Tita Akiu is leaving tonight for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is one of 45 liberos competing for a spot on one of the U.S. national and collegiate national teams.
“I’m really excited,” she told me this morning. “A goal is to play overseas. This is the first step to making that happen.”
This is the third consecutive year she has been invited to the tryouts. Each athlete will have one tryout session on Friday, one morning and one afternoon session on Saturday and one morning session on Sunday.
Tamari Miyashiro is one of the USA assistants.
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The team had a two-hour practice this morning in renovated Gym II. Players say they are enjoying the AC. Gym I, which is being renovated as well, could be pretty miserable.
The Wahine will be back for their 20-hour schedule next week. The two transfers are in the gym: Kyra Hanawahine and Jolie Rasmussen.
Coach Robyn Ah Mow-Santos said the two have brought good energy and work ethic. With only nine players not enough to do 6-on-6 scrimmages
Contract for spring match not signed yet so UH not releasing information. Texas posted that it will be out here during spring break to play Hawaii but nothing official yet.