Rise of the Wahine tonight, MVB & SVB news

The "Rise of the Wahine" film premiers tonight at the Hawaii Theater. Here, the UH bench watched action against Kansas State last month. / Photo by Bruce Asato, Star-Advertiser

The “Rise of the Wahine” premiere event takes place today (Wednesday) at the Hawaii Theater. Doors and the red carpet for selected guests begins at 5:30 p.m. with the event starting at 6:30 p.m.

Immediately following the film, filmmakers Dean Kaneshiro and Ryan Kalei Tsuji along with former UH Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji and the first Wahine volleyball team captain Beth McLaughlin will participate in a panel discussion.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Patsy T. Mink Foundation on behalf of Hawaiian Airlines.
Among those attending tonight are Deitre Collins-Parker, current San Diego State volleyball coach, in town for the Outrigger Volleyball Classic. She is a three-time All-American, Olympian and Broderick Cup award winner as the nation’s top female collegiate athlete.

The film will also be released via digital streaming and made available to purchase or rent beginning at 3 p.m. this afternoon at riseofthewahinefilm.com

Some tickets are available starting at $18 and available online at riseofthewahine.com.

>> Four with Hawaii ties named to the 14-man roster of the U.S. men’s national volleyball team which will compete at the FIVB World Championships in Italy and Bulgaria.

The U.S. Men will begin World Championship pool play on Sept. 12 against Serbia in Bari, Italy. All matches will be show live on FloVolleyball.tv, a subscription service selected by the FIVB.

Named to the team were 2016 Olympians Micah Christenson (Kamehameha), Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani) and Erik Shoji (Punahou). Also, former UH All-American Taylor Averill.

The U.S. is 13-6 this season, finishing third at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League earlier this year. The Americans won the World Championship in 1986 and finished third in 1994. In 2014, they finished tied for seventh.

>> Congrats to Micah and Brooke Christenson on the recent birth of son Ezekiel Kupa’a.

>> From UH
SandBow freshman Kylin Loker today was named to the AVCA High School Beach All-America first team. The 6-foot Loker excelled at Carlsbad (Calif.) High, capturing back-to-back San Diego high school pairs titles in 2015 and ’16. A member of the Tamarack Beach Volleyball Club, Loker also earned top finishes at numerous tournaments including first in the U18 GNBV Long Beach WSOBV and the CBVA U18 Tour Stop Ocean Beach, top five finishes in the AVPNext Carlsbad and the Relentless/Volley America Huntington Open and a top 10 finish in the AAU Junior Olympics.

Loker is the ninth high school All-American to be a Wahine since the inception of the AVCA honors list in 2014. Loker is also UH’s second first-team honoree in the last three years, joining Morgan Martin (2016).

The two are among five high school All-Americans on this season’s roster. Also included are Hi’ilawe Huddleston (2014 HM), Paige Dreeuws (2017 HM), and Ashley Stevens (2017 HM).


  1. Savich September 5, 2018 3:04 pm

    Where is the Hawai’i theater? University avenue. In front of the pucks alley beer and pupu restaurant.

  2. Savich September 5, 2018 3:10 pm

    It all started in 1975. But can the “Rainbows” make it into the playoffs? As it looks Ah mow-santos is on the bubble if the team loses more games and fail to qualify for the playoffs. What do you think will happen if the head coach gets fired? Who will step in as interim head coach?

  3. AdmrVT September 5, 2018 3:22 pm

    #2: 😳😳🙃

  4. Crazy4WVB September 5, 2018 3:25 pm

    OMG most people that say really really stupid things I just ignore. I wish there was a way to block people but oh well it is what it is.

  5. rabbit ears September 5, 2018 3:38 pm

    Hope Coach starts getting Sophia Howling some PT. She is has alot of upside. We will not beat ranked teams with our current lineup. Gotta get Burns in there too

    3,4 ignore the nonsense like everyone else.

  6. oldtimer808 September 5, 2018 4:06 pm

    I have no words to describe your thought process. The theater by the way you are referring to is called the Varsity Theater on University Ave The Hawaii theater is in downtown Honolulu.

  7. turfwar September 5, 2018 4:30 pm

    It’s like the SA sites like this and Warrior Beat is infected with a virus. Need some kind of cleaner.

  8. H-Man September 5, 2018 7:00 pm

    Jus keep winning. Go Wahine !!!

  9. Bob D. September 5, 2018 7:19 pm

    Last year Coach did not play Burns initially, but once she did, the team did much better. This year Coach is doing it again. Why does she not realize the value of playing Burns more?

  10. Hot September 6, 2018 6:40 am

    5. Someone on VT with insider information claims Howling is not likely to see meaningful playing time. She is supposedly behind Williams, Burns and Liva. He claims that Krug is performing just as well, if not better, than Howling in practices and could be ahead of her too.

  11. Savich September 6, 2018 9:20 am

    Only little bit comments. How can you say I am from KIF?

    Tonight: Thursday

    Portland vs. SDSU
    4:45 p.m. SSC

    Wahines vs. Idaho, 7:00 p.m. SSC


    Be there or be chair.

  12. Kahuna September 6, 2018 9:25 am

    I am wondering if Sophia is not able to adjust to Robyn’s intense workouts and practices and is wearing down. I don’t know. In her HS highlights, she did not look spectacular but she looked like she could turn into a decent D1 player. That fact that she is behind a walk on like Kamalei Krug(though a very good one) does not look good for her.

