10-28 Tuesday check-in

Team practiced 6-8:15, mostly skill work. lifting this afternoon.
They’ll have practice tomorrow afternoon and take the red-eye out to L.A.

mentioned on previous thread, as expected Guinasso and Kahakai making the trip. Which is what Shoji said would happen two weeks ago, depending on everyone’s health.

Did ask Shoji again about the brace. He said it isn’t illegal as long as it was padded they didn’t want to have the added weight so Taylor went with heavy taping. I asked why it was an issue halfway through the season. He said that no official had every questioned it before.

Renae the trainer said that it was in the NCAA rulebook about support that was on any part of the arm, shoulder to the wrist. and that the rule didn’t extend to knee braces.

Guinasso is excited to be making her first trip. Said she had looked at UCI but her mother thought it was too close to home. said mom is rethinking that since she misses her daughter so much.

anyway, that’s about it.


  1. LC October 28, 2014 1:33 pm

    Glad to see baby G getting to make the trip.

  2. Kazu October 28, 2014 2:30 pm

    About time baby G gets to make a trip. Sounds like mom wants her daughter back on the mainland. My feeling is that there is another player in that same situation.

  3. blunite October 28, 2014 3:44 pm

    By now, hopefully, UH sees the value of the “Opposite attack.” Against Northern Arizona and UCSB UH went “Opposite”, against CSUN and LBSU UH went “Left.” The results speak for themselves.

  4. Cindy Luis October 28, 2014 4:53 pm

    2. I’m sure all the parents miss their children when they go away to college, especially across the Pacific Ocean

  5. Cindy Luis October 28, 2014 4:55 pm

    2. don’t know why you seem so upset. Shoji said weeks ago that Guinasso would make this trip.

  6. hollycow October 28, 2014 5:08 pm

    Gianna and her family knew what she was getting into when she committed to UH. Her intentions, unless she changed her mind, was to walk on and play indoors for her freshman year only and then play sand the rest of her time here. If she hasn’t changed her plans, the rumor talk of transferring to get more playing time indoors seems unwarranted.

  7. wildcard October 28, 2014 5:16 pm

    ah shoji kept his promise and baby g is added to the attack. kahakais first road trip should stabilize na wahine and the rest of the big west season should be less of a threat.

    btw that red-eye flight isnt to affect na wahine is it? and this time hawaiian airlines or whatever from last time should be relieved of use for causing that 9 hour delay right?

  8. AdmrVT October 28, 2014 6:26 pm

    #7. What promise? As I recall, UH was Kendra Koelsch’s and Gianna’s “dream school,” but assumed they were going to different colleges. Both were ecstatic when they compared notes and found they were both headed to UH — initially for Kendra to play sand (until an indoor scholarship opened up), and Gianna for sand.

  9. High N Wide October 28, 2014 6:41 pm

    Wonderful for Guinasso. And wonderful for the coach who kept his word.

  10. wildcard October 28, 2014 9:15 pm

    8. the promise was reportedly coach shoji said for guinasso to be on next trip.

  11. Cindy Luis October 28, 2014 10:03 pm

    7. they weren’t on the red-eye last time the flight was delayed. they were on an early afternoon flight that didn’t leave for almost 9 hours. This time they are scheduled for the 11 p.m. flight. get in around 7.

    8. never said promise. What I wrote a few weeks ago was that Shoji said Guinasso would be on this trip.

    As for the HB players comparing notes, this is from the story I did on them that ran Aug. 18.

    Koelsch gave her oral commitment early, the summer between junior and senior years, while at a tournament in Reno, Nev. Guinasso, playing for a different team, was on her way to the same tournament when Koelsch called her.
    “It was, ‘Oh my god, her dream came true,’ ” Guinasso said. “I was so bummed. But, I kid you not, the next day, Scott (UH associate head coach Wong) was on my court. He gave me his card and I cried.
    “I called her right away. ‘Kendra, we’re going to school together!’ “

  12. LC October 28, 2014 11:27 pm

    Mom was glad to see her come here now mom wishes she was back there,women don’t know what they want, right Cindy ? 🙂

  13. noblesol October 29, 2014 4:09 am

    Most young men and women just out of high school have a lot of maturing to do. Freshman student athletes are no different in that regard, wherever they come from or wherever they wind up. Most of them will feel homesick at some point, until they’ve spent some time back home. It usually doesn’t take long before they get excited about leaving home again.

  14. AdmrVT October 29, 2014 7:49 am

    #11. Thanks Cindy. That is what I was recalling.

    #13. Actually, it sounds like Gianna is fine being here. It’s her mom that would like her back home.

  15. Cindy Luis October 29, 2014 8:17 am

    12 Women know what they want. Doesn’t mean women OR men can’t change how they thought they were going to feel.
    So: mom thinks it’s a good idea for child to go away. 2 months later, she realizes she didn’t think she’d miss said child so much.
    Still thinks it’s a good idea. Still wishes she could see said child more, as she was used to daily when they were living in the same house for 18 years

  16. Cindy Luis October 29, 2014 8:19 am

    14. Guinasso loves it here. And things will be better once she’s playing sand since she’ll feel like she’s contributing more.

  17. 'ohanaInBellingham October 29, 2014 12:04 pm

    It’s heart-warming to hear stories of dreams come true from players (Jade, Kendra, and Gianna). Thank you for that including that aspect in your articles, Cindy!

    I hope that Kendra realizes how much we all appreciate her even though she doesn’t get to play as often as she (and we) would like.

    Watching Kendra’s attitude on the sideline last weekend makes me appreciate her even more than I had from seeing her on the court.

    In bocca al lupo, Gianna!

  18. LC October 31, 2014 6:40 pm

    Told you they looked like world champs

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