Update on Sandbows

Team practiced in light passing drizzles (after the passing deluge) yesterday afternnon. actually fairly cool and pleasant. Hall said it’s all about adapting to conditions.
Can remember the first year the Wahine were at Hermosa Beach for the USAV Challenge. it was cold and rainy and miserable.

Anyway, did ask Hall about the outgoing seniors playing in spring. He didn’t think they would, since it would be more about the younger players getting experience.

The spring indoor match will start a busy week for players also playing sand (Taylor, Anderson, Guinasso, Maglio, Koelsch). Indoor is Thursday. Sand play Friday-Saturday, tournament includes Cal, Nebraska and USC, Sunday duals vs. Cal and Nebraska.

Plus Pepperdine is in to play the UH men, which is making Nikki Taylor happy since her brother plays for the Waves.

Hall did say he hasn’t decided who the pairs will be and there is an outside chance that Taylor will team with Tiegs.


  1. Ki January 24, 2015 2:36 pm

    Wasn’t Taylor paired with Spieler last year (where she earned all America honors)?

  2. R.M January 24, 2015 2:45 pm

    Last year pairs was Tiegs/Cook, Taylor/Spieler. All four was named All – American. Cook graduated already that’s why maybe they are still figuring out what will happen for the tandems.

    Looking at the indoor team looks like their will be no substitution for the outsides and middles except for serving substitution for the middles

  3. R.M January 24, 2015 2:54 pm

    The available outsides are Taylor, Greeley and Manu-Olevao. we cannot tell right now if Huff will be available. Magill and Maglio at the middle. Higgins and Koelsch are setters and the rest are all DS/L Kahakai, Ponce, Guinasso and Anderson

  4. Kazu January 24, 2015 4:00 pm

    To bad Sand Volleyball no on TV.

  5. Ki January 24, 2015 4:06 pm

    The good news is their on campus courts are ready so no need fight for parking in Waikiki.

  6. vballfreak808 January 24, 2015 5:22 pm

    4. All sand matches played on campus will be on tv according to the UH website.

  7. warriorfan January 24, 2015 10:53 pm

    They need to figure out a way to get the dual against Pepperdine on tv. that is the best home match of the season!

    I think Taylor/Tiegs would give UH the best chance to win the pairs championship.

  8. Cubicle1126 January 26, 2015 10:16 am

    men’s poll is released. http://www.avca.org/divisions/men/1-2-poll-1-26-15/

    hawaii was idle last week, but b/c of upsets happening around them, they managed to move up one spot to 6.

    loyola chicago #1, and usc has climbed quickly up to #2, they’re playing surprisingly well even with injuries and/or players not being available.

  9. rayson January 26, 2015 11:14 am

    8. It’s interesting seeing how each coach votes. Both Kniffin (Irvine) and Pavlik (Peperdine) voted Hawaii #3, the highest ranked MPSF team in their ballots. Wade has them at #7 in his ballot.

  10. warriorfan January 26, 2015 11:48 am

    Glad UH moved up, Hope they can at least split with UCI this week.
    I’ve always wondered this, Do the UH players from the mainland and international players get resident tuition and does Siki get a full UH scholarship (that doesn’t count in the 4.5 for UH) since his dad works for UH? Anyone know, thanks.

  11. jm2375 January 26, 2015 1:00 pm

    warriorfan – #10 – mainland and international players pay out-of-state tuition. As far as I know, children of employees don’t get a free ride at UH. I know it happens at private universities. When I was in college waaaay back in the dark ages at a private Mainland university, the employee had to have 10 years of service before the kids could get tuition waivers, and only 4 years were paid for.

    Nice to see that UH moved up in the polls. Hoping for at least a split this weekend against the Anteaters.

  12. warriorfan January 26, 2015 5:24 pm

    thanks jm2375, UH really needs to find a way to get it’s student athletes that are not from Hawaii to pay resident tuition, It would be a huge boost to the men’s volleyball program. the Cal schools are so good because they get a lot of the instate talent to stay home ( at resident tuition) and BYU tuition is really cheap for mormon athletes.

  13. Cindy Luis January 26, 2015 8:27 pm

    12. Student athletes at UH not on scholarship pay out-of-state tuition if they are not from Hawaii or not on WUE.
    UC athletes may pay in-state but it’s gotten pretty pricey.

  14. Cindy Luis January 26, 2015 8:29 pm

    10. the 4.5 scholarships are divided up. I don’t think anyone is on a full ride in men’s volleyball. There is some academic scholarship help.

  15. Cindy Luis January 26, 2015 8:34 pm


    new thread up about the poll

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