Lost in the big win: Hartong reaches 1,000 kills

My bad for overlooking this


Hartong became the 18th Wahine in program history to reach 1,000 kills when tying Set 4  at 2-2. She now has 1,005.

She’s the first since Kanani Danielson (2008-11)

Thanks TV guy for letting us know that I had overlooked Cubi-Otieneru

had to


  1. Warriorfan August 31, 2013 1:40 am

    Congrats Emily, If she has two big matches against Utep and USD, she might be National player of the week.

  2. John August 31, 2013 2:59 am

    She`s my choice for NPOW regardless. Her play and everyone last night was amazing. Keep it up girls. No let down! GO BOWS!

  3. ALLAN August 31, 2013 3:44 am


  4. Grammy August 31, 2013 5:16 am

    One of the BEST ever in the long line of Wahine leaders. And one of the most quiet and humble stars, too. She was there last night every time the team needed her, inspiring and leading this group of young ladies by her example and play. There were others to step up, too, but Emily is the rock behind this group of over achievers and would not let her team down nor the Wahine fans. She deserves the first week’s Player of the Week award by her play against the team that most coaches have tabbed as the best in the land out of the gates. If they’re the best, than by her play, she is the best so far, too. Go Wahine!

  5. tako August 31, 2013 6:57 am

    Looks like a night of the thousands, Emily reached a fabulous milestone in a history making game. Read someone is honoring their 1,000 dollar pledge if the Wahine beat Texas. Recollect, there might have been someone else who also pledged the same during previous debates. Also, there were many thousands in the stands and many, many more watching over the various medias. Great team work that deserves a thousand words of congratulations. Go Rainbow Wahine….

  6. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 7:06 am

    3. Allan, no need to put it in caps
    you can look it up on line at hawaiiathletics.com The volleyball page has a link to the 2012 media guide (working on the SID to update for 2013
    there is a section for records. you can find it there

  7. LanaiBoy August 31, 2013 8:00 am

    UCLA swept Albany 3-0, no surprise there. What IS a surprise is that it seems Monica Stauber was the starting setter for the Bruins. Megan Moenoa was one of the most highly recruited setters in the nation. However, she sat on the bench this match. Last year Mike Sealy alternated his setters throughout the season. Wonder if he plans to do the same? Happy that Stauber was given a chance to start for a high level team. She should receive a great welcome from the Stan Sheriff crowd when UCLA arrives in town. Stauber was not going to see much playing time with the Wahine with Taylor Higgins and Mita Uiato destined to be ahead of her.

  8. LC August 31, 2013 8:29 am

    I’m pleased to say that I just honored my pledge and transferred $1,000 to the Wahine Volleyball general account on the AKA web site for their win over Texas and to honor Emily’s 1,000 kill .

    I have no way of proving it to you so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

  9. Kazu August 31, 2013 8:39 am

    Tako, someone else pledged 10k if the wahine win the natl championship.Forgot who was the person that pledged the 1k if they beat Texas. Congrats to Emily. Entire team really improved from last year,and with Taylor in the mix it should be a good season.Like to see Ashley, and Tuaniga in tonights match.Go Bows !!!

  10. Hot August 31, 2013 9:29 am

    The UH Record Book on the UH website lists the top 10 career kill leaders.
    1. Kim Willoughby 2,598
    2. Jamie Houston 2,061
    3. Teee Williams 1,873
    4. Lily Kahumoku 1,822
    5. Kanani Danielson 1,760
    6. Angelica Ljungquist 1,570
    7. Suzanne Eagye 1,553
    8. Therese Crawford 1,467
    9. Reydan Ahuna 1,411
    10. Dietre Collins, 1,385

    I know that Maja Gustin, Diana Jessie and Karrie Treschmann also had 1,000+ career kills.

  11. Dedicatedfan August 31, 2013 9:49 am

    This year’s Wahine team seems to know how to slam the door shut, when they have an opponent by the throat. As proved by the way they played in set 4. Hopefully, that will hold true throughout the season.

  12. Dedicatedfan August 31, 2013 9:55 am

    Hot, what is really amazing when you look at that list, are that there are Middle Blockers on that list. Players like Angelica Ljungquist, Suzanne Eagye, and Deitre Collins. Just goes to show you how good those 3 players were, since middles do not get set that often, as most sets go to the outside.

    What is more amazing about Emily Hartong’s 1000 kills, is that she played middle her first 2 years, when the Wahine had Kanani, who got most of the sets.

  13. Dedicatedfan August 31, 2013 10:01 am

    Not to take anything away from any of those players on that list, but I feel Emily Hartong could just be the best of them all. The reason I say that, she want from being a MB her 1st 2 years to being an outside hitter. Not an easy transition to make. Also, to perform at that high a level, at both positions. Just shows you what kind of an athlete Emily Hartong is.

  14. mei mei August 31, 2013 10:09 am

    thx Hot. and congrats EM, you deserve all the accolades… I hope also all you get NPOY!

  15. Cubicle1126 August 31, 2013 10:45 am

    dedicatedfan — tee williams went from playing MB her first year, to OH after that. she got player of the year in ’87 when she played MB, and then co-POY with tara cross in ’89 as an OH.

  16. cocobean August 31, 2013 10:46 am

    In my opinion of all the All Americans that have come through the program Emily is the one that has improved the most from her freshman year till her senior year.

    Seems she’s improved yearly to the point where she is a legit candidate for player of the year. It’s a credit to her and the coaching staff.

