Monday A.M., CSUN vacates 18 matches

lights out

Turn out the lights, the practice is over. But told them I could finish in the dark.

The weather forced the 630 a.m. practice to be moved from Gym I to the arena. Seems that the humidity created slippery floor conditions deemed unsafe. Can we say ACLs waiting to happen?

They are down to single practices through Thursday, rest of the time in the afternoon. Today also is the first day of classes.

CSUN has vacated 18 matches from last year



  1. blunite August 24, 2015 8:07 am

    Jeff Hall has had the benefit of working under Charlie Wade, who in turn was exposed to many different ideas on the mainland. (Shoji did not have the same benefit himself, so his assistants really learn on their own.) One thing that I admire about Charlie is that he cares about people and is a good mentor. One question: have the Wahine started to use the same volleyball app that Charlie uses, now that Jeff is working under Shoji? It is about time the Wahine move into the computer age (like the rest of the nation).

  2. Cubicle1126 August 24, 2015 8:58 am

    just days away now…. really looking forward to seeing wahine vball 2015!

    i think we can all guess pretty much the starters at this point. but i hope the primary consideration, as far as the OHs are concerned, is given to passing. it was the weakest aspect of their game last year. and with so much depth at the position, i hope they can put together a solid, if not serviceable, passing back line. whether it be utilizing the OHs on the bench, or in combination with the depth at the DS position too.

  3. Cindy Luis August 24, 2015 9:00 am

    Not sure which app you are referring to

  4. Cubicle1126 August 24, 2015 9:03 am

    that’s tough news for CSUN. jeff storke was doing great things with that program.

    on VTalk, some posters are also saying that danetta boykin is no longer on the CSUN roster. she was such an explosive attacker for them, and had a lethal jump serve. CSUN was already having to replace their passing, but to lose one of their best, if not best, attackers is a huge loss.

  5. Cubicle1126 August 24, 2015 9:53 am

    one of CSUN’s setters from last year, steffi miller, is also missing from this year’s roster …

  6. NotNasti August 24, 2015 10:08 am

    I think you mean I tried and found something else.

  7. islandman August 24, 2015 10:30 am

    1. blunite —Charlie didn’t let Aniefre play even one serve on the senior night in 2014. Maybe a reason ? But Dave tries to let every senior play on their senior night, even if for a short time.

  8. islandman August 24, 2015 10:41 am

    Does it say anywhere what the rules violations were ?

    “The CSUN women’s volleyball program must vacate 18 victories due to a violation of NCAA rules during the 2014 season.

    As a result, CSUN’s overall record falls from 19-9 to 1-9, while the Big West Conference mark drops from 10-6 to 1-6. “

  9. Cindy Luis August 24, 2015 11:06 am

    Thanks hate updating on my phone

  10. blunite August 24, 2015 11:08 am

    It was actually Spencer McLachlin who maintained the laptop with the apps. Unfortunately, Spencer might have already left. During an interview on TV Charlie made mention, in passing, about the app. CSUN’s loss of 18 victories had to have been due to NCAA level I infraction(s); in which case there are other penalties involved. As a rule, someone on the coaching staff gets the axe (if not the entire staff).

  11. Cindy Luis August 24, 2015 11:15 am

    Think conclusions are being jumped to way too quickly regarding CSUN and sanctions
    As for starting lineup seems pretty obvious that it will be the A side from Saturday But Shoji said this morning all three middles will play
    Also as of 830 Mitchem was not cleared to play only to practice Nothing serious just Official Enrollment stuff that didn’t get done by Friday which was a state holiday

  12. tongo August 24, 2015 11:17 am

    #9 Thanks for the link. Tasha appears to be a very upbeat and mature person. Looking forward to watching her develop. Canadians rule the middle in the near future! Am excited to see her play!

  13. Cubicle1126 August 24, 2015 11:25 am

    it sounds like prepvolleyball’s senior aces list is starting to be rolled out this week.

    it’s been mentioned on VTalk that one of hawaii’s recent verbal commits, kirsten sibley, landed in the “just missed” grouping, just outside the top 100. i guess john tawa and his machine do not think highly of her … oh well

  14. KANEOHEGUY August 24, 2015 12:00 pm

    How/where do I figure out which games are on TV?

  15. tongo August 24, 2015 12:10 pm

    #4 Yeah, Jeff Stork is one of the all time greats. Don’t know what happen but I feel very bad for him and their program. All the best to the Matadors!

