Yes, Stauber has left, new recruit Goodman's sister

Ann got to the Kyra Goodman item before I did.

Here is her story from today.

he Rainbow Wahine are now up to their ankles in sand volleyball and spring indoor workouts. Meanwhile, Hawaii’s roster continues to be tweaked in the offseason.

Backup setter Monica Stauber has decided to leave the team after two years. Kyra Goodman — whose older sister Kaela will be one of eight UH seniors in the fall — will join up. Stauber and Kaela Goodman were two of the four Wahine with 4.0 grade-point averages last semester, joining Jade Vorster and redshirt Katie Spieler.

According to the Laguna Beach (Calif.) Volleyball Club website, Kyra Goodman, a 5-foot-11 setter, has committed to Hawaii. Both setters on the Laguna 18s team are headed to top-ranked programs, with Kelsey Humphreys committing to Stanford.

Kaela and Kyra were born and started school on Maui before moving to California with mother, Heather Bubnis, who taught at Seabury Hall. Their grandparents live in Haiku and father Pat is chief designer for the Maui-based Cabrinha kitesurfing company.

Kyra will join a 2013 recruiting class that also includes Punahou setter Tayler Higgins, 6-3 hitter Nikki Taylor (Kaiser) and Southern Idaho transfer Keani Passi, a 5-9 hitter out of Waianae, who was the 2012 AVCA Junior College Player of the Year.

Kalei Greeley, a 6-2 hitter, who was the California Interscholastic Federation Division 2AA Player of the Year last fall, confirmed she will head here in 2014. Her grandmother grew up in Hawaii and gave Greeley a trip to the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Camp for her 13th birthday.

“I was really lucky she did that because that set Hawaii in my eyes,” Greeley said by phone Wednesday. “Since then I’ve loved the school and wanted to go there. I didn’t know if I could. That was my first year (of volleyball) and I didn’t think I would be good enough. When I went there I set my goal to be there some day.”

Greeley is now good enough. She switched from middle to outside as a junior at Riverside King and collected 541 kills — third-highest in area history. She had 29 kills and 23 digs in a section final and averaged 20 kills and 13 digs in nine postseason matches, lifting the Wolves to the state championship final.

She said going outside California and to a place where she has family were factors in her decision to come here, along with, “It’s an amazing place to spend four years of my life.”

“I felt at home,” Greeley said. “When I went on my recruiting trip, I was completely comfortable on campus. I liked the school. It was just a bonus that it was near the beach.”


  1. roofer68 January 31, 2013 9:25 am

    Good luck Monica!!! I know that you’ll enroll in a school that’s comfortable and close to home and will be successful in life whatever path you choose. I’ll always remember my chats with an very intelligent girl with a quirky sense of humor.

  2. po'okela January 31, 2013 10:03 am

    dave should dig deep into the laguna beach vbc pipeline.

    sophmore outside hitter alyce ford would be a great get for hawaii and fit so well in our fast tempo offense. only 5’10, touches well above 10 feet and hits a hard ball. currently playing on the 18’s team with kyra (hawaii), elise (usc) and kelsey humphreys (stanford).

  3. Warriorfan January 31, 2013 10:06 am

    I am sure Dave knows about Alyce Ford , heck I am sure all the top volleyball coaches are after her..

  4. Warriorfan January 31, 2013 10:07 am

    BYy the way Ford jumps and hits like Kanani.

  5. not true January 31, 2013 10:37 am

    you would think he’s after her. fyi, amy hunter is not being recruited by manoa.

  6. Lanaiboy January 31, 2013 11:40 am

    Has anyone heard rumors to where Stauber is transferring? Can start for many, many Division I schools so not surprised with her leaving. Is it confirmed that Hagin is transferring to Idaho? Good luck to both; wish the best for them.

  7. Al January 31, 2013 11:44 am

    Unfortunate that Stauber is transferring. She was one of my favorite players on the team, but can’t blame her for lack of playing time with Uiato just one year older than her. Wish her luck wherever she may go.

