Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hawai`i Sweeps Northern Arizona
25-18, 25-15, 25-18


Photo: Shane Grace / Ka Leo O Hawai‘i




Box Score

Hawai`i began their final tune up for the Big West season with a sweep over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in the first of a two match series that concludes tonight (9/20/2014)  7pm HST at the SSC.

For the first time in the preseason the Wahine came up with a lineup that looks to be what we will see for the rest of the season. Shoji started Kalei Greeley and Tai Manu Oleavo on the left, Nikkie Taylor on the right while Olivia Magill and Kalei Adolpho filled the middle positions. Senior Sarah Mendoza started at Libero.

Outside hitter Nikki Taylor, back from her elbow injury, seemed fit as a fiddle and contributed 11 kills, two aces, 9 digs and was in on five blocks.

While passing wasn't all world most of the night the Wahine made up for it in other areas. Service errors, which have plagued this team for most of the preseason, improve tremendously with the Wahine committing only 5 errors for the match. Hawai’i also out aced the Lumberjacks 8-5 in the match with four contributed by Tai-Manu-Olevao

While NAU ran off to a quick 4-2 start in set one Na Wahine responded with a couple of their own runs and left NAU in the dust.

Set two started much the same and it was close for a spell until Hawai’i went on another 6-0 run. NAU found themselves caught in a Hawai`i rotation that had the three Wahine top attackers in the front row (Greeley, Magill, Taylor) and Oleavo bombing them from the service line resulting in Hawai’i taking the set 25-15

After the break NAU came out and playrd the Wahine a lot tougher jumping out to a quick 4-1 lead that forced a very early time out called by Shoji. It was nip and tuck for a few more points but NAU lost their lead at 6-5 and never regained it giving Hawai’i the sweep

Olivia Magill and Nikki Taylor had 11 kills, freshman Kalei Greeley 7, Oleavo 6 and Adolpho 6. Sarah Mendoza had a match-high 14 digs. Hawai’i out blocked NAU 9-6 and hit 64 % to NAU’s 42%.

The two match series continues tonight at 7pm HST.


Television: OCSports – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD) First serve 7pm HST
Streaming Video: Available at Big West TV, Free and no registration.
Radio: ESPN Radio (1420 AM)
Audio Webcast: http://espn1420am.com
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=61743

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wahine Preseason Ends This Weekend

Photo: Cindy Ellen Russell Honolulu Star Advertiser



Hawai’i will conclude their preseason matches this weekend when they meet Northern Arizona from the Big Sky Conference for two matches at the SSC.

The Lumberjacks finished the 2013 season in 4th place in the Big Sky with a 13-7 conference record and 19-11 overall. Northern Arizona was picked to finish 1st by Big Sky coaches in 2014. 

NAU comes into the SSC with a 9-0 record. This will be the first meeting between NAU and Hawai’i.

Top Players
Sydney Kemper –Sr. 6’0 OH, 3.47 K/set (.304)
Janae Vander Ploeg – Jr 5’11 OH, 3.28 K/set (.224)
Payton Bock- Jr 6’3 MB, 1.70 K/set (.323)

Hawai’i connection- Kayla Fr 5’3 DS, Honolulu/Maryknoll

Head Coach- Ken Murphy in his second season, 19-11 at NAU.


Television: OCSports – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD) First serve 7pm HST
Streaming Video: Available at Big West TV, Free and no registration.
Radio: ESPN Radio (1420 AM)
Audio Webcast: http://espn1420am.com
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=61742

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wahine Finish Outrigger Tournament with Win.



Box score

For the third time this year in preseason tournaments Hawai`i (6-3) finished in second place beating the University of San Francisco in four sets 15-25,25-22,25-22,25-20 in the final match of the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge.

Tough serving by the Dons caught the Wahine flatfooted in set one and kept them out of system for most of the set. Hawai`i attackers had 5 hitting errors to the Dons one who out hit the Wahine .517 to .193  in the set.

Hawai`i was able to regroup in set two and performed much better mostly behind the hitting of MB Olivia Magill and OH Nikki Taylor who started for the first time this season. USF made runs at the Wahine but they were able to hang on for a 25-22 win.

In sets three and four the Wahine greatly improved their blocking adding 5.5 blocks in set 3 and 6.5 blocks in set 4 for a match total of 14 blocks. Hawaii continued to hit for a high percentage (.333) in set three taking the set 25-22

Both teams went on runs in the opening of set 4 and after a Hawai`i time out at 14-15 it was a neck and neck battle in the race to the finish line. After a USF time out at 20 -18 UH was able to increase the lead and finish the set a 25-20 winner. Hitting percentages went south for both teams in set four, Hawai`i hit .035 and USF -.107.


Olivia Magill was the top performer for the Wahine with 15 kills,7 blocks hitting .560 followed by Nikki Taylor with 14 kills 5 digs and 2 blocks.

All-Tournament Team
Sarah Mendoza – UH
Olivia Magill – UH
Julie Consani – UCLA
Claire Felix – UCLA
Valentina Zaloznik – USF
Kaitlyn Van Hoff – Utah State
Most Outstanding Player – Karsta Lowe - UCLA

Monday's AVCA Pool
If # 22 Hawai`i falls out of the poll on Monday it will be the first time since 1992


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Saturday, September 13, 2014


Bruins Sweep Hawai`i
23-25, 23-25, 25-27

Photo: UH Athletics


In a Nutshell


Error free matches rarely if ever happen and last night it was errors at crucial points in the match that became the downfall of the Wahine who were swept by the UCLA Bruins.

It was a back and forth battle in all three sets, it was a match that saw 39 ties and 14 lead changes. Both teams could not break away and get any separation that mattered because of inconsistent play on both sides of the net, it came down to the last few points in each set but fate wasn’t on the side of the Wahine.

Both teams ended tied in blocks (12), aces (2), and service errors (7) but it was in the hitting error category that UCLA won the battle with 16 to Hawaii’s 21 many of which came in the closing points of each set.

Nikki Talyor returned to the floor for the first time this year late in the third set and contributed 3 kills and two digs.

Wahine Top Performers

Tai- Manu-Olevao with a double double 13 kills and 10 digs. Olivia Magill 8 kills, 7 blocks, Kalei Greeley,11 kills, Sarah Mendoza with a match high 18 digs.

