Monday: Catching up on old news, new news

Officially back to work after vacation.
Let’s see …
On the Warrior front
looking like redshirt freshman middle Jack Reese is transferring to George Mason. Believe it is financial.
Potentially they may be losing another player due to finances.

Fey has signed to play in Italy. Think only mentioned Franciskovic previously. We know McKellar will play in England and Mol is back to beach in Norway.

On the Wahine front
Think I mentioned this in late April
Congrats to Clare-Marie Anderson who is going to the Peace Scholar at the Nobel Peace Institute this summer
will have a full story later this week
2017 Peace Scholars

Also from Prep VB: Kamalei Krud, 6-foot MB, Anuenue School Class of 2018 commits to UH

Women’s national team opens play Tuesday vs. Canada in San Juan Capistrano.
only Hawaii tie is assistant coach Tama Miyashiro

U.S. men’s team 2-4 in World League
went 2-1 in matches in France.
Dave Shoji surprised wife Mary with tickets to France to watch sons Erik and Kawika play
U.S. next plays Thursday vs. Iran in Poland
E Shoji the libero, Christenson the setter.
U.S. going young with TJ DeFalco and Ben Patch starting.

and the Shoji Aloha Ball raised $130,000 for the Shoji Scholarship Endowment Fund.


  1. Kismet June 12, 2017 9:21 pm

    According to posters on Volleytalk Torrey Van Winden transfers from UCLA to Cal Poly to play with her sister. Looks like Cal Poly will be the team to beat.

  2. turfwar June 12, 2017 11:57 pm


  3. T103 June 13, 2017 6:59 am

    I watched a little bit of the replay of US playing in France. Its super weird to hear all those players last names being called on the same side of the net when I’m so used to hearing them as opponents, but seriously awesome, Shoji, Christianson, Patch, DeFalco.

  4. Andrew June 13, 2017 8:19 am

    Do you think Shoji’s retirement had anything to do with Gimmillaro deciding too as well? Not saying it was a direct effect, but perhaps the thought of Dave’s retirement made him step back and evaluate his own situation more so than he would normally.

  5. aaaaa June 13, 2017 1:03 pm

    #4, both Shoji and Dunning retired at the end of the season. Two long time legends.

  6. haka June 13, 2017 1:07 pm

    Not sure what impact Coach Shoji’s retirement had on Coach Giamillaro’s decision to retire, but I believe six players from his team had already decided to transfer before his announcement.

  7. kalihifc June 14, 2017 7:13 pm

    Is SVT leaving?

  8. Kismet June 14, 2017 7:22 pm

    #7. Looks like it, from his Instagram post. So sad if it’s true.

  9. Cindy Luis June 14, 2017 7:38 pm

    1. think Cal Poly will be the team to beat this year
    4. don’t think Shoji retiring had anything to do with BG’s decision but it did have him rethinking things. sort of reminded me about when Banachowski retired after losing a couple of key players to unexpected transfers.
    7. first I’ve heard of it. had heard it might be another player.
    but will have to confirm. his instagram was a little ambiguous with the illbeback.

  10. Warriorfan June 14, 2017 9:36 pm

    Sounds like Joe and Tui were just kidding around with Stijn to me lol

    Who is the player that is leaving? In addition to Jack?

  11. Lori June 14, 2017 10:25 pm

    Maybe SVT just went home for the summer. He must miss his family.

  12. ron June 15, 2017 8:43 am

    Great write-up on Clair-Marie. She is a very special human being and gives me hope for her generation.

  13. Cindy Luis June 15, 2017 11:10 am

    11. he is back home for summer see new thread
    12. thank you

  14. Cindy Luis June 15, 2017 11:12 am

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