Hawaii men’s volleyball: Rainbow Warriors preseason No. 1 in Big West

Rado Parapunov acknowledged the Hawaii fans during the awards ceremony after the NCAA Championship Final against the Long Beach State 49ers at the Pyramid. UH was picked to win the Big West Conference in 2020 by the league's coaches Thursday. / Photo by Darryl Miho, Special to the Star-Advertiser

Hawaii, preseason No. 1 in the AVCA coaches poll, was the unanimous choice to win the Big West in 2020 as voted by the league’s coaches.

The Warriors collected all six first-place votes and 36 points. UC Santa Barbara was in second place with 28 points, while two-time reigning national champion Long Beach State was third with 23 points. UC Irvine came in fourth place with 19 points, followed by CSUN (13) and UC San Diego (seven).

The Warriors return three All-Americans from last season — senior opposite Rado Parapunov, junior libero Gage Worsley and senior middle Patrick Gasman — as well as NCAA all-tournament selection Colton Cowell, a senior hitter.

Hawaii opens the regular season with matches against Charleston on Jan. 3 and 4 at the Stan Sheriff Center.


  1. rabbit ears December 20, 2019 9:37 pm

    Want NCAA Champ 2020 instead!

  2. Cindy Luis December 21, 2019 6:48 am

    new thread up for Saturday

Comments are closed.