Hawai`i will take the day off today because of  football and return tomorrow to face the University of San Francisco at 5pm.

Up Next University of an Francisco

The Dons finished 4th in the West Coast Conference in 2013 with a 9-9 record and 13-15 overall. USF come into the SSC tomorrow 5-3

In the all-time series record Hawai`i is 7-0 against USF and the last meeting was on 8/31/2012 won be UH 3-0

Top Guns
Valentina Zaloznik – 6’4 Sr MB, K/set 3.32 (.330)
Katarina Pilepic – 6’0 So OH, K/set 3.11 (.202)
Anja Segota – 6’2 Sr OH, K/set 3.11 (.227)

Head coach: Gilad Dora, 8th season, 102-98


Television: OCSports – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD) First serve scheduled for 5:00 pm HST
Streaming Video: Available at Big West TV, Free and no registration.
Radio: ESPN Radio (1420 AM)
Audio Webcast: http://espn1420am.com
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=61740


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Wahine Sweep Utah State
25-16, 25-20, 25-22


Photo: Jamm Aquino Honolulu Star Advertiser


Led by Olivia Magill and Tai Manu Olevao Hawai`i swept former WAC opponent Utah State in the opening round of the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge at the SSC. Hawai`i coasted to a set one win 25-16 behind four consecutive aces by Tai Manu Olevao and hitting .538 as a team. Olevao finished the set with six kills hitting. 857 and Magill with four kills hitting .800

In set two the Aggies stepped up their serving game and kept it closer but setter Tayler Higgins continued to rely heavily on Magill and Olevao who led them to a 25-20 win. Hawai`i added an additional 3 aces but only hit .132 for the set. USU was less prefect hitting .033

Set three was even closer as the Aggies came out with the determination that they were going to at least take one set. Tough serving continued for the Aggies and Hawai`i fell into a pattern of errors but kept it close. In the end costly errors by USU combined with kills by Magill and Greeley gave the edge to UH taking the final set 25-22

Top Wahine performers were MB Olivia Magill with 13 kills,5 blocks, hitting .632, OH Tai Manu Olevao 11 kills, 6 aces, hitting .267 and freshman OH Kalei Greeley with 9 kills and a career high 11 digs. Hawai`i out blocked USU 11.5 to 8.

Up Next UCLA

UCLA finished the 2013 season 10th in the Pac 12 with a 6-14 record, 15-15 overall.Coming into tonight’s match the Bruins are 4-2 and ranked 25th in the recent AVCA Poll

UH leads in the All Time Series Record 37-34 In the last meeting on 9/17/13 UH swept the Bruins 3-0

Top Players
Karsta Lowe 6’4 Sr OH - 6.67 K/set (.414)
Olga Strantzali 6’1 Fr OH - 3.11 K/set   (.295)
Reily Buechler 6’1 Fr OH - 2.44 K/set (.226)
Clair Felix 6’6 So OH - 1.82K/set (.273)
Taylor Formico 5’7 So Libero 4.06 digs/set

Head Coach : Mike Sealy former Wahine Associate coach. 5th year at UCLA 91-38



Info for the UCLA match

Television: OCSports – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD) First serve scheduled for 7:30 pm HST
Streaming Video: Available at Big West TV, Free and no registration.
Radio: ESPN Radio (1420 AM)
Audio Webcast: http://espn1420am.com
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=61738


Tuesday, September 09, 2014


Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge
Sept. 11-14 vs Utah State, UCLA, and University of San Fransisco



The last of the Wahine tournaments will get underway against former WAC foe Utah State Thursday Sept. 11 at 7:30 pm and conclude on Sunday Sept. 14 at 5 pm against the University of San Fransisco. In between will be the return of former Wahine Associate coach Mike Sealy and his # 25 UCLA Bruins on Friday at 7:30 pm. Hawai`i won't play on Saturday due to the football team playing at home.

First Up Utah State Aggies

The Aggies finished the 2013 season third in the Mountain West Conference (MWC) with a 13-7 record, 20-11 overall.

USU was picked to finish 3rd in 2014 in the MWC Preseason Coaches Poll.

The Aggies come into the SSC with a 2014 record of 3-3.
UH leads the series against their former WAC foe 42-9. The last meeting was 10/21/2011 which UH won 3-0.

Top Guns
Rachel Orr 6’0 Sr OH , 3.93 K/set (.321)
Kaylie Kamalu 5’11 So OH, 2.10 K/set (.194)
Kaitlyn Vanhoff 6’0 Sr MB, 2.70 K/set (.321)
Head Coach: Grayson DuBose  (113-98) WAC Coach of the Year in 2011, 2012.

Info for the Utah State match

Television: OCSports – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD) First serve scheduled for 7:30 pm HST
Streaming Video: Available at Big West TV, Free and no registration.
Radio: ESPN Radio (1420 AM)
Audio Webcast: http://espn1420am.com
Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=61736

Monday, September 08, 2014


 Magill Named Big West Player of the Week

Photo: KaLeo.org


Wahine MB Olivia Magill was rewarded for her outstanding performance in the Hawaiian Airlines Wahune Volleyball Classic today when she was named the Big West Player of the Week.

The Junior Arizona transfer, who was also named the Most Outstanding Player for the tournament, averaged 3.38 K/set and 1.92 Blks/set while hitting .440 in the three match tournament.

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AVCA Poll

The Wahine fell again this week to #22 in the AVCA Poll.

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Saturday, September 06, 2014


Wahine Weather the Storm
19-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22

Photo:
Honolulu Star Advertiser




The Red Storm stormed the Wahine in set one 19-25. Both teams traded points for a while then the Johnnies broke away. It was a poor performance by Hawai`i who hit a puny .067 and continued to have problems at the serving line.

Early in set two the Wahine regained their confidence and began to find a rhythm that led to a 25-15 win hitting .441 with 9 blocks.

Hawai’i carried the momentum into set 3, added five additional blocks and took the set 25-20.

St Johns broke away early in set four and the Wahine started looking like they did in set one but came back to tie the set 15-15. It turned into another see saw battle for the rest of the set but Hawai’i was able to pull it out and avoid a 5th set.

While the Wahine ended the match with 20 blocks service errors (14) continued to be a problem.

Olivia Magill had another great match with a double, double. The Jr MB had 15 kills, 12 blocks and hit .538

Other top contributors included Tai Manu Olevao 13 kills and freshman Kalei Greeley with 11.

