Senior night dancing

Seven seniors came out in different colored tanks. (a rainbow) did a hula to somewhere over the rainbow, then a little bit of My Girl. Have no idea what the song is. a little funk?

very cute. CSUN seniors also honored.

they are going to toss balls into the crowd. actually just threw them at Shoji.

ended it with Baby, Bye, Bye, Bye


  1. Warriorfan November 23, 2013 9:16 pm

    Does anyone know who the recruits at the match were?

  2. Cindy Luis November 23, 2013 9:22 pm

    if you missed the dancing, the big west site has the video up.

  3. Cindy Luis November 23, 2013 9:23 pm

    A fun night as always. nice video tributes by the seniors. All the seniors buried in leis. couple of inner tubes too.

  4. jmy November 23, 2013 9:37 pm

    Does CSUN deserve an at-large? UH is the only quality team they have beaten…

  5. uhfan November 23, 2013 9:43 pm

    I know 2 of them were Guinasso and Koelsch. Dont know who the third was.

  6. Cubicle1126 November 23, 2013 11:03 pm

    uiato receiving leis and hugs from her mom was a really special, emotional moment…

  7. Cindy Luis November 23, 2013 11:22 pm

    Haina came back to give UH’s seven seniors ti leaf leis.

  8. Warrior Dave November 23, 2013 11:32 pm

    Haina was so moved to be introduced as a Northridge senior. Made me a little emotional to see her reaction. Only in Hawaii!!!

    A poster said on the previous thread that if UH is top 16 RPI they will automatically host. Weren’t we 14 last year and got sent on the road??? I ways thought UH got the shaft so many times in the past.

  9. Warrior Dave November 23, 2013 11:33 pm

    Lady thought, Haina got such a loud ovation when introduced. Take a bow Wahine fans. We are classy!

  10. Warrior Dave November 23, 2013 11:35 pm


    Tonight was a passing of the torch from Emily to future stars like Nikki, Tai, Jade and Kalei.

  11. rayson November 24, 2013 1:57 am

    Finally, they’re starting to play like they looked at the start of the season.

  12. Cubicle1126 November 24, 2013 3:03 am

    warrior dave — the top 16 seeds get to host, if they bid and/or meet the hosting criteria.

    the top 16 rpi teams aren’t automatically seeded (although, it’s usually mighty close). last year, there were 2 teams who were top 16 in the rpi, but they were passed over for lower rpi-rated teams.

    hawaii was 17 in the rpi right before the tournament last year.

  13. Grammy November 24, 2013 3:50 am

    Team showed their solidarity and respect for Seniors with outstanding performances and supporting roles on senior night. Home crowd showed their class and respect for a solid CSN team but really showed them too what a ‘real’ fan based (as opposed to just numbers based crowd) home advantage looks like. Haina did all she could to help her team and they looked like they were going to take one in set 3, but home crowd was having nothing doing with that and really ‘lifted’ Wahine to catch, pass and win that one for the sweep. Mahalo, Wahine, Coaches and ‘Most knowledgeable fans in NCAA volleyball’ – Good job by everyone! Go Wahine!

  14. mauna November 24, 2013 9:57 am

    Big weekend for Nikki, 26 kills hitting .444, 1 ace, 12 digs, 3 blocks. BW player of the week contender.

  15. hossana November 24, 2013 10:24 am

    Loved the comments by Grammy!! Thank you. You said it all.

  16. mauna November 24, 2013 10:52 am

    We the fans will take credit for match point into the net by Hinger. Let’s Go Bows!!!

  17. oldtimefan November 24, 2013 11:44 am

    #12: If I remember correctly, Hawaii was #16 the week before the selection week-end. After the non-seclection to host, Hawaii was #17, seemingly to justify the committee’s non-selection. What a shibai!!

  18. LC November 24, 2013 12:03 pm

    I think the underclass-women sent us a message last night. Don’t worry (about the future) every little thing gonna be all right.

