Hawaii 3, Northern Arizona 0

Hawaii starting Higgins, Taylor, Magill, Manu-Olevao, Greeley, Adolpho and Mendoza.

As mentioned on another thread, Russ Rose won his 1,135th at Penn State.
If Hawaii wins tonight, he and Shoji would be tied for most all-time wins.




  1. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 7:14 pm

    UH up 12-7. TO NAU

  2. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 7:19 pm

    UH has pulled away to a 17-9 lead. TO NAU

  3. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 7:27 pm

    UH wins 25-18. very sloppy, including the officiating.

  4. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 7:42 pm

    UH struggled in the beginning but has pulled out to a 15-9 lead at the TTO. Wahine with just too much height.

  5. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 7:49 pm

    UH up 20-13. TO NAU. Taylor with her first ace of the season makes it 21-13

  6. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 7:52 pm

    UH with a double sub, Koelsch and Passi in. UH wins on a block by Passi and Adolpho 25-15.

  7. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 8:05 pm

    UH down 4-1 in Set 3. an early timeout by Shoji

  8. Kalihifc September 19, 2014 8:06 pm

    Maybe Taylor needs a back row sub?

  9. tossup September 19, 2014 8:06 pm

    ragged play. some sucky passes. is it really because void by kahakai? greeley holds steady and tai hustles aggressively. couple of interesting shots though. tai jump serve then magill unleashes her big gun in the overpass.

  10. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 8:11 pm

    tough serving by Manu-Olevao helps UH take an 8-6 lead. TO NAU

  11. tossup September 19, 2014 8:12 pm

    shoji finally got smart to use a sub instead of timeout to slow the rally. then again it turns out he already used a timeout. so maybe finally realized?

  12. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 8:18 pm

    UH up 17-12. TO NAU. tickets 5941, 4027

  13. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 8:24 pm

    Getting a little sloppy at the end. it was 20-14. now 10-17. TO UH

  14. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 8:28 pm

    UH wins 25-18

  15. warriorfan September 19, 2014 8:29 pm

    Thank god Kalei Adolpho is back. Hope she keeps playing like this the rest of the season, she needs to close out her career on top.

    I really like Koelsch playing in the front for Higgins, don’t see much drop off in her setting and she just puts up a huge block. We will need that in playoffs, physical outsides will go up and over Higgins.

  16. tossup September 19, 2014 8:40 pm

    some more interesting plays. tai jump serve taking something off adjust at the last second practically ensuring the ace and also when she served it causing nau to cause the ball out of control bouncing around ace. also how bout that other kill by magill seemed like it knocked a player off her feet

  17. LanaiBoy September 19, 2014 8:58 pm

    Something new for Hawaii. The garbage, out-of-system sets went to Greeley mostly but a lot also went to Nikki Taylor, even to the back row. Usually it goes to a dominant left-side hitter, like Emily Hartong last year. That’s why both had low hitting percentages.

  18. tossup September 19, 2014 9:00 pm

    na wahine definitely needs improvement. not bad win. but passing not satisfying and the pesky net (either hitting ball into net or player careening into/with net are the no nos.

    they got an easy win likely because nau had been slacking off on vacation. got here on wednesday and reportedly went to the beach. (nothing wrong with that though, they are after all made it to the island)

    the bows better be ready tomorrow. they better not be tired after the alumnae match and give themselves away too much.

  19. islandman September 19, 2014 9:04 pm

    Kendra on the post game tv show, said Robyn has taught her so much about setting.

  20. Wop ur jaws September 19, 2014 9:29 pm

    Higgins is just average. Not much of a consistent blocker nor is she much of a quarterback type momentum changer as a setter. I watched the WA (5) vs WISC(4) match while at the Stan and even though WA pulled out the minor upset set win at home in five, Wisconsin’s setter, Sophomore Carllini IS a quarterback momentum type setter. She is the real deal, confident and skilled, she can set anywhere at any tempo even full blast chasing bad sets. Her set selections are exactly the set needed to keep the offense humming. She splits the block, fulls the defense and surprises the other side. No change in body language and has the ability to carry the team. There are two impact freshmen on WA squad, Chrissy Johnson and Tia Scramby and for those in the know, both highly recruited HS all americans. Wisconsin is loaded with sophomores from the final four squad last year, more polished and more confidant. Both team are mid season shape. UH has a lot of work to, the tempo from both teams are hyper fast. I really really like Koelsch blocking on the right.

