3 Warriors named Academic MPSF

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Congrats to Patrick Gasman, Dalton Solbrig and Stijn van Tilburg.

From UH:

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Scholar-Athlete Honors announced Tuesday.
The requirements were a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average accompanied by having participated in at least fifty percent or more of the institution’s competitions as well as be at least at a sophomore standing academically. Patrick Gasman, Dalton Solbrig and Stijn Van Tilburg were the three Rainbow Warriors to earn All-Academic accolades.

In their first year of eligibility for the All-Academic status, both redshirt freshman Gasman and sophomore Solbrig both earned the their first all-academic conference awards.

Gasman, who also earned MPSF all-freshman team honors this season, finished his rookie year as the team leader with 106 total blocks and an average of 1.09 blocks per set. The mechanical engineering major hit .380 for the season and averaged 1.48 kills per set.

Solbrig, a marine biology major, appeared in 19 matches with three starts at middle blocker. The middle blocker hit .333 for the season with 18 kills while averaging 0.94 blocks per set and 34.0 total blocks.

Sophomore opposite Van Tilburg earned AVCA All-America first team and all-MPSF first team honors and was also the recipient of Off The Block’s Bryan Ivie Award given to the nation’s best opposite. The economics major was voted to the NCAA Championship all-tournament team. He ranked third nationally with 4.25 kills per set average and fifth nationally in points per set (4.78). Van Tilburg appeared in 32 matches with 29 starts at opposite and hit for double-figure kills in 24 matches with three 20-kill matches while also averaged 1.21 digs and 0.69 blocks per set.


  1. islandman May 31, 2017 6:56 am

    Congrats to the three !
    Adding to Volleyman’s post on the Fab 50, someone noted that Jaylen Jasper,6-7 OH, is Ivin Jasper’s son and Kyler Presho-Hartung, 6-8, MB, is Mark’s son.

  2. setaone May 31, 2017 2:49 pm

    If Tui moves to the OH next year, who sits? Austin Matautia?

  3. Kahuna May 31, 2017 7:47 pm

    The player(s) who are least productive will sit. I don’t think you can make a determination right now as who sit and who play. Just because Tui is playing for the national team does not make him a guarantee starter. If Austin or Brett Rosenmeier return next season and play lights out, then they deserve to play and Tui either going to wait his chance or battle Gage for his libero spot.

    Got to do what is best for the team. Cannot be showing favortism and put the better players on the bench while your pet get the job.

    I think Wade has some kind of point system in practice where they get points for good plays and deductions for bad ones. Each players know where they stand so they know how much they need to do to beat out the guy in front of him.

    Fairest way to determine the starting lineup I guess.

  4. jm2375 June 1, 2017 7:32 am

    Congrats to Dalton, Stijn & Pat! Good job in the classroom and on the court! Hope more of the team makes the Academic team next year.

    Gage Worsley was selected as AVCA First-team HS Sr All-American. They listed him as an OH, not as a libero.

  5. Ki June 2, 2017 6:53 am

    Great interview with RAMS & Angelica this morning on HNN. Talked about the moment they each got the word on being hired, their plans for the program, summer camps, recruiting, and season tickets. Looking forward to the fall

  6. tako June 2, 2017 1:47 pm

    Just a thought: Not sure about some of you folks, recognize RAMS as the new calling for Robin, but…somehow it doesn’t sound “Wahine” correct.

    RAMS = pro football or a herd of male goats…nah…doesn’t sound “Wahine” correct.

  7. setaone June 2, 2017 2:57 pm

    What a change in Robyn’s demeanor since her playing days. Who knew she had such a great “voice”?

  8. Ron June 2, 2017 3:04 pm

    I also would prefer to call her Robyn . I would love to hear more about their discussion on HNN, especially about recruiting.

  9. ron June 2, 2017 5:44 pm

    Thank you uhfan, Can’t wait for the season to start!

  10. Hot June 3, 2017 5:49 pm

    Any updates on Greeley’s shoulder? Any more walk-ons walking on or off?

  11. Cindy Luis June 5, 2017 3:33 am

    new thread up.
    Thank you for the links to the news.
    6. agree with the RAMS thing. it should be Ah Mow-Santos. people weren’t calling Shoji “Dave” here so why not continue using the coach’s last name instead of RAMS or Robyn.

    7. well she is 20 years older. She always had a great voice, you saw it during the Olympics and when she was an assistant here. At least we saw it in practice, not so much during games.

    12. as for Greeley, school’s been out for over a month. haven’t seen her. last we spoke was before the men’s final four and she was doing well. Haven’t heard anything more about departures other than Smith and Freitas.

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