Booster Club sponsors Ace/Block/Shoji pledge program

For the second year, the Wahine Volleyball Booster Club is running an Ace Club pledge program, asking fans to make a monetary pledge per ace scored by the team.  A Roofing Co. pledge for blocks is also being added this year.  Funds raised from this program go to support the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Program.

With Dave Shoji on the cusp of becoming the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball history, the Booster Club has also started a campaign to contribute to the UHM Wahine Volleyball Scholarship Fund in Dave’s honor.
Flyers for the  programs will be available at home matches and are also available online at the Booster Club’s website,
If you can’t get in off this link, type the url on a new page or there is a link through the UH volleyball website.


  1. LC August 9, 2013 3:26 pm

    I will pledge $1,000 for a win over Texas.

    Also Cindy heard anything on who is coming for the Alumnae match? I would like to see Brittany Hewitt and Kim Willoughby.

  2. Dedicatedfan August 9, 2013 4:16 pm

    LC, I will go one better then you. I will pledge $10,000 if the Wahine win the National Championship, this year.

  3. Cindy Luis August 9, 2013 4:53 pm

    1. LC, sorry, that is so far off. Who knows. Be nice to see both of the players you mention, tho.

  4. LC August 9, 2013 4:58 pm

    I’m like Mr Wonderful on Shark Tank.I want something in return for my money and I’m not talking about a t-shit or a Hawaiian Airlines key fob, so I’m in for a grand for a win over Texas and I will match your $10,000 for a National Championship.

  5. Dedicatedfan August 9, 2013 6:23 pm

    Cindy, what are the chance of Shoji holding on, until Kawika is ready to become HC of the Wahines? Would love to see Kawika become HC of the Wahines.

  6. K-Bay August 10, 2013 12:40 am

    CAN You Really Recruit to Hawaiʻi after you, yourself chose the Big Name school?

    Stanford makes a Significant Grad School Impression…
    NOT so sure undergrad Really means much..

  7. Ron August 10, 2013 6:28 am

    We would be so lucky to have Kawika take over for his dad. He is smart and very personable and would be great at recruiting. He would benefit from working with his dad for at least one year. I guess it depends how much Dave has left in the tank. Any degree from Stanford means you competed with the best and brightest and succeed.

  8. Cindy Luis August 10, 2013 8:15 am

    5. Kawika will not be the next Wahine coach. He has a long playing career ahead of him first. He’s only 25. Don’t even know if he wants to coach, or coach women.

  9. Dedicatedfan August 10, 2013 10:06 am

    Cindy, I believe Dave was slightly younger then 25 when he took over being the Wahine HC. Kawika will be 27 by the time the 2016 Olympics is over. Old enough to become HC. The question is, can Dave hold on for another 3 years.

  10. Cubicle1126 August 10, 2013 12:37 pm

    Dedicatedfan — i would say these are very different times. how many major vball programs now give out head coaching jobs to 27-year-olds with no coaching experience? kawika may be a head coach someday (if he’s even interested in that path), but odds are next to zero that he’d be offered a head coach position as his very next job after playing professionally at age 27. that’s a transition that just does not translate in this day and age. shoji getting the job the way he did was simply a reflection of that era. and we don’t live in that era anymore.

  11. Cindy Luis August 10, 2013 4:21 pm

    Thanks cubi. totally agree that at this level no young coach is getting a job without some major coaching experience.

  12. Cindy Luis August 11, 2013 12:51 pm

    9. Shoji was 28 when he took over the Wahine in 75 Different world now for collegiate athletics.
    UH will not hire anyone with a lack of coaching experience at this level. And who knows if Kawika even wants to coach. He’s playing in Europe, is in the mix for the 2016 Olympic team and likely 2020. He’s getting married later this month.

  13. Msrpantoja1@Huh.'A'loha August 11, 2013 1:31 pm

    Aloha to our faithful kapuna.
    Hope everything finds itself in good report at home/in WA.

    Congrats to Kawika; babies start coming next. Now only IF the ‘Perfection’ of the family could convince Yogi to have a go at it. 😉

    No big deal but Marilyn Moniz-K. once told me that it was 74.

    Cin, for Toyota Autobody and UH Alumnae could you this season PERHAPS convince the S-A to sponsor–at the very least–Live Stats??
    K, ‘M’ahalo hah!!

  14. Cindy Luis August 13, 2013 2:57 pm

    Don’t think Kawika ready to start a family. But Meaghan, his soon to be wife, has a job where he is playing.

    Not sure what you mean about perfection. Yogi and Erik Shoji are a couple. Believe both are 23-24

    and don’t what you mean about 74 and Marilyn. Shoji’s age of retirement? If so, very seriously doubt that she knows anymore about when it will happen than the rest of us. As Charlie Brande and I discussed yesterday, it likely will be at least 2 years. Reaching 40 years in the job sounds good. But if he were to win it all this year, he could choose to walk away then.
    Shoji still enjoying coaching too much. When he doesn’t, then he’ll retire.

    ‘live stats’ are not sponsored. That is up to the sports information department to have a stats crew and the teams wanting it..
    who needs to be convinced is TV to do the game, which then would have stats. or radio to have live streaming, which would include stats.

  15. Msrpantoja1@Huh.'A'loha August 14, 2013 6:28 pm

    Thx for ALL info.
    You’re such a trooper!!
    You must equally love the game as sooo many do; I had that epiphany the year you disclosed watching past matches on video recording (I believe it was UCLA-HI ’11).
    ..Inexpensive yet innocuous..entertainment I like.

    ’74 was the year Shoji began coaching/administration at UH.

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