No Wahine on all-region team

Tough region for Hawaii, Pac-12 North,
First team: Stanford (6), Oregon (3), Cal Poly (2 with the Van Winden sisters)
1 each from Washington, Washington State and Colorado
For complete list, click here
HM: Oregon (2), Washington State (2), Colorado State (2)
POY Plummer Stanford. Fo’y: Neneviller, Oregon. Coy Hambly, Stanford


  1. Hot December 4, 2018 8:00 am

    I was hoping Akiu would get in, but not surprised she didn’t.

  2. Andrew December 4, 2018 8:14 am

    Makes sense. Hawaii has no true stand out players. It’s more of an even team

  3. Bleachercoach December 4, 2018 8:17 am

    Quite odd that Lindsey Ruddins from UCSB made all the region team from another region. Congratulations to all 3 All Region players.

  4. isleboy December 4, 2018 9:30 am

    Agreed no standout players. Hawaii was not a talented team. Recruiting must improve or
    the Hawaii can expect more of the same in the years ahead. One and done…..

  5. Hawaiian Style December 4, 2018 10:00 am

    Ruddins gets the courtesy, as she really didn’t impress like 2016-17.

    Tita Akiu and Granato, lol, are two which may have an attempt at turning pro (e.g. PR or Philippines).

    HI’s Berg (multi Olympian) was never an all-American in Minneapolis.
    Cia Goods, God rest her soul, was never much–in college–other than one of two 1997 WAC POYs.

    UH’$ FB team. When folk$ ??

  6. Sheila December 4, 2018 5:15 pm

    Nothing to be surprised that five top-25 teams grabbing regional awards. Wahine-2018 over achieved by entering post-season. Hawaii faces challenging task to build team-2019 around setter Norene, MH Skyler, & OH Krug etc.

  7. shar December 4, 2018 7:26 pm

    Our team was a strong team that worked well together. There was no standout player but there was also no player that made me nervous when she walked into the game. They ended up working and connecting well. There were bright spots in every player. I celebrate every member of this wahine team and not just the stand outs.

  8. darkfire35 December 4, 2018 8:02 pm

    6, 7. Agreed. It was a strong team effort, not a “get the ball to Tori” type of team. Last year, Shar, I got nervous when Rika served, not so much this year. Everyone pitched in. Does anyone notice that Robyn at least acknowledges the player when they leave the court with a little low five. Dave rarely did that…well maybe in his later years he did.
    I’m certainly looking forward to what Robyn and staff can do with the players they’re going to have for next year. I’ve read that a least a couple of them like Riley and Amber are already buying into the culture that is UH Wahine Volleyball! GO BOWS!

  9. vballfan December 4, 2018 10:45 pm

    Yes, #8, I like the way Robyn acknowledges each player as they leave the court.
    I hope Robyn can begin talking about the team in terms of “we” versus them (the players) and “I/my.” This minor change could be very important for the sake of the entire team and the coaching staff.
    This season was a good team effort. Liked seeing their progress through the season.

  10. OrbitalRipZ December 5, 2018 10:59 am

    Minor correction to the print edition: “In 1997, Jamie Houston was an all-region pick but was not on any of the All-America teams, including honorable mention.” This statement is correct but misleading: Houston (or anyone else) could not be included on Honorable Mention because Honorable Mention was not created until 2003. And Third Team was not created until 2002.

    Speaking of 1997, what a legendary year that was, with the likes of Misty May of LBSU, Kerri Walsh and Kristin Folkl of Stanford, Bonnie Bremmer of PSU, Jasmina Marinkovic of USC, Sarah Noriega of Loyola Marymount, etc.

    And speaking of the Lions, congrats to 2018’s LMU for being the last of the “Last 4 In” but at least saving face for the NCAA Volleyball Committee by not being a “one and done” Round 1 loser.

  11. Cindy Luis December 5, 2018 3:40 pm

    10. thanks, i should have made that note about HM not being in existence.
    I agree with everyone’s assessment. Hawaii was a team effort without any one standout player on a consistent basis.
    5. disagree with you about Ruddins, she ranked top 5 nationally in six categories
    No. 1 Attacks Per Set 14.61
    No. 2 Kills Per Set 5.37
    No. 2 Points Per Set 6.07
    No. 3 Total Attacks 1,490
    No. 4 Total Kills 548
    No. 5 Points 619
    BTW prior to NCAA tournament
    Ionia was 8th nationally with Triple Doubles (4)

  12. Arghp December 5, 2018 5:33 pm

    Cindy – you’re a decade too early with Houston. She was on the team from 05 to 08, so you were right in the article, just off with the year.

    Thanks for all your coverage this wahine season. On to the men now!

  13. cappie the dog December 5, 2018 6:59 pm


    A little harsh?

    Just a little?

    Untalented is being sub-.500 and finishing sixth.

  14. OrbitalRipZ December 5, 2018 11:46 pm

    12. You are right about Houston’s collegiate playing years but wrong about the awards. In each year that Houston was selected All-Regional (2006, 2007, 2008), she also was honored as an All-American.

    I think Cindy is thinking of Cecilia Goods (middle). Even though she was selected an All-Regional in 1997, the AVCA did not include her on the AA First or Second Team. In any event, in 1997 the HM category was non-existent.

    Can hardly wait for the FINAL FOUR — is this Stanford’s strongest women’s volleyball team of all time? And for the start of the Sand Bows 19 season!

  15. Hawaiian Style December 6, 2018 5:56 am

    Cecelia Goods, riL !

    No.5 Points (to me mean a lot).
    they beat UH, but lost in the first round of the NIVC
    She seemingly was hurt again throughout the season. Why?

  16. Cindy Luis December 6, 2018 11:16 am

    14 no was discussing Houston

    But where I went wrong was looking at an incorrect list

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