  21. Kalihifc September 19, 2014 9:32 pm

    The frontline of Greely/TMO, Magill and Taylor looks formidable, almost a pick your poison deal. We saw glimpses tonight.

  22. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 9:37 pm

    20. as you said, Wisconsin has a lot back from its final four team, which means they played an entire season together.
    i’d give Hawaii a break. it’s basically a new lineup.

  23. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 9:39 pm

    18. The Wahine do not play in the alumnae match. it’s alumnae vs. alumnae.
    NAU was not slacking. They went to the beach. most teams coming to Hawaii do. Especially those making their first trip here.

  24. Cindy Luis September 19, 2014 9:43 pm

    17. don’t think that is new, it’s just that Taylor is back in the lineup. With her out, the bail-out sets went quite a bit to Greeley. Taylor had 41 swings Sunday in her first start, she had 24 tonight. Greeley with 27.

  25. LanaiBoy September 19, 2014 9:56 pm

    20. What’s the point in stating that Higgins is an “average” setter so obsessively day after day? This is, by the way, not true. She is not a great setter yet, like Carlini of Wisconsin, but few are all-american caliber like she is. Higgins is a good setter; you don’t get recruited by and play for Hawaii if you are not. Hawaii is an elite program always in the top thirty of the 300 plus Division I programs in the nation. Dave Shoji states that he is on Higgins constantly in practice and games, trying to improve her game. Being a setter for Hawaii is not easy if you are a sensitive soul. all the coaches are former setters with high expectations. Who do you think Shoji is yelling at most when he jumps off the bench? Higgins is young, in her first year in a starting role. She knows she has a lot to learn and she will learn. Shoji’s direction for the Northern Arizona match, according to Cindy, was serve in and set higher. I thought Higgins did as she was told and did set higher, especially Magill and Adolpho. Both got some pretty good whacks at the ball.

  26. cocobean September 19, 2014 10:18 pm

    Thought the talent level on our side of the net was the main reason we won. It was good to finally see what is probably our strongest lineup on the floor together.
    Moving forward the challenge is having the players improving their individual skills and building cohesiveness as a unit. Their goal should be what ever team strives for…..that at it’s best, the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. One team.

  27. tossup September 19, 2014 10:29 pm

    23. cindy so no alumnae vs varsity this year eh?

    nau was mentally still at the beach, no doubt (;

  28. bleachercoach September 19, 2014 10:49 pm

    Carlini is sensational!! Not fair to compare
    our setter with her. This is just maybe her potential at this stage of her game. One thing I am noticing is we (Hawaii) continue to trap set our hitters. Coach Robyn knows best but their seems to be a difference in location and height of ball from both setters. I remember when Hawaii used to set high, wide, and away from the net. We used to say we got to set faster but maybe due to our team inexperience, the old style may give this team a better chance to see the block and give the hitters more options and success rate (only my opinion ) I dislike our team bump setting that’s why I would like to see Koelsch in there with Higgins. It is very obvious the team is looking for that leadership and was really looking toward Nikki for that with that “X” factor but due to her injury it may or may not come to fruition. So….Every girl veteran and frosh. need to find that desire in each of themselves to be the one!! When they all play with that passion, desire, and whatever word you can find to not be stuck in the “quicksand”…Watch Out!!

  29. cocobean September 19, 2014 10:52 pm

    Lanai. Funny you should mention the player Shoji is yelling at the most. I thought that from the beginning of the season. I remember on L and L Kanoa prefaced a question to Dave about his relationship with Higgins by saying – “you have been traditionally been hard on setters, you coach them tough, especially the ones you saw potential greatness in.” Dave chuckled and answered , ” I’ve made every setter in the program cry at some point and she’s been on the verge of crying….” He went to what he see’s in Higgins now and what he wants her to work on.

  30. tossup September 19, 2014 10:53 pm

    you know i like magills tipping more than her few blows. its like a dump shot that forces the opponent to defend/lift the ball.

