Hawaii makes it official. Paperwork cleared today (June 4).
Setter Bailey Choy has transferred to Hawaii from Utah for her final season. The ‘Iolani graduate is one of three transfers on the 2019 Rainbow Wahine roster, joining five freshmen. Choy is finishing her undergraduate degree at Utah and has been accepted into the master’s program at UH’s Shidler College of Business.
In the release, coach Robyn Ah Mow says, “We are beyond thrilled to have an athlete of Bailey’s caliber join our Rainbow Wahine ‘ohana. Bailey is a quick, athletic setter who has the ability to better every touch she makes. Bailey’s volleyball IQ, competitive demeanor and experience will add great competition and depth to the setting position immediately.”
Choy has started for the Utes the past three seasons with 99 career starts. She had 3,254 assists with 860 digs, 47 total blocks. and 48 aces. She earned all-academic Pac-12 honors as a sophomore and junior.
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The U.S. men’s national team, with six players with Hawaii ties, finished 1-2 in the first round of pool play at the Volleyball Nations League. As host of the finals, the U.S. has already qualified for the final round, allowing coach John Speraw room to play with lineups.
The U.S. defeated Australia on Sunday 19-25, 27-25, 25-16, 25-16 in Poland.
Micah Ma’a (Punahou), on the roster as a setter, was used as an outside hitter. Ma’a had 12 points on nine kills, one block and two aces.
Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani) played as serving sub in all four sets. Libero Erik Shoji (Punahou) was activated but did not play.
Also on the roster are former UH All-Americans Taylor Averill and Tui Tuileta and Micah Christenson (Kamehameha).
Men are in Ufa, Russia
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play Italy Thursday
play Russia Friday
play Portugal Saturday