Tuesday checkin: all-region team to be announced.

much like my ornament addiction, just can’t step away.

The all-region team is supposed to be announced later today. I would think Taylor and Magill, maybe Adolpho. we’ll see

I am flying out in a bit so may miss the announcement.

If someone could get to that first, much appreciated.

Will check in when I get back home. Aloha for now.


  1. vballfreak808 December 9, 2014 7:48 am

    Posted in the last thread but Olivia Magill named to the Pacific North Region team

  2. tom December 9, 2014 8:17 am


    Thanks Cindy for your patience and for all you do!

  3. tutu101 December 9, 2014 9:03 am

    Yay Olivia, well deserved!

  4. David J. December 9, 2014 9:06 am

    I was really proud to be a University of Hawaii athletic program fan big time!. I was a young kid my dad took me to see a University of Hawaii football game at the old Honolulu Stadium. I knew what football was because watching high school football at Stadium was really fun!. Watching players like Golden Richard, Levi Stanley, Onasai Tanuvasa, head coach Larry Price and other formers players the pass years. Even basketball at the NBC and also the baseball game at the old UH Stadium on campus. I first never care about the sports program at the University of Hawaii at all until that my first time experience with my dad. From then, I had been proud and pride to be a University of Hawaii fan. I really follow the sports program at UH and still do!. I don’t live in Hawaii no more but, I still have a lots of pride yet!. Until this morning! . I got up and read what’s up in Hawaii sports. I found out that Mr. Ben Jay had resign from his job!. That got me sick to my stomach that what happened!. He came to Hawaii from a great University to help to bring back the University sports program where it was before it happen!. And what he was getting paid for no other large University AD. wouldn’t take it at all!. And he did a lots of things for the program by schedule large University to play games over here or over there. Like Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and other large University!. He never schedule teams from Division two!. Like playing teams from UNLV, Nevada, San Jose State and other University with really small stadium. The University of Hawaii aren’t making the money out of them!. What kind of University can make money if the stadium can hold only less than 30,000 and only bring in 10, 000 or less like 8,000 per game in a season. Can you see or pictures this happened to schools like Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, LSU, USC and UCLA bringing in 7 to 8,000 fan per game ever years even if they have a wining season too!. It’s really come down to it!. It’s all about money and really don’t ever say it’s the cause in the University of Hawaii sports program!. It’s really about the money!. And please don’t lie to the public we are not stupid at all!. So come on people of Hawaii show up and support the University of Hawaii!. I really seriously hope the University of Hawaii to find another AD from another large University like Ben Jay came from Ohio State University!. For me to say to Ben Jay thank you what you done in Hawaii for bringing schedule Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon State, UCLA, and other large University football program and other sports program too!. But, I really like to see them play with Big 12, SEC and ACC teams in the future!. I really know that UNLV won’t play with them! But the boys from the University of Hawaii football will because they never be scared to play with them!. Because they’re are men not kids!

  5. Cubicle1126 December 9, 2014 9:12 am

    AVCA All-Region Teams link: http://www.avca.org/awards/regional-awards/division-one/

    there’s a typo at the top — it says “2014” but it is the 2015 selections.

  6. Ki December 9, 2014 9:15 am

    With nearly 2.5 KPG, a .405 hitting percentage, & 1.3 BPG, Olivia should be a lock for All-American.

    On a side note, someone gave me a book written by Ann Miller on the Rainbow Wahine. Great book about the Wahine volleyball program from the absolute beginning until the present. Stories about Donnis Thompson’s vision of women’s athletics & Title IX. Stories of Wahine Volleyball players, past and present, in regards to recruiting, the coaching staff, and the people of Hawai’i. Accounts of Wahine teams and their quest for National Championships. Great read!

  7. Cubicle1126 December 9, 2014 9:47 am

    congrats to Magill on making the Pacific North all-region team.

    i think what hurt Taylor’s chances are (1) missing nearly all the non-conference matches at the beginning of the year, and (2) half of the Pac-12 being included in the same region as Hawaii now … from here on out, the Pac-12 will dominate the selections, imo.

    congrats to all players selected !!

