Expanded coverage of all things volleyball, including notes, observations and analysis on the Rainbow Wahine, Rainbow Warriors, SandBows and Team USA.

About the blog host

Cindy Luis covers University of Hawaii volleyball for the Star-Advertiser. She began her career as a sports journalist in Hawaii in 1981 with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and was the sports editor, assistant sports editor, columnist and beat writer during a 31-year span before the paper became the Star-Advertiser. She graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

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Hawaii women’s volleyball: No. 5 Baylor 3, No. 13 Hawaii 0

By Cindy Luis on September 22, 2019

FINAL: No. 13 Hawaii (10-1) loses its first match, falling to No. 5 Baylor (9-0), 25-19, 25-23, 25-22. All-tournament team Yossiana Pressley, Baylor, best scorer & MVP Kylie DeBerg, Missouri, best attacker Shelly Stafford, Baylor, best blocker Hannah Lockin, Baylor, best setter Brooke Van Sickle, Hawaii, best defender Set 3: Baylor wins 25-22 10:34: Hawaii drops first match of year 10:32: Call stands. it’s 23-22 1030: Hawaii challenging whether Baylor into the net. 10:27: Baylor up 22-20. TO UH 10:22 […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: T25, Big West scores

By Cindy Luis on September 21, 2019

No. 1 Nebraska (H) def. Wichita State, 25-17, 25-10, 25-15 No. 12 BYU def. No. 2 Stanford (H), 18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 31-29 No. 7 Minnesota (H) def. Oral Roberts, 25-15, 25-9, 25-12 No. 8 Marquette def. Saint Louis, 25-13, 25-23, 25-19 No. 10 Washington (H) def. No. 9 Wisconsin, 25-20, 25-20, 25-14 No. 11 Florida (H) def. Louisiana-Lafayette, 25-15, 25-14, 25-18 No. 13 Hawaii (N) def. No. 17 Missouri, 17-25, 28-26, 16-25, 25-16, 16-14 No. 15 Creighton (H) def. Wyoming, […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: No. 13 Hawaii 3, No. 17 Missouri 2

By Cindy Luis on September 21, 2019

FINAL: No. 13 Hawaii remains unbeaten with its third five-set win of the season, 17-25, 28-26, 16-25, 25-16, 16-14 over No. 17 Missouri. >> HAWAII VS. MISSOURI PHOTO GALLERY Set 5: UH wins 16-14 1024: Wahine with their 15th block, ends it. 10:22: Hawaii had three match points, 14-11, 14-12, 14-13. TO Wahine. 10:18: It was 12-7. It is now 12-9. TO UH 10:16. Kill by Hanna Hellvig, it’s 11-6. TO Missouri 10:15: No NV. UH up 10-6 10:14: Missouri […]

Hawaii volleyball: No. 5 Baylor 3, No. 17 Missouri 0, AVP results, Top 25 matches

By Cindy Luis on September 20, 2019

Happy Aloha Friday. It is a busy one. Forgot to mention official uniforms finally came in. Wahine able to do team picture on Wednesday. Team’s direct flight to Dallas was delayed. They ended up taking one through Los Angeles then to Dallas. The plan was then to drive to Waco. I do not know revised itinerary _____ Photo courtesty Tiff Wells, ESPNHonolulu.com As mentioned previously, the Ferrell Center is the same blueprint as the Stan Sheriff Center. For volleyball they […]

Hawaii volleyball: Hartong advances in AVP, T25 scores

By Cindy Luis on September 19, 2019

APB bracket livescoring click here Emily Hartong was the lone player with Hawaii connections to advance to Friday’s main draw of the AVP Tour’s Hawaii Open. Hartong and Geena Urango def. former SandBow Katie Spieler and Delaney Knudsen, 21-19, 21-10 These quotes didn’t make it into the print edition Friday but from Hartong On facing the top seeds: Always exciting to play against one of the best teams in the world and opportunity to compete at a high level. We’ve […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: T25 & BWC upsets

By Cindy Luis on September 18, 2019

Mentioned on other thread that Wahine aren’t leaving until Thursday. Several of us had been told earlier in week they were out today. I do not have update on Jolie Rasmussen’s travel status yet. Two schools of thought. She stays here to rehab under UH supervision She travels for the value she has on the bench and rehabs at Baylor under UH’s trainer supervision. Top 25 No. 2 Stanford (A) def. No. 1 Nebraska, 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-16 Rice (H) […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Josh Walker named AVCA assistant coach of the year; Nebraska loses to Stanford

By Cindy Luis on September 18, 2019

University of Hawaii men’s volleyball assistant coach Josh Walker was named the 2019 AVCA Assistant Coach of the Year today. Walker, a second-team AVCA All-American in 2010 for the Warriors, completed his fourth season on head coach Charlie Wade’s staff in 2019. He is the first UH assistant coach to win the award since it debuted in 2010. The Virginia Beach, Va., native helped lead the Rainbow Warriors to a national runner-up finish and a program-best 28 victories, which included […]

Hawaii volleyball: Emily Hartong returns as AVP pro

By Warrior World on September 18, 2019

Former Hawaii volleyball great Emily Hartong is back in town this week competing on the AVP Tour. Hartong, an AVCA All-American and a two-time Big West player of the year, granted a video interview with Hawaii Warrior World’s Cindy Luis on Tuesday at a practice at Queen’s Beach. She will compete in a qualifier Thursday to advance into the main draw of the AVP’s Hawaii Open, with competition through Sunday at Fort DeRussy. Hartong was eighth all-time in UH indoor […]