Hawaii women’s volleyball: Team explains effect of Skyler Williams’ sunny demeanor

Skyler Williams celebrated after scoring a point against Sacramento State on Friday. / Photo by Andrew Lee, Special to the Star-Advertiser

Hawaii volleyball junior middle Skyler Williams has helped supply a transformative effect on the No. 18 Rainbow Wahine so far this season, not only with her play, but with her disposition on the floor.

Coach Robyn Ah Mow, Williams herself, and setter Norene Iosia attempted to explain to beat writer Cindy Luis and other assembled media the impact of her court demeanor on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-1 Williams, of Bellflower, Calif., is the reigning Big West defensive player of the week and MVP of the Heineken Rainbow Wahine Invitational.

Williams is hitting .344 this season and has 0.76 blocks per set.

Keep an eye out for a feature on Williams from Luis in the Star-Advertiser print edition this week. UH takes (6-0) on West Virginia (4-2) in the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Invitational starting Thursday at the Stan Sheriff Center.