Archive for April, 2011

Congrats to Umlauft, Walker and Zemljak … all-MPSF

April 21st, 2011

UH’s release:

Jonas Umlauft, Joshua Walker and Nejc Zemljak were named to the all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation teams announced by the league office today.

Umlauft was selected to the 12-member first team while Walker and Zemljak were each named to the 12-member second team.

USC’s Murphy Troy was named the Player of the Year and Bill Ferguson was Coach of the Year. BYU’s Taylor Sander was named the league’s Freshman of the Year.

Umlauft, a sophomore from Stadtbergen, Germany, became the first UH athlete to earn first-team honors since Brian Beckwith and Lauri Hakala in 2006. Last season, he was named second-team all-league and Freshman of the Year while Walker was named to the third team and Zemljak an honorable mention.

This season, Umlauft is leading the nation in kills at 5.55 per set while hitting .345. He has hit for 20 or more kills in 14 matches and was the team’s leader in kills in all but two matches this season. Earlier this season, he was named the AVCA and MPSF Player of the Week, following his performance in UH’s sweep of No. 5 Long Beach State in which he had 22 kills in each match and averaged 6.29 kills per set.

Walker, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., is having his most efficient season of his career. Despite averaging a career-low 3.57 kills per set average, the Virginia Beach, Va., native is hitting a career-best .332, including .350 in league play. Walker ranks fifth all-time in school history 1,420 kills with 80 career double-figure matches, including 15 with 20-kills or more.

Zemljak, a senior from Maribor, Slovenia, was one of three setters named to the first and second teams. This season, he is averaging 10.96 assists per set, eighth-best nationally, while also leading the team in digs at 1.92 per set. Zemljak, a four-year letterwinner, has guided the Warriors to .400 hitting or better in six matches, including a season-high .543 against Cal State Northridge.

The Warriors will compete in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals where they will face UC Irvine Saturday (4 p.m. HST) at Crawford Court.

Wahine spring trip to Los Angeles

April 20th, 2011

Hawaii leaves tomorrow for L.A.
Wahine will scrimmage at UCLA Friday afternoon
And they’ll play four mini-matches (something like two sets to 25) against four teams. Schedule has changed during the week. At the moment UH is playing USC, Arizona, Cal Poly SLO and Long Beach State.
As mentioned earlier, they’ll be in the Galen practice gym. probably done around 1 p.m.

Then Shoji flies up that afternoon to Stanford to watch the Cardinal against Long Beach State.

Reminder: final call the coach with Wade tonight 6 p.m.

April 19th, 2011

Off today. In and out. will try to get as much as I can from radio for a recap.


Warriors alone in 6th in AVCA poll

April 18th, 2011

Don’t understand why The Beach remains ahead of Hawaii but …
no change in top 5. SC, BYU, Irvine, Stanford, Long Beach State
Hawaii alone in 6th, UCSB to seventh and UCLA alone in eight.

Final night of MPSF play 4-16

April 16th, 2011

UCSB 21 21 28
USC 25 25 30

CSUN 19 17 23
LB St 25 25 25

UCI 25 25 25
UCSD 19 15 21

Stanford 25 26 25 25
Pacific 23 28 20 16

UCLA 19 25 20 23
Pepperdine 25 22 25 25