Day 2 with the Wahine, Averill. Lipscomb, etc


as mentioned, team is up with the chickens.

Been told that Mitchem arrives Saturday, not sure if she’s been cleared to practice.

Tuesday morning, first 15 spent on stretching and exercises, then another 15 with peppering. Currently doing some passing drills with the goal of getting the ball into the ball cart.

Catching up on some things off the other thread …

Koelsch was taped high-thigh yesterday, nothing serious and isn’t taped this morning.

UH did get a commit from Shaney Lipscomb, 6-1 MB/Opp, who was at La Jolla Country Day but has transferred to Cathedral Catholic. spoke with her and club coach today. she’s very excited about UH.

Shaney Lipscomb

USAV hasn’t released the official roster for World Cup but as mentioned on previous thread Taylor Averill is pictured on the World Cup page. USAV told me that it is the preliminary roster which means there will be cuts before the competition starts in September. But still a great thing for Averill.

Also, here’s some scenes from yesterday morning’s opening practice


  1. po'okela August 11, 2015 7:50 am

    love lipscomb. such a dynamite. probably gonna see her taking more reps on the outside because I don’t see her playing in the middle at hawai. reminds me of hartong but not as high of a jumper but you can totally see the potential the kid has.

  2. Cubicle1126 August 11, 2015 10:45 am

    hard to believe the new season is about to start up again.

    nice video clips of the first day’s practice. they seemed to run a lot of drills hitting out of the back row. at least just in that video.

    nice to see the freshmen middle, natasha burns, not afraid to get down low for a dig.

  3. Cubicle1126 August 11, 2015 10:46 am

    congrats to averill. i looked at the link to the roster real quick. it looks like he was the only player from the pan am games roster to make the preliminary roster for the world cup.

    hope he makes the final roster!

  4. Cubicle1126 August 11, 2015 10:52 am

    correction — averill and johnson were the only pan am games players to make the world cup roster. both are MBs. and they did have two of the better performances for team usa from the pan am games.

  5. cruisecontrol August 11, 2015 12:03 pm

    Thanks Cindy for providing these tasty little appetizers before the main course comes. Hmmm, must be lunch time…

  6. Cindy Luis August 11, 2015 1:43 pm

    1. still has two years to grow but agree if she’s only 6-1 … She said she’s mostly played OPP, played middle for club because they had lost 2 MBs.

    2. they did a lot of different drills That was just one out of probably 15 different ones One new one, as mentioned yesterday, was the middles setting. Shoji said that the MBS have to learn to be able to do something with the off ball.

    I guess you’re talking about the videos shot by Stan Lee on that include interviews with the three freshmen. The three videos on the link above I shot.

  7. po'okela August 11, 2015 1:55 pm

    can’t see the videos you shot.

    could you post the link in the comments pls?

  8. Kazu August 11, 2015 4:24 pm

    Nice shot of the rooster. Beautiful bird.

  9. Cindy Luis August 11, 2015 5:07 pm

    7 sorry not sure where they went. will have to check with webmaster.
    other videos available at

    8. it is.

  10. Doug August 12, 2015 8:22 am

    Hope coach does deeper into his lineup this season. Seems to work well on the mens side.

  11. Cindy Luis August 12, 2015 8:32 am

    10. not sure how deep he’ll go. but UH will have a lot of options for sure.

    AVCA poll will be out in a bit so Wednesday’s thread at

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