  17. PBnJz August 31, 2013 10:52 am

    Emily is already our NPOY…in the Nation of Hawaii!

  18. Dedicatedfan August 31, 2013 10:52 am

    15. Thanks, Cubicle, did not realize that.

  19. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 12:06 pm

    8. LC if you said you did, i have no doubt that you did. I am sure the program will appreciate you donation.

  20. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 12:17 pm

    11. thanks hot, didn’t have the time before I went paddling this morning
    there’s another link somewhere for milestones I think like 1,000 dig-1,000 kill, 500 blocs
    Rest of the 1000 kill list after Deitre (common mistake is having it DIE instead of the correct DEI)
    11. Diana Jessie, 1,266
    12. Karrie Trieschman, 1,232
    13. Jessica Sudduth, 1,220
    14. Kenyatta Lovelace, 1,189
    15. Majo Gustin, 1,111
    16. Kori Pulaski, 1,082
    17. Aneli Cubi-Otineru, 1027
    18. Emily Hartong, 1,005

  21. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 12:23 pm

    12. Hartong is amazing in that she’s done it from three positions, MB, LS & RS. As she has said, she’ll play wherever that gets her on the court.
    But as the middle blockers have become more port of the offense and the step-outs used more, it’s not as difficult for MBs to get kills, Angelica Ljungquist being a primary example. many of her kills were on the slides.
    Also impressive is that Gustin did it when surrounded with 2 others on the list: Willoughby and Kahumoku. and, despite if I remember correctly, having a few injuries.

  22. TV guy August 31, 2013 12:25 pm

    Hartong is actually the 18th player to reach the milestone 1,000 kill club.

    Don’t want to shortchange
    17. Aneli Cubi-Otineru(2007-09) 1,027 kills

  23. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 12:30 pm

    10. Sadder still is the unfairness of the NCAA to basically rob Teee Williams of a fourth year of playing. Back in the day, she was a Prop 48 (academic). Not only was she not allowed to play her freshman year, but the rules were such that she couldn’t redshirt either. To me, if she proved she could stay in school for 3 years, she should have been allowed a fourth. I believe UH pursued that angle, with some other schools, but by then, I think, the rules had changed and they didn’t grandfather in some exemptions. Altough Williams was already moving on with her life, getting married senior year and then concentrating on pro, national and Olympic careers.

  24. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 12:31 pm

    22. thanks TV guy. UH media guide not always the best source. She is not listed in last season’s
    Cubi-Otineru also did it in three years.

  25. TV guy August 31, 2013 12:38 pm

    Page 56 has a list of milestones

    BTW only 1 Wahine player with 1,00 kills, 1,000 digs & 500 blocks.

    Suzanne Eagye 1,553 Kills, 1,138 Digs & 743 Blocks

  26. LanaiBoy August 31, 2013 12:55 pm

    Just back from the match. Texas swept UTEP 3-0 this morning. Texas did not look impressive in doing so. Perhaps it was a letdown for Texas or the fact that UTEP is a very scrappy team. It DID take a set off San Diego yesterday. Hawaii should not overlook UTEP.

  27. Bud August 31, 2013 1:28 pm

    So, my posts never get posted. Why am I waisting my time here?

  28. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 1:29 pm

    28. which posts?
    thanks lanai boy was just about to start a new thread.

  29. Sharene August 31, 2013 2:52 pm

    I agree with Granny in that I am amazed by Emily’s humbleness. She does her job and is a real team player. Last night’s game was my all time high…I went home and watched the replay. I enjoyed the post game interviews. Wished they had interviewed Hartong about her milestone…hope they do it tonight. Cannot help but think this is the high Shoji will go out on…sad about it but hope he is looking forward to a well-deserved retirement…whenever that is…

  30. Msrpantoja1@Huh.'A'loha August 31, 2013 3:11 pm

    The real Q now is–with the logjam on the Outside–does Shoji still attempt Hartong FULL-TIME @ RS?!
    **Yes, imo.

    With as many (Tai, Kastl, Ginger, Taylor..who played well, but hit better from the L than the R) there, the LS will take care of itself.

    Uiato, based on last night’s performance, has improved enough to make it all happen.

  31. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 3:58 pm

    30. think it will be situational, depending on the opponent.
    as for the players you mentioned who hit better from the left than the right … last night, Texas’ left side hitters were blocking the UH right sides. that was a very big block over there.

  32. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 4:06 pm

    Scott Wong just asked me how many 1,000-kill players did it in the rally score era. Hadn’t been taking that under consideration. When you think of some of those marathon matches pre-2001. the opportunities for more kills were there based on being able to have more attempts. sooooo
    of the 18: 4 pure rally score in Houston, Danielson, Cubi-Otineru, Hartong
    3 that crossed both eras: Willoughby and Gustin both 00-03, meaning 3 seasons of rally score
    Kahumoku 99-00 02-03 had two years of each.

  33. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 4:13 pm

    where it can get even more complicated was, starting in 89, the change of Set 5 only to rally score (89-00,
    and then rally score sets that were played to 30 (01-07).

  34. Hot August 31, 2013 4:33 pm

    Cindy, agree about Gustin. Her last two years, she missed a lot of matches, and had to play on a limited basis when she first got on post injury. If she had not been injured (or moved to OH in 2001), she would have made All-America her last three years. She already made All-Region, if I’m not mistaken, as a freshman.

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