The top Wahine to transfer in?
For discussion purposes:
A couple of comments on another thread did lead to this question:
While some players have transferred out (Garber, Bradley, Simmons, Ferrell, Hagins, Stauber, Croson to name a few), which players have been the best of those who did transfer into the UH program?
my list, in no particular order (and I know I’ve forgotten some)
Lauren Duggins (apologies, was thinking of her sister; Lauren here all four years)
Andrea Gomez Tukuafu
Wasn’t Lauren Duggins with UH from her freshman year? Her sister, Elise, transferred in from Long Beach State.
Nohea Tano transferred home from Washington St.
No disrespect, but Heather Bown to me is still an awesome Middle attacker. Her team won the championship in Russia.
Whats Sarah Mason’s story coming out of high school. Did UH not offer her? Did she want to go away?
To me, Heather Bown is the top Wahine to transfer to Hawaii from UCSB.
I believe that it was a combination of Mason wanting to go away and Hawaii coaching staff thinking Arnott had the greater upswing.
Arnott now there is a mystery. I wonder what ever became of her ?
Wonder whats the chances that some day in the future maybe Heather would might want to come back and try coaching at UH.
Well I guess I should have Google it.Alicia is the head coach at La Pietra. I must have missed that.
Bown is probably the best, most accomplished transfer to the program.
Yamashita helped bolster a backline, in a lineup that got Hawaii back to the Final Four after a long time away.
Prince and Cubi-Otineru were impact players right away.
I actually think this is a no brainer…Nalani Yamashita. If there was a libero position when she was here, she would have been the best to play that position in Hawaii, possibly even the nation. What she brought to the 95-96 teams was immeasurable.
Nalani Yamashita. If there was a libero position when she was here, she would have been the best to play that position in Hawaii, possibly even the nation. What she brought to the 95-96 teams was immeasurable.
2. you’re right about Lauren, she was here for four years. It was 2 a.m. when I posted. Perhaps thinking of Elyse.
How I forgot Prince and Tano I don’t know
Sorry for the repeat posts everyone, was having posting issues. Resolved now. Thanks Cindy
5. Mason wasn’t offered a scholarship initially; she was an invited walk-on. She chose to take the scholarship from Oregon.
10. yes, Alicia back at her alma mater La Pietra HSG. Have seen her at Outrigger, still playing a little beach.
9. Bown still happy playing professionally. she may try for one more Olympics. She might end up coaching at some point.
Yes, what was the deal with Arnott? She was All-Region HM as a sophomore, relegated to backup as a junior, redshirted her fourth year “with hopes of earning a starting/prominent role the next year” to finally foregoing her senior year. I thought that was strange. Should have played her fourth year, no matter how little her court time might have been.
Hedder Ilustre was fantastic. Man, she knew how to dig a ball.
From what I can remember (some of these players didn’t transfer, just “retired”):
In – Hedder Ilustre, Nohea Tano; Out – Veronica Lima
In – Teisa Fotu; Out – Megan O’Brian
In – Victoria Prince, Kahea Silva; Out – Katie Carlson
In – Sarah Mason; Out – Kahea Silva
In – Elise Duggins, Makana Recca
In – Stephanie Brandt, Aneli Otineru; Out – Kelly Ong, Alicia Arnott
In – Catherine Fowler; Out – Elise Duggins, Rayna Kitaguchi
In – Alexis Forsythe, Corinne Cascioppo, Alexis Robins, Alexandra Griffiths; Out – Amanda Simmons, Sarah Prather
In – Chanteal Satele, Courtney Lelepali; Out – Stephanie Ferrell, Alexis Robins, Paige Mitchell
Out – Michelle Waber, Alexis Forsythe, Corinne Cascioppo
Out – Brittany Hewitt, Elizabeth Blake
In – Keani Passi; Out – Jane Croson, Monica Stauber, Kristina Kam, Stephanie Hagins
Oops – missed Ashley Kastl, Ali Longo, Sarah Mendoza and Stephanie Hagins transferring in last year.
And Karin Lundqvist transferring in in 2002.
20. yes some did retire, never playing again, such as Kitaguchi, Hewitt and Arnott.
It was Hewitt’s back that led to her decision. Kitaguchi wasn’t going to play much, decided to concentrate on her pre-med, pre-nursing degree. (don’t remember which one, she had a lot of labs).
As for Arnott, she was red-shirting her senior year and never returned.
You’ll see Kam against local DII teams this season. She is with Fresno Pacific. Hagins with Idaho. Ferrell went to Florida, Simmons to Louisville. Ong to Holy Names.
Cindy, do you know why Arnott decided not to return? If I remember correctly from the articles, it was said she redshirted her fourth year so that she could concentrate on winning back her starting spot (or at least move up the depth chart) the following year, since she lost her spot to Houston/Mason in 2005 after she got sick early in the season and never really played full-time (only as a server and back row attacker). Not questioning Shoji’s decision at all in 2005 – Houston was really explosive even as a freshman and Mason was a primary passer. But I have to wonder about Hittle playing so much – she was also sidelined early that year but then Shoji decided she had to be libero when she was unable to play front row, and when she finally was cleared to play front row, majority of her attempts were either getting dug, blocked or hit out – it lasted for the entire rest of her OH career.