Oregon’s Rasmussen transfers to play for Wahine

The Hawaii women’s volleyball team has added another member to its 2019 signing class.

Jolie Rasmussen, incoming 6-2 junior hitter, makes it official.
Rasmussen earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors as both a freshman and a sophomore for the Ducks. She also earned 2017 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention honors last season. In her two year career at Oregon, the six-rotation player recorded 383 kills and averaged 2.52 kills per set with a .210 hitting percentage. She also tallied 57.0 total blocks (seven solo blocks/50 block assists), 215 digs (1.41 per/set), with 34 service aces.


  1. Cruisecontrol December 26, 2018 1:54 pm

    The rumors actually came true. Great news. Welcome to the UH Wahine ohana!

  2. CTS December 26, 2018 3:08 pm

    If she’s 100% healthy and if any of the freshman recruits contribute right away and with Crossen leaving for Cal, will Hawaii be favored to win the Big West?

  3. H-Man December 26, 2018 3:56 pm

    Yes, great addition. Lots of outside hitters and middle blockers, but team is short on setter, DS and Libero. Probably some in the wings that I’m unaware of. Nonetheless, Wahine need to improve on passing and setting. Getting an opposite will also help the offense. 2019 should be another fun year.

  4. Ashley December 26, 2018 5:49 pm

    did she play in 2018? or was she redshirted? her name sounds so familiar

  5. vballfan December 26, 2018 8:29 pm

    Great news! Any word on signing international players?

  6. Bleachercoach December 26, 2018 8:37 pm

    She is really really good! IMO she will have one position Automatic! She has size, athleticism, and comes here experienced and with many accolades. All I say is WOW! The fans will be amazed!! He We Come! I have a feeling the SSC will be seeing those 10.000 sold out days again.

  7. Bleachercoach December 26, 2018 8:39 pm

    3. It will be an Awesome Year
    4. Due to injury she redshirted

  8. Sheila December 27, 2018 6:27 am

    Jolie is no hyped recruit, stats shows already a good OH at D1-VB according to Jolies’ 2017 stat, that she was well matched with Lindsey Vander Weide with good % kill at 0.225 and kill/set at 2.47. Hope trainer plays a key role to keep players healthy and enforcing low risks for avoiding recurring injury during practices.

  9. rabbit ears December 27, 2018 9:00 am

    What a get. Some height with starter experience in Pac 12. You know she’s battle tested.

  10. rabbit ears December 27, 2018 1:26 pm

    Looking at her photo. She played against the wahines right? I know not this past season, but the year before.

  11. Brandon Yoshikawa December 27, 2018 1:29 pm

    No. Last time Hawaii played Oregon was 2014 when we took them to five with a injured nikki taylor. Rasmussen did travel to hawaii on this past trip though and LOVED it

  12. H-Man December 27, 2018 5:52 pm

    Brandon, oh boy, I debated whether to respond or not. Anyway, Oregon played the Wahine on Sept 13 and 14, THIS YEAR. The #12 Oregon Ducks swept the Wahine 3-0 in the first match and won 3-2 in the second match. Rasmussen did not play in either match.

  13. Robin December 27, 2018 6:22 pm

    H-man, Brandon said “Rasmussen did travel to Hawaii on THIS past trip.” He was refuting rabbit ears that Hawaii played Oregon last year. Prior to this year, the last time they played Oregon was in 2014, as he stated. I remember they had a heavy hitter, it both arm and body size.

  14. Cindy Luis December 27, 2018 6:40 pm

    5. No word. not expecting any the semester begins or even in late spring.
    12. et al.
    my omission on the post about her redshirting last season. It was in our print edition.
    Also, Maglio expected in Hawaii on Saturday and looks like Gaskin will be trying beach.

  15. Big Island Volleyball Fan December 27, 2018 7:52 pm

    2. Yes, Hawaii will be favored to win the Big West as Cal Poly did not recruit an outside hitter to take the place of Adlee van Winden and her sister, Torrey, can’t do it alone. Existing outside hitters on the team are rather mediocre, none of them really shine.

    Now a general comment. Hawaii will be loaded with outside hitters in 2019, so what will 2020 look like? I don’t think that Elena Oglivie will want to join a loaded team and she’ll look elsewhere where she can make an immediate impact as a college freshman. Since Stanford will graduate a bunch of star seniors after next season, I expect that they’ll snap her up in 2020.

  16. darkfire35 December 27, 2018 9:18 pm

    Any one know why Jolie transferred? Great news about seeing both Mags and Angel on the beach! What was that remark about Crossen going to Cal?

    3. Agreed, we seem to have the hitters, but looking a little short on defense and another setter.

    2019 gonna look verrry interesting….GO BOWS!

  17. Bleachercoach December 27, 2018 9:34 pm

    16. Maybe with all the notoriety of Marcus Mariota, McKenzie Milton, and Tua Tagovailoa , athletes from the around the country want to taste the Aloha Spirit or Water that creates these phenoms of great humble character…Yes it’s Football, not volleyball, but it’s contagious. (Just a thought)

  18. vballfan December 28, 2018 6:35 am

    Just trusting that behind the scenes, setters and defensive specialists are being lined up…

  19. Bookumdanoaloha December 28, 2018 10:01 am

    I really think we miss the boat on setter Emily Fitzner (former UH setter Cheri Boyer Fitzner’s daughter). “EM” committed to USC as a soph and when there was a coaching change, they decided to go in another direction at setter. Her offer was revoked by USC late in her Junior hear, and she was very interested in Hawaii. A second team high school All American and San Diego Player of the Year from nationally ranked Torrey Pines. 6 ft setter who can play rightside and an excellent blocker. Its my understanding an offer was made to EM by Hawaii, without offering her a recruiting trip (which she wanted to take). It was a ‘take it or leave it” offer, since Hawaii was interested in another setter from Texas. Don’t know what happened to the Texas recruit. In the meantime, a couple of months passed, Hawaii did not sign a setter, and EM was still available. Last month EM signed with Indiana over Kansas and is now headed to the BIG10. Very disappointed with Hawaii. Bookumdanoaloha, Hawaii Class of 76

  20. Brandon Yoshikawa December 28, 2018 11:14 am

    19. Not what I was told. Emily expressed interest for sure, but don’t think it was ever in her top 3. She wanted to head into a p5 school. Her brother is also at Indiana.

  21. islandman December 28, 2018 2:28 pm

    Happy Birthday to Cindy ! Today or tomorrow ? Artie said happy birthday on his radio show today and Tiff was assisting on the show.

  22. rabbit ears December 28, 2018 3:55 pm

    Thank Brandon for all the scoops. Must remember Jolie when Oregon plays Utah. My wife follows Bailey Choys at Utah or other P12 matches I have watched.

  23. Cindy Luis December 28, 2018 4:31 pm

    new thread up for Friday.
    19. Hawaii didn’t miss the boat. They recruited Fitzner. She chose to go to Indiana where her brother is playing basketball.
    as i’ve said for many years, just because Hawaii wants a player, doesn’t mean that player wants Hawaii.
    Folks continue to ask, Why didn’t Hawaii go after so and so? Shoji and now Ah Mow-Santos do and have done. Players chose elsewhere.
    21. Thank you. it is today. Didn’t hear Artie’s show. Will thank him later.

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