Archive for May, 2011

Recruiting update for Wahine, Warriors

May 21st, 2011
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Sorry, am on vacation and haven’t had internet access.
This is what we had in the paper earlier this week, stories by Ann Miller and Stephen Tsai.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/sports/20110518__German_star_coming_to_Hawaii.html

For the men,
Jan-Philipp Marks, 6-5, LS, from Germany
Taylor Averill, 6-7, S-OH-MB, transfer from UC Irvine
Early commits were
Brook Sedore, 6-5, OH, Canada
J.J. Mosolf, 6-6, Opp, Calif.

Wade offered Logan Nowack, S, Iolani 11, but he’s decided to go to U. Denver.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/sports/20110518_UH_gets_sisters_of_stars_from_football_volleyball.html

For the women,
Oral commits for 2013
Nikki Taylor, 6-3, OH, Kaiser
Tayler Higgens, 5-10, S, Punahou
as we’ve said in 2012
Tai Manu-Olevao, Punahou.

Walker invited to train with U.S. national team

May 18th, 2011
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Said he’ll be going over in late July through August. Happy for him.

UCLA’s Scates retiring after 2012 season

May 11th, 2011
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Pretty amazing career for ‘Big Al’ He was offered the UH job before Wilton took it.

The release from UCLA

UCLA’s Al Scates, the most successful and longest tenured collegiate volleyball coach in the history of the game, will retire on June 30, 2012 the athletic department announced Tuesday.
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Scates will retire after 50 years of service at UCLA with a nation-leading Division I record of more than 1,200 victories. To date he has captured 19 NCAA championships, 21 overall national championships, 24 conference titles and compiled a legacy unmatched by few college coaches in any sport. In 49 seasons, Scates has coached 52 different first-team NCAA All-Americans, 44 U.S. National Team members, 27 Olympians, 26 USVBA All-Americans and seven collegiate Players of the Year.

In addition, he is the only coach to lead three teams to undefeated records (1979, ’82 and ’84), and he has also led the Bruins to three consecutive NCAA titles three times, including four in a row from 1981-84. His teams have recorded 48 playoff appearances and the same number of winning seasons during his coaching era. He guided the Bruins to 46 consecutive winning seasons from 1963-2008.

Warriors 8th in final poll

May 9th, 2011
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Very interesting final poll. Penn State makes the final four and they finish ninth?

Ohio State No. 1, UCSB 2, USC 3 and UCI 4
followed by BYU, Long Beach State, Stanford, Hawaii, Penn State, UCLA.
then Pepperdine, Loyola-Chicago, Lewis, UC San Diego, Pacific.

Ball State & CSU Northridge receive votes.

Ohio State ends UCSB’s magical run in NCAA final

May 7th, 2011
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Buckeyes win their first NCAA title, scoring the final five points in Set 5
OSU wins 20-25, 25-20, 25-29, 25-22, 15-9. UCSB had closed to 10-9 bue never scored again. Shawn Sangrey with three kills in the final five points.
just the second MIVA team to win the title. Lewis has the other, but had to vacate it.