The father of All-America middle Taylor Averill sang the national anthem and Hawaii Pono‘i.
More than 7,000 attended senior night to watch the top-ranked Warriors win their 16th in a row.
Opposite attacker Brook Sedore proposed to his girlfriend, Keola Kahaulelio, a former Rainbow Wahine water polo player.
All in all, it was a good night for volleyball and UH.
“This is more of what we envisioned when I came back six years ago,” Charlie Wade said of the largest Warrior volleyball crowd in 11 years. “This level of play, the stature of the team, the national rankings, this kind of support … it’s awesome.”
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Earlier, it was junior day for the football Warriors. Several of the state’s top 2016 prospects attended an orientation session and 2-hour practice.
Among the attendees were former Warriors and now head coaches — Amosa Amosa of Campbell and Rod York of Mililani. York will be a featured speaker at UH’s coaches clinic.
Jeremy Higgins, Kaiser’s offensive coordinator and a former UH quarterback, also attended. And, no, he did not signal plays to the UH quarterbacks.