Expanded coverage of all things volleyball, including notes, observations and analysis on the Rainbow Wahine, Rainbow Warriors, SandBows and Team USA.

About the blog host

Cindy Luis covers University of Hawaii volleyball for the Star-Advertiser. She began her career as a sports journalist in Hawaii in 1981 with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and was the sports editor, assistant sports editor, columnist and beat writer during a 31-year span before the paper became the Star-Advertiser. She graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

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Hawaii men’s volleyball: No. 1 Hawaii at No. 12 Loyola Chicago links

By Cindy Luis on January 18, 2020

No. 1 Hawaii (6-0) at No. 12 Loyola (1-4) Saturday, 3 p.m. HST No radio or TV live stats click here Watch online ESPN3.com click here Need to create or have an account with ESPN3 Hawaii is coming off Friday’s 20-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-23 victory at No. 5 Lewis. Rado Parapunov with 22 kills. Loyola is coming off Friday’s 33-31, 25-20, 25-16 loss to Penn State. It is the Ramblers’ fourth in a row. They are still without all-American setter […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: FINAL No. 1 UH 3, No. 5 Lewis 1

By Cindy Luis on January 17, 2020

Thank you Brian McInnis for taking over tonight while I had a commitment in California. Some major Trader Joe’s omiyage coming his way. Here’s the complete box. Close to 1,000 tonight in Carey Arena for the 20-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-23 UH win. Hawaii used 11 of the 15 on the travel roster. Colton Cowell misses the match with that injury suffered against Harvard (believe it’s a strained calf muscle). Warriors had trouble in serve-receive, gave up 9 aces to the […]

NCAA men’s volleyball: Hawaii athletic director David Matlin joins expanded selection committee

By Cindy Luis on January 16, 2020

Hawaii athletic director David Matlin has been added to an expanded NCAA men’s volleyball tournament selection committee. This is a good thing, expanding from three to five members. In 2018 when UC Irvine was chosen over Hawaii, the committee members were from UCLA, Ohio State and NJIT. The first two had conflicts of interest since their teams were under consideration. And the brackets that came out ended up favoring UCLA and Ohio State (IMHO). Back then the play-in match wasn’t […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Links for Lewis, Loyola

By Cindy Luis on January 14, 2020

Will be on the mainland and unsure of when I’ll be posting next For Friday’s match at Lewis, 3 p.m. HST Live stats click here above link sends you to Lewis schedule. The live stats link will work right before match time Watch online click here For Saturday’s match at Loyola, 3 p.m. HST live stats click here Watch online at ESPN3.com don’t have the link yet

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Investigation into Charlie Wade over

By Cindy Luis on January 13, 2020

The following was reported in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s breaking news on Monday afternoon. Hawaii men’s volleyball coach Charlie Wade has been cleared by the U.S. Center for SafeSport after a 17-month investigation into a sexual misconduct allegations regarding an underage female player during his club coaching days in the 1990s. Wade’s name was removed from the USA Volleyball’s interim measure-suspension list over the weekend. His name was listed under “pending investigation” starting in September 2018 but, because no action was […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Rainbow Warriors No. 1 in first regular-season poll, no weekly awards

By Cindy Luis on January 13, 2020

Hawaii receives 15 first-place votes, is No. 1 in today’s first AVCA poll of the regular season. Behind the Warriors are No 2. BYU and 3. UCLA, the Bruins receiving the other first-place vote. #AVCA Top-15: 1. Hawai'i2. BYU3. UCLA4. UC Santa BarbaraT-5. LewisT-5. Long Beach State7. UC Irvine8. Pepperdine9. Stanford10. Purdue Fort Wayne11. Princeton12. Loyola-Chicago13. George Mason14. Penn State15. Ohio State — AVCA (@AVCAVolleyball) January 13, 2020 ______ Big West weekly awards went to: Player of Week: UC San […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: FINAL No. 1 Warriors 3, Grand Canyon 0

By Cindy Luis on January 11, 2020

FINAL: No. 1 Hawaii sweeps Grand Canyon 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 without star hitter Colton Cowell to take the Raising Cane’s Rainbow Warrior Classic title and sweep the season-opening five-match homestand. Rado Parapunov puts down a season-high 13 kills. Bump set from ‘Eleu Choy to Parapunov and that’s all she wrote for the Raising Cane’s Rainbow Warrior Classic.#HawaiiMVB sweeps Grand Canyon 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 and sweeps its season-opening five-match homestand. pic.twitter.com/jZI9N495OP — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) January 12, 2020 All-tournament Rado […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: No. 1 Rainbow Warriors 3, Harvard 0

By Cindy Luis on January 10, 2020

FINAL: No. 1 Hawaii (4-0) ran its season-opening sets-won streak to 12 with a 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 sweep of Harvard on Friday night. >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. HARVARD Set 3: UH sweeps 25-17 8:45: UH finishes it off 25-17 on a block of Jakob Thelle of Griffin Schmit. 8:32: James Anastassiades replaces Colton Cowell then serves up an ace. It’s 18-13. TO Crimson. Cowell had KT tape on his hitting shoulder and getting ice on his left leg. Think […]