Wahine banquet Nov. 18, Cal Poly sweeps UCI

The annual team banquet is Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. with the buffet dinner and program at 6 p.m.
Looks like Natasha Burns has gotten her paperwork in to graduate so she will be among seven seniors honored. The others are Reyn “Tita” Akiu, Casey Castillo, Angel Gaskin, McKenna Granato, Sarah Liva and Faith Ma’afala.
Tickets are $80 for booster club members, $100 for non-members. Special priority table seating is available. Deadline to RSVP with full payment due is Nov. 9.
Online click here
For more information, contact Maggie Gaukler at 808-282-2821.

No help from the Anteaters
17) Cal Poly def. UC Irvine 25-19, 25-23, 25-13
CSUN def. UC Riverside, 25-19, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19


  1. rabbit ears October 30, 2018 8:12 pm

    too bad we’re losing Natasha next year. Glad that she took care of school.

  2. Ichyboy October 30, 2018 8:25 pm

    OK posters; now is the time to show your support of women’s volleyball.
    Attend the banquet, donate a door prize or monetary gift. I will be there, hope
    to see another good showing. The banquet is one of the few fundraisers Robyn has and
    it helps fund things like cost of attendance and recruitment expenses among the many expenses in her budget that need more $$.

  3. H-Man October 31, 2018 5:24 am

    Heck of a graduating class. Congratulations, aloha and fair sailing to all.

  4. rst October 31, 2018 12:35 pm

    Although Natasha is graduating with an undergraduate degree, is it fair to say that she could still play another year IF she is accepted into a graduate program at UH and she chooses to play?

  5. Ichyboy October 31, 2018 1:47 pm

    #4 yes it will be a particularly large senior class. With 15 on the roster; losing half the team. Will make it a very interesting 2019 incoming recruiting class.

    #5 Do we know if it is her intention to go to grad school or just done with volleyball or hopefully not, go the route of a graduate transfer to another school and then attend grad school ?

  6. Cindy Luis October 31, 2018 4:05 pm

    4. She has one more year. She could play as a grad student here.
    5. i don’t see her playing elsewhere.

  7. greenthumb November 1, 2018 7:28 am

    Nice class of seniors! Wishing them the best and am grateful for all they have done to represent Hawaii. Am hoping Castillo has healed up enough to go on the road trip and get back on the court. Her comments about having to watch from the sidelines when not cleared to play in the last match were so poignant.

    One follow-up question re: Burns. When you say she has gotten her paperwork in to graduate, is she by chance walking in December?

  8. Duster November 2, 2018 10:47 am

    Nice article from Cindy re. the BWC schedule tilted against Wahine. Maybe fairness will win out – the current BWC members get travel subsidies and only have to play one match on UH weekend anyway. I see Saturday night being the money night attendance-wise, but I’m just curious as to why it cannot be Friday (night)-Sunday (early afternoon). There are sufficient early evening flights to try to limit the amount of class time missed.

  9. Duster November 2, 2018 10:49 am

    Cindy’s article in the Star-Advertiser today (11/2/2018)

  10. Cindy Luis November 2, 2018 3:26 pm

    new thread up for Saturday
    8. thanks for reading. There was no reason not to have Friday-Sunday this year. They would rather play Saturdays so then you’d play Thursday-Saturday.

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