  16. bleachercoach August 24, 2015 1:00 pm

    Oh yes!!! Looking so forward to a great year. This is one of the years in which whoever gets the starting nod there shouldn’t be much room to have a let down in an individual’s play. Due to the quality depth we possess this year you will almost have to be healthy and ready to play at a high level every match. The drop off of many of the players is not much. They all seem confident and ready to compete. I feel this team has a great luxury from past teams. We need to make the best opportunity of these blessings…

  17. Cindy Luis August 24, 2015 1:27 pm

    1. back to the app thing. pretty sure the Wahine have used computer software for charting for a number of years. Has been the job of the team manager if i’m not mistaken. UH also one of the first schools to use data volley for both its men and women’s programs.
    And Anton M. was with the Wahine before taking a job with USA Volleyball, in part due to his reputation from UH.
    Perhaps the Wahine managers doing the computer work weren’t as visible as Spencer, Chris’ son, who might have mentioned what son does during the broadcast.
    Trust me, Shoji is very up on what other schools and what international teams are doing.

  18. Cindy Luis August 24, 2015 1:29 pm

    14. about UH’s recruits. Haven’t had time to put up some quotes from Iosia who was in the Ann Kang that our reporter Stan Lee got.
    Will get to those later.

  19. JoJo August 24, 2015 1:34 pm

    I just can’t wait for the season to start already. I’m hearing a lot of good things about this new Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Team. I am really excite to see how Maglio and the rest of the starters will perform during lights on. I am also excite how the newcomers do once they see the big crowd.

    But anyways, Let’s go Bows!!!

  20. mei mei August 24, 2015 1:39 pm

    Here is a quote from Mr. Lee’s article/ re: Ann Kang tournament:

    The tournament has usually provided a preview of players who are headed to the University of Hawaii. Redondo Union (Calif.) senior Norene Iosia committed to UH prior to the tournament and got to visit the campus for the first time. Redondo Union finished fifth in the tournament.

    “Right when I walked in the (Stan Sheriff Center), it was so beautiful,” said Iosia, a 5-foot-10 setter who helped American Samoa win the gold medal at the Pacific Games this summer. “That was my first time actually looking at the school. I fell in love with the gym. It was so nice.”

  21. jimmy the lock August 24, 2015 2:18 pm

    Stan Lee of Marvel Comics freelances for the SA? Nice!

  22. menehune August 24, 2015 2:59 pm

    @KANEOHEGUY, go to Hawaii Athletics. It will give you a schedule of ALL UH sports on TV and/or radio.

  23. mauna August 24, 2015 3:28 pm

    Who said Shoji was stubborn to changes. We saw a hint of the changes with the playing of music during practices, and now the pre-game warm up routine. I’m guessing the routine was picked up from the Euro trip, Cindy?

  24. Cindy Luis August 24, 2015 3:33 pm

    23. thanks for getting to that for me.
    24. no, new warmup is from what they’ve been doing through Tommy Heffernan and strength coaches.

  25. blunite August 24, 2015 6:25 pm

    Apologies, but noticed 2015 talent migration (Scott Wong – what’s happening?):
    From Pepperdine: Allie Loitz, 6’2″ Sophomore to Villanova, Ryann Chandler, 5’9″ Sophomore to UCLA, Emma Fuzie, 6’1″ Junior to San Diego State, Jillian Bergeson, 6’2″ Junior to TCU. From Long Beach State: Alex Reid, 5’11” Senior to Colorado State, Joy Miley, 6’2″ Junior to Marquette. From Cal State Fullerton: Niki Withers, 6’0″ Sophomore to USC, Stephanie Buss, 6’1″ Sophomore to Tennessee. From UC Riverside: Bri Holmes, 5’10” Junior to Tennessee.

  26. Brandon August 24, 2015 6:29 pm

    Long Beach is a question for me as well, but with fullerton and Pepperdine, Coaching changes usually result in transfers.

  27. Cindy Luis August 24, 2015 6:44 pm

    27. thanks for getting to that about the new coached
    The Beach has always had a number of transfers.
    Interesting about Withers going to USC. The two ‘gets’ for Tennessee obviously steps up for those 2 players.
    They can play right away in new conferences.

  28. Cindy Luis August 24, 2015 6:57 pm

    new thread up for tonight.

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