Finally back in Hawaii. Been a long two weeks but a good trip. Yesterday was a 21-hour day. And for those of you who are my FB friends, no, I didn’t take the $150 upgrade to first.
Anyway from the BWC. Looks like they allowed coaches to vote for their own team.
For the second straight year the University of Hawai‘i has been selected as the Big West Conference’s top pick in the women’s volleyball preseason poll, as selected unanimously by the nine league coaches.
In their first year back in the Big West after a 16-year hiatus, the ‘Bows ran the table with a perfect 18-0 league mark in 2012 to capture its sixth Big West title and 18th straight overall. The unblemished record was the first perfect season in Big West play since UC Santa Barbara posted an identical record in 2002.
UH kicks off the season against defending national champion Texas on Aug. 30 at the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational. Also on the horizon is a milestone win for head coach Dave Shoji who, with four more victories, will become the winningest coach in Division I women’s volleyball history.
2013 Big West Women’s Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll
- Hawaii (9) 81
- Long Beach State 72
- Cal State Northridge 59
- UC Davis 43
- UC Irvine 40
- UC Santa Barbara 36
- Cal State Fullerton 35
- Cal Poly 28
- UC Riverside 11
( ) Denotes first place votes