Maglio DPOW, Wahine to 48 in RPI, catching up on the weekend
Congrats to Maglio, repeating as Defensive POW

From the BWC
Recording a team-high 18 blocks in a pair of road wins, Hawai‘i senior Emily Maglio earned her second straight Big West Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week nod.

The 6-3 middle hitter notched her fourth career honor after averaging 2.00 blocks per set as the Rainbow Wahine defeated Long Beach State in four and CSUN in five.

Maglio tied her career high for the third straight match with 10 blocks (three solo) against the Beach. She added a match-high 14 kills on .321 hitting for her second straight career double-double.

She leads the Big West with 114 total blocks and 1.54 blocks per set.
UH nominated Granato for POW
up three spots

Teams to beat Hawaii
10. Utah
17 BYU
24 San Diego
26 Cal Poly
36 Marquette

Wins over
22 Baylor
60 UC Irvine
and that is it for inside top 100

Circle of Honor event on Sunday at the SSC. First time they’ve done this format. Has turned into a fundraiser for Koa Anuenue. about 200 people.
Inducted: Dave Shoji, Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano, Don and Marion Murphy, the late Mark Takai and the 1992 football teach coached by Bob Wagner. Pictured is Takai’s widow Sami.

SandBows had a community service day at the lo’i on campus over at Hawaiian Studies. They start their fall hours on the 23rd.

Scores from Sunday
1) Florida lost to 8) Kentucky 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-16
3) Stanford def. 19) USC 25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 26-24
6) Minnesota def. Iowa 25-23, 25-18, 25-15
8) Kentucky def. Florida 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-16
13) Utah def. Arizona State 24-26, 25-17, 31-29, 28-26
17) Creighton def. Xavier 25-14, 25-19, 25-15
22) Wichita State def. Tulsa 26-24, 25-11, 25-12

Florida’s loss to Kentucky drops the Gators to 4, moves everyone above them up
1. Penn State. 2. Stanford. 3. Texas. Nebraska drops from 4 to 7
Hawaii’s opponents
8. BYU. 12. Utah. 13. UCLA. 18. San Diego. 23 Cal Poly 24. Baylor.


  1. Maverick October 16, 2017 8:48 am

    Interestingly, last week’s RPI futures places a 19-8 UH team 49th in the selection RPI rankings. The week prior, UH was projected to be 50th with the same record. This assumes UH going 6-2 the rest of the way (loss at Poly and probably a loss at Irvine, assumed). If UH can sweep the next 8 matches, the team has a decent shot at an at-large.

    If UH sweeps, the team would need a lot of help from Poly’s opponents to get the AQ as Poly has a significant set W-L advantage over UH when looking at all BW opponents. Poly is 21-4 (sets) over 7 matches, UH is 23-9. So UH needs to sweep the matches, probably sweep the sets, and hope Poly loses three sets against other BW teams for UH to get the AQ via tiebreaker. The odds are low, not zero, that this will happen.

    In the AVCA poll that just came out, Penn State is the new #1. Poly up to 23.

    Other UH opponents: BYU 8, Utah 12, UCLA 13, San Diego 18, Baylor 24

    Clearly, Baylor is UH’s best win

  2. Cindy Luis October 16, 2017 9:02 am

    1. thanks for getting to the poll stuff. was updating post with pictures.

  3. Maverick October 16, 2017 9:03 am

    2. No worries, just here to help and contribute.

  4. Cindy Luis October 16, 2017 9:09 am

    1. my thought is Hawaii loses at Cal Poly and possibly UC Irvine. At-large very much in question.

  5. Maverick October 16, 2017 9:16 am

    4. I agree completely. Just don’t think the non-conference resume is good enough to get UH an at-large bid with a 19-8 record and one top 25 RPI win. Would be a nail-biter for an at-large if UH was 20-7 with a second loss to Poly. More comfortable with an at-large bid if UH is 21-6 or even 20-7 with win over Poly and loss at Irvine.

  6. Maverick October 16, 2017 9:38 am

    Per the AVCA twitter account, Penn State “is the 5th different team to be ranked #1 in the first nine polls of the season. FIRST TIME EVER THAT’S HAPPENED.” [AVCA’s caps]

    This significant of this is likely the idea of growing parity in Division I WVB.

  7. Alan Shimooka October 16, 2017 11:31 am

    Any chance they use Maglio as a 6 rotation player this weekend before Cal poly. The more swings she has the better they will be I think if they use her on the right it create a more Dynamic offense and a potential to be a wall at the net. Cal Poly and others will have problems and using D specialist for Granato, Castillo & Maglio just for serving at times or running them thru back row at times will give them a rest at times to refocus for the battles to 25. Using Anderson, Ross, Maafala & Guinasso depending on need.
    And continue to coach up middles and have Granato & Castillo hit other sets from middle and tandem plays. I think the Coach Robin has instilled a belief and a resiliencey they never quit and I think this strategic move with belief will make them dangerous. Go Bows

  8. Warriorfan October 16, 2017 12:06 pm

    I think wahine finish 8-0
    Cp loses at irvine..

  9. mei mei October 16, 2017 1:02 pm

    Congrats to Mags for earning defensive player – for the 2nd time in a row!

    woohoo well deserved!

  10. Cindy Luis October 16, 2017 1:05 pm

    8. yep

  11. Cindy Luis October 16, 2017 1:08 pm

    7. we’ll see. she’s played all the way around on occasion.

    BTW, it’s Robyn with a Y

  12. H-Man October 16, 2017 3:41 pm

    Congratulations to Emily for her consecutive Big West DPOW.

  13. FitTrainer October 16, 2017 4:02 pm

    Congrats to Maglio! Well deserved. She’s up to 8 and 9 in country in total blocks and blocks per set respectively. Was hoping Granato might get a nod as well.

  14. darkfire35 October 16, 2017 7:38 pm

    Way to go Mags! A very well deserved repeat honor! I’d love to see Mags play 6 rotation. I’d also love to see some shots from the d-set ala Nikki Taylor!

  15. nomu October 16, 2017 10:30 pm

    Win out and go to the postseason.

    Close out strong and earn an at large berth.

  16. menehune October 17, 2017 3:44 am

    The Wahine should focus on the game at hand, and every one after that.

    Their post season will take care of itself if they put all their energies in each game and not look down the road and worry about games they have yet to play. As has been said numerous times, “one game at a time.”

    I have faith that Robyn will keep them on a short leash.

  17. Ron October 17, 2017 10:30 am

    Stanley Ching shared a very beautiful letter of thanks from Faith Ma’afala where she expressed her gratitude to the Booster Club and the volleyball fans for her experience since returning home. Maybe some one can print it. She is already a very thoughtful person and some day she will be a great coach.

  18. Maverick October 17, 2017 11:45 am

    For Annie Mitchem fans, here is a pic of her hitting in practice with her Italian team:

    More pics at the website.

  19. Kaimukian October 17, 2017 3:29 pm

    18. Thanks, good to see Annie in the pros. and man her contact point is ridiculous in that pic! Do you know if Nikki playing pro anywhere/ national team? thanks

  20. FitTrainer October 17, 2017 4:01 pm

    18. Nicki is still rehabilitating. Great for Annie. Would like to see future Wahine playing pro.

  21. Cindy Luis October 17, 2017 5:23 pm
    new thread up for Tuesday.
    Quite a few former UH players and those with Hawaii ties in Italy
    Franciskovic, Fey, the Shoji brothers, Mitchem to name a few.

    I’ll ask Stanley if he’d like to share it.

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