Day IV, Practice II

Former UH assistant and UCI coach Charlie Brande watching practice today. Always enjoy talking volleyball with him, and Chris McLachlin.

We’re in agreement that the Wahine have made great strides from the first scrimmage to today’s.

Very impressed with Koelsch’s blocking and setting, especially her connection with Magill. It’s not like Vorster, who tended to jump early at times and hit the ball as it was going up instead of on the downswing. Magill gets up quick and high, touches somewhere between 10-6 and 10-7. Koelsch sets a quick ball, but working on her location.

Adolpho moving well on the slides.

Shoji said they were going to do a lot of 3-meter attacks and it looks like Maglio is a solid option back there. Greeley has nice hands for a tall girl, took the second ball a number of times and set it well.

No morning practice. They’ll be back at it Thursday afternoon.


  1. Brandon August 13, 2014 9:56 pm

    Is Maglio solely a middle blocker or are they looking at her for OH

  2. scrooge August 13, 2014 10:08 pm

    Is that correct… Maglio as a solid option out the back row or do you mean Magill when she goes back to serve?

  3. Cindy Luis August 13, 2014 11:14 pm

    1. Maglio is an MB.
    2. and she was hitting out of the back row.
    Magill is not ready to be back there serving.

  4. volleyballfan August 14, 2014 12:36 am

    Sounds like Greeley would be more suited for the RS (Opposite) if she can set the ball that well for an Outside Hitter.

  5. bowsfan August 14, 2014 8:11 am

    I was wondering is Kendra a hitter first then became a setter. I only ask this because I remember reading somewhere when Kyra Goodman was injured during a club game, that Kendra was the setter. Last year while watching the Ann Kang, I noticed that Kendra was comfortable being a setter and a hitter. I remember way back when Robyn was a hitter and had to be told to be the setter and didn’t want to because of Kari.

  6. ki August 14, 2014 9:12 am

    I remember watching Robyn hit for the Wahine as a freshman. She had a quick-step approach to the ball. Enjoyed watching her spike. In a way, glad it was short-lived. It paved the way for her All-World performance as a setter collegiately, nationally, and professionally.

  7. Hot August 14, 2014 11:22 am

    4. Just because she can set doesn’t mean she’s suited for opposite. That depends on what Shoji wants from that position. If I’m not mistaken, Hawaii has recently been using the libero to set when the setter take the first ball. Some offenses use the MB. Besides, Cindy has already mentioned that it’s Passi and Long on the right. Might also be possible that Long is ahead of Greeley on the left as well.

  8. GoBOWS August 14, 2014 11:51 am

    4. I’m pretty sure this topics has been hashed out multiple times and Cindy made it very clear… From what she knows now, Kendra will not be used as a hitter. She’s the back up setter now. She’s not even on the depth chart as of now. Lets move on

  9. Cindy Luis August 14, 2014 9:10 pm

    8. Well, can tell you that Charlie Brande, Dave’s former assistant, had the same thought about Greeley as a hitter when we were talking Wednesday. I think Shoji wants to keep her practicing at setter. I but could see her being subbed into the front row for blocking if needed. She’s very good at that.

  10. mauna August 16, 2014 2:28 pm

    9. Cindy, I think you meant Kendra as a hitter vice Greeley. All these new tall freshmens look-a-like, lol.

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