Sedore reached 1K the hard way

In football, the relativity of statistics changed because of longer seasons and stricter pass-coverage rules. In baseball, things changed when the American League adopted the designated hitter. The NBA’s rebirth was trumpeted in 1979 when Bird and Magic entered the league. But that also was the same year the NBA implemented the 3-point shot.

In most sports, offensive opportunities have increased because of scheduling and rule changes. An exception is men’s volleyball, which trends the other way, and that’s why it was significant when UH opposite Brook Sedore yesterday reached the 1,000 mark for career kills.

Through the 2000 men’s volleyball season, only natural points counted. Sideout kills — which accounted for about 65 percent of the scoring — counted in statistics but not scoreboard points. Translation: There were more scoring opportunities. Further translation: Clay Stanley’s 50 kills will never, ever be matched again. Of the 15 UH hitters with 1,000 career kills, nine played exclusively in the natural-point era.

In 2001, the NCAA went to a rally-scoring format. Although the first four sets were played to 30 points (and the fifth to 15), there still were fewer scoring opportunities. Costas Theocharidis, UH’s career kill leader, played three of his four All-America seasons under the rally-scoring format. But Theocharidis, in any format, was a phenomenal player.

In 2011, the NCAA implemented another rule change, with the first four sets played to 25 points, further reducing scoring opportunities.

Sedore is the only UH player in the 1,000-kill club to have played his entire career in the first-to-25 system. What’s more, in the middle of his sophomore season, he switched from his natural position at left-side hitter to opposite. That changed his hitting angles and blocking assignments.

In the end, numbers are numbers. But Sedore should be remembered for doing more with less.


  1. tom March 28, 2015 9:32 am


  2. H-man March 28, 2015 9:33 am

    Good morning all !! Go Wahine softball !!

  3. tom March 28, 2015 9:34 am

    SEDORE – remarkable player!

  4. A-joe March 28, 2015 9:34 am

    There’s been big talks about retaining the Pro Bowl. I say we should thank them and move on to new pursuits. One of the biggest movements sweeping the world (especially Asia) is eSports gaming. Crowds bigger than the last NBA championship watch teams play video games. Hawaii should position itself to hold the World championships here.

    Local government should invest in upgrading our internet infrastructure.

  5. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2015 9:51 am

    Re: Pro Bowl
    1) Hawaii shouldn’t bid against itself.
    2) If the Pro Bowl doesn’t take the $5 million, turn it over to UH.
    3) How come we don’t spell it “Brasil,” like residents do?

  6. NorthShoreFan March 28, 2015 10:06 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    yup, planning for the NFL is not a good idea. The major draw is the UH Warriors so we should be meeting their needs and not something that might not be here later on down the line.

    problem with special design and build is just that. specialty projects has no competition to design and build so contractors can estimate low and then go for additional funding later. you stuck now, no can do nothing else but pay up. sad to say but just like the rail project.

  7. oneseason March 28, 2015 10:11 am

    Whether the right answer is to repair Aloha Stadium or build a new stadium, if large amounts of public money is required, then the public should benefit. To me, that means:
    1) no luxury boxes unless the quality of the general seating is maintained.
    2) no PPV … the around $2M per year that UH receives is pretty much chump change compared to the cost of even the stadium maintenance that the state is being asked to pay for.
    3) stadium vendors should be required to provide beer vendors with backpacks … just because it is so cool 🙂 …

  8. H-man March 28, 2015 10:14 am

    Ref. 3, I suppose it’s the same as the word Dynamo which is spelled either Dynamo or Dinamo, depending on the country. In the U.S. and Russia, it’s spelled Dynamo. In Italy and Romania, it’s spelled Dinamo.

  9. Kapahulu March 28, 2015 10:28 am

    Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a great day.
    I read about your recent Cruise. Sounds like you and the family had a great time.
    Happy Birthday Wishes also to your wife.

  10. nutmegger March 28, 2015 10:52 am

    What is this “special design and build” for the stadium? Where did you hear about it?
    I want to read the article where ever you found it.

  11. jm2375 March 28, 2015 11:08 am

    Congratulations to Brook Sedore! It’s been a pleasure watching you play and grow these past 4 years.

