Hawaii’s Rado Parapunov (Bulgaria) and Stijn van Tilburg (Netherlands) were named to Off The Block’s All-Euro collegiate team.
Van Tilburg led all pin hitters and was second in the nation with a .457 attack percentage, along with being in the nation’s top 15 averaging 3.82 kills per game. He also had double-digit kills in both of the team’s NCAA tournament matches and a season-high 25 kills and zero errors on a .543 attack percentage in a victory against Long Beach State in the Big West tournament finals.
Parapunov was in the nation’s top 10 with both a 4.07 kills per game average and a .420 attack percentage, including have three consecutive Big West regular-season matches with at least 20 kills. The Bryan Ivie Award winner as the nation’s top opposite also had both a career-high 89 blocks and 43 aces as he helped the Rainbow Warriors reach the NCAA tournament finals.
Tita Akiu (Hawaii, Kamehameha) was one of four liberos on the initial FIVB VNL’s roster. It was trimmed to 25 players with two liberos. Chosen were Megan Courtney (Penn State) and Mary Lake (BYU).
Tama Miyashiro (Kalani, Washington) is one of the assistants.
Ryan Wilcox (Punahou, UCSB), who named Best Receiver as the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team, finished fifth at the Pan Am Cup last week in Peru. The head coach was Spencer McLachlin (Punahou, Stanford) an assistant at UCLA.
The team failed to qualify for the FIVB U21 World Championships.
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