  8. vballfreak808 December 9, 2014 11:18 am

    Mitchem named AVCA Two-Year College First Team All-American for the second season in a row

  9. Kazu December 9, 2014 11:37 am

    5. So do you know where that someone got the book. I missed the showing when it came to the big island. Anybody out there know where or how i can get a copy?
    Congratulations Magill. I ‘ve said it before that Taylor would have a chance to become an AA and i still belive that.

  10. AdmrVT December 9, 2014 12:22 pm

    #5. I got mine at Barnes & Noble – Ala Moana; Shoji autograph signing date. They had both soft and hard cover editions.

  11. Haolebob December 9, 2014 1:19 pm

    8) My wife got me a copy and she got one from the UH bookstore.
    5) I loved the book as it brought back many great memories of my second time at UH. Although the I would have liked to have seen Kori listed with the best ever at OH, no one can disagree with any of Coach Dave’s choices. I liked that Coach Shoji gave her the honor of listing her as part of the “perfect” team. I am a little slanted towards the 1982-1983 team as I was a volunteer during the 1982 championship run and that experience was one of the most rewarding of my UH stay. I had planned on joining the team again in 1983, but I was offered a job elsewhere as needed the money so I had to take it. I can truthfully say that I have watched the program since its beginning as I arrived at UH in 1969 and have watched the team ever since. I now live on the mainland and this blog, the Internet stream, and Cindy’s reporting at least keeps me current. When my wife retires we will be returning to Hawai’i so then I will be able to see the games in person once again. I would like that those on this blog refrain from the criticism of Coach Shoji, keeping your comments to suggestions instead. I personally would like to see this coaching team stick together for a couple more years so that they can get at least one more champion for Shoji. As always ” GO BOWS ‘ !!!

  12. warriorfan December 9, 2014 1:23 pm

    Congrats to Olivia , I hope she makes second team all american.

    7. when is AVCA junior college POY announced? I am sure Annie is a lock, with her stats this season.

  13. warriorfan December 9, 2014 2:33 pm

    By the way, anyone check the interesting tweets made by Ladeda/LC on his diggingnawahine twitter account? apparently he thinks he can sue Cindy LOL, he’s off his rocker.

  14. ran December 9, 2014 2:34 pm

    When is the team banquet? have read nothing on it yet.

  15. Kazu December 9, 2014 4:20 pm

    13, Nothing yet, Checked the booster website but no info.

  16. Wahine December 10, 2014 6:52 am

    Annie Mitchem was named 2 year college player of the year for the 2nd straight year.


  17. PBnJz December 10, 2014 7:48 am

    Ugh! Dave just announced on Bobby Curran show that Scott took Pepperdine job. Also mentioned AD situation…hope that’s not the straw that breaks open the decision to retire!

  18. vballfreak808 December 10, 2014 8:00 am

    Mitchem now named AVCA Two Year College Player of the Year. Only the second player to win it both seasons of their career.

  19. Ron December 10, 2014 8:01 am

    Shocking news. I heard it too.. Dave admitted he might have a difficult time hiring a quality replacement because of his short term future.

  20. Ron December 10, 2014 8:04 am

    Maybe Wong’s brother would be available, I se him around a lot.

  21. AdmrVT December 10, 2014 8:20 am

    #16. Scott taking the Pepperdine job is going to have a major impact on both the indoor and sand teams. Scott was the primary recruiter, and Pepperdine is going to gain from this in recruiting. If they were after Plummer, I won’t be surprised if she now ends up there.

    Wonder how this may impact Iosia’s commitment, and it may very well affect Dave’s retirement decision (in light of Jay’s resignation too). The athletic department is in total disarray.

  22. haleiwacrossfitter December 10, 2014 8:25 am

    SUPER disappointed in Scott Wong leaving. This pretty much says he does not want the UH coaching job either because I think he would have stuck around if he really did knowing that Dave is near retirement.

    Our sand team is going to suffer….big time. So will our indoor recruits. Scott has been bringing in some quality recruits.

    This news SUCKS.

  23. wop ur jaws December 10, 2014 8:50 am

    That’s what you get when you lose. Scott did the right thing.

  24. Andrew December 10, 2014 8:51 am


    I think he was in the same situation as Sealy. He aspires to take the job but he wasn’t sure when Dave was going to retire, and all of a sudden the Pepperdine job opens up (which he is an alumni of that school if I’m not mistaken) so it really seemed like a job that was too difficult to say no to. Sealy was in the same situation with UCLA. The way Dave was talking though made it sound like the two events with the AD and Wong leaving have pushed him slightly to the side of retiring.

