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 beach volleyball: Maglio-Ozee named AVCA Pair of the Week

By Cindy Luis on April 16, 2019

Hawaii senior Emily Maglio and junior Amy Ozee were named AVCA/CollegeBeachVB.com’s Pair of the Week on Tuesday. The SandBow duo went 5-0 at Flight 1 last week when hosting the First Foundation Queen’s Cup at Queen’s Beach. This is the second pair to garner this award from Hawaii. Maglio won it with former partner Ka’iwi Schucht March 27, 2018.

SandBows 5, Washington 0, Hellvig signs with WVB indoor

By Cindy Luis on April 15, 2019

Senior night for SandBows Vs. Washington, 4 p.m. Live stats click here TV starts at 7 on Spectrum. Flights 2 then 1 Not even 6 p.m. and Hawaii has clinched the dual Here’s the flights 1. Emily Maglio-Amy Ozee (UH) def. Kristen Gengenbacher-Destiny Julye, 21-18, 21-16 2. Ari Homayun-Juila Scoles (UH) def. Kara Bajema-Shayne McPherson, 21-16, 21-11 3. Morgan Martin-Pani Napoleon (UH) def. Cat McCoy-Avie Niece, 21-3, 21-8 4. Hi’ilawe Huddleston-Kylin Loker (UH) def. Emma Calle-Samantha Drechsel, 21-17, 21-11 5. […]

Big West MVB awards announced, Hawaii overlooked for big ones

By Cindy Luis on April 15, 2019

The 2019 Big West men’s volleyball postseason awards were announced on Monday. Here’s the breaking writeup. IMHO a big surprise that Coach of Year went to the Long Beach State’s Alan Knipe. Player of the Year to Beach senior Kyle Ensing. Freshman of the Year to UCSB’s Ryan Wilcox, Punahou. Hawaii has five on the first team, Beach has four. Patrick Gasman, Rado Parapunov, Stijn van Tilburg, Gage and Joe Worsley.

SandBows Win Queen”s Cup, 3-2 over LMU

By Cindy Luis on April 14, 2019

Team poses with trophy after winning Queen’s Cup Awards went to: MVP: Julia Scoles, Hawaii Miss Aloha Spirit: Ari Homayun, Hawaii Best Attacker: Megan Nash, Loyola Marymount Best Blocker: Giulia Gavio, San Jose State Best Defender: Shayne McPherson, Washington +++++ On Sunday at Queen’s Beach 9 a.m. Semifinal No. 14 Loyola Marymount 5, Washington 0 10:30 a.m semifinal No. 6 Hawaii 5 SJSU 0 Noon third place Washington 4 SJSU 1 1:30 championship No 6 Hawaii 3 No 14 LMU […]

Long Beach State 3, Hawaii 2; 49ers earn top seed, play at 5; Warriors play at 7:30

By Cindy Luis on April 13, 2019

Updating: Hawaii will play in Friday’s second semifinal at 7:30; Long Beach State plays at 5 p.m. Although Spectrum has not announced it is televising all 5 matches, if you go to the spectrum app, it shows that it is on the schedule ++++++ Senior hitter TJ DeFalco put down 21 kills and No. 2 Long Beach State rallied past No. 1 Hawaii in five sets for a second consecutive night to give the 49ers their second straight Big West […]

SandBows 3-0 at Queen’s Cup, top seed for Sunday

By Cindy Luis on April 13, 2019

MVB Saturday at the Pyramid, 4 p.m. HST TV: On Spectrum Sports Not available to non-Spectrum subscribers To watch click here To listen online Click here Live stats Click here ++++++ BVB Saturday at Queen’s Beach 9 a.m.: Washington 5, San Jose State 0 10:30 a.m.:Hawaii 3, Loyola Marymount clinching point came at No. 1 Order of finish: 2,5,4,3,1 1. Emily Maglio/Amy Ozee (UH) def. Bo Culo/Megan Nash (LMU) 21-15, 22-24, 15-12 2. Ari Homayun/Julia Scoles (UH) def. Savannah Slattery/Reka […]

No. 2 Beach 3, No. 1 Hawaii 2

By Cindy Luis on April 12, 2019

UPDATE: Here’s the breaking story on No. 2 Long Beach State defeating No. 1 Hawaii 24-26, 25-22, 16-25, 25-16, 15-13 at The Pyramid on Friday. +++++ Results from tonight’s other matches No. 9 UC Irvine (H) def. No. 3 UC Santa Barbara, 29-17, 25-12, 25-22 No. 11 CSUN def. UC San Diego (H), 25-23, 28-26, 25-23 EIVA Princeton (H) def. Saint Francis 25-19, 25-16, 20-25, 25-23 Penn State def. NJIT (H), 25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 26-24 George Mason def. Harvard (H), […]

Warriors get commit from Geiger

By Cindy Luis on April 10, 2019

Hawaii got a commitment from Fullerton College sophomore hitter Garrett Geiger according to the Hornets’ website. He was one of the three recruits in the arena last week. The 6-foot-5 Geiger led the Hornets in kills during his freshman year in 2018 with 171 and earned second team All-Orange Empire Conference. He also helped Fullerton to a berth in the state tournament, a first for the program in only its third season of existence. Currently, he is leading the 2019 […]