  31. tossup September 19, 2014 10:59 pm

    i wonder if the complaints about magill not swinging it vice tipping still exists and what that was really all about?

  32. blunite September 19, 2014 11:09 pm

    Nikki Taylor was going at half speed all night. She is not fully recovered as evidenced by the big bulge around her right elbow and her being almost out of breath a few times. Give her a week and she will be playing closer to 3/4 speed.
    Get used to Nikki playing opposite, Shoji has finally figured out that the opposite hitter is your high scorer, not the left (check any volleyball guide).

    The only concern for Saturday night is UNA going with faster sets to the outside. Typically, the fast set will beat Magill and Adolpho to the outside. Shoji has to decide whether to cheat a backrow player up to the pin to compensate or hope our single block is sufficient. Otherwise, superior talent will tell.

  33. seasider September 19, 2014 11:12 pm


    Wisconsin is a veteran team that lost to Penn State in the Final Four last year.
    Wisconsin is loaded: They have two Senior Ace Top 100. 2013 #1 Recruit Carlini a 6-2 Setter and 2011 #6 Recruit in Chapman a 6-4 outside. Plus 3 Top 20 Senior Aces.

    After this season they’ll lose Chapman and Thomas but reload with 2015 Senior Ace Top 10 Recruits in #6 Williams a 6-3 MB and #9 Duello a 6-2 outside. Also for their 2015 Class they’ll have a Top 20 Recruit in #12 Morgan a 6-5 Middle.

    Hawaii on the other hand is a very young team without any Top 10 Senior Ace on the roster, and 1 in the Top 20 in Higgins, Class of 2013, at #19. Next highly recruited athlete on the roster is sophomore Nicky Taylor at #26 for the 2013 Class. Jane Crosson, at #7 for the 2011 Recruiting Class, would’ve have been

    Hawaii’s Top 10 if she had paid attention to her academics.

    Hawaii gets their share of Top 100 recruits, but usually around the 30-100 ranked recruits, and next 150 recruits, Manu-Olevao and Ginger Long. For its 2015 Class, Hawaii will reload with #75, Castillo, #61, and Mitchem a 2012 #16 Senior Ace, FAB 50, 2013 AVCA JCPOY. Per Tawa of PrepVolleyball.com, Castillo would’ve been a Top 10, if not for ankle injury.

    Penn State has 3 Top 10 (#1 and #2, #8 rated recruits) and 3 Top 20 recruits on their roster.

    Nebraska has 3 Top 10 and 3 Top 20 recruits for their 2014 roster.
    Texas has 6 Top 10 (#1, #2, #5, two #6, #10) and 2 Top 20 recruits.
    Stanford has 3 Top 10 (#2, #5, #10) and 2 Top 20 recruits.
    Washington has 2 Top 10 (#1 Vansant, #9) and 6 Top 20 recruits.
    USC has 5 Top 10 (#2, #4, #6 two #7) and 1 Top 20 recruits.
    Minnesota has 1 Top 10 (#8) and 1 Top 20 recruits.
    UCLA has 2 Top 10 (#8, #10) and 2 Top 20 recruits.
    Florida has 2 Top 10 (#3, #9) and 2 Top 20 recruits.
    California has 1 top 10 (#5) and 3 Top 20 recruits.
    Oregon has 0 top 10 and 1 top 20 recruit.
    Illinois has 1 Top 10 (#3) and 0 top 20 recruit. But for its 2015 Class they’ll bring a #3 ranked 6-2 setter, a #10 6-2 middle.
    Michigan has 1 Top 10 (#3), and 0 Top 20
    Arizona State has 0 Top 10 and 2 Top 20.
    Missouri, Iowa State, Purdue, Ohio State, Arizona, San Diego has 0 Top 10 and 0 Top 20.

    National Champs: 2000 Nebraska, 2001 Stanford, 2002-2003 Southern Cal (2002-2003 Hawaii in Final Four), 2004 Stanford, 2005 Washington, 2006 Nebraska, 2007-2008, 2009, 2010 Penn State (2009 Hawaii in Final Four), 2011 UCLA, 2012 Texas, 2013 Penn State.