    Go Warriors!
    Go Wahine!

  12. Derek March 28, 2015 11:19 am

    The No. 1 ranked Hawaii Rainbow Warriors’ volleyball team should be on the front page of the sports section, don’t you think!!!! Being on the back pages to me is a slap on the face. It’s not very often that the team is #1 in the country. Celebrate it while we’re up there. Charlie Wade is building a program that keeps getting better and better with better and better talent. You can see that the last couple of years that he’s adding the pieces to be a top echelon program in the MPSF. Keep going Warriors, and congrats to Brook Sedore for your milestone.

  13. beans March 28, 2015 12:17 pm


  14. el burro sabio March 28, 2015 12:28 pm

    H-man, good name!

  15. Old Diver March 28, 2015 12:46 pm


    The HTA money cannot be used for anything but to promote tourism. Giving money to the Athletics Department to cover it’s massive deficits doesn’t fall in that category.

  16. Old Diver March 28, 2015 12:50 pm

    The two million UH gets for PPV is about 10,000 fans per game. Averaging 37,000 per game as Mack did in his last year gives equates to a paying crowd of 47,000. The problem currently is PPV subscriptions and the live gate are down.

  17. Old Diver March 28, 2015 12:56 pm

    I mention this because the only people I know who subscribe to PPV are elderly former ticket holders who can’t make it to Aloha Stadium anymore.

  18. oneseason March 28, 2015 12:56 pm

    With UH MVB leading the MPSF ranking, and already clinching a hosting berth, the AD-select Matlin will have a great opportunity to lead UH to hosting the semis & finals. UH has great attendance & the replay capability to ensure good matches; want to avoid the NIT fiasco that Wahine BB experienced. Let’s roll out the supa-bazooka instead of hand tossed tee-shirts to sweeten the deal.

  19. oneseason March 28, 2015 1:02 pm

    #17 … Old Diver … Sports Bars and the like pay commercial rates for PPV.

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid March 28, 2015 1:57 pm

    oneseason – you’re on fire today! 😉

    Yes! Lets get those semis and finals at the Stanley!

    Beer girls at Aloha Stadium – what could possibly go wrong!

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid March 28, 2015 2:38 pm

    Congrats Brook!

    You guys are number one for a lot of reasons, best of all, you guys play lights-out tough and you play as a team. It’s been great watching you folks at the Stanley and on TV!

    When I watched you guys against Pepperdine, there was no doubt in my mind you were the best team around. Keep it rolling!

  22. A-House March 28, 2015 3:00 pm


    why is the USA the only country in the world that does not use the “metric” system?

    Brasil/Brazil: citizens of Brasil should take offense to the word Brazil. like pronouncing Kauai without the “emphasis” on the “I”? or, Like Like?

    perhaps Matilin saw the writing on the wall that ESPN will pull the plug on the Hawaii Bowl in the very near future as they keep adding bowl games and went overseas in 2014 – surely there are other bowl games that have much, much lower attendance than Hawaii Bowl – contributing to this is the near lack of fans from other schools; especially Reno where only a handful travel to Hawaii for their bowl games

    why move up the “end” date from 4/27/ to 4/2 to select the UH men’s basketball coach? what does this say? Benji T got the HC position?

  23. Stephen Tsai March 28, 2015 3:24 pm

    Luxury boxes are great if UH could attract big donors. But building such boxes and filling them with the usual suspects — bank executives, gas company officials — won’t help the program. There’s a brown section reserved for high-rollers that usually is empty.

  24. Boolakanaka March 28, 2015 3:42 pm

    The name brasil comes from pau-brasil, a kind of wood which once abounded in the Brazilian coast.
    So, if Brasil has always been the correct form, why do English speaking countries use the variation Brazil?

    This was caused by a Historical confusion.

    The Brazilian Academy of Letters was founded only in 1897; until then, there was not any official institution in Brazil to issue norms on orthograhy (the Academy took over that function); besides, only a small fraction of Brazilian society had access to education.
    As a consequence, as there was not an “official” or “correct” definition on how to spell it, some people used to write “Brazil”, while others used “Brasil”.