Tai Manu-Olevao and Olivia Magill made the all tournament team. Magill was named the Most Outstanding Player.

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Almost Another Classic



 Olivia Magill
 Photo: UH Athletics



 Box Score

Many times in their history Hawai`i has pulled off a win after being down two sets to none and last night's match against Oregon had all the makings of another classic come from behind win but in set five they ran out of gas and could not continue the momentum that they had built in sets three and four losing to the #22 Ducks. 18-25, 14-25, 25-19, 25-18, 8-15.

MB Olivia Magill (18 kills), OH Tai-Manu Olevao (14 kills) and freshman OH Kalei Greeley (13 kills) were the top Wahine attackers.

It will be a quick turnaround for the Wahine today when they meet St John's at Noon. There is no TV for today's match but it can be followed on 1500 AM and Live Stats.

Up Next
St John’s  ( Red Storm)

St John's finished  6th in the Big East in 2013 with a 5-11 record 16-16 overall. The Red Storm was picked to finish 5th in the 2014 Big East Preseason Poll

Top Performers

Roster reads like the United Nations Phone Book with 6 foreigners

Karin Palgutova 6’2 Jr OH 3.94 K/set, 2013 Honorable Mention All American
Aleksandr Wachowicz  6’0 Sr OH 3.94 K/set
Yaidy Santiago 6’0 Jr OH 2.56 K/set
Briana Guzman 6'2  RSSo MB 1.33 Blk/set
Hawaii Connection
Nikki Sen  5-5 RS FR Libero, Kaneohe, Hawaii/Sacred Hearts Academy
Shawna-Lei Santos 5’8 L/DS JR,Hawaii Kai, Hawaii/Sacred Hearts Academy
Head Coach - Joanne Persico 21st season, overall record of 387-256.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Wahine Solve the Riddle
Bows beat Lobos 24-26, 25-18, 25-11, 25-17



Box Score

Just as the infamous Riddler taunts Batman so did New Mexico’s right side hitter Chantale Riddle. The Lobo’s 2013 3rd team All American frustrated the Wahine with her blocking and laser sharp kills. At one point the MWC Preseason Player of the year was hitting .417 in set one and engaging in stares and glares across the net.

The Lobos jumped off to a quick start in set one leaving Hawai`i in the dust but the insertion of freshman Kalei Greeley at the 15-18 mark appeared to have a calming effect on the team. It was a long road back but the Wahine finally tied the Lobos at 23-23. The teams traded points and tied again at 24-24 but Hawai`i shot themselves in the foot with a service error by Gianna Guinasso and an attack error by Keani Passi giving the set to the Lobos.

In set two Shoji apparently had enough, yanked both Passie and Long and started freshman Kalei Greeley on the left replacing Ginger Long and 6’3 Megan Huff on the right side replacing Passi, a move that resulted in a big change in the performance of Hawai’i for the rest of the match, a change that included solving the Riddle who seemed to fade away.

Tai-Manu-Olevao set a new personal career record and led all attackers with 17 kills followed by MB Olivia Magill’s 11 kills and 7 blocks. Freshman Kalei Greeley contributed 7 kills, 2 aces and 10 digs, Megan Huff 6 kills and in on 4 blocks.

Setter Tayler Higgins was a big contributor from the serving line setting a new UH record Ace record with 8 giving the Wahine a total of 13 aces for the night.

Up Next

University of Oregon ( Ducks )

* Ducks finished 2013 season 4th in the Pac-12 with a 20-8 conference record and 20-12 overall. Lost to Nebraska in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

* Picked to finish 4th in the 2014 Pac-12 preseason coaches’ poll.

* 2014 AVCA Poll - Ranked 22nd

* All Time Series Record - Wahine are 7-1 against he Ducks and 2-1 in post season play. Last meeting was 12/1/2006 on by UH 3-0

* Hawaii Connection -  Chelsey Keoho, 5'3 Jr DS, Kailua, HI, Kamehameha - Kapalama HS

Top Guns

Liz Brenner - 6'1 Sr OH, 3.55 K/set (.298) 2nd team All American in 2013
Martenne Bettendorf - 6'0 Jr OH, 3.00 K/set (.397)
Taylor Agost - 6'2 Fr MB, 2.36 K/set (.226)
Head Coach - Jim Moore 10th year at Oregon ( 166-86 ).


Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic- Night 2
Wahine vs Oregon
Friday, Sept. 5,2014,   7:30 pm

Honolulu, O'ahu (Stan Sheriff Center)
Television: OCSports  – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD)
Streaming Video: Big West TV  
Radio: ESPN Radio 1420
Audio Webcast: ESPN 1420

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic 

Photo : Honolulu Star Advertiser

Updated 9/3/2014 7:52 am HST

Coming off a second place finish in the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational last week the Rainbow Wahine are preparing to take on New Mexico, No. 22 Oregon, and St. John's in the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center this week.

The Wahine will begin working on improving their serving and passing skills on the practice court today after a day off yesterday says head Coach Dave Shoji.

After an excellent performance by freshman Kalei Greely in her first NCAA start last week Shoji may have a difficult decision to make on this week's starting lineup when Olevao returns.


Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic
First Up Wahine vs New Mexico
Thursday, Sept. 4  7:30 pm

Honolulu, O'ahu (Stan Sheriff Center)
Television: OCSports  – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD)
Streaming Video: Big West TV  
Radio: ESPN Radio 1420
Audio Webcast: ESPN 1420



* In 2013 the Lobos finished second in the Mountain West with a 14-6 conference record, 24-7 overall

* In 2014 MWC coaches picked the Lobos to finish second behind Colorado State.

* 2014 AVCA Poll - Receiving votes

* All Time Record - UH is 8-0 against the Lobos, last meeting was Sept.4, 2010

* Hawai`i Connection - Ashley Kelsey RS Fr , 6'0 OH Ewa Beach, HI , Campbell HS.




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* Players to Watch

 * Chantale Riddle is their go to player. Riddle is  6'0 RS Senior OH named an Honorable Mention AVCA All-American in 2012 and third team All American in 2013. She was recently named the 2014 Mountain West Conference 2014 Preseason Player of the Year. In 2013 she led the Mountain West with 4.17 kills/set.