    For the year-ending poll the last 10 years:
    Penn State and Nebraska finished in the top 10 the last 10 seasons
    Texas and Stanford 9 of 10
    Washington 8 of 10
    Hawaii and USC 7 of 10
    Minnesota 6 of 10
    UCLA and Florida 5 of 10
    California 4 of 10
    Oregon and Illinois 3 of 10
    Missouri and Iowa State 2 of 10
    Ohio State, Arizona, Tennessee, Michigan, Purdue, Wisconsin, San Diego 1 of 10

    The last 10 season, Hawaii rarely has 2 Top 10 recruits on its roster (the last was Danielson and Crosson in 2011) compared to Penn State, Nebraska, Texas, Stanford, Washington, USC, UCLA, Florida.

    But, Hawaii finishing 7 of 10 in the year-ending poll tells you that coach Shoiji, coach Anderson, coach Ah Mow-Santos, coach Wong have done a great job teaching and bringing out the best from their recruited athletes.

    LOL…how many times has the committee sent Hawaii to Washington, USC, the Purdue Regional, and the Nebraska Regional.

    Bottom line, this is a very young team. Nicky Thomas injury did set them back a couple of steps versus Arizona State, Oregon and UCLA. But, don’t sell this team short. They’ll win the BWC, and make some noise on the road in the NCAA. LOL…They’ll probably see Texas, Stanford, Washington, or USC in NCAA 2nd round.

  34. bleachercoach September 19, 2014 11:23 pm

    33. Wow great info.!!

  35. blunite September 19, 2014 11:43 pm

    NT went at half speed all night, as evidenced by the bulge around her right elbow and her huffing and puffing. Get used to her at opposite as Shoji has finally figured out that opposite is the percentage high scorer, not left. (Check any volleyball knowledgeable site.)

    The main concern tomorrow night is UNA switching to faster sets (speed sets). MBs typically are not fast enough to close the block against speed sets. UH will have to decide if a single block is sufficient or if they should cheat a backrow up to the pin.

  36. Wop ur jaws September 20, 2014 12:32 am

    33. Anybody can copy and paste info from the NCAA stats. 22. I’ll give UH a break when they don’t play the same top teams I mentioned. Wake up people, last I checked UH is still in the same division as Wisconsin. Unless you are saying that Wisconsin, Washington or Penn St. potentially will not be in UH’s way to win a championship, then I will not compare UH to any top team. However that is not reality is it. The bottom line is, UH may want to consider how the top teams are winning because that could be its opponents post season. It’s simple if you as a team are not at that level, just say it so we all can save our money and stop supporting you. Or at least just say, hey fans we are a young team so bear with us. This year, maybe not so much, but the future looks bright as we get older since we are young. And guess what as UH gets better, so will everyone else potentially even the ones that are awesome right now. So I don’t understand how anyone can think that UH’s growth will be so great as to be able to handle Wisconsin, Washington or even Penn St. This year. And it all starts with the coach.

  37. warriorfan September 20, 2014 12:37 am

    39. dude you’re a broken record.
    blah blah blah, nothing, same stuff, nothing insightful. Yes UH is not at the same level as two top five teams right now, DUH and???

  38. Hossana September 20, 2014 1:45 am

    39. Your negativity is really a reflection of your idiocy but this is what the comment section is for in expressing one’s views be it on the coach, team, or players. Its unfortunate that you’re not an avid fan but just an interloper who looks for the negatives and don’t accentuate the positives. For crying out loud, this is a young team with individuals playing together for the first time. You comparing Taylor to Wisconsin’s setter or the team to any of the Top 5 teams is absurb and really ridiculous. Give it time for the team to evolve and eventually you will have a cohesive unit. For the material he has to work with year in and out, I think Shoji et. staff has done a great job. Nothing more and nothing less.

  39. oldtimer808 September 20, 2014 6:19 am

    Don’t give credence to #39 because all that ever comes out from his corner is bs and negativity. Don’t even respond to his as you say his idiocy. His screen name is a reflection of how he walks thru life.

  40. Kazu September 20, 2014 6:57 am

    Any idea which players are coming for the Alum match. How do they decide as to who plays for which team?

