The morning after

Rather than extending the previous thread, here’s a new one.

To sum up some of the last comments:
Great season overall.
Questionable lineup against PSU.
Lose a lot, good core coming back, really good recruits coming in.


  1. Andrew May 6, 2015 8:52 am

    What a great season. It wasn’t the outcome everyone wanted but as they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. The program is leaps and bounds ahead of where it was when Charlie first took over. Hopefully next season will be even better.

  2. Cubicle1126 May 6, 2015 9:14 am

    i was traveling for the past week … i had very spotty internet access. so i missed the play-in match. i was hoping to get back home to be ready to cheer for the warriors in the final four. but it wasn’t meant to be…

    still though, this season has gone a long way to elevate this program once again. i hope wade and co. find a way to keep up the momentum. next year might be a rebuilding a little. mostly in the middle and opposite. but there’s a great recruiting class coming in, and i’m interested to see what mol and/or mckellar can do with possibly more playing time.

  3. Diogenes Sinope May 6, 2015 9:15 am

    It’s Not Whether You Win Or lose..But How You Place The Blame !!!

    Lot of the comments on the previous blog …
    The guys played a great season. Let’s remember how it went and what the previous seasons were like.

    Congratulations to the players and Coach Wade for a great season.

  4. Derek May 6, 2015 11:19 am

    An opportunity gone by the wayside. Down the stretch was tough. I think the team ran out of gas and didn’t play with a chip on their shoulders after they got to #1 and held the ranking for 5 weeks. Yeah, maybe they got over confident. Losing 2 on the road at BYU took a lot of steam out of the team. They should have won the second game that went to 5. Beating Long Beach St. at home and having to come back twice to win 2 sets was to me a bad omen. They should have won easily, but struggled all night. Then losing to Pepperdine was a bummer and now losing to Penn State, well I’m not surprised. The 4 losses down the stretch were away from home. It is tough to win on the road period. The team just didn’t have enough juice to pull it out. Still, it was an excellent season and the entire program should be congragulated. Still, to come this far, yes, it is a disappoinment. We can look forward to a good season next year too.

  5. Hodad May 6, 2015 12:13 pm

    Road losses are the norm rather than the exception for all Hawaii teams. The only team that wins regularly on the road is women’s volleyball and that is due to superior talent. I won’t say men’s volleyball and the sandbows choked, the road just proves to tough to overcome.

  6. Andrew May 6, 2015 1:04 pm


    Men’s Volleball was 9-3 on the road. That sure doesn’t seem like it’s too tough to overcome.

  7. Chicken Grease May 6, 2015 2:05 pm

    Questionable lineup against PSU.

    Hear, hear. I mean, with all the effort a University of Hawaii team must, well, endure . . . wouldn’t a coach from there pull out ALL the stops until the ultimate victory? I don’t get it sometimes. Well, if Wade (who is a luminary who will stop and chat with you) took something away from this to go forward, so be it.

    THIS having been said . . . was a neat season to watch. Here’s to an even greater season next . . . uh . . . season.

  8. Chicken Grease May 6, 2015 2:14 pm

    Quoting/clarifying a self:

    Hear, hear. I mean, with all the effort a University of Hawaii team must, well, endure . . .

    Should’ve added “. . . endure GOING ON THE ROAD/most travelled university . . ..” Duh.

  9. Andrew May 6, 2015 2:33 pm

    Wow my comment was declined? Was that too negative or offensive in any way? It sure did not seem like that to me

  10. warriorfan May 6, 2015 4:57 pm

    I think UH should be a playoff team again next season with all the passing and setting returning but Mol or McKeller and a few of the freshmen ( Owens, Gasman and maybe Rosenmerier or Vaught) will need to step it up for UH to host in the playoffs again.

    In order for this program to get to the next level, the University needs to give in-state tuition to all the team members from the mainland.
    That would would make recruiting a lot easier for Wade.

    Also need to find a way to get more of the top in state talent home. Wade is off to a good start with Austin Matuatia. Probably the first time that I can remember where UH has gotten the top prospect in the state. I think he will be a fantastic college player.

  11. auntyz May 6, 2015 6:08 pm

    Congrates to the warriors – season longer than expected when the season began – exciting to see the guys get better and better & the crowds grow and grow- I’ d also like to congratulate the seniors who are graduating this May. For the underclassmen, see you in 2016 .

  12. Cindy Luis May 6, 2015 8:41 pm

    8. things get put into pending for various reasons, including posting too quickly. looks like it has been cleared. I don’t have total control over comments.

  13. wildcard May 7, 2015 12:10 am

    3. “Let’s remember how it went and what the previous seasons were like.”

    and how it went what the previous seasons were like is why i say the mens team sxxxs.

    and its why i dont normally watch mens volleyball. all about power and if not pretty limited particularly with libero and substitutions. lacking of finesse compared to womens volleyball.

    4. bottom line when its crunch time the opponents especially penn st came to play. the men and coach wade treated it (especially pertaining to the first two sets) as though it wasnt important, as though they have no will to win and it was something to skate off on. oh well. too bad they aint collecting any more $60.

  14. karmady May 7, 2015 6:25 am

    Once again wildcard 13, you bring absolutely nothing of substance or value to add to the conversation. Penn State has been to the NCAA tournament nearly every year since they won it all in ’08. UH hasn’t been since 02 -and tournament experience MATTERS at this level.

    UH played hard, to the best of their ability at the time, given the circumstances. They had been in California, sleeping in hotels and eating out for a week when it came time to play Penn State. I’m sure, given they are true scholar athletes, they were bothered by the number of classes they were missing with finals approaching.

    The Nittany Lions slept in their own beds before, during and after their tournament was finished (they hosted the EIVA) and stayed in their normal routine in the days leading up to the match.

    I love this team, and have nothing but kudos and high-fives for these young men AND the coaching staff. So, unless you have something useful to say, instead of mudslinging and hate from the anonymity of the keyboard, leave this board. Forever. Please.

  15. Cindy Luis May 7, 2015 7:32 am

    13. Don’t understand the animosity towards a sport you don’t follow. So what if they got $60 per diem. That’s what the NCAA gives them. Which is more than they get from UH during travel days. It happens in all sports. It is mostly used to cover meals and, in men’s volleyball where there are only 4.5 scholarships, $60 goes a long ways for food.

    14. Good points that Hawaii had been on the road for over a week with the MPSF tournament and then to Stanford. Plus they had been at BYU several weeks earlier. Came home to play Long Beach State then left again.
    Penn State has made 17 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament. Mentioned before the match that experience would be a factor.
    And several of the Warriors did take finals while they were at Stanford. Was the reason they had an academic advisor with them to proctor tests and study halls. People do forget that these are student-athletes and not professionals.

  16. Cindy Luis May 7, 2015 7:53 am

    new thread up for NCAA semis

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