Update on Maeda

Ran into her mom at Costco today.

Mom said Emily doing well, planning her wedding for the end of the year, almost done with her master’s and working for Catholic Charities.

Told her I missed seeing her, husband and other daughters in the seats watching practice even during Emily’s redshirt year. She said they were there for the Texas match.

Think that is part of the specialness of the Wahine program, the ties of the all the families who invested themselves in the program when having their daughters become part of it.


  1. ashley927 September 12, 2013 6:30 pm

    question cindy, could you please tell me why this season the volleyball matches have been starting late?(730pm)

  2. hossana September 12, 2013 7:15 pm

    Wow, brings back so many great memories of the past wahine players…wish there could be more articles on past wahine players and what their current status is…….emily was such a spark plug as all the DS’s on Shoji’s team are and have been…..great update……

  3. Cindy Luis September 12, 2013 7:45 pm

    1. they haven’t really been starting later than usual. the start times were at 5 and 7 in the past but rarely did that first mach go 90 minutes. it was always closer to to 730. so they went to the 730 start. the one late start was when it was scheduled for 8 p.m. due to the triple header. and the Texas match went late. Shoji later said they should have started the tripleheader earlier.

  4. Dino September 12, 2013 9:07 pm

    i love the wahine!

  5. Dino September 12, 2013 9:10 pm

    i feel really old though, since everytime i look up in the rafters of the stanley, we won two titles when i was a UH student, in 83 and 87. eleneki, eagey, ahuna, etc….

  6. Think2Much September 12, 2013 11:34 pm

    Before Shoji leaves or shortly after, they should have a grand reunion for all players and staff who were a part of the Shoji era. This would also serve as a fund raiser for UH and the program. Fans would be invited.

  7. Hot September 13, 2013 12:07 am

    I have a soft spot for the DSs, especially walk-ons who have become success stories like Emily and those who stuck around even without playing. Emily surely is a special Wahine.

  8. manu September 13, 2013 8:38 am

    Agree with “Hot” (7). Maeda was definitely an inspirational and special Wahine. I attended that match on her “senior night”, and I must say that it was a most memorable one. Winning the match, the whole team does a dance routine with Emily, and then the proposal from Chad, definitely a first in the Stan Sheriff Center. Glad she’s doing well.

    It would be nice like Hossana (2) mentioned too. How are the past Wahines doing. I understand that Kanani is working with the Toyota AB team.

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