  41. LC September 20, 2014 7:14 am

    Last night you saw my winner,winner chicken dinner line up. They still need a little work but this is the best line up going forward.

    I still say that at this present point in time CSUN has a very good shot at winning the Big West outright this year. Road trips will be crucial for the Wahine and I’m not sure how this team will respond,but time will tell.

  42. mauna September 20, 2014 7:23 am

    And I say UH has a very good shot to win the BW outright this year. The crucial matches Oct 10-11 will indicate who’s boss at that time.

  43. Wop ur jaws September 20, 2014 7:57 am


    In five minutes CSUN vs Stanford. The first time I’ll see CSUN play this season. Check it out.

  44. seasider September 20, 2014 8:00 am


    Your reading comprehension is below par…read my post again.

    Everything posted from me are from more creditable sources than the NCAA, i.e. PrepVolleyball.com, RichKern, UH Website.

    Bottom line coach Shoiji and his staff has done wonders with his Top 100 recruits (ranging from 30-100, and Next 150 recruits) versus those schools with multiple Top 10 and Top 20 recruits on their roster.

    LOL…Hawaii’s Top recruits going back to 2003: Boogaard #9, Danielson #5, Crosson #7; Top 20 recruits: Houston #12 and Higgins #19. Texas this year has a total of 6 athletes in the Top 10, plus 2 in the Top 20.

    Give credit where credit is due. Don’t be blind, give a little love…it’s good for the soul and your over-all well being.

  45. hollycow September 20, 2014 8:48 am

    Looks like Northridge is tanking, no match at all.

  46. Diogenes Sinope September 20, 2014 8:56 am

    Sorry, I have very strong opinions. Unfortunately I don’t have enough facts.

    I don’t say much on this blog, having no experience playing volleyball or even jumping beyond four inches-six inches being earth-bound. I do enjoy watching the volleyball games for the last upteen years.

    I figure anyone that has coached volleyball for the last 40-years and has a winning record must have some modicum of knowledge about the game.

    I may think some player is not a good player but if the coach keeps her in, he knows a heck of a lot more than I do.

    So I’ll sit back, take my meds, and remember the Spanish proverb that a “closed mouth doesn’t catch flies.”


  47. blunite September 20, 2014 9:06 am

    Stat Sheet reveals textbook result from optimal utilization of personnel. UH block is now formidable.

    BLOCKS: Nikki Taylor – 5, Olivia Magill – 4, Kalei Adolpho – 4
    KILLS: Nikki Taylor – 11, Olivia Magill – 11, Kalei Greeley – 7, Tai Olevao – 6, Kalei Adolpho – 6.

    UNA runs a quick offense with “fast” sets, which accounted for their 9 – 0 start. UH serve and block (16 to 8 edge in BA) took UNA out of system most of the night. As opposite NT’s numbers will soar as she recovers, which will open up KG. Hopefully, UH wicked serving continues tonight.

  48. LC September 20, 2014 9:18 am

    Cupcakes accounted for NAU’s 9-0 start.

  49. blunite September 20, 2014 9:54 am

    CSUN is MB centric but is no match for UH current starters. CSUN win over USD due to 33 errors by Torreros. CSUN stats: (OPP) Cieana Stinson hit for .000 on 28 attempts, (MB) Casey Hinger hit .417 on 24 attempts. (OH) Natalie Allen hit .261 on 23 attempts. (OH) Danetta Boykin hit .237 on 38 attempts.

    1 Casey Hinger…….. * 4 13 3 24 .417 2 2 3 0 10 2 5 0 0 19.5
    2 Kelcie Randazzo….. ^ 4 0 0 0 .000 2 0 1 1 13 0 0 0 0 0.0
    4 Katie Sato………. 4 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0
    5 Julie Haake……… 1 0 2 3 -.667 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    9 Natalie Allen……. * 4 7 1 23 .261 0 0 2 2 8 0 4 0 0 9.0
    13 Steffi Miller……. * 4 1 0 1 1.000 41 1 0 0 4 0 3 2 0 3.5
    15 Sam Kaul………… * 4 6 4 16 .125 0 0 0 0 2 1 6 0 1 10.0
    17 Cieana Stinson…… * 4 5 5 28 .000 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 5.5
    18 Danetta Boykin…… * 4 16 7 38 .237 0 1 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 18.5
    19 Alia Casino……… 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    Totals 48 22 133 .195 45 6 9 3 44 3 22 3 1 68.0