Note: 2014 Cumulative stats not presently available on the team web site. Not enough info available to comment on team leaders.

UPDATE: Made Contact with UNM SID and Cumulative Stats has been fixed.
Cumulative Season Statistics

Top Guns



##  ATTACK (by K)  K/Set  TA  Pct 
3   RIDDLE, Chantale   21  2.33  14  69  .101 
9   HENDERSON, Simone   17  2.12  38  .395 
12  HOUSE, Cassie   17  2.12  45  .178 
1   SOURS, Devanne   14  2.00  46  .174 
17  GULLATT, Skye   2.00  10  .800 









































* Head Coach: Jeff Nelson.7th season at UNM (137-75). Former head coach at Texas Tech and University of San Francisco. Overall record 378-222.

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Monday, September 01, 2014


Greeley Shines In Hawai`i Win
Aztecs fall to Wahine 25-16,25-17,23-25,25-14

Photo: Honolulu Star Advertiser

Update: Sept.1,2014  8:57 am HST
Wahine dropped to the # 20 spot in today's AVCA Poll.

Box Score

It was no secret that freshman Kalei Greeley was going to start tonight in the absences of Tai Manu-Olevao and it was known that Greeley has all of what it takes to be a star.  Kalei lived up to the expectations with a solid all-around performance ending the match with 15 kills, 2 blocks, 3 aces and 9 digs. SDSU targeted Greeley with their serves testing the freshman but she handled everything that they threw at her with ease.

After hitting a blistering 82 % in set 1 and 70% in set 2 it looked like the Wahine were headed for a sweep but when the Aztecs returned to the floor for set 3 they amped up their serving and as they did in the ASU matched the Wahine once again showed that they have problems handling aggressive serving at times. UH quickly fell behind until Kendra Koelsch replaced setter Tayler Higgins and led the Wahine back to a 23-23 tie but 2 more errors by the Wahine gave the set to SDSU 23-25.

In the final set Tayler Higgins returned to the lineup and the Wahine broke out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back. While Kalei Greeley led the team with 15 kills other top performers were MB Olivia Magill with 11 kills, 6 blocks and hit .455,Keani Passi with 11 kills, 3 blocks hitting .391, Ginger Long 9 kills and Kalei Adolpho with 7.

Sarah Mendoza led the team in digs with 24. Kalei Adolpho and Tai Manu-Olevao were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wahine Fall to Sun Devils
21-25, 23-25,23-25




 
 Photo: UH Athletics

 Box Score

It was a valiant effort by the Wahine but poor passing and unforced errors at crucial times in each set contributed to the loss. The stats show a fairly even match but the difference maker was the Sun Devil's OH Marcy Gardner who gave ASU that slight edge.

In set three Shoji pulled OH Ginger Long who was inconsistent in her performance and fans got to see freshmen Megan Huff and Kalei Greeley on the outside.

Greeley who finished the match with 6 kills showed that she is a good passer and attacker but needs work with her serving. Megan Huff's appearance was brief but she contributed 2 kills. With Tai- Manu - Olevao not playing in Sunday's match and OH Nikki Taylor out Shoji was thinking ahead about who would replace Manu-Olevao.

Shoji also replaced Sarah Mendoza at libero with Savanah Kahaki. Mendoza struggled at times with ASU's aggressive serving.

Freshman back up setter Kendra Koelsch also saw playing time and was impressive and capable of taking over that position if the need arises.

The middle is where the main Wahine attack will come from this year until UH can find consistent terminators on the left and right side and so far only Tai-Manu-Oleavo has shown that. The middle is the one area that  Hawai`i has the most experience at but last night both middles only produced 4 kills each. Adolph's -077  hitting percentage was well below what she is capable of doing.

Tonight's match against SDSU will start at 5:30 pm. The Aztecs lost to Ohio 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-22. in the early match but looked much improved.

Live Stats
Big West TV
Live Stream 


UP Next
Sand Diego State 

Quick Facts

San Diego State's series record accounting differs from Hawai'I  . They say that UH leads the series 37-4 UH media guide says 38-3 with the last meeting won by UH in September of 2012
2013 Record
SDSU finished 4th in the MWC in 2013 with a 16-14 overall record and 11-9 in conference. The Aztecs were picked to finish 4th by MWC coaches this season.
Top Guns
SDSU returns two starters from 2013 RS hitter Chaiymin Steel who averaged 2.07 k/set and 0.67 blocks per set and MB  Kaja Sandberg who  averaged 1.46 k/set and 1.03 blocks per set. Other returning players include outside hitters Baylee Little with 1.42 k/set, Halle Aiken 0.82 k/set and setter Chloe Mathis 4.75 assist.
Head Coach
The Aztecs are coached by former Wahine Deitre Collins-Parker a legion in Wahine volleyball you can read her extensive Bio here >

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Some Good, Some Bad and Some Ugly on Opening Night
Wahine sweep Ohio 25-22, 25-23, 25-20



 
 Photo: UH Athletics



A little ragged and rough around the edges at times probably caused by a combination of opening night jitters, getting accustomed to playing together as a new team and missing OH Nikki Taylor sidelined with an elbow injury. All three sets were see saw battles with runs by both teams that fortunately ended in favor of the Wahine.

Shoji went with a starting lineup that consisted of Arizona transfer Olivia Magill and veteran returning players but before the night was over Wahine fans also got to see flashes of freshman Clare-Marie Anderson, Kendra Koelsch, Kalei Greeley and Savanah Kahakai .

Setter Taylor Higgins seemed to struggle with her sets to MB Oliva Magill at times but she ended the night leading the team in kills with 10. Higgins was more successful with sets to MB Kalei Adolph who had 8 kills and hit .467. OH Tai Manu Olevao contribute 9 kills while hitting a respectable .304, OH Ginger Long was a little less efficient hitting .086 with 8 kills and 5 hitting errors.

Libero Sarah Mendoza was the one Hawai`i player who was steady as a rock most of night. The Santa Barbara native set a new career high of 24 digs as we saw shades of Ali Longo in her performance.

Although head coach Dave Shoji gave them a grade of  B minus for their effort the team was a little more critical of themselves. Obviously this team is a work in progress and another opportunity to continue that progress will come tonight against the Arizona State Wildcats who had a fairly easy time defeating San Diego State 25-18, 25-21, 25-14 in the earlier match.

