Beach signee Carlsbad High’s Kylin Loker. NLI ceremony in San Diego
Mentioned previously is indoor commit Trinity Castaneda. Ah Mow-Santos said today this likely it for early signings. they have 3 left
6-1 outside hitter out of Shadow Hills High School in Indio, Calif. She has earned four varsity letters in volleyball for the Lady Knights. This year as a senior, she led Shadow Hills with 290 kills (5.6 kills per set) with a .471 hitting percentage. She had 190 more kills than her next closest teammate. Castaneda, who can play all the way around, also recorded 102 digs and 11 total blocks this year. For her career, she has buried 1,073 kills (3.8 k/s) for a hitting percentage of .304 with 125 total blocks and 423 total digs.
As for men, they have 3 letters out. none were returned today. 1. local, 1 mainland, 1 foreign
3) Texas def. TCU 25-17, 25-23, 25-14
6) Nebraska def. Maryland 25-11, 25-15, 25-16
11) Kansas def. Kansas State 14-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-22
24) Iowa State def. West Virginia 25-18, 25-16, 25-19
had mentioned the men’s schedule previously but they made it official
The 2018 season marks a new era in the University of Hawai‘i men’s volleyball program as the Rainbow Warriors begin the inaugural year of the Big West Conference. The team will also play host to three in-season tournaments, including the 24th annual Outrigger Resorts Invitational, during a 19-match home schedule.
Two of the three tournaments are inaugural events – the Texaco Rainbow Warrior Classic, Jan. 4-6, which includes USC, Juniata, and Stevens Institute and the Waikīkī Beachcomber By Outrigger Classic, Feb. 1-3, comprising of Sacred Heart, Thompson Rivers, and Lees-McRae.
The Outrigger Resorts Invitational moved out of its traditional January timeslot to March 8-10 with a star-studded lineup featuring NCAA Championship participants BYU of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and Penn State of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. The match-up with the Nittany Lions on day two of the tournament will mark a rematch of last year’s NCAA Opening Round match, won the Warriors in five sets. UH and BYU met three times last season with the Warriors defeating the Cougars in the MPSF Tournament semifinals. Also making the trip to Honolulu is Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association runner-up Lewis.
The Rainbow Warriors will participate in the inaugural Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge, Jan. 12-14, in Nashville, Ten. UH’s opponents in the 11-team tournament are Lincoln Memorial, Barton College, and Grand Canyon.
UH will host a pair of non-conference series against MPSF members UCLA, Jan. 26 & 28 and Concordia, March 2 & 4 and will travel to Malibu, Calif., for a non-conference match-up against former MPSF rival Pepperdine, March 18.
In the inaugural Big West slate, UH will continue to play traditional two-match series, hosting UC Irvine (Feb. 23 & 25), UC San Diego (March 30-31), and Long Beach State (April 13-14) and travelling to CSUN (March 15-16) and UC Santa Barbara (April 6-7).
The Big West Tournament begins runs April 19-21 in Long Beach, Calif. NCAA Tournament Opening Round matches are April 28 and May 1 while the semifinals and finals will be held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, May 3 & 5.