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Stan Sheriff Center: A Quarter Century of Thrills

By Dave Reardon on October 9, 2019

On Oct. 21 it will be 25 years since the Stan Sheriff Center, then known as the Special Events Arena, hosted its first event. In today’s Star-Advertiser, Cindy Luis recounts that women’s volleyball match between the University of Hawaii and San Jose State (you might be surprised when you’re reminded who played in that match). Also, I have a story about how the SSC came to be, and what it meant in 1994 to a rookie ticket office employee named […]

Hawaii volleyball: Hartong advances in AVP, T25 scores

By Cindy Luis on September 19, 2019

APB bracket livescoring click here Emily Hartong was the lone player with Hawaii connections to advance to Friday’s main draw of the AVP Tour’s Hawaii Open. Hartong and Geena Urango def. former SandBow Katie Spieler and Delaney Knudsen, 21-19, 21-10 These quotes didn’t make it into the print edition Friday but from Hartong On facing the top seeds: Always exciting to play against one of the best teams in the world and opportunity to compete at a high level. We’ve […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Josh Walker named AVCA assistant coach of the year; Nebraska loses to Stanford

By Cindy Luis on September 18, 2019

University of Hawaii men’s volleyball assistant coach Josh Walker was named the 2019 AVCA Assistant Coach of the Year today. Walker, a second-team AVCA All-American in 2010 for the Warriors, completed his fourth season on head coach Charlie Wade’s staff in 2019. He is the first UH assistant coach to win the award since it debuted in 2010. The Virginia Beach, Va., native helped lead the Rainbow Warriors to a national runner-up finish and a program-best 28 victories, which included […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Wahine leaving, AVP field released

By Cindy Luis on September 17, 2019

Thank you to the S-A’s Brian McInnis for the videos. ++++++ Hawaii will be traveling 14 to Waco for this weekend’s three-team tournament with No. 5 Baylor and No. 17 Missouri, meaning two stay home. Coach Robyn Ah Mow said she had not decided on the travel roster, that she had one more day. On Monday, she said that decision included whether Jolie Rasmussen would be traveling or not. Today she said there was no update on Rasmussen, adding, “When […]

Hawaii volleyball: U.S. men win at NORCECA, Top 25 scores

By Cindy Luis on September 5, 2019

The U.S. men’s national team, with three players with Hawaii ties on the roster, won its pool at the NORCECA Continental Championship on Wednesday with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-22 victory over Cuba in Winnipeg, Canada. Micah Ma’a (Punahou) was the setter and team captain, had three aces and two kills. U.S. hit .425. Former UH setter Joe Worsley was used as a serving sub. Junior Gage Worsley was not used as a libero. The U.S. Men (3-0) will have Thursday […]

Hawaii volleyball: Rasmussen BWC’s POW, Wahine No. 20, Worsley brothers named to NORCECA team

By Cindy Luis on September 2, 2019

Sorry for the late post on Jolie Rasmussen. Was out on errands. From the Big West Hawaii junior hitter Jolie Rasmussen was named the Big West Player of the Week on Monday. Rasmussen led Hawaii to a 3-0 start to the season including a pair of upsets over nationally ranked opponents. The redshirt junior transfer from Oregon had a combined total of 57 kills, 17 digs, and 13 total blocks as UH went undefeated in the first week for the […]

Wahine volleyball: No. 21 USD 3, St. John’s 0; Sunday scores

By Cindy Luis on September 1, 2019

4:15: San Diego with the sweep, 25-23. St. John’s was up 17-12, 21-17 and 22-21. Tied at 22 and 23. 3:45: St. John’s was up 23-21. TO USD. Toreros finish it off on a 4-0 run. up. 2-0 3:15: San Diego takes Set 1 25-17 +++++ St. John’s vs. No. 21 San Diego, 2:45 p.m. HST live stats (not promising they’ll be working) Take your chances. Click here Top 25 scores No. 4 Texas def. No. 14 USC, 23-25, 25-18 […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Patrick Gasman named No. 2 blocker at NORCECA Cup

By Cindy Luis on August 25, 2019

Hawaii senior middle Patrick Gasman was named the second-best blocker when helping the U.S. to a silver medal at the NORCECA Champions Cup men’s volleyball tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo. Gasman had eight kills in Saturday’s 28-26, 25-20, 27-29, 26-24 loss to Canada. He led the U.S. in kills with 11 in Friday’s 3-1 loss to Cuba with one block. The U.S. assistant coach was Spencer McLachlin (Punahou). In the women’s tournament, former Hawaii All-American Emily Maglio had eight kills, […]