  50. Wop ur jaws September 20, 2014 9:56 am

    Okay let me convey reality as it was told to me by a long time friend who is a retired volleyball head coach. First, with regards to UH and Dave, the final say for most anything regarding UH is the board of regents. As long as the board of regents like a coach, he/she will remain no matter what kind of record they may have. The main example is Les Murakami. He is beloved and will always be to UH. For him, his legacy and accomplishments made him the regents favorite regardless of his age. According to my friend, one main reason why a coach could lose favor from the UH board of regents is financial. So until Na Wahine stop making money for UH, Dave will have a home. The truth is, no amount of criticism from me or anyone else is going to make the BOR push Dave out. He and his great accomplishments and all the hard work Na Wahine have done are still having an impact when it comes to fan support and interest by bringing in not only income, but notoriety for UH. The truth is, the only way Dave will be pushed out is if the fan support stops. And we all know that will never happen. There are to many fans who have grown up with Dave and the ladies, like myself, to ever give it up. Its in our blood. So why the criticism, I guess its simple, I want them to be number 1 and win a championship. So if i come across as harsh, my bad, but that’s it.
    Now as my friend also pointed out, that Na Wahine has created a mini industry, so anyone who has an interest in UH succeeding, will always defend it, and I get that. You don’t bite the hand that feeds you – not to mention all the countless friends and family of the players, they want no harm to come to their loved ones,
    i get that too. So for those supporters, you hope for the best. And give a good try if they don’t.
    The main thing to take away from this is that, again as dictated to me from my retired head coach friend, the head coach is the only one that matters. He doesn’t have to listen to anybody, not even his assistant coaches or his family. Because a head cannot show indecisiveness or weakness when it comes to making decisions. It just doesn’t work that way. And if any staff member or player feels as if the head coach is not competent, the only thing they can do, is leave. A head coach is responsible for it all. And as for Dave, he has proven time and time again that he knows what he is talking about. So yeah, I don’t expect him to cave in from the criticism, I never did. So Dave will decide it all. When he chooses to step down, how he wants his team to be, how he prepares them for the season. Again as long as Na Wahine fans support him, the BOR for UH are happy. And you can bet that UH is going to capitalize on Dave and Na Wahines’ legend.

  51. 1988 ("circles") September 20, 2014 9:56 am

    Coach’s style is just about passe.

    Encouragement–as a gift–is something that I realize is in the DNA; some people are born with it and other’s go lacking.

    Females (generations x y z particularly) are subject to larger societal pressures, negating all types of worth. The remedy is and always has been to be a servant for some in sacrifice.

    People look at their leaders to forge forward with aloha.

    Aloha is always THE answer!

    Now that UH doesn’t get thee recruits it once did, aloha more than ever is a must.

    UH is blessed and highly favored to have Mitchem committed next season. Some of those other “big named schools” (who also came calling) are truly BIG names which aren’t so blessed consequentially.

  52. cocobean September 20, 2014 10:03 am

    Wop … u had me fooled. always thought u had no friends. my bad.

  53. hollycow September 20, 2014 10:24 am

    Higgins, Koelsch, good setter, not a good setter, average setter. What’s the point arguing, Carlini ain’t transferring to UH. Shoji and Wong recruited both so they’ll do the best they can with them. Now let’s talk about how the team can get better with our two setters and enjoy the season.

  54. blunite September 20, 2014 11:03 am

    IMHO, rotation with KG, OM, and NT up front can hold their own against any team (yes, even Penn State and Stanford). UH’s block will keep them in the game regardless of who is across the net. (Texas’ 6’3″ OHs ultimately failed against UH’s block last year, even without Olivia Magill.)

  55. NinthIsland September 20, 2014 11:35 am

    IMO, Higgins is a very good setter. She’s getting better as the season progresses…I like the lineup UH had last night…best so far…I believe we can win the Big West outright, as long as our current starters remain healthy. Teams like Stanford, USC, Texas, etc…always looked spectacular in the past and unbeatable untill they play us and lost… In the post season I’m looking for us (Hawaii) to make a big run upsetting some of those so called outstanding teams (Washington, Wisconsin, etc…).