    Maybe she is just not a good fit. Maybe she respond better to less intense/less pressure type of environment. Playing for the state and the university can sometimes be overwhelming. Most other volleyball teams in the country just play for themselves and have fun. Robyn style is not for everybody

    I like Sophia. She looks like a very good teammate and a wonderful young lady. I hope she can turn it around and be a contributor. A contributing Sophia Howling will only make this team better.

  13. Savich September 6, 2018 9:28 am

    On one more note, was it mandatory for other sports to show up at the HAWAI’I theater?

    As they say, results oriented. As of now I never heard of those producers/directors. Was the film good?

  14. Savich September 6, 2018 9:54 am

    Civil right Act of 1972. Equal rights and no segration on the basis of color, or race. Higher education. Nixon era. Renamed in her honor. Later known as title IX.

  15. Savich September 6, 2018 10:13 am

    In short, we’re proud of the Wahines. They can play volleyball too. This was made possible by one congresswoman in 1972, renaming the DOE act of 1972, incorporating the civil rights act of 1965, then in 1972 later became title IX. No segregation or discrimination on the basis of sex. Federal money was free to all students/athletes.

    She’s known as the pioneer of Women’s college sports. DOE Act of 1972, Title IX. Pasty Mink.

  16. Crazy4WVB September 6, 2018 10:32 am

    We should really stop talking about players base on “fact” by some unknown person who claims to have insider information. Only the player and coach knows the real situation. If they really have insider information they wouldn’t be writing about it on a blog.

    It’s disrespectful to the player, coaches and the program.

    Cindy is the closest to an insider. She doesn’t gossip and only passes on what she gets directly from the coaches.

    If you want to know she is on the depth chart ask her and if she knows she’ll pass it along.

  17. Savich September 6, 2018 10:44 am

    The schedule looks easy. I see no problems with the Wahines going undefeated from here on end. They should make the playoffs. But the finals? Just a little short on women power.

  18. Kahuna September 6, 2018 10:45 am

    #16…..no offense but why do you think Cindy knows more? I understand Cindy is the beat writer but there are people out there who are boosters, parent of players, friend of players, etc…that knows more.

    Beat writers have access to the coaches when the coaches allow them to ask questions and talk to players. Friends/parents of players can talk to the players any time they want and they may have more “inside” information than Cindy.

    Cindy is doing a great job of reporting what she knows but to say she knows more than anyone else is a little misleading.

    I come to this blog everyday for news but to be truthful, I find better information and more up to date information there because there are some there who are very close to the program and knows more about volleyball. Some are former players, coaches ,etc…

  19. Crazy4WVB September 6, 2018 11:03 am

    No offense taken. I have read that blog and find most of it just gossip and wild a** claims. Like 200 pages of it.

    It’s just more gossip to speculate that why she’s not playing more.

    I’m not saying Cindy has more information than a friend or parent but she does respect their right privacy. I think we should too

  20. Kahuna September 6, 2018 11:21 am

    #19…that is what a fan forum is for though. We have conversations about subjects…whether its gossip or not. What is the fun of a fan forum if there is no speculation? ESPN insiders speculate on who is getting traded and who is not. Newscasters speculate on who is winning the election and who is not. That is what make talking/chatting/conversing fun.

    What happening there is no difference from you sitting down with your friends at a bar or a dinner and talking about stuff. I’m sure you talk about what will happen if this guy do this or that guy do that and make predictions.

    Fan forum like that have more positives than negatives then you might think. It keeps the fans engaged and talking. If I don’t visit that site and all I do is come here, then I could lose interest due to lack of information. I love the sports. If you love something, you go find out much about it as possible.

  21. Savich September 6, 2018 11:32 am

    I think Nebraska will win the national championship. Corn Huskers.

  22. Savich September 6, 2018 11:39 am

    I also saw the walk of fame. 1978 New York Broadway, star on the ground. Inducted in 1978. Burt Reynolds. Many people idolized him. This actor was placed on the pedal stool and into the hall of fame walk of honor. Died at the age of 82. Born February 11, 1936. “The Longest Yard, 1972 movie.” Burt Reynolds.

  23. Ron September 6, 2018 1:00 pm

    All that I can say is that we are lucky to have Cindy providing her input. We not only get the statical data, we also get to know these Wahine as persons through Cindys personal interviews and stories. I know her blog has made being a Wahine fan a lot more fun!

  24. idk September 6, 2018 4:30 pm

    MVB: ’20 setter Jack Walmer

  25. Cindy Luis September 6, 2018 4:49 pm

    new thread up for Thursday’s Portland-SDSU match.

    I have no issue with people saying others know more. Lots of people do. I can only talk about what I witness in practice and at matches.
    In the end, coach’s decision as to who plays based on what what the staff sees in practices.
    10. Agree with the comment that the two middles at the moment are Liva and Williams. but it’s only four matches into the season. no one knows who will get “meaningful minutes” the rest of the way.

    I would redshirt Krug If it were me. When I asked Ah Mow-Santos about redshirting anyone, she said that they only had 16 players and never know who will be needed.

    4. as for the craziness, can only do some much. I cannot block people. it has to go through a process of which I am not a part.

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