  25. SteveM March 28, 2015 3:55 pm

    ST — the season ticket renewal form this year noted that brown section seats were available. First time I’ve seen that. But even mauka brown section gets the sun in their eyes when the games starts before 6:00 pm. The 5:00 and 2:00 pm game times caused a lot of people to move or not renew tickets. I saw this sitting on the 50 yard line mauka — first the elderly vanished, then a lot of young people appeared–and disappeared too.

    Old people and babies don’t like SPF factor 1,000 tropical Hawaiian sun in September…and no umbrellas or parasols allowed in the stadium. Hopefully Matlin has figured this out.

  26. oneseason March 28, 2015 4:03 pm

    UH Rainbow Warriors taking on UCSD … free streaming at UCSD website … takes a bit to register but it is free …

  27. beans March 28, 2015 4:14 pm

    Steven M #25
    My seats are mauka org. 50yl. The sun bearing down on the early starts is brutal! Only many cold beers make it bearable.

  28. oneseason March 28, 2015 5:07 pm

    University of Washington collected $50 Million in donations before building their 70K seat $250 Million stadium. Earnest money of that order warrants luxury boxes. Interest from “stakeholders” … not so much.

  29. A-joe March 28, 2015 5:22 pm


    Can you find conversations we had around ’08 where we discussed the construction of a new stadium? We seem to be talking about the same thing over and over again that we solved back then.

  30. SteveM March 28, 2015 6:15 pm

    RE: #29
    A-Joe — sorry, that would take a very long time…and this topic comes up every year at various times. However, I do recall the photos you made with a 60,000 (?) seat existing stadium on the mainland–being scaled and overlayed on a map of the UH quarry, Ala Wai golf course, and the existing Halawa site.

    The photos were hosted on Jason’s web site and he has since took it down

    Of course, this was before Cooke/Ching field construction. I proposed a concrete “lid” over half the quarry (like in Mercer Island, WA) on which a stadium would be built at Dole street level with direct access to the freeway and major roads. Bonus if the rail ever made it to UH.

    Yup, this discussion comes up almost every year. 🙂
    Size doesn’t matter so much– the costs, location, and logistics are the major factors.

  31. Akamai Okole March 28, 2015 6:23 pm

    Great Evening All!

    WTG VolleyBows!:-)

    Come on BaseBows! 🙁

  32. Akamai Okole March 28, 2015 6:24 pm

    Watta finish! 38-0…

  33. jm2375 March 28, 2015 7:55 pm

    Let me clarify.
    The Warriors have clinched only a playoff berth at this point. So have Irvine and Pepperdine. They must finish in the top 4 to host a first round game. The highest remaining seed will then host the semis and finals.

    The UHAD should be bidding on having the NCAA tournament here sometime in the near future. It’s at Stanford this year (they might not even make the MPSF playoffs) and was in Chicago last year (home court advantage for Loyola as it turned out).

  34. jm2375 March 28, 2015 8:03 pm

    Dang. Irvine won both games @ BYU. UH must win both BYU games to stay ahead of Irvine if both teams win the rest of their matches, since Irvine wins the tie-break.

    UH wins in 4 tonight. 12 in a row. UCLA on Monday & Tuesday.
    Hope all you LA-area fans come out and support the Bows!!

  35. oneseason March 28, 2015 10:22 pm

    #34 .. jm2375 thanks … I both misunderstood mpsf hosting and didnt count remaining games.

  36. cappie the dog March 29, 2015 5:10 am

    Gonzaga was so mad when they lost to Hawaii in the 2nd round of the NIT, they went on a 16-year NCAA streak.

    Hawaii was the last team to beat Gonzaga before they became GONZAGA.

    Wasn’t Derrick Low offered a scholarship there?

    I wonder if a more uptempo game would have made a difference in his career trajectory as a pro?

    If John Crotty could make a NBA roster, I don’t understand how Low couldn’t do the same.

  37. oneseason March 29, 2015 6:45 am

    Brian McInnis in today’s SA “UH adds urgency to its coaching search” says UH interviews for MBB coach start this coming Friday … 11 days early … sounds very good.

  38. Stephen Tsai March 29, 2015 8:27 am

    New post:

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