SandBows No. 1, Aloha Invitational on CBS, Silberstein hired

AVCA out with Poll No. 1 of season

Hawaii up from 4 to 1, slides the previous top thee down a spot each
2. Pepperdine. 3. USC. 4. Florida State
The Beach and LMU stay put at 4 and 5

And keep forgetting to put up this about the Aloha Invitational, April 24-25
It’s been on the UH schedule but now CBS Sports is involved with a national broadcast and falls the week before the AVCA nationals in Alabama.

Competing are Hawaii, Long Beach State, UCLA and St. Mary’s at Queen’s.
On April 24, play will consist of team competition, with five squads from each school battling throughout the day. The No. 1 teams meet in morning matches, with the two victors advancing to a winner’s match and the losers moving to a contenders’ match. The Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 pairs will follow the same format, with a team champion crowned at the end of the day and awards given to the second- and third-place schools.

Following play, current and former professional beach volleyball players will compete in a charity exhibition match.

April 25 is a a pairs competition, with winners crowned in gold, silver and bronze brackets. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the semifinals and final of the gold bracket, as well as the silver bracket final.

More info at


  1. 'ohanaInBellingham March 10, 2015 5:02 pm

    Thank you for your Lewis vs Loyola match perspective, Cubicle1126!

  2. 'ohanaInBellingham March 11, 2015 7:57 am

    Cindy, thank you for describing the pairs vs team format in a way that makes sense to those like me who are new to sand vb.

  3. Cubicle1126 March 11, 2015 9:53 am

    re: breuer on the prior thread —

    thanks cindy and others for refreshing my memory. i’d forgotten that breuer had been critical of wilton (and reyes) when he departed. i probably WAS thinking of rick tune’s situation. but i googled it after, and there was a short write-up in the star-bulletin, saying the breuer sent a letter to the paper citing 6 complaints. were the contents of that letter ever made public? just wondering.

    (and i’m not saying it should be now. just reflecting on how we’re in a different social media age now, compared to then. a letter like that may very well have been posted on FB or twitter, rather than (or even instead of) delivered to a media outlet.)

  4. Cubicle1126 March 11, 2015 10:09 am

    an add-on to the lewis/loyola discussion yesterday —

    i’m seeing now on VT that one of loyola’s pin hitters (and go-to players) caldwell was injured. so neither team was at full strength yesterday.

    the rematch b/w the two later in the season will be interesting. even more interesting will be its implications for the RPI and NCAA tournament selection …

  5. connor March 11, 2015 12:15 pm

    Any further information as to who will be playing in the spring game v. Texas?

    Are seats all general admission?

  6. R.M March 11, 2015 1:27 pm

    5 I think we will see all of the wahine from the fall line up except for adolpho,mendoza, Long and Huff.

  7. Doug March 11, 2015 1:53 pm

    where’s Maglio, Is she hurt?

  8. Cindy Luis March 11, 2015 9:03 pm

    5. Indoor team will start official practice Monday.
    For sure Huff won’t be there since she’s with basketball.
    they usually don’t use the graduated seniors unless they don’t have enough at certain positions.
    7. Maglio is with sand. She is fine. Don’t think she is traveling to Chula Vista this weekend. I could be wrong but believe they’re only taking 12 (6 pairs).
    She should be at indoor practice Monday either way.

  9. Cindy Luis March 11, 2015 9:33 pm

    As mentioned Friday and made official late today (Wednesday), the new sand assistant is Evan Silberstein. He played on the AVP and international circuits, has assisted at USF, helped run the USAV Aloha Region high performance sand program. coached a little at Punahou.

  10. Cindy Luis March 11, 2015 9:44 pm

    3. Breur’s letter ran in the Star-Bulletin so it was made public in print and online (The Bulletin went online starting in 96). I looked for it in our old online Bulletin archives and can’t find it. Probably somewhere out there in cyber space from around 99 or 2000.
    It also ran in the Advertiser but the Tiser didn’t go online until 2001. so you won’t find it in their archives.
    Both Ann Miller and I mentioned his complaints about the coaches in our stories when he left for Pepperdine. Not the first time a player did so. He chose to be more public about it.

  11. yama March 12, 2015 8:55 am

    got this from google regarding
    Andre Breuer letter

  12. faniniowa March 12, 2015 9:40 am

    3. The letter is online at (if that’s the actual letter)

  13. islandman March 12, 2015 9:48 am

    For those that missed it, good story in the obituaries on Tadashi Tadani, by Cindy. I saw him at so many games at the HIC (Blaisdell) Arena in the past and now know his name, that he was the timer and scoreboard operator and one of his sons is Tiny Tadani. And about his not sounding the horn when the clock showed zero in the SMU vs Chaminade game in December, 1984.

  14. islandman March 12, 2015 9:51 am

    A photo of him is shown too, so many would be able to recognize Tadani.

  15. Cindy Luis March 12, 2015 10:29 am

    11. Thanks. That is the letter. Sorry for the delay of your post. It got stuck in Spam, probably because of having a link.

    13. I was covering that game for both the Star-Bulletin and AP in 84. Really good tournament three NCAA ranked teams in Oklahoma, SMU, Louisville and host Chaminade.

    He was quite the fixture at Blaisdell. Spent a number of nights in there with him at boxing and some MMA

    Thanks for reading

  16. Cindy Luis March 12, 2015 1:23 pm

    New thread up for Thursday discussion

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