Up Next

Arizona State Wildcats

*Ranked # 25 in AVCA Preseason Poll
*Picked to finish 4th in Pac 12 Coaches Poll
*UH is 8-1 overall against the Sun Devils. Last meeting was won by UH 3-1 on 9/12/98. 
* Hawai’i Connection – Shannan McCready 5’7 setter from Aiea (Punahou HS.)

This is the second year in a row that ASU has played in the SSC losing to BYU in the first round last year in the Honolulu NCAA Regional.

Players to Watch
Marcy Gardner – 6’0 Jr. OH, 4.56 K/set
Whitney Follete – 6’2 So. MB, 1.03 Blk/set, 2.05 K/set
BreEile Bailey – 6’4 So. OH, 3.08 K/set
McKenzie Willey - 6'1 OH

Head Coach: Jason Watson 87-103 at ASU. 

Watson, who played volleyball for BYU, set a single game assist record against the UH men in Klum Gym in 1993. Watson held their first practice in the historic gym when they arrived in Honolulu.

Tonights match will start at 8:30 pm

Live Stats

Big West TV

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational

Aug. 29: Arizona State vs. San Diego State, 5 p.m.
             Ohio vs Hawaii, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 30: Ohio vs. San Diego State, 5:30 p.m
              Arizona State vs Hawaii, 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 31: Ohio vs. Arizona State, 3 p.m
            San Diego State vs Hawaii, 5:30 p.m.
 


The 2014 season kicks off with the Wahine facing Ohio from the Mid America Conference. The Bobcats won their eighth MAC regular season title in 2013 and finished the season with a 27-6 record after losing to Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Ohio was picked to win the MAC again in 2014 by MAC coaches.

Top players are 5'10 setter Abby Gilleland, the MAC's 2013 Player of the Year, and 6'0 OH Kelly Lambertii the 2012 MAC POY, both were named Honorable Mention All Americans in 2013.

The Bobcats are led by first year head coach Deane Webb the former head coach of Belmont University. Webb has a career D- I coaching record of 235-167 (.585) and an overall collegiate coaching record of 369-218 (.629).

UH is 1-0 against Ohio, last meeting was 8/30/08

Ohio Quick Facts- Includes roster and 2013 stats.

What: Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational
When: Friday, Aug. 29 - Sunday, Aug. 31
Where: Honolulu, O'ahu (Stan Sheriff Center)
Television: OCSports – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD) will be broadcasting ALL Hawai'i matches of the tournament with Kanoa Leahey calling the play-by-play and Chris McLachlin doing color commentary.
Streaming Video: Big West TV
Radio: ESPN Radio (1420 AM) will broadcast all UH matches live with Tiff Wells handling the play-by-play.
Audio Webcast: ESPN 1420   live with Tiff Wells
Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at Hawaii Athletics.com

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fans Enjoy Wahine Scrimmage

Stan Sheriff Center


Yes the crowd at the scrimmage was small but all seemed pleased with what we watched. The freshman were all impressive and you can see the depth in this roster developing.

Of the returning players I felt that Ginger Long greatly improved her game but consistency is what we will all be looking for, the same applies to Tai Manu-Olevao.

A lot is expected from Arizona transfer Olivia Magill in the middle and from what I witnessed I don't see her disappointing the fans.

While Shoji has yet to publicly put out a lineup his comments point to retuning players starting against Ohio on Aug. 29th. at least for now.

Kalei Adolpho, Sarah Mendoza and Tai Manu-Olevao were voted the captains by the team.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Fall Camp Coming To An End Soon

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The curtain goes up on Aug. 29th for the 2014 season and the Wahine faithful will finally see their 2014 team in action against real competition. 

Hawai`i fans like to make their own decisions about their team instead of relying on reports from the media. If you want a sneak peak you can attend practice and a scrimmage free of charge Saturday Aug. 23rd at 4pm at the SSC.

In the recent videos put out by UH Athletics you get a good sense of what the team members are thinking in terms of progress and all of them feel that things are going well.

In the interview with middle blocker Kalei Adolpho we hear her say that in the beginning of the season they may not be the best but expect to improve as the season goes on which seems to be in line with what many of the fans are thinking.

Expectations this year will be slightly tempered because they are replacing a fairly large group of seasoned players with one transfer who has Pac 12 experience and 7 freshman who will join returning players who have varying degrees of playing time and experience but this is a group of freshman who are considered to be good enough to be ranked 12th in the country by Prepvolleyball so fans might be in for a pleasant surprise at some positions.

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In addition to an appearance on Fox Sports Prime Ticket this season the Big West recently announced the ESPN 3 schedule that will include three Wahine appearances. ESPN 3 is a live stream platform available to Oceanic and Hawaiian Tel internet subscribers free of charge.
Note : Requires registration at the site

2014 BIG WEST FALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE ON ESPN3
 

Day/Date     Contest     Time (PDT           
Friday, September 26     CSUN at Cal State Fullerton     7:00 pm
Saturday, October 4     CSUN at Long Beach State     7:00 pm
Friday, October 10     UC Santa Barbara at UC Irvine     7:00 pm
Saturday, October 11     Hawai‘i at Long Beach State     7:00 pm
Friday, October 24     UC Davis at CSUN     7:00 pm
Friday, October 31     Hawai‘i at UC Irvine     7:00 pm
Saturday, November 1     Hawai‘i at Cal State Fullerton     7:00 pm
Friday, November 14     Cal Poly at Long Beach State     7:00 pm
Saturday, November 15     UC Santa Barbara at Long Beach State     7:00 pm
Thursday, November 20     CSUN at UC Riverside     7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 26     UC Irvine at Long Beach State     7:00 pm
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wahine Enter Week Two of Fall Camp

 
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As the Wahine head into Week 2 of fall camp practice observers say that the 2014 class is athletic,talented and focused on learning.

There has been more attention given this year to the back row attack and Shoji told players that he would like all players to develop a jump serve.The first week was spent on fundamentals and skills and there has been no indication from coaches of any freshman taking away a starting role from a returning player.

Many Wahine watchers, including myself , believe the starting lineup for the first regular season match on Aug. 29th will consist of returning players with some freshman getting playing time during the preseason tournaments so depth can be added to each position. Shoji also said that no one will be redshirting at this time.

