Mitchem update, Ma’a to U19 team, AVP Seattle

Mentioned on previous thread that Mitchem won’t be at practice until later next week, possibly Friday. Not ideal that she misses the first week but she needs to be cleared first.

two items that are in Saturday’s editions:
Recent Punahou graduate Micah Ma’a is one of 12 players who will represent the United States at the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship later this month in Argentina.
Ma’a, a setter bound for UCLA, is one of seven returnees from the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team that won a gold medal at the 2014 NORCECA Youth Continental Championship. At that event, Ma’a was named Best Setter.
The U19 tournament is Aug. 14-23. The U.S opens pool play against Turkey on Aug. 14, followed by matches with Belgium, France and Argentina.

Hawaii’s Tri Bourne teamed with John Hyden to advance to Saturday’s quarterfinals of the AVP Kingston Seattle Open, needing to defeat several teams with Hawaii ties to do so.
Third-seeded Bourne (Academy of the Pacific) and Hyden topped Punahou graduates Maddison and Riley McKibbin 21-15, 21-12 in the first round then swept sixth-seeded Trevor Crabb (Punahou) and Ty Tramble, 21-12, 21-15.
Both the McKibbin brothers and Punahou alums Taylor Crabb-Spencer McLachlin had advanced into the main draw Friday with two wins apiece in Thursday’s qualifying. Crabb-Mclachlin lost their main draw opener to No. 2 seeds Phil Dalhausser-Nick Lucena, 21-17, 21-15 then were eliminated in the contender’s bracket by Casey Jennings-Billy Kolinsky, 21-15, 21-15. The McKibbins also were eliminated by Jeremy Casebeer-Derek Olson, 21-14, 21-19 in a contender’s bracket match.
On Saturday, Bourne-Hyden face Dalhausser-Lucerna with the losers dropping into the contender’s bracket. Crabb-Tramble meet Avery Drost-Russ Marchewka in contender’s match with the winners keeping their hopes alive to move back into title contention.
The tournament runs through Sunday on Lake Sammamish, the first time the pro circuit is in Seattle since 1990.


  1. Warriorfan August 8, 2015 11:17 am

    Believe Joe Worsley is also on the youth national team as well.

  2. vballfreak808 August 8, 2015 5:42 pm

    Shaney Lipscomb commits to UH for 2017

  3. warriorfan August 8, 2015 6:43 pm

    Is Shaney a beach recruit? If not I’m a little worried about her jump/vertical. But she has time to improve on that.

  4. haleiwacrossfitter August 8, 2015 8:47 pm

    eeesh…what vertical? I’m curious what her actual vertical number is because watching a few of her videos, she barely gets her forearms over the net. There were times only her hands and half forearm was over on a block. She hits a heavy ball though…and she seems pretty quick. So that might make up for her lack of vertical height. Plus…like WF said, she has a couple years to work on that vertical number.

  5. livealoha August 8, 2015 8:53 pm

    She’s quick and moves really well across the net. And she can hammer the ball. Her vertical can get better… her videos online are only her freshman and sophomore seasons, she’s ONLY and incoming junior… so people need to chill on her vertical, which isn’t horrible either.

    Plus, the girl gets Iosia for three years. She’s a lucky middle.

  6. warriorfan August 8, 2015 9:33 pm

    I do like her speed/arm swing, but at her height she must improve that 9’7 approach touch to at least 9′ 11 or 10 feet, hope she does before she gets to UH. Most UH middles touch over 10 feet. I could also see her being moved to opposite also.

  7. Brandon August 8, 2015 9:58 pm

    Y’all do realize you were watching FRESHMAN videos?

    She has probably improved tremendously. She seems like a decent recruit. Kinda on the shorter side for a middle, but hits a heavy ball. Can see her and Maglio in the middle come 2017, or burns and maglio, and her starting after Maglio Graduates. Nice to finally get a 2017 recruit, seeing as we lose higgins and taylor the prior year, very important players.

  8. Brandon August 8, 2015 10:00 pm

    As well as Mitchem graduating. With Sibley, Granato, Her, Maglio, Castillo, Greeley, UH has some pretty nice attackers for 2017. Excited to see the future of this Wahine team

  9. warriorfan August 8, 2015 10:08 pm

    I saw her video posted by Kara Hill for Coast volleyball club this summer. So not freshmen video.

  10. warriorfan August 8, 2015 10:21 pm

    If she improves the vertical by 4-5 inches, she will be quite dynamic with her speed.

  11. AdmrVT August 8, 2015 10:47 pm

    Shaney Lipscomb, 6-0 MB, La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla, California) – Lipscomb might be listed as a middle blocker but she did so much more for the Torreys last fall than that. She was a six-rotation player contributing from all over. Her 319 kills were 100 more than the next closest kill leader on La Jolla Country and her 53 blocks led the team as well. In addition, she also finished second in digs and tied for fourth in aces. She even recorded 39 assists.

  12. Cubicle1126 August 8, 2015 11:12 pm

    lipscomb looks promising. from the vids online, she looks like she can be pretty versatile (used mb or opp), and she’s got some good instincts at the net. welcome to the family!

  13. Cindy Luis August 9, 2015 12:45 am

    1. yes on Worsley.

    7 agree with you. hard to judge players who are 2=plus years out and have only given an oral commit, which is not binding.

  14. kahuna August 9, 2015 5:13 pm

    One thing Shaney does is she can hit the stepout. Right now, I don’t know if any of our MB can hit the stepout. I know Magill is strictly on “1” hitter. Maglio, from what I saw in the spring game is that same as Magill. Don’t remember seeing Burns hit the stepout so Shaney does bring that to our team. I also say some recruiting service list her as an OH so maybe that will be her position in college in 2 years.

  15. po'okela August 10, 2015 12:59 am

    I suspect she’ll be coming in as an outside hitter.

  16. Cindy Luis August 10, 2015 10:17 am

    Monday thread up on first practice.

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