Averill POW, Hawaii up to 7 in poll

From the MPSF
Senior middle blocker Taylor Averill was named men’s volleyball’s Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/Molten Player of the Week (Jan. 19-25). It is Averill’s second weekly conference award this season.

The San Jose, Calif. native played a big role, along with his teammates, in netting two consecutive victories last weekend over UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 16 & 18), ending a seven-match losing streak to the Gauchos. The Rainbow Warriors improved to a 5-1 record, opening MPSF-play 2-0.

Averill accumulated a .513 middle attack (25-5-39) for the two-game series, while adding 10 blocks (2 solo), four digs, and one service ace.

The Warriors will take one week off before flying out for their road-opening series against No. 3 UC Irvine, Jan. 28 and Jan. 30 for another MPSF match-up.

As for the Poll:


Loyola stays at 1. Lewis up 5 to 2. then UCI, BYU, sc, Pepperdine,
and then Hawaii

Yes, agree that Lewis moving up to 2 is surprising. They beat Carthage and Harvard. seriously.


  1. 'ohanaInBellingham January 19, 2015 5:23 pm

    A family member asked me recently how often balls are replaced in the men’s game. I didn’t have an answer, but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that a new ball was needed after Sunshine scored UH’s 16th point in S2 of Friday’s match!!

    Well-deserved recognition, Taylor!

  2. islandman January 19, 2015 6:20 pm

    Here is a picture of Holt above the net, Cindy had mentioned that he has great verticle.


  3. islandman January 19, 2015 6:22 pm

    s/b vertical

  4. Cubicle1126 January 20, 2015 7:30 am

    Congrats to Averill.

    Big weekend for the Warriors. The Sunday win was all the more impressive because of how everyone contributed … 5 hitters with double digit kills. Nicely done.

  5. 'ohanaInBellingham January 20, 2015 7:40 am

    Averill would likely credit Kanetake’s, Pono’s, and Siki’s passing and Jenning’s setting for this weekend’s hitting success.

  6. 'ohanaInBellingham January 20, 2015 10:42 am

    Did Averill get recognized for not only the conference PoW but also for the D1-D2 PoW? The MPSF/UH press release makes no mention of the AVCA award.

  7. mei mei January 20, 2015 12:56 pm

    saw Lily K and Hubby? w/ their adorable baby… they look’d great!

  8. Cindy Luis January 20, 2015 6:23 pm

    7 He did. UH release came out on Monday after the MPSF announcement. AVCA POW comes out on Tuesday.
    Have a new thread started so closing out this one.


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