Players had the morning off to do a group activity, surfing in Waikiki. Sounded like a good time was had by all.
Had some of the players come in early to shoot photos for our preview that comes out next week. Shooting the rest tomorrow.
Practice started with 30 minutes of working with the weight staff.
Opening game was ‘winners’ court’ which had Ah Mow-Santos on one side with three players and Wong on the other side with three players. The trio that won the point stayed with Ah Mow-Santos, the losing team went back to the other side and they continued the rotation.
Play started when Shoji tossed a ball onto the ‘winners’ side. Pretty funny when a couple of times the winners coming over from the side didn’t get on to the court in time for Shoji’s toss so they were considered the losing team and had to go back to the other side.
No depth chart yet. Shoji again said maybe by Friday. Maybe.
They haven’t named captains yet but likely to be Adolpho and Mendoza, the seniors.
Both setters continue to work well with the middles, shoot sets and slides.
Huff taking more swings from the 3-meter and hitting well from both pins.
Liberos-DSs all very solid passers.
Missed a little when talking with Babes Kalulu, who is an assistant at College of Southern Idaho. Getting her thoughts on Keani Passi, who played for CSI, for a story running Friday.
Learned a little more about Kalei Greeley, who enjoyed getting to the beach today. Said being in Riverside she was about an hour away from any beach.
Ended up that she is the great-niece of Jake Highland who was on the 64 US Olympic men’s volleyball team, the first time the sport was offered in the Olympics. Highland is from Papakolea but went into the Air Force has spent most of his adult life outside of Hawaii.