Nikki Taylor continues to sit out fall camp rehabbing an elbow injury. Nikki says that she returns to the doctor tomorrow Aug 18th for revaluation.

The Big West announced that the Hawai`i at Cal State Northridge match on October 10th will be televised on Fox Sports Prime Ticket which is available here in Hawai`i .


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Monday, August 11, 2014

Fall Camp Now Open

Na Wahine officially opened fall camp yesterday the same way is has opened for 39 years under Dave Shoji with a focus on fundamentals and skills.

The names of Kendra Koelsch, Kalei Greeley and Olivia Magill received mentions in interviews with Shoji and I expect we will hear a lot more about these three as fall practice continues, particularly Greeley.

As I mentioned here back on Aug 6th Nikki Taylor is nursing an elbow injury and sat out practice. She will miss most of fall camp and be re-evaluated in 3 weeks.

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AVCA Preseason Poll

Today will bring us the AVCA Preseason Poll. What the voters think about our incoming class will play a big roll in where the Wahine end up. The results of the poll will be updated here soon.

Update :    8:21 am HST -  Wahine come in at #  17


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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Wahine Picked To Finish 1st in Big West Preseason Poll

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Hawaii Top Pick In Big West Preseason Poll
8/6/2014
 After collecting a share of its second consecutive Big West Conference title last season, the nine Big West coaches feel that the Rainbow Wahine are primed to capture a third straight title following the tabulation of the 2014 Big West women’s volleyball preseason coaches poll.  More >>

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Updated: Aug. 6, 2014  9:15 am HST

* Nikki Taylor says she is nursing an elbow problem, doctor said 3 more weeks ( from Aug. 6th ) according to Nikki . Sounds like Nikki could have been taking a lot of practice swings during the off season. Hopefully this won't be a nagging injury that extends into the season. Right now it looks like she could be sitting out most of fall camp.

* 2014 returning mainland players and new recruits of the UH Sand Team are heading back to Honolulu the week of Aug 17th.

* Three members of the 2013 Huntington Beach High School team will play their college volleyball in Honolulu this season. Kendra Koelsch and Gianna Guinasso at UH and Cheyenne Rankin at Hawaii Pacific.

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Hawaii Top Pick In Big West Preseason Poll
8/6/2014
 After collecting a share of its second consecutive Big West Conference title last season, the nine Big West coaches feel that the Rainbow Wahine are primed to capture a third straight title following the tabulation of the 2014 Big West women’s volleyball preseason coaches poll. 
- See more at: http://www.bigwest.org//story.asp?story_id=17849#sthash.WW63UeaV.dpuf

to capture a third straight title


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tiegs/Pardon Win Gold in Portugal

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Women Competition World University Champions
Congratulations!


Team USA -1 Hawai`i Sandbow Brittany Tiegs and Jace Pardon from FSU won the gold at the World University Volleyball Championship in Portugal this morning.The duo defeated Germany's Behrens/Seyfferth 21-18 , 21-12 in the finals.

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2015 Sandbow Lara Schreiber and her German teammate Nadja Glenzke finished 9th at the U-21 World Championship in Cyprus. SandBow recruit Benedicte Maaseide and partner Victoria Kjølberg representing Norway finished 17th 

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Wahine Sandbow Katie Spieler finds summer success in California.
Santa Barbara Open
CBVA AAA Tourney

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Emily Hartong's Volero Zurich team announced that team training and practice opens on August 12th, 2014

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Wahine Tidbits





Updated : July 21 2014 3:45 pm HST

*  The FIVB U-21 World Beach Championships kicks off  Wednesday in Cyprus. 2015 SandBow recruit Lara Schreiber teams up with Nadja Glenzke and will represent Germany. Lara and her teammate Sarah Schneider finished 4th in the U-19 World Championship in 2013 also SandBow recruit Benedicte Maaseide will partner with Victoria Kjølberg and represent Norway in the U-21 Championship. Last we heard Maaseide was waiting on her acceptance letter from UH.

* Although Volero Zurich's schedule has not been released yet the 2015 CEV Volleyball Champions League season begins in November.What Emily Hartong's new team has planned for her in her first year as a pro is unknown at this time. Having to learn their system and getting accustomed to international rules it could possibly be a season of learning for the former Wahine All American.

* Kaela Goodman and Justin still on their Around the World adventure that ends in December blogged recently that they plan on returning to Zurich to see Emily play before returning home.

* Kalei Greeley comes from a very athletic family. Her father was a football and basketball standout in high school and played at USC and UC Riverside. Her mother was a three sport standout in high school and played basketball at UCR. Kalei also has two brothers who play football at King High School in Riverside,CA and both were recently named players to watch by Under The Radar Sports Media

* August 10th is the first day of fall practice for the Wahine.

* AVCA 2014 Preseason Poll due out August 11th.


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Off Season Creates Less News

After the Final Four it becomes obvious that many take a break. Traffic on some of the better known fan forums drops because of the lack of new news. Some fans turn to following the club season hoping to get a better handle on their incoming class while they wait on spring ball, schedule releases,transfers and roster changes.

With the lack of any spring match for the Wahine there was not a whole lot of news concerning the Wahine. UH put out the 2014 schedule fairly quickly and the Class of 2014 was well known and already discussed thoroughly by the Wahine fan base.

UH had started working on the 2014 roster early but it was hidden in the pull down menu on the web site and removed after UH caught wind that some fans had discovered it. Recently UH posted the new roster minus bios and photos and the name of  Katiana Ponce has returned.

Scott Wong was pretty busy during the off season recruiting while Robyn was in Minnesota as an assistant coach with the USAV Junior National Team who took home the gold at the Women's NORCECA Continental Championship.

The SandBows apparently have added some foreign players for next season. Germany's Lara Schreiber was accepted to UH but hasn't indicated yet when she expects to be here in Hawai`i.

Norway's Benedicte Maaseidi recently told a Norwegian newspaper that she has accepted a UH offer but needs too pass some test to be accepted, If all goes well she expects to be in Hawai`i in January of 2015.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014


USA VOLLEYBALL
2014 GIRL'S JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 24-July 3, 2014

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In a few days five 2014 Wahine recruits will play in their last club event. While it is common that some players skip their final year of club ball and head off to their committed colleges early I'm not aware of this being the case with any of our 2014 players.


