The volleyball Warriors have loyal fans. The most dedicated appear to be the players’ parents.
Carole McKellar, mother of opposite Iain McKellar, follows every match on the Internet. Well, actually most matches. She often travels from England to attend UH matches.
Middle blocker Davis Holt’s parents donated volleyball equipment.
The parents of California-raised players host barbecues when the Warriors are on the mainland.
Middle blocker Taylor Averill’s father sang the national anthem and Hawai‘i Pono‘i on senior night.
Outside hitter Scott Hartley’s parents moved to Hawaii. (OK, that might be a coincidence, but that’s still kind of cool.)
Mike Ramos attends every home match, screaming away — even though his son Joby completed his UH eligibility a year ago.
Then there is Donna Kanetake, mother of libero Kolby Kanetake. Those fat-head pictures that fans wave at matches? Donna had those made. Then yesterday, she bought an entire section — 84 tickets priced at $16 apiece — for the April 25 MPSF quarterfinal match.