Warriors earn NCAA berth; Bucs draft Iosefa

For the first time since 2002, the volleyball Warriors are heading to the NCAA tournament.

OK, technically it’s a play-in match, against Penn State on Tuesday at Stanford, but the Warriors weren’t worried about the particulars. After losing to Pepperdine in the MPSF semis on Thursday, the Warriors still had enough credits to beat out the Waves for an at-large berth.

The Warriors celebrated the invitation with thunderous applause. Soon after, coach Charlie Wade gave an emotional address to the team.

Wade then went to scout a tournament. Recruiting never stops

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Joey Iosefa in the seventh round.


  1. 3-Prong May 2, 2015 10:10 am

    Goin to Da Ship. How’s Hartley?

  2. jm2375 May 2, 2015 10:11 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    YES!!! I’m so stoked! My boy’s made the tournament. Wish I could be there.

    ST – will the redshirts be able to attend?


  3. 3-Prong May 2, 2015 10:12 am

    Sugoi Order,… Check! PPV confirmation….Check!

  4. Arcumfortis May 2, 2015 10:39 am

    Congrats to the men’s VB team. Let’s hope they can rekindle their mojo and play at the high level they displayed earlier in the season. At least they won’t be jet lagged from travel for the next phase.

    Spring football seemed unusually quiet, almost a non event. This feels different from pervious years. I wish the team the best hope coach Chow can redeem himself. But even if he does it still feels like he is just too conservative for my tastes, both in the teams style of play and the style of promoting the team. No buzz on the field, no buzz off the field, no buzz to be found anywhere. I hope we have a winning season and of we do it will make it all more enjoyable. But can’t we add a little spice please? I am getting tired of the same diet of plain oatmeal.

  5. Ipu Man May 2, 2015 10:53 am

    Penn State mvb has 8 wins to 14 losses to Hawaii all time.
    Here’s their home page.
    Tops in their conference…

  6. orioles4eva May 2, 2015 11:02 am

    What a relief, I think men’s volleyball has not yet been tainted like some of the bigger sports. I hope the men take advantage of this opportunity, I like the bracket they are in. Go Bows.

  7. tom May 2, 2015 11:20 am



  8. Maddog50 May 2, 2015 11:39 am

    Joeys a Buc!

  9. Bugaz May 2, 2015 11:39 am

    Big CONGRATS Joey!!!

  10. oneseason May 2, 2015 11:56 am

    Great news about Joey Iosefa and the Wades Warriors! … a little alliteration 🙂

  11. BigFan May 2, 2015 12:19 pm

    #8, Wow, so who do we root for when the Bucs play Tennessee and Mariota? Though the feature match up will be Winston and Mariota.

  12. Ipu Man May 2, 2015 12:19 pm

    All righty, Joey! Now we can cheer for both the bucks and the Titans.
    I hear they play each other in their first game this fall, is that true?

  13. Ipu Man May 2, 2015 12:24 pm

    Question is answered already. Thank you.
    Go Joey! Go Marcus!

  14. 3-Prong May 2, 2015 12:30 pm

    joey, Joey, JOEY!!! He’s got a shot. Time to run some guys over in camp.

  15. Ipu Man May 2, 2015 12:30 pm

    Go Bows!

  16. Boolakanaka May 2, 2015 12:32 pm

    Cheehooo JI!!!!!

  17. st. anthony trojan May 2, 2015 12:35 pm

    Hope he don’t get to close friends his QB there…. n go out looking for a
    crab legs…he he he

  18. HawaiiMongoose May 2, 2015 12:37 pm

    Whew! Glad I was wrong about UH being passed over. Go Warriors!

  19. st. anthony trojan May 2, 2015 12:53 pm

    Yea mongoose…you got no faith in them evil doers at NCAA headquarters SELECTION COMMITTEE…….he he he

  20. HawaiiMongoose May 2, 2015 12:59 pm

    I’ve had my heart broken too many times before. LOL.

  21. st. anthony trojan May 2, 2015 1:04 pm

    Just hope that Joey can stay healthy there his first full season n should not have ne problems making the roster…

  22. st. anthony trojan May 2, 2015 1:09 pm

    See… that ur problem… go longs buy a duct tape…patch it up he he he…

    Yea me thinks all agree.. they are evil… n no reasonable explanation for what
    they do sum times to us…especially volleyball…


  23. 99club May 2, 2015 2:03 pm

    Congratulations Joey! All that hard work paid off.

  24. oneseason May 2, 2015 2:08 pm

    To whom it may concern … “Warriors earn NCAA berth” is a much better story title than “UH awarded at-large berth in NCAA men’s volleyball”

  25. kapakahi May 2, 2015 2:12 pm


    Nikko Taylor might not get to UH after all…….since KT getting mostly NT reps today.

    KT definitely slimmed down from last season……but apparently now gonna have to bulk again.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2015 2:18 pm



    Great news for both – best of luck to other Warrior NFL hopefuls!!!

  27. bowwar May 2, 2015 2:52 pm

    #25 — Hopefully, we still get Taylor…Lot’s of possibilities depending on folks qualifying and getting their AAs in the JCs. We should know by the end of this month if we have some late NT transfers. I’m still not convinced we have our PK position solved…

  28. kapakahi May 2, 2015 2:56 pm


    Yup…….wide right today.

  29. kapakahi May 2, 2015 2:59 pm


    UH definitely still doing some very late Class of 2015 recruiting.

  30. Tempmanoa May 2, 2015 3:50 pm

    Anyone see how the QB’s have been doing today and the last few days? Curious to see if Wittek is improving.

  31. hitman May 2, 2015 3:59 pm

    aloha everyone!! nice to see VB gets a 2ND chance !! they got the best spot know not think to lose !! let do this !! go bows !!
    and to Joey Congrats hope u da best !!
    and know for UH FOOTBALL this was the time of the year for you chow to shine and sale your program to the people of hawaii for this up coming year !! then they woulder why the team are losing fans !! should have a flag football game for the player and the people !!

  32. z May 2, 2015 4:37 pm


    Go get em Joey!!!

  33. z May 2, 2015 4:40 pm

    Agree with 24. It was earned.

  34. kapakahi May 2, 2015 5:29 pm


    Wittek looked good……but still threw a pick……while Woolsey looks improved……..way smoother……less mechanical……compared to last season.

  35. seewhy May 2, 2015 6:01 pm

    Alright Joey! You made it into the big league.

  36. seewhy May 2, 2015 6:05 pm

    And congratulations men’s volleyball on EARNING the at large bid. Still not too optimistic about the team though after losing last 3 out of 4 games. But none the less, I will be screaming at my tv/computer screen as always. GO BOWS!!

  37. 3-Prong May 2, 2015 8:04 pm

    At least Manny was trying to fight. Can’t say the same for what’s his name.

  38. st. anthony trojan May 2, 2015 8:33 pm

    cant win…what u cant hit…no points there..

  39. chopsueyboy May 2, 2015 10:27 pm

    Congrats to Joey & Marcus…we can cheer for them when they have the ball on offense

  40. mctruck May 3, 2015 4:20 am

    Congrats to Joey and Marcus; Joey, take care of your legs.
    I hope a few other Warriors get a chance at free agency.

  41. Stephen Tsai May 3, 2015 6:24 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=30706

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