Archive for June, 2012

Some updates, courtesy of Wahine booster club

June 25th, 2012

Mahalo to Stanley Ching, booster club prez. Couple of the items we’ve had but some we haven’t.

Jane Croson has a second- and a third-place finish in CBVA events this month.

On May 26, Margaret Vakasausau (1999-2002) wed Fabrice François in France … guests on hand included Jen Carey (1999-2002) and Lily Kahumoku Olteanu (1999-2003) …

At the USAV Open National Championships in Salt Lake City,  Nickie Thomas (2004-08) played on a team from Texas that was entered in the Women’s A division … They finished seventh in their division ..

On June 2, Cayley Thurlby (2002-06) teamed with Chloe Markland to win an unrated CBVA event at Santa Monica/Ocean Park. Two weeks later, she teamed with Katie Carter to finish in a tie for third in a Women’s AAA CBVA event at Playa Del Rey.

Palileo named Ohio State assistant

June 25th, 2012

Sorry, been working on Olympic profiles of our Hawaii athletes. Have 2 wrestlers, 4 volleyball players (we think) and Kevin Wong, who’ll be doing TV

Thank you Leftout for this.

Andrew Palileo(Waipahu) has been promoted from volunteer assistant to assistant coaches for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team. He was the former head coach at Washington State, where he was Pac-10 coach of the year in 2009.

here’s the link to the release

. His family hosted their volleyball team when they were here during one of the 2011 Wahine preseason tournaments. He was the HC at Washington State a few years ago.

UH makes it official on 3 transfers

June 15th, 2012

sorry just got back in. email came in at 8.  also up at means they are officially in school.

Alyssa Longo (Penn State), Ashley Kastl (Arizona State) and Stephanie Hagins (Washington State)

this from the release

“All three transfers will add depth at their respective positions,” said Shoji. “We lost some quality players due to graduation and other reasons, and each brings top college experience to our team.”

Longo played in all 33 matches last season as a designated specialist for the Nittany Lions. She was second on the team in both service aces (32) and assists (90). “Ali played a significant role for Penn State last year and will bring energy and experience to our young team,” praised Shoji. “She scores points from her serve and passes a big part of the court.”

Kastl joins Hawai’i after leading the Sun Devils last season at outside hitter in both kills (424) and kills per set (3.82). “Ashley took the majority of swings for ASU last season,” said Shoji. “She brings to us the ability to create kills from all over the court. Ashley is a six-rotation player and will solidify our outside hitting as well as our passing.”

Hagins comes to UH after two seasons for the Cougars, the first as a redshirt. “Stephanie will add depth to our middle blocker position,” said Shoji of his 6-4 sophomore. “With the departure of Brittany Hewitt, we were left shorthanded and Stephanie will compete right away for playing time.”

The Rainbow Wahine open the 2012 campaign hosting the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational from August 24-26, playing Albany, Saint Mary’s, and Stanford.

Wahine uniform discussion

June 14th, 2012

Buried on another thread 2 questions that merit discussion. I don’t have a favorite and they obviously have to change the conference logo.

from bowsfan

Which past uniforms did everyone like.  I didn’t like long sleeves in hot Klum days.  I liked the rainbow colors and first names on the back.

from Beauston

Anyone know if there’s any major facelift on Wahine’s uniform now that their moving to Big West? I think the Men’s uniform change draw some interest even though a lot of folks here didnt like it.
I’m hoping the Wahine will have something completely different this year but keep the colors we’ve grown accustomed (sp) to. It will be good to have a change to help celebrate Wahine’s comeback to the conference.

Speraw named new UCLA men’s coach

June 5th, 2012

It really was in Speraw’s court, so to speak.

As he told me a few months ago, there was no reason to leave UCI. But the UCLA doesn’t come along often. He was also looking at the men’s national team since Knipe will be done after the Olympics.