  8. Kazu January 31, 2013 11:47 am

    First was Hagins,and now Monica. Hope both of them the best,and i bet where ever Monica goes to,she has a good chance of starting.Now Goodman would probably end up where Monica was now that Higgins will be coming in.

  9. Cindy Luis January 31, 2013 11:52 am

    LB, ‘heard’ that it was Idaho but Vandals haven’t released any info. will let you know when I find out.

  10. hapaguy January 31, 2013 1:18 pm

    I hope that Monica is only leaving the “sand” team and not the indoor team or even worse leaving UH altogether. The article that Ann wrote only says she is leaving the “sand” team….

  11. dedicatedfan January 31, 2013 1:51 pm

    Still waiting to see who Shoji brings in to replace Hagins. He needs a decent backup for Vorster. By the way, I totally agree with you Cindy, KGII redshirting next season. Will be interesting to see how much Mita improves next year, with Higgins pushing her.

  12. Cindy Luis February 1, 2013 2:53 pm

    No, Ann’s story said ‘left the team after two years.’ sand has only been around for one. She has left the indoor team.

  13. mauna February 1, 2013 3:27 pm

    I can see both Hagins and Stauber going to Idaho. Idaho 2013 so far hasn’t signed any S or MB and is left with 1 starter at MB and none at S. Good chance of both of them starting.

  14. mauna February 1, 2013 3:30 pm

    I know that some are not crazy about keeping tabs on available scholarships, but wasn’t Stauber on one? I recall Dave saying she was to receive one her soph year.

  15. Hot February 1, 2013 4:44 pm

    Scholarships for 2012, if I’m right:
    Ginger Long, Kaela Goodman, Kristiana Tuaniga, Ashley Kastl, Jade Vorster, Tai Manu-Olevao, Jane Croson, Mita Uiato, Emily Hartong

    Probably also Monica Stauber, Stephanie Hagins and Ali Longo.

    Walk-ons: Emily Maeda, Kalei Adolpho (Basketball scholarship), Kristina Kam, Courtney Lelepali, Kayla Kawamura, Sarah Mendoza, Katie Spieler, Katiana Ponce.

  16. Cindy Luis February 1, 2013 6:15 pm

    Not big on scholarships either but Stauber was supposed to be on one in 2012 after walking on in 2011

  17. mauna February 1, 2013 8:02 pm

    Hot, you’re right on the first 10 names but Hagins was not on scholarship, making it easier for her to leave. Longo I believe has aid in another form. Two for 2013 goes to Higgins and Taylor. That’s 11 so with Stauber leaving Dave has one left, with a choice of going to Longo, maybe Passi a year earlier or a much needed MB.

  18. mauna February 1, 2013 8:08 pm

    With all that said, the point I was getting to was that Dave has a scholarship with Stauber leaving to get a quality MB.

  19. dedicatedfan February 1, 2013 8:14 pm

    Dave does have one scholarship available, unless he gave it to Kaela’s sister.

  20. Hot February 2, 2013 4:50 am

    mauna, so that would mean only 10 were on volleyball scholarship in 2012? Wonder why Shoji didn’t give one to Maeda in her final year and a one-year only deal to Hagins.

  21. Robin February 2, 2013 7:02 am

    My guess is either Stauber had a scholarship in 2012 and it wasn’t going to be renewed, or she was a walk-on for the 2nd straight year and wasn’t going to receive one in 2013. If the former is correct, doesn’t look good for the program- an all-conference academic selection not getting a scholarship renewal. Can see this as a numbers game, with only the walk-on Maeda and the departed Hagins leaving from last year’s team. From a strictly on-the-court standpoint, scholarships going to others would make competitive sense though…#19 Higgins and #26 Taylor (Prepvolleyball), being as highly regarded as they are getting scholarships right out of HS. Given that Higgins is already expected to push senior Uiato, this wouldn’t have Stauber with much of a chance of playing time in 2013. Longo is entrenched at libero, and I would envision Spieler and Mendoza as being ahead of Stauber and the others as the leading DS.

  22. Cindy Luis February 2, 2013 6:28 pm

    Robin, my guess is that Stauber didn’t think she’d get much time with Higgins coming in. She had a scholarship as promised this past season.

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