Archive for January, 2008

Kanani Herring POY (no surprise)

January 28th, 2008
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Emailed Mike Miazga at VB mag. He confirmed it.

Kamehameha Schools senior Kanani Herring has been named the high school Player of the Year by Mizuno/Volleyball magazine

Herring, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter, is a three-time state player of the year and was ranked No. 5 on prepvolleyball.com’s Senior Aces list. She also played for the U.S. Youth National Team for two years, winning the best receiver award at last summer’s NORCECA Girls U-18 World Championships.

Herring was the MVP of the state tournament in all three of Kamehameha’s title runs. The two-time high school All-American has committed to play for Hawaii this fall.

Spring matches for Wahine volleyball

January 28th, 2008
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Yes, matches will be at the Stan Sheriff Center. Sorry I don’t have the dates with me. It coincides with UH’s break which is mid-March.

I’ll be back …

January 28th, 2008
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… tomorrow.

You may have noticed that I haven’t been answering as many questions as usual the past few days. That’s because I’ve been taking a few days off for some family stuff (good kine).

I’ll be back tomorrow and Wednesday and will try to answer more of your questions, and then I’ll be back for good on Sunday to start covering the final recruiting blitz.

Congratulations, Kanoe Kamana’o & Kari Ambrozich

January 27th, 2008
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Kanoe and longtime boyfriend Kala Ka’aihue are officially engaged. She was at the banquet tonight wearing her ring.Associate head coach Kari Ambrozich and husband Eric are expecting their first child in July. She made the announcement tonight at the banquet. Eric’s a former UH basketball player. They’re very excited about being parents.

Wahine banquet recap

January 27th, 2008
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As always a very fun night. Mahina Eleneki-Hugo was the keynote speaker. Scary to think it’s been 20 years since that last NCAA title.Only one senior was able to make it tonight. Raeceen gave a great speech. Kari Gregory just returned to Las Vegas from a month trip to Europe and sent an email speech that manager Ryan Tsuji read. Caroline Blood has moved to the mainland and is in the process of moving to Las Cruces, N.M., to be with her boyfriend Frankie, who plays baseball for New Mexico State.And Juliana Sanders left this weekend for Puerto Rico to play for a pro team there.Jayme Lee is in a sling following shoulder surgery. She’s expected to be out 6-8 weeks, will miss the spring matches. It will be a two-day round-robin with a team from Japan, Santa Clara and Cal State Northridge.Did see Catherine Fowler. Did not get a chance to meet her. She did look amazed by all the support and festivities. Mike Sealy said from the one practice he’s seen, he thought she was going to be pretty good.Scott Robbs did a nice job as emcee. Dave Shoji did make one request for me to write something. That was about the amount of desserts Amanda Simmons and Jamie Houston put away. They each had a dinner plate of sweets, predominantly chocolate. Ten of the players made UH scholar-athlete which is 3.0 or better. Five made academic all-WAC with two more expected to be named this spring.I’m sure there’s things I’m forgetting. More later if I think of them.