Akiu invited to NT tryouts; MVB scores

Congrats to Tita Akiu, her third straight year being invited to this
From UH:

Akiu will be among 45 liberos vying for a spot on the U.S. Women’s National Team and the U.S. Collegiate National Team programs during the March 1-3 tryouts at the U.S. Olympic Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Each athlete will have one tryout session on Friday, one morning and one afternoon session on Saturday and one morning session on Sunday.
Event Website …
Tryout Live Streaming Video…
Thursday results
No. 7 Loyola def. McKendree 16-25, 25-20, 25-19, 26-24
No. 8 Stanford def. Grand Canyon 25-11, 25-19, 25-15
No. 10 Lewis def. Ohio State 25-21, 18-25, 24-26, 25-17, 15-11
No. 15 Purdue Fort Wayne def. No. 12 Ball State 25-21, 26-24, 25-20


  1. FitTrainer February 21, 2019 7:34 pm

    Congrats to Tita.

    On the beach, Pepperdine also returns 9 out of 10 starters from last season which is probably why they are ranked ages of UH in pre-season despite narrowly losing to UH at NCAA’s. Stanford also has a sting team bolostered by indoor players (No Plummer this season though). Tough competition out of the gate.

  2. FitTrainer February 22, 2019 8:14 am

    That was “why they (Pepperdine) are ranked higher than UH…”. and “Stanford also has a strong team”.

    Big thumbs, small phone…

    Pepperdine actually has 12 returnees and 9 of which are starters. They also added strong freshmen.

  3. Cindy Luis February 22, 2019 7:58 pm

    new thread up for Friday.
    2. it’s a preseason poll. Hawaii has been No. 5 the past few years and ended up with a third-place finish the past two years. As Hall said, it’s not where you start but where you finish

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