  25. Cruisecontrol December 10, 2014 8:56 am

    With all of this turmoil going on, I hope Dave decides to stick around a while to make sure the program stays on an even keel. Will be interesting to see who comes in to fill Scott’s positions.

  26. 'ohanaInBellingham December 10, 2014 8:59 am

    I’m guessing that Shoji telling Wong that retirement won’t be for at least another couple of years was the trigger for Scott leaving.

    Mahalo, Scott, for the significant contributions you brought to our two Wahine programs! I wish you the best!


  27. Cubicle1126 December 10, 2014 9:03 am

    congrats to Scott Wong … tremendous opportunity! the time was right for him to step into a head coaching job.

  28. Warriors December 10, 2014 9:04 am

    If I recall correctly, when Sealy left, Dave says he encourages them to look at other jobs because he cannot guarantee they will receive the head coaching job when he leaves. But I’m really sad. I hate to see everyone jumping ship.

  29. Cubicle1126 December 10, 2014 9:11 am

    i think we shouldn’t try to read or forecast what wong’s (or other former assistants’) intentions are. no one can know if wong (or sealy or anyone else) has designs on applying for shoji’s position when he retires. he has too much of a connection here to think he wouldn’t apply.

    if anything, having a head coach position on the resume HELPS wong, if/when he decides he wants to apply for shoji’s job when it becomes open. he’ll have the strong connection to hawaii and the program, as well as head coaching experience. the job can also help him reestablish/strengthen some recruiting pipelines, which again would help him in this current position, and any position he sought after that.

    i do think though that this increases the odds that shoji stays a little while longer. maybe at least 2 more years, to get another assistant up to speed and settled, along with ah-mow-santos. while the athletic dept as a whole is in chaos right now, i feel like shoji’s corner of the athletic department has always been pretty stable.

    and let’s face it … has there ever been a time when the UH athletic department has been entirely stable? … there’s just been pockets of stability and volatility all over.

  30. Astroboy December 10, 2014 9:14 am

    Yikes! Terrible news! And isn’t this kind of throwing the SandBows under bus? You guys could be right, I kind of thought Scott was headed for the head coach position, maybe he’s getting signals Shoji’s not so ready to go…

  31. Andrew December 10, 2014 9:21 am

    Anyone else have a feeling that when Shoji retires Sealy will apply for the job? He’s been at the UCLA job for a few years already and has already won a national championship there. I think UH was a school he really wanted to coach at but realized Shoji wasn’t ready to retire yet. I know UCLA is a top tier job but they do not have the atmosphere and fan support that we have in Hawaii.

  32. Wen December 10, 2014 9:22 am

    Well, if nothing else, working for Dave could be pitched as the next step before getting a head coaching job either here when he retires or else where since if you were Dave’s 2nd in command you must be really ready for the job.

  33. Cubicle1126 December 10, 2014 9:34 am

    i recall shoji saying in a radio interview once that when head coaching positions open up, he always encourages his assistants to apply. that’s the reality of an assistant position … you’re aspiring to get a head coaching job. i would expect nothing else than for shoji to be supportive if/when that kind of opportunity presents itself for someone he’s mentored.

  34. Cindy Luis December 10, 2014 10:10 am

    Thanks for all the help Tuesday while I was flying.
    there is a new thread about Wong.
    sorry i didn’t get to this post early. been busy talking to Wong, Shoji, etc.

    Shoji said he wants to get a replacement in before Christmas. Don’t know if that’s possible given UH’s hiring timeline. job posting supposed to be up for a certain amount of time.

  35. Cindy Luis December 10, 2014 10:13 am

    13. As for LC, I will not repost what he wrote, targeting me. It was very vulgar and I’m glad I caught it right as it got posted and was able to delete immediately. Gave it to management and he has been blocked.

  36. wildcard December 10, 2014 8:28 pm

    so what was the man in the white hat who pretends to be a blonde 20 somethings beef with you cindy?

    btw if anyone is looking for a scapegoat on scott wong leaving for pepperdine, that person is po’okela who bachi’d it up here

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