Wilcox honored at Pan Am Cup

By Cindy Luis on May 14, 2019

Hawaii’s Rado Parapunov (Bulgaria) and Stijn van Tilburg (Netherlands) were named to Off The Block’s All-Euro collegiate team. Van Tilburg led all pin hitters and was second in the nation with a .457 attack percentage, along with being in the nation’s top 15 averaging 3.82 kills per game. He also had double-digit kills in both of the team’s NCAA tournament matches and a season-high 25 kills and zero errors on a .543 attack percentage in a victory against Long Beach […]

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 […]

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 […]