  19. ALLAN November 24, 2013 2:00 pm


  20. tako November 24, 2013 2:49 pm

    Great crowd last night. What makes this program special is not only the team; when TV programing was not ready the announcer recognized both Cindy and Ann Miller – hurrah to both of them for work well done. Two more games, if the team is peaking they need to maintain focus and “get it done,” if not, all the speculation of hosting or not is moot. To predict the future, foresee change and as lesson learned for ALL, the NCAA will do the right thing – here’s to us hosting. Go Rainbow Wahine….

  21. Not an Expert November 24, 2013 2:53 pm

    If the choice of hosting by the NCAA is subjective UH will always be in trouble. Thus a lawsuit making sure the NCAA must follow their own mandate needs to be established. If they don’t it appears a matter of discrimination against the UH Wahine volleyball team which are made up of human beings. Being it involves people and how they are made to feel due to the NCAA subjective seeding are grounds for discrimination.

  22. Not an Expert November 24, 2013 2:58 pm

    The funk of losing 3 games to Big West schools is a blessing. They exploited UH’s predictability and weakness making Coach Shoji and his staff to make changes which does appear to make them more unpredictable. This will make UH contend and give them a greater chance to get to the final four and hopefully win it all.

  23. mainlandgal November 24, 2013 3:28 pm

    #1 Warriorfan: I believe Koelsch is Sand only and Guinasso may be both Indoor and Sand although it’s been said that SW is looking to roster Sand only in the next year or two. Makes some sense as last season some Sand only players were cheated out of practices with their partners as Indoor players were required to attend Spring practices and travel as well. That’s a lot on the indoor player, let alone not fair to the Sand player that looses their partner 3-4 practices a week.
    Hoping for a hosting of the Wahine in the first round … GO BOWS!!!

  24. Wop ur jaws November 24, 2013 5:21 pm
    As of today. Unofficially UH is at 11 unmodified RPI. Keep in mind, this is just snapshot of the RPI. Tomorrow the official RPI update will come out.

  25. Grammy November 24, 2013 11:48 pm

    Regarding Ann… won’t be the same knew things were going to change but with Ann going soon, Coach Dave someday and probably you too Cindy… Auwe! What’s a Wahine fan going to do? You two covered every angle of the Wahine mystique and highlighted aspects of volleyball that helped fans understand and appreciate the finer points of the game. You helped make the players part of the greater ohana and humanized them for us. TV was there and radio, too, but your writing made lasting memories and so personalized the players great and not so great for us. You and Chris M. gave us insights into the mind of Coach Dave and some of his ‘favorite’ rivals. You helped us understand the importance of games during the season and post-season. And are as responsible as anyone else for the place the Rainbow Wahine program holds in our hearts and minds. So mahalo Ann, enjoy retirement and have a long and healthy life. It won’t be the same without you for sure. And Cindy don’t give up on us just yet, stay healthy and keep writing and blogging (sp?). Go Wahine!

  26. Cubicle1126 November 25, 2013 10:41 am

    Much mahalo to Ann, one of the local voices for Hawaii volleyball, and many other local sports as well. Ann’s (and also Cindy’s) stories online — when the Star-Bulletin went online, followed shortly by the Honolulu Advertiser — were a way for me to keep track of what was going on with Hawaii volleyball when I was away at college on the East coast back in the late 90s. In fact, when both papers developed a web presence, it was a way for me to keep track of what was going on in Hawaii in general! But the stories in the paper were well before the blogs, and just a few years before volleytalk (and its precursor sites/forums).

    If nearly all other newspapers gave volleyball half the words and column inches that Ann has devoted to it over the years, then maybe the sport would be larger than it is. Certainly, more widely recognized and supported, as it is here.

  27. Cindy Luis November 25, 2013 1:07 pm

    26. Thanks
    Guess I’m a little biased about our coverage at the late Star-Bulletin. We gave volleyball the same treatment as ‘the other paper.’ The only reason there might have been a little less was that we didn’t have a Sunday paper back then. But I always had a followed in Monday’s paper from the time I started in 1981, a year after Ann.
    As for going online, the SB was one of the first newspapers to do so in 1996
    The Tiser resisted, finally doing it in 2001 (sorry, hardly shortly after ‘-) but i did admit my bias to start)

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