  56. tongo September 20, 2014 11:47 am

    54 Glad I read your last comment as I was just ready to skip all other future posting by you. This is after all – just fun and entertainment for us fans between games, and I actually like reading your post. I agree with others that your constant repetition and slighting of the same players over and over again is really (really, really, really… really) annoying. It drowns out the other interesting points that you make.

  57. NinthIsland September 20, 2014 11:51 am

    Another ranked team loses to unranked…#11 Purdue loses to Saint Louis in 5 on Purdue’s home court.

  58. AdmrVT September 20, 2014 1:06 pm

    60. Actually, given what was said (54), why bother? Everything said means nothing.

  59. Cubicle1126 September 20, 2014 1:36 pm

    wow, in Wop ur jaws’s mind … dave shoji is quite the dictator … lol

  60. tossup September 20, 2014 2:01 pm

    cindy shall the new topic be created timely for tonights match?

    na wahine better not be slacking any bit like last night. (shoji had chastised the captain for the team somewhat slacking) they were probably in luck because nau was the one totaling slacking. their minds were likely still at waimea/hanauma bay and not on beach volleyball mind you otherwise they would played better.

    go bows!

  61. Not an Expert September 20, 2014 3:03 pm

    With 14 to 15 players would it help the recruiting process for Wahine volleyball if the dorms and all the legal extras can be the very best, second to none. Why I say this if UH are not getting the best players and by upgrading the dorms and the little things of making their playing for UH the best and greatest experience why not do it and experiment. Being the program is profitable and the extras that can be done for a few athletes creates national champions, this can become a template for other UH programs to follow. By the way I have no idea how the comparisons for women’s volleyball amenities compare.

  62. Cindy Luis September 20, 2014 3:20 pm

    27. there hasn’t been a varsity-alumnae game in quite a while, and never when they have an NCAA team to play

  63. Cindy Luis September 20, 2014 3:27 pm

    50. you assertions about the BOR have no merit. and why bring up Coach Les? did you not forget that he had a stroke which forced his retirement?
    60. The thread is alsays up in a timely matter, usually about 15 minutes before the match starts. That it often doesn’t show up until later is a mystery to me.

  64. Cindy Luis September 20, 2014 3:28 pm

    60. when did Shoji chastise the captain? I know that after Thursday’s practice he told them not to take NAU lightly

  65. Cindy Luis September 20, 2014 4:09 pm

    61. it would have to be a department-wide upgrade. something that I doubt is going to happen. Remember June Jones and soapgate?

  66. cocobean September 20, 2014 5:48 pm

    N a E, That’s an original thought worth looking into.

  67. Not an Expert September 20, 2014 5:53 pm

    Cindy, as they say how does one eat an elephant? One bite at a time. UH needs to do it on a small scale first and the Wahine volleyball program is a good start. Give the girls the best living conditions, make sure their college experience in Hawaii is great and memorable, have their parent’s be given prime seats close to the players, etc. If they cannot do it with this program yes you are right it will never happen and UH will never have national championships in division I.

  68. Cindy Luis September 20, 2014 6:28 pm

    I understand your enthusiasm but that won’t happen that way. you won’t be able to create a super athletic dorm for just women’s volleyball. It has to be program wide. It would require the kind of money that Oregon got from Phil Knight or BCS money.

  69. Cindy Luis September 21, 2014 11:18 pm

    67. That Hawaii isn’t getting what you consider the ‘top’ recruits has nothing to do with facilities when it comes to volleyball. Which seems to be more of a consideration for football. . it has to do with the perception that UH is not on par academically and athletically with the Pac-12, Big 10, etc.

  70. roberta peters September 22, 2014 4:18 am

    love the wahine team but after watching penn state play stanford a few wks ago, i don’t think we are anywhere near their level. they run a much faster less predictable offense. in one play the middle and the right side hitter switch behind the setter. the blockers can’t key on a certain player as they are not sure where the hitter will end up. LOVED IT, fast upbeat offense with some wrikles.

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