Congrats to Maglio POW; Wahine stay 49 in RPI
Maglio Player of the Week.
Hawaii still at 49
Losses to
16 Utah
19 BYU
21 San Diego
24 Cal Poly
33 Marquett

T60 wins over
20 Baylor
68 UC Irvine
in today’s poll, Penn State stays No. 1
Top 5 stays put
Cal Poly moves up to No. 22, Baylor No. 23


  1. Ron November 6, 2017 12:36 pm

    I have been very impressed with the progress this team has made this past season. I think that Emily is at the point where the Canadian National Team should be looking at her. She may prefer Beach but I bet she could hold her own indoors with anyone. Savannah reminded me of a monarch from old Hawaii at senior night. Very regal. Kalei showed us what might of been if she had remained healthy. Castillo,Burns, and Iosia have improved so much. The freshmen will stronger next year and ready to help. I still think that Mckinna C. is not a 6 rotation player but very valuable on the front line. I know the seasons not over but I am looking forward to next year already, still with the thoughts of how enjoyable this year has turned out to be.

  2. H-Man November 6, 2017 12:47 pm

    I think an RPI of 49 puts the Wahine outside of the selection. Too bad because they are finally starting to play up to their potential, but perhaps a dollar short and day late.

  3. FitTrainer November 6, 2017 1:34 pm

    Congrats to Maglio for a much deserved POW honor!

    I am still hoping for post-season play for this team. I like that they are playing on Thursday the 16th against Davis and Irvine on the Saturday (more time to prepare for Irvine). I believe they will close out with wins and hopefully get chosen for an at large-bid. If not, I like the idea of the NIVC tournament. This team has come on strong and deserves to continue to play and develop.

    I know some people believe the tournament is beneath Hawaii. I don’t think Hawaii has to be pigeon-holed into being a particular caliber based on attending the tournament. The extra practice and tournament experience can only benefit the team’s development. Then, with continued improvement get back to the NCAA tournament. In other words, they use the tournament depending on the year and season. If it is a development/rebuilding year, why not? Just my opinion.

  4. turfwar November 6, 2017 1:37 pm

    If they host a NIVT game I’m there for as many as they host.

  5. Robin November 6, 2017 2:19 pm

    as of 11/6, I count 66 teams ahead of UH RPI and automatic bid-wise (assuming highest RPI is one-bid conference champ)…but would the NCAA take a team with a higher RPI and a losing record- like Texas A&M (7-13)?

    17 Wichita St AAC
    162 Stony Brook America East
    56 Kennesaw St ASUN
    40 VCU Atlantic 10
    22 Louisville ACC
    27 Pitt ACC
    30 Miami ACC
    37 NC State ACC
    39 Notre Dame ACC
    41 Florida St ACC
    6 Texas Big 12
    12 Kansas Big 12
    13 Iowa St Big 12
    20 Baylor Big 12
    14 Creighton Big East
    33 Marquette Big East
    86 Sacramento St Big Sky
    50 High Point Big South
    1 Penn St Big 10
    2 Minnesota Big 10
    5 Nebraska Big 10
    10 Wisconsin Big 10
    15 MIchigan St Big 10
    23 Illinois Big 10
    25 Purdue Big 10
    31 Ohio St Big 10
    34 Michigan Big 10
    43 Maryland Big 10
    44 Iowa Big 10
    24 Cal Poly Big West
    47 Col of Charleston Colonial
    32 Western Kentucky Conf USA
    85 Cleveland St Horizon
    61 Princeton Ivy
    176 Fairfield Metro Atlantic
    71 Miami (OH) Mid-American
    219 UMES Mid-Eastern
    46 UNI Missouri Valley
    29 Colorado St Mountain West
    126 LIU Brooklyn
    57 Austin Peay OVC
    7 Stanford Pac 12
    8 Washington Pac 12
    9 Oregon Pac 12
    11 Colorado Pac 12
    16 Utah Pac 12
    18 USC Pac 12
    26 UCLA Pac 12
    28 Oregon St Pac 12
    42 Wash St Pac 12
    76 Navy Patriot
    3 Florida SEC
    4 Kentucky SEC
    35 LSU SEC
    36 Missouri SEC
    38 Auburn SEC
    45 Arkansas SEC
    48 Texas A&M SEC
    97 ETSU Southern
    63 Central Ark Southland
    206 Alabama St Southwestern
    59 Denver Summit
    74 Texas St Sun Belt
    19 BYU West Coast
    21 San Diego West Coast
    122 NMSU WAC

  6. opihi November 6, 2017 3:25 pm

    5. no team qualifies for post season play if they are not at .500.

  7. Cubicle No More ... November 6, 2017 4:44 pm

    H-Man, I agree, a 49 RPI probably means Hawaii stays home. Note though the RPI futures thread on Volleytalk projects that Hawaii may finish at 42, even with 1 more loss. That may be enough to sneak them into the tournament, or at least improve their chances somewhat …

  8. Cubicle No More ... November 6, 2017 4:49 pm

    Ironically, this year’s schedule was the type if RPI-favorable schedule that might have gotten Hawaii seeded in prior seasons. Hawaii played 8 teams (cal poly 2x) that are in the RPI top 50 … 7 of those in the top 25!

    A lot of missed opportunities in the 5th set this season.

    Still tho, it’s not over… Hawaii still get chance! Hang in there folks!

