Congrats to Granato, Hawaii Gatorade POY

announced 12-11 in USA today

She led the Buffanblue to a 28-3 record and the Division I state title this past season. Granato tallied 375 kills, 295 digs, 127 blocks and 96 service aces while posting a .551 kill percentage and a .521 hitting percentage. A 2014-15 American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour First Team All-America selection, she slammed 23 kills en route to a .452 kill percentage in the state title-clinching win over Kamehameha (Honolulu, Hawaii).


  1. hatakeman December 11, 2014 1:52 pm

    Anxious to see how she performs at the DI level.

  2. karin December 11, 2014 2:19 pm

    Cindy, isn’t kill pct. hitting pct.?

  3. karin December 11, 2014 2:36 pm

    I read the article and you posted what was written but still…..

  4. jimmy the lock December 11, 2014 3:20 pm

    Yeah, what’s the dif?

  5. dasource808 December 11, 2014 3:25 pm

    If I recall correctly, kill percentage does not take errors into account, just the amount of kills divided by attempts. Hitting percentage is kills minus errors, divided by attempts.

  6. karin December 11, 2014 4:45 pm

    5. That could be but I have never ever seen any pct recorded without minusing the errors on any sites, including official NCAA, conferences and individual schools.

  7. dasource808 December 11, 2014 7:27 pm

    6. Check international competition stats, European leagues, and national team stats. They don’t usually keep those in high school, club, and NCAA.

  8. karin December 11, 2014 7:37 pm

    6. That may be in international, European and national, but we talking Granato stats in high school. Why would USA today even mention those kind of stats that high schools don’t even keep track of. Anyway thanks for your input.

  9. Butch December 11, 2014 8:27 pm

    High schools do keep kill percentage stats. Maxpreps uses both kill and hitting percentages… And it is the high school coach that needs to input those stats into maxpreps which is how Granato was selected AVCA First team Under Armour All-American.

  10. dasource808 December 11, 2014 9:44 pm

    i misspoke when i said it’s not a statistic that is kept, meant to say they don’t usually publish that statistic, if it is kept. plus it’s not hard to extrapolate kill pct. from hitting pct., just don’t take the errors into account. they don’t usually use/publish the kill pct. as much because a person can have a 50% kill percentage (50 kills in 100 attempts) but have a 0% hitting percentage if they have 50 kills and 50 errors in 100 attempts. hitting percentage provides more information.

    there is no standardized list of ALL the statistics that all schools/leagues are required to keep or publish aside from the basic ones for the box score. it depends on the school/league (and the resources they have) whether or not they keep those statistics or publish them. also it’s up to the individual school which types of statistics they keep based on what’s important to them. some keep passing efficiency statistics (the number of options available based on the pass, i.e. a 3 pass for a pass where all “three” hitting options can be set) but those aren’t normally published in the box score.

    like butch says, it’s up to the high school coach to input those. USA Today had the statistics probably because Punahou has the resources to keep those and someone to input them. plus, her numbers were gaudy and show how efficient and low-error she is (not much difference between the two statistics) and to provide information of why she was selected an All-American.

  11. bleachercoach December 11, 2014 9:46 pm

    Regardless of all this fiasco of things happening in Hawaii College Athletics, we have a one person to be super, super PROUD
    of….The “Hawaiisman” trophy winner, “MARCUS MORIOTA!!!!! Hip Hip Hooray!! Chee hoo!! Oregon Duck via St.Louis Crusader c/o Honolulu, Hawaii #8#808

  12. warriorfan December 11, 2014 10:11 pm

    Granato really had an awesome senior year, I don’t think a player has had better stats in HI state championship game since Danielson. In comparison I remember Olevao had 6 kills in the championship game her senior year.

  13. warriorfan December 11, 2014 11:00 pm

    About the next associate or assistant. I think Shoji will hire someone on the younger side, like Sealy and Scott Wong when they were hired. Don’t see Pesto or Kevin Wong being considered, they both have good jobs now anyway , Pesto at IVC and Kevin as an tv commentator although Maybe Kevin can be the beach coach and do the commentating at the olympics still.

    Someone like Dan Conners would have been perfect, but Davis snatched him up during the summer. I could see Pepperdine mens assistant David Hunt or UCSB men’s assistants Tyson Norton or Cullen Irons or Brad Keller UCLA men’s assistant. I think men’s coaches usually translate well to womens ,Sealy and Wong started out coaching men.

  14. warriorfan December 11, 2014 11:06 pm

    I think that what will make the job attractive to those coaches is that it is a gateway to a major head coaching job in the future.

  15. warriorfan December 11, 2014 11:41 pm

    My dream scenerio is Dan Fisher being named associate indoor and wahine beach volleyball head coach.

    But more realistically, hopefully it’s Kevin Wong as beach head coach and Brad Keller as indoor Assistant coach.

  16. 'ohanaInBellingham December 12, 2014 6:03 am

    Well-deserved, McKenna!

  17. Cindy Luis December 12, 2014 8:34 am

    2. yes it is hitting percentage. had posted what USA Today had written.

  18. Cindy Luis December 12, 2014 9:46 am

    15. Fisher could be the 2=for-1 that Shoji hopes for. Don’t know if K. Wong was to give up his TV stuff IMHO Pestolesi would be a natural choice but it would depend on a lot of things falling into place.
    I’m sure there will be plenty of qualified applicants.

  19. Kazu December 12, 2014 4:13 pm

    Can’t wait to see the names of applicants for Scotts position.

  20. wildcard December 13, 2014 1:49 am

    mckenna just evolves more and more into awesome. cant wait for her next year.

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