2014/15 Wahine at the the USAV GJNC

Gianna Guinasso - T-Street Shawn
Kalei Greeley -  Rancho Valley 18
Savanah Kahakai -  Imi Ike 18
Clare Anderson -  Imi Ike 18
Kendra Koelsch - Laguna Beach 18

2015 Wahine recruits
Casey Castillo - Wave 18 Brent 
McKenna Granato - Imi Ike 18

USAV has put together a tournament central page for those looking for information. There will be streaming of some matches from the tournament central page.

AES has posted the pools and brackets, results will also be available here >>


Schedule

Age & Division  Team Check-In Dates of Competition
18 Open, National, USA & American June 27 June 28-July 1
17 Open, National, USA, American & Patriot June 28 June 29-July 2
16 Open, National, USA, American & Patriot June 29 June 30-July 3
15 Open, National, USA, American & Patriot June 24 June 25-28
14 Open, National, USA, American & Patriot June 23 June 24-27
13 Open, National & American June 25 June 25-29
12 National & American June 26 June 27-30
11 Patriot (3-day tournament) June 23 June 24-26
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Around The World With Justin and Kaela

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After their recent graduation from the University of Hawai`i in May Wahine outside hitter Kaela Goodman and Warrior wide receiver Justin Clapp embarked on a trip around the world that will conclude in December. Kaela's sister Kyra, also a former Wahine, joined up with them in Turkey recently.

Kaela and Justin have a travel blog on Travellerspoint documenting their adventure. If you click on " Table of Content" to the right of the map it will make it easier to start at the beginning of the trip and catch up.

Blog Link >> 

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Hartong Signs Pro Contract !






6/13/2014  5:41 am HST

"Thrilled to announce I will be a member of Swiss champion Volero Zurich next season! Thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible, from my friends and family in CA to my ohana in Hawaii! It's gonna be quite a ride and I can't wait to get started!" -  Emily Hartong

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wahine News June 10, 2014

Emily Hartong


Scott Wong recently commented on the future of Emily Hartong. The Wahine associate coach and Sand VB head coach said that he expects Hartong to be playing VB for a long time both in pro ball and possibly with Team USA.

The three time Wahine All American is in Switzerland for a week and speculation is that it may have something to do with VBC Volero Zurich the former pro team of Robyn Ah Mow Santos.


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What's up with our 2014 players ?

Kendra Koelsch was named Huntington Beach HS Female Athlete of the Year this week and also named one of the Top Five HBHS graduates.

Kalei Greedly was also named MLK High School ( Riverside CA ) Athlete of the Year, both have said that they will be in Honolulu right after the Junior Nationals presumably to attend session 2 and get an early start on their college careers.

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Roster Updates

UH has started working on the 2014 roster and it appears as of now that Katiana Ponce also won't be returning for the 2014 season.

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The Recruiting Trail 

On 1420's Call the Coach Show Scott Wong says Dave Shoji will be at the AAU Jr. National Championships in Florida June 16-24 & he will be at the USAV Jr.National Championship in Minnesota June 24-July 4.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Wahine News May 26, 2014


John Tawa at Prepvolleyball.com announced their Top 30 Recruiting Class of 2014 list today, Hawaii's class of 2014 is rated # 12.

The 2014 Wahine freshman class includes  Clare Anderson, 5-5 DS, Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii); Kalei Greeley, 6-2 OH, King (Riverside, California); Megan Huff, 6-3 MB, Todd Beamer (Auburn, Washington); Savanah Kahakai, 5-8 L/OH, Farrington (Honolulu, Hawaii); Kendra Koelsch, 6-2 S, Huntington Beach (California)

Note: Although Emily Maglio from Canada will also be joining the freshman class of 2014 PrepVB does not consider foreign players or transfers when rating classes  .

The Big West teams also did well in the annual list. Long Beach is # 10 and Cal Poly #23.
UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara were given Highest Honorable Mention ratings and Cal State Fullerton High Honorable Mention.

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Tickets for the USA vs Brazil match on July 11&12 at the Stan Sheriff Center went on sale and available at the SSC or online at http://etickethawaii.com/

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Future Wahine Kendra Koelsch...
"Pursuing the dream & using the talents God gave me"

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Photo by Kendra Koelsch

Kendra Koelsch will soon graduate from Huntington Beach High School and move on to the next phase of her life as a University of Hawai`i student/ athlete with the Wahine volleyball program this fall but volleyball is not her only talent .

Although I have never meet Kendra her blog Pure Thoughts Pure Me gives me an inside peek of a Southern California girl born and raised just up the street from the beach who is ready to pursue her dreams head on.

In her philosophy of life titled, " find life's fruits & use those talents the Big Man gave you," Kendra believes each human is put on this earth to find purpose and Kendra who plans on majoring in Business Marketing and "aspires to become a high end, successful fashion designer" appears to have already found that purpose.

Co-Founders/Designers of Elegantly _ Wasted Hailey Olsen & Kendra Koelsch talk about their clothing brand.


elegantly _wasted from kendra koelsch on Vimeo.

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Wahine News ( May 16, 2014 )

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USAV announced today that Honolulu will host Team USA vs Brazil in the USAV Cup series on July 11-12 at 7 p.m at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii campus.

Tickets will go on sale later this month. Watch for announcements on USA Volleyball’s event landing page.

More >>

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2014 Wahine Recruits Head For Nationals

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  •  2014 Wahine incoming freshmen wrap up their club careers at the USAV Junior Nationals June 24-July 4. Eighteen Open competition runs from June 28 to July 1, 2014. Some players have indicated that they will head to Hawai`i immediately after, presumably for Summer Session II
  • Participating in the USAV Junior Nationals are,Gianna Guinasso (T-Street)..Kalei Greeley (Rancho Valley VBC)...Savanah Kahakai (Imi Ike)...Clare Anderson (Imi Ike)...Kendra Koelsch (Laguna Beach VBC)
  • Emily Maglio, a 2014 Wahine MB from Canada, recently wrapped up her club career at the Canadian Nationals. Although they were eliminated in the Quarterfinals Emily was clearly one on the top players at the Nationals.
  • 2014 Wahine Gianna Guinasso was named a AVCA High School Sand VB All American. Sand VB recruits Hi'ilawe Huddleston and Ka'iwi Schucht also named AVCA Honorable Mention All Americans....More>>
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Sunday, May 04, 2014

FSU Ends SandBows National Title Hopes.

