Everyone is back for spring semester and the fans are looking forward to Wahine SandVB.
|Photo: UH SandVB|
The posted schedule and roster still look like works in progress to me. As of this date the latest roster change shows Sarah Mendoza is no longer listed. Mendoza was one of the indoor players expected to play SandVB this year, also no longer on the roster is Karlee Riggs.
The schedule posted by UH appears to be close to completion. I did find a road match against UOP March 26th on the 2015 UOP schedule not on the UH schedule. Rosters and schedules at this point are probably still tentative.
In the "Details" section of the schedule the matches being held at the new Ching Complex courts have a "Watch" link that takes you to OC 16. So it looks like there will be some type of broadcast of matches held at Ching, probably live stream.
The NCAA announced that they will take over the SandVB Championship in 2016. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has conducted the tournament since 2012. Tournament sites will be announced in the fall and I fully expect UH to put in a bid.
Wahine SandVB was picked 4th in the recent release of the DiG Magazine Poll . I'm not sure how much creditability DiG Mag has with the fans but it is another sign that spring is in the air. The AVCA Coaches Poll is expected to be out sometime in February.
UH recently announced that Texas will be here for a spring match on March 19th but don't expect to see any of the 2015 recruits playing in this match.
As usual Dave Shoji will use this spring match for evaluation and give the players feedback on what they need to work on over the summer.
Instant Replay Reviews
Men's volleyball has been experimenting with instant replay reviews this season and the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Rules Committee recently recommended the same for women's volleyball. The testing will take place in the Big 12 this season.While some purest will give this a thumbs down I think it will add some excitement to the sport.