Fisher named Top 5, 4 Warrior recruits on Fab 50
Hawaii Baptist’s Michael Fisher was named No. 5 among the top five players in the Class of 2103 and all four of the University of Hawaii signees made the Fab 50 list by Volleyball magazine.
Fisher, a 6-foot-7 outside hitter, led Hawaii Baptist to its third consecutive Division II championship last month. He is committed to play at UCLA next season.
Also named Fab 50 were incoming Warriors Kupono Fey, Jennings Franciscovic, Naimoa Frank and Dane Keckin.
Fey, a 6-5 outside hitter, helped Punahou to its second straight DI title last month. Frank, a 6-6 middle, missed his senior season at Kalaheo due to a football injury. Francisovic is a 6-foot setter out of Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, Calif., and Keckin is a 6-6 opposite out of Santa Monica (Calif.).
Francisovic and Keckin are club teammates at Pacific Palisades VC.
Jennings is 6’5″
Thanks TW, just posting what VBMag had. UH lists him as 6-4, Fey at 6-6, Frank at 6-7
There is a chance that Keckin is no longer coming to UH. He isn’t on the current roster
As some has noticed, the roster is missing several players.
Phelps and Weschung are gone. Leung, the transfer from Pepperdine, isn’t listed but was told he intends to be at UH in fall.
Looks like the Wahine will be playing Creighton, South Dakota and Wichita St. at the Shocker Volleyball Classic, Sept. 20-21.
Wichita St out of the Missouri Valley Conference always seems to provide a RPI boost whenever they’re on Hawaii’s schedule.
Creighton won the MVC last season, but they move to the Big East for this upcoming season. I don’t know what they lose to graduation, but if they can maintain their competitiveness, then they’ll be an RPI boost as well.
South Dakota St.— I was hoping for another team, maybe from the Big10 or the Big12. But I guess overall the RPI-benefit of Creighton and Wichita St outweighs what South Dakota St will bring for Hawaii’s RPI. The best we can hope for is that they keep their win/loss record above .500 at least.
Too bad on Wechsung.
Only benefit I’m seeing from this tournament is playing in an away tournament. Don’t know how all the moving around of teams into other conferences will affect things. as cubi mentioned, Creighton to the Big East. The MVC has had quite a high RPI, deserved or not, but don’t think South Dakota is much help.