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There is no argument that the 2014 University of Hawai`i sand volleyball program made some incredible progress this year. The SandBows,who ended the season 20-4, went to the National Championships as the at large bid, made it to the Final Four, finished 3rd in the team competition and second in the pairs championship. Four Bows were also named All Americans.

Saturday May 4, 2014

After taking out the #1 seed USC on the previous day and advancing to the Final Four Na Wahine were eliminated by Florida State 4 to 1 in the semifinal match of the team competition.

AVCA Sand Volleyball National Semifinals
May 3, 2014  Gulf Shores, Ala.
#3 Florida State def.  #4 Hawai'I, 4-1
1. Jace Pardon/Aurora Davis (FSU) def. Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) 23-25, 21-18, 15-12
2. Stephanie Pellitteri/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) def. Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH) 21-13, 21-19
3. Sarah Wickstrom/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) def. Ali Longo/Ginger Long (UH) 21-14, 21-15
4. Melanie Pavels/Julie Brown (FSU) def. London Chow/Olivia Urban (UH)  21-17, 11-21, 15-7
5. Karlee Riggs/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Sierra Sanchez/Hailey Luke (FSU) 14-21, 22-20, 16-14
Order of finish: 3, 2, 4, 5, 1

Sunday May 5, 2014

In the pairs competition Sunday the tandems of Cook-Tiegs and Spieler-Taylor represented UH. In the round of 16 Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor beat Long Beach State's Jackson/Johnson and Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook eliminted Long Beach State's Aigner-Swesey/Todorovic.

In the quarterfinals Katie and Nikki were eliminated by USC's Burnham/Hughes but Cook/Tiegs got by Pepperdine's Dykstra/Strehlow and advanced to the finals where they were defeated by Burnham/Hughes (USC) 21-15, 21-13.

AVCA National Championship
Pairs Competition
May 4, 2014
Round of 16
#3 Cook/Tiegs (UH) def. #14 Aigner-Swesey/Todorovic (LBSU) 21-17, 16-21, 15-12
#12 Spieler/Taylor (UH) def.  # 5 Jackson/Johnson (LBSU) 21-9, 21-12

Quarterfinals
#3 Cook/Tiegs (UH) def.  # 6 Lara Dykstra/Becca Strehlow (PEP) 19-21, 21-15, 15-13
#4 Burnham/Hughes (USC) def. # 12 Spieler/Taylor (UH) 21-19, 21-12

Semifinals
#3 Cook/Tiegs (UH) def. #2  Jace Pardon/Aurora Davis (FSU) 21-18, 21-16

Finals
#4 Burnham/Hughes (USC) def. #3 Cook/Tiegs (UH) 21-15, 21-13

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Four SandBows Named All Americans

Brittany Tiegs, Karrisa Cook, Katie Spieler and Nikki Taylor were honored by AVCA and named All Americans.

2014 AVCA All American Team

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Friday, May 02, 2014

SandBows Advance To Final Four 

Cook vs. USC

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It was a successful day at the 2014 AVCA National Championship for the Sandbows who kicked off the tournament with the first match of the day against FIU.

UH took the match 4-1 against FIU and advanced to the quarter finals against #1 seed USC who beat the Bows earlier in the season 2-3 in a very close match, but this time around it was the Wahine who came out on top shocking the Lady Trojans in a 3-2 upset.

Tomorrow the Sandbows will take on Florida State in the semifinals at 7 a.m. HST

AVCA Sand Nationals
May 1, 2014  Gulf Shores, Ala.

#4 Hawai'i def.  #5 Florida International, 4-1
1. Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) def.  Jessica Gehrke/Marina Boulanger (FIU) 21-9, 21-16
2. Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Aren Cup/Tina Toghiyana 21-18, 21-13
3. Ali Longo/Ginger Long (UH) def. Jessica Mendoza/ Ksenia Sukhareva 21-19, 21-18
4. Martyna Gluchowicz/Kristine Monforte def. London Chow/Olivia Urban (UH) 21-10, 21-17
5. Karlee Riggs/Mikayla Tucker def. Camila Rosado/Maja Rosko (FIU) 21-18, 21-17


#4 Hawai'i def.  #1 USC, 3-2
1. Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) def. Kirby Burnham/Sara Hughes (USC) 23-21, 22-20
2. Alexa Strange/Kelly Claes (USC) def. Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH) 15-21, 21-18, 12-15
3. Ali Longo/Ginger Long (UH) def.  Sam Hirschmann/Natasja Siljkovic (USC) 21-19, 22-20
4. London Chow/Olivia Urban (UH) def. Eve Ettinger/Bria Russ (USC)  21-19, 21-19
5. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Mikayla Tucker/Karlee Riggs (UH) 21-9, 21-19
Order of finish: 5, 1, 4, 3, 2

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Wahine News Update



May 1,2014

After a 20 plus hour trek that included a transoceanic flight to Houston, a connecting flight cancellation and a 8 hour drive (Karrisa Cook tweets) the SandBows finally arrived in Gulf Shores, Alabama for the AVCA National Sand Championship.


In spite of jet lag the Bows hit the sugar white sands of Gulf Coast Beach for practice today in preparation for a 9 a.m. ( 4 a.m. HST ) match tomorrow ( May 2nd ) against Florida International University.

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No Shortage of Wahine Recruits At Junior Nationals

2014 Wahine headed for the USA GJNC

Gianna Guinasso - T-Street Shawn
Kalei Greeley -  Rancho Valley 18
Savanah Kahakai -  Imi Ike 18
Clare Anderson -  Imi Ike 18
Kendra Koelsch - Laguna Beach 18

2015 Wahine recruits
Casey Castillo - Wave 18 Brent 
McKenna Granato - Imi Ike 18

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Emily Maglio Shines At Canadian Provincial Championship

Wahine 2014 Canadian recruit Emily Maglio was named MVP at the recent 2014 BC Provincial Championship Tournament after leading her team to the gold medal win. Emily and her team are headed to the Canadian National Opens.


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Photo: Coquitlam Ducks Volleyball Club, Emily in the middle.

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Hartong Named Top Female Student Athlete At UH

Three time All American Emily Hartong was recently named the recipient of the 2014 Jack Bonham Award.  The award is given annually to the top male and female senior student-athlete at UH. More: >>

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