Archive for August, 2011

Christenson in running for Off The Block fan’s choice award

August 30th, 2011
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Kamehameha graduate Micah Christenson, who’ll be at USC this season, is one of eight men’s volleyball players who are finalists for the inaugural Off the Block Offseason Award
It recognizes the best performances from current NCAA men’s volleyball players in international tournaments during the summer. Fans can determine who was the best player with online voting

you can vote at Offtheblockblog.wordpress.com. voting closes 6 p.m. HST Wednesday

Danielson WAC POW

August 29th, 2011
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from the WAC

Kanani Danielson has been named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. The announcement was made today by the WAC for matches played from August 22-28. Danielson earns her first WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and ninth of her career.
Danielson tallied 40 kills, 28 digs, seven assists and six blocks over three matches en route to earning Most Outstanding Player honors at the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational last week. She led Hawaii to the tournament title with wins over San Francisco, Wichita State and Arizona. Danielson opened the week with 13 kills, eight digs and three blocks in a sweep of San Francisco, then against Wichita State, recorded 16 kills and 14 digs. She closed out the tournament with 11 kills on .500 hitting, six digs and three assists against Arizona. Danielson posted the match-high in kills in all three contests.

Hawaii stays at No. 10, 1 first-place vote

August 29th, 2011
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Somewhat of a surprise that the Wahine got a first-place vote, especially since the AVCA didn’t report the win over Arizona. but voters easily had access to that result.

Anyway, Cal at No. 1, 31 votes
2. Penn State, 11
3. USC 5
4. Texas 9
5. Nebraska, 1
6. Stanford, 1
7. Illinois
8. Washington
9. Florida
10. Hawaii, 1

rest of the poll at

http://www.avca.org/divisions/division-one-women/poll-08-29-11/

Hawaii-Arizona rewind

August 28th, 2011
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A good win for Hawaii. Have to say, tho, Arizona didn’t put up much of a fight. Which surprised their coach. They were pretty flat.
Uiato did set a nice game. Think it helped that they went to Hartong early which opened it up on the left. Hewitt had 16 sets, Danielson 18, Croson 18, Satele 10-0-17, Hartong 10 sets.
Very balanced attack and the passing was there so they could run the middle often.
Match lasted 83 minutes. I thought it would go at least four. but Arizona wasn’t consistent all weekend. They are pretty young, 3 seniors and one completely disappeared tonight in Hanzlova.
Danielson picked up her 900th dig in the middle of Set 3. She has 902 for her career.
Thought the serving was good. Arizona coach thought so too, says that hawaii’s going to have to do that to compensate for being a little smaller.
Pretty good defense. 31 digs, 10 by Maeda. They’re getting better on the block, learning to jump together.
well, heading over the pali. have a good night.

Arizona at Hawaii … Wahine sweep Wildcats

August 28th, 2011
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UH staying with the same starting lineup: Hewitt, Danielson, Uiato, Satele, Croson, Maeda, Hartong
Hoping that TV works for you folks tonight.
I’m writing a sidebar so I won’t be able to get to all the questions as quickly as the last two nights.