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Hawai`i Middle Blocker Olivia Magill was named an Honorable Mention All American today by AVCA. The junior transfer from the University of Arizona led the Big West Conference in hitting percentage (.405) and blocks per set (1.34) this season.
2015 Recruits and Transfers.
Punahou's McKenna Granato comes into the program next year with some national accolades in tow. The 5"11 outside hitter was recently named the Hawai'i Gatorade Player of the Year. McKenna is also an AVCA/Under Armour High School All American and PrepVolleyball All American.
Granato is scheduled to play with the West Team in the Under Armour All American Volleyball Match & Skills Challenge this Friday (Dec 19) at the AVCA Convention in Oklahoma City.
This match will not be a live broadcast but can be viewed tape delayed in Hawai`i on CBS Sports Network Channel 247 and 1247 HD on Saturday, December 20th at 1:00pm HST and Monday, December 22nd at 4:30pm HST ( Zap 2 TV Guide ).
Irvine Valley College transfer Annie Mitchem was named AVCA's Two Year College National Player of the Year for the second year in a row. The 6'2 MB from Friendswood Texas was also named an All American and Conference POY for the second time.
Sand Season Around the Corner
In the past the sand team web page has been slow in bringing fans info in a timely manner leaving many to do their own research. Hopefully this year we will see some improvement.
Today I started checking the schedules of some of the top programs in this sport who have posted schedules and learned that UCLA , Pepperdine, Cal, Nebraska and USC are all scheduled to play in Hawai`i this coming season.
With more Big West schools playing sand this season we will probably see another Big West tournament on the mainland.
Who Will Replace Scott Wong ?
Scott's position as associate indoor head coach and sand volleyball coach was recently posted by UH, the closing date is January 2nd, 2015. It will probably be on or after that date before we get an official announcement.