Archive for May, 2010

McMackin on the air

May 25th, 2010

UH head coach Greg McMackin addressed Ron Lee’s resignation and the upcoming search on the Bobby Curran Show Tuesday morning.
McMackin said he’s heard from several “very good coaches.”
Run-and-shoot pioneer Mouse Davis indicated he’ll apply for the job of receivers coach. “He’s a great one. He’s taught us all about the run and shoot. He’s an ageless guy,” McMackin said.
As for the timetable, there’s the mandated 10-day application period before the decision process starts.
“We’re not in a great hurry. I promised the players we’ll get the best coach out there. We have great receivers and they deserve a great coach,” McMackin said.
“Whoever comes in has to fit into the culture and love it here. Understand the people here. … Everything.”

Graduation day

May 15th, 2010

Fifteen current or former Warrior football players were among those who picked up their diplomas this morning at UH’s spring commencement ceremony at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Of those 15, five — Jeramy Bryant, Laupepa Letuli, Elliott Purcell, Mana Silva and Spencer Smith — will be with the team in the fall.
Also graduating were Greg Alexander, Cameron Allen-Jones, J.P. Davis, Tim Grasso, Joe Lipp, Daniel Libre, Chad Mock, Jon Medeiros, Joshua Rice and Blaze Soares.
Here’s the complete list of 62 UH student-athletes, courtesy of, who graduated this semester or will during the summer.
At least one wasn’t at today’s ceremony. Katie Grimes, a catcher with the UH softball team, is in Las Cruces, N.M. as the Rainbow Wahine take on Fresno State for the WAC tournament championship.

Baseball (4)
Josh Chevalier
Kevin Fujii
Nate Klein
Kevin Macdonald

Men’s Basketball (4)
Paul Campbell
Roderick Flemings
Adhar Mayen
Ji Xiang

Women’s Basketball (1)
Dita Liepkalne

Cheerleading (2)
Christoff Elster
Clarissa Koga

Football (15)
Greg Alexander
Cameron Allen-Jones
Jeramy Bryant
J.P. Davis
Tim Grasso
Laupepa Letuli
Joey Lipp
Daniel Libre
Chad Mock
Jon Medeiros
Elliott Purcell
Joshua Rice
Mana Silva
Spencer Smith
Blaze Soares

Women’s Golf (2)
Carolina Perez
Corie Hou

Sailing (3)
Darla Baldwin
Amanda Gorman
Ryan Wild

Soccer (4)
Ambree Ako
Vanessa Bailey
Britta Bourne
Taryn Fukuroku

Softball (5)
Courtney Baughman
Katie Grimes
Malama Manuma
Tanisha Milca
Stacey Yamada

Women’s Swimming and Diving (3)
Emma Berry
Kelsey Blomquist
Victoria Tan

Men’s Swimming and Diving (3)
Azad Al-Barazi
Miha Grzina
Greg Wilson

Men’s Tennis (1)
Andreas Weber

Track and Field (5)
Thalia Amanakis
Shannon Dresser
Tava Tedesco
Whitney Torigoe
Sam Weaver

Men’s Volleyball (6)
Brian Beckwith
Justin Ching
Steven Grgas
Matthew Rawson
Joseph Strotman
Nejc Zemljak

Women’s Volleyball (2)
Stephanie Brandt
Catherine Fowler

Water Polo (2)
Danielle Ingram
Ryan Hanson-Swaner

traveling, blog still open for posts

May 5th, 2010

aloha bloggers, i’ll be traveling for the next few weeks and won’t have a lot of internet access.

please continue to post your thoughts on volleyball, UH, women, men, national team, etc.

You now can post without it being approved. YAY. just remember the rules. no profanity or cheap shots.
aloha for now. Cindy

don’t forget that the ncaa matches on gametracker through they also have tv on the net for a price. ncaa final on espnu.
and uh men’s volleyball banquet this coming thursday. check the earlier post for details.

Change to blog, thoughts on NCAA semifinals, finals?

May 4th, 2010

Happy to report that you can now post without waiting on me to approve it. Think it will be soooo much better since I’m not online 24-7. AND I’ll be traveling for most of the next two weeks with sparse internet connection.
Please remember the guidelines: no profanity, no cheap shots.

So I underestimated Stanford … maybe overestimated CSUN … last Saturday. Really thought the Matadors could pull it out for a third time this season. But think losing Set 2 the way they did was a direct hit to their collective psyche.

I expect it to be an all-MPSF final… again .. on Saturday. Penn State has had some bad losses. Although I think PSU coach Pavlik is one of the nicest guys in the game, just don’t see the Nittany Lions winning this on. And Ohio State was very fortunate to get past Loyola last week.

Saturday final. Can’t see how the Cardinal could be denied. Kawika Shoji deserves this. I did think he should have gotten the MPSF player of the year over Lawson. but setters seem to be undervalued, odd since quarterbacks in football get so much glory.

CSUN gets the at-large, NCAA pairings

May 2nd, 2010

No surprise.
CSUN gets in, Matadors play Penn State
No. 1 Stanford plays fourth-seeded Ohio State.