  9. vballfan November 6, 2017 7:17 pm

    Too good for MAGSnificent!!! A nice way to end her Senior Night weekend. Hoping for the best for post-season play. If not, the season was still rewarding. Robyn and her staff did a great job and the Wahine played their hearts out. All the best and mahalo to the seniors who are a precious bunch.

  10. roygbivs November 6, 2017 7:52 pm

    Play out the rest of the season and that’s all the team can do, just keep winning!!

    The tournament selection is outta’ve our hands…. next season, wins games that we need to and we make the tournament. Every game counts!!!!

    Congratulations EM on POW

  11. H-Man November 6, 2017 8:49 pm

    A 42 should get them in. But the political power of the Big 10 and Pac 12 in women’s VB may squeeze the Wahine out of the tournament. It’s never fair for mid-majors.

  12. shar November 6, 2017 10:36 pm

    Finally “Playing up to their potential”? I feel they have improved a lot. The team and coaches began the year with a lot of expectations…I am amazed that all of our coaches are in their “first year” as noted on the roster…with this in mind, it has been a phenomenal year where they have found their weaknesses…addressed their weaknesses…and overcome their weaknesses. Regardless of our expectations, we need to remember that this is a COLLEGE team and not a professional team. The players carry rigorous schedules and bring along the angst of being a college student.

    That being said, a big MAHALO to the coaches, staff, and TEAM. You did a great job this year. I look forward to next year.

  13. warriorwahine November 7, 2017 2:42 am

    just rewatched last nights match versus the beach. natasha is finally creating burns on the opponent. something we needed versus marquette, san diego, ucla and others. she is also providing ball coverage. norene sets a faster offense and is more aggressive in ball coverage. kalei would have also been the defense/passing that was amiss since preseason.

  14. warriorwahine November 7, 2017 2:52 am

    also forgot emily magnum was magnificent again

    lets bid aloha to these

  15. Cubicle No More ... November 7, 2017 1:59 pm

    The creator of the RPI Futures thread on VT mentioned that if Hawaii wins out, they have a 70% chance of an RPI better than 40.

    A good/hopeful sign! …. cheer on the Wahine to take care of business in these last couple of road matches!

  16. turfwar November 7, 2017 9:13 pm

    Tomorrow is signing day. Hoping for to get some good news from Cindy soon.

  17. AstroBoy November 7, 2017 10:31 pm

    I have to admit, I don’t see the downside of accepting an invitational if they miss the NCAA tournament. I suppose the financial issues are different? Otherwise, I think that’s just false pride.

    And thrilled to see Guinasso get her one collegiate kill in that game. Nice cherry on top for her volleyball career.

  18. Warriorfan November 8, 2017 9:29 am

    The downside is that advancing to this “lesser” tournament will change the mindset for our program and the young women in it, (i:e fans and players will be just happy gettig to play at home more in the nivc)
    This program’s rebuilding years should be an exit in the second round and non rebuilding years should be sweet sixteen and beyond appearances, this program needs to keep high standards because when you lower them you become complacent.

    I still believe this team should be focused on getting into the tournament that matters and winning a first round match .if the they don’t succeed call it a season and work hard in the spring to achieve the goal next year.

  19. turfwar November 8, 2017 10:09 am

    This NIVT tournament is the off season. It’s a chance for the team to continue to play and get better. Why allow only other teams to get better. Way more constructive than just another day in open gym which they can do for the next 9 months. At least this way coaching is involved.

  20. turfwar November 8, 2017 10:14 am

    Plus if the cost to be invited is $15,000 that’s a deal for Hawaii’s program. If the tickets average even just $15 each and 5000 tickets are sold that’s a gross of $75,000. The organizers take a cut and UH still sees a profit.

  21. Ron November 8, 2017 11:44 am

    Agree with turfwar, any tournament extends the time the coaches get to work to with the team. My only problem would be if it interferes with Emile M’s chance to be an All-American in beach. I also think that Skye, Sophia, Kerstin, Noreen, and both Mckenna’s should work with the in-door coaches to be ready for next year. This is a really good coaching and teaching staff IMO. Beach might help somewhat, but the in-door game is different and giving this staff a whole year to guide these players into roles that they want them to play will pay off next year.

  22. islandman November 8, 2017 12:22 pm

    For the NIVC first two rounds, if at home, UH has to pay $7,500 total. Then $8,000 for the 3rd round, if any, etc.
    $15,000 is the max cost plus some per diem, if UH travels.

  23. islandman November 8, 2017 12:32 pm

    $7,500 is the Minimum guarantee for the 1st two rounds, but the payout to NIVC based on a set percentage out of net match revenue could be more.

  24. rabbit ears November 8, 2017 1:16 pm

    NCAA ONLY Period.

  25. tako November 8, 2017 1:37 pm

    JMO: Wahine should play in one or the other post season tournament, especially this year with a new coaching staff. There are lots that the Wahine can gain by playing. Here are two reasons why. Hawaii is removed and remote, so SHOWCASING what we have is important for recruitment and sustaining the program’s future, can’t do it without quality players. Playing in a post season tournament especially for our current freshmen is the “taste” we want them to value and set as a goal every year.
    Any takers?

  26. Ron November 8, 2017 2:57 pm

    Totally agree Tako, What has the NCAA ever done for us in any sport? I would take them to a Church league if it kept them playing.

  27. islandman November 8, 2017 2:58 pm

    (above from post from islandman)

  28. Cindy Luis November 8, 2017 5:00 pm
    27-28. thanks. was at UH when they posted it.
    see new thread.

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