Hawaii men’s volleyball: Chaz Galloway Big West freshman of week; Warriors remain No. 1 but not unanimous

Hawaii's Chaz Galloway (1), seen here on Jan. 9 against Emmanuel, was named Big West freshman of the week on Monday. / Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell, Star-Advertiser

Congrats to Hawaii outside hitter Chaz Galloway, named Freshman of the Week by the Big West.

In his first two career starts, Galloway helped the Rainbow Warriors sweep Lincoln Memorial and King on the road with .667 hitting, putting away 13 kills with one error in 18 attempts.

Player of the week went to UCSD’s Wyatt Harrison, son of former Warrior Todd Harrison. UH nominated Colton Cowell.

Defensive POW to UCSD’s Ryan Lew, senior libero. UH nominated Patrick Gasman.

Hawaii, one of four unbeatens remaining in college men’s volleyball, stayed at No. 1 in this week’s AVCA poll.
The Rainbow Warriors (9-0) received 14 of 16 first-place votes. The other two votes went to No. 2 BYU (8-0).
Also undefeated at No. 3 UC Santa Barbara (6-0) and No. 4 Long Beach State (5-0).


  1. Maverick January 27, 2020 12:11 pm

    I would have voted the teams BYU, UH, UCSB, LBSU, UCI. The George Mason and Ohio State coaches voted BYU #1. We will learn more about how good UH is after its matches against UCI & Stanford (2/8-2/15). Then the big ones against BYU in early March–expect #1 vs #2. Lots of volleyball left to play.

  2. HawaiiMongoose January 27, 2020 12:16 pm

    The UH home matches against BYU are shaping up to be huge if both teams continue winning.

  3. jm2375 January 27, 2020 1:28 pm

    Congrats to Chaz on his first, of what will many, weekly honors.

    Tickets for the Final 4 on sale now: https://gomason.com/feature/MasonNCAA
    – tournament – $45 reserved/$30 general admission
    – single session – $27 reserved/$17 general admission

    Unlike last year, the arena seats 10,000

  4. Cindy Luis January 28, 2020 4:25 pm

    Off the Block poll
    1. Hawaii. 2. BYU. 3. UCSB. 4. Long Beach State. 5. Lewis. 6. Penn State. 7. UCI. 8. UCLA. 9. Stanford. 10. Purdue Fort Wayne.
    1. 2. yes, big matches for sure
    3. thanks.

  5. Cindy Luis January 28, 2020 4:35 pm

    new thread up for Tuesday

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