Worsley, Matautia, Yogi to training team; Huff to Utah

Three players with Hawaii ties were among 19 named to the U.S. men’s junior national volleyball training team on Tuesday.
Selected were current University of Hawaii setter Joe Worsley, incoming Warrior hitter Austin Matautia (Moanalua) and libero Kelsey Yogi (Punahou), an incoming freshman at Cal State Northridge.
The roster will be trimmed to 12 with the team competing in next month’s NORCECA U21 Continental Championship in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Worsley was on the 2014 Boys Youth National Team that won the NORCECA U19 Continental Championship and was on the BYNT that finished seventh at last summer’s FIVB U19 World Championship.

And according to her instagram, Megan Huff is transferring to Utah. Utes assistant coach is former UH assistant Gavin Petersen.


  1. bowsfan June 7, 2016 5:43 pm

    Regarding Jane, I remember Kii Spencer-Vascocello playing basketball for UH then playing for Menlo, so I think 5 year clock doesn’t apply when you decide to the division 2 or 3 route.

  2. Cindy Luis June 7, 2016 8:21 pm

    1. I think it applies to DII but not DIII (non scholarship) or NAIA, which is what Menlo is.
    She may have applied for a medical hardship. There was some issue about the time she left Arizona.

  3. warriorfan June 7, 2016 11:26 pm

    951 elite volleyball club just posted Trinity Castaneda’s commitment to the wahine. https://twitter.com/951elitevb/status/740435527959220225

    Very excited to see her play for the wahine in the future.

  4. warriorfan June 7, 2016 11:45 pm

    I think Worsley will probably make the team as a libero instead of setter. I see Matautia making the final roster too.

  5. Hot June 8, 2016 4:03 am

    2. It’s likely she may have applied for medical hardship to get a sixth year.
    What are the eligibility rules for NAIA? Kristina Kam joined UH in 2009, injured in 2010, played 2011 and 2012, sat out 2013, played two more years 2014 and 2015, at Azusa Pacific. Seven seasons in total.

  6. Hot June 8, 2016 4:06 am

    4. The article says he is competing as a setter.

  7. wonna June 8, 2016 5:14 am

    We missed her but, she misses him!

  8. rabbit ears June 8, 2016 7:56 am

    good luck to Megan at Utah. Beeman almost took the Utah job last year.

  9. PBnJz June 8, 2016 8:33 am

    I don’t think withdrawing your name from consideration is even close to equaling almost taking a job!

  10. warriorfan June 8, 2016 11:03 am

    Utah is a pac 12 school but not exactly the high level program I expected Huff to transfer too. I was ecpecting UW or better.
    Anyway good luck to her.

    I feel like Worsley is mentioned as a setter but ultimately will be used as a libero like he was last year.

  11. Cindy Luis June 8, 2016 3:49 pm

    3. thanks for the link. Have been told she has a ton of potential, maybe some height left to reach.
    But as with Light, just a verbal. Non-binding

    5. believe NAIA has no age limit as long as you have eligibility. NCAA caps at 25 unless you’ve had church mission or military service.
    Kuehu had a similar situation missingt 3 years (redshirt, injury, pregnancy)

  12. Cindy Luis June 8, 2016 4:05 pm


    new thread up

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