Congrats to Grandpa Shoji and family

November 5th, 2012

Cobey Shoji Hutzler gave birth Sunday morning to Micah Knight Hutzler  7.7 pounds, 20 3/4 inches.

Congrats to the Shoji and Hutzler ohanas.

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  • OrbitalripZ November 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Wish this site would turn into a real blog and allow the posting of fotos. But that might open a can of worms. Lol.

    • Cindy Luis November 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      it does allow for photos. have posted a few.

      • OrbitalripZ November 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

        Can you get the Shoji family to email you a pic of the baby with Cobey & hubby or with gramp? Or ask them to post the pic here (with instructions on how to post fotos).

        • Cindy Luis November 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

          Not sure if Dave has seen his grandson yet in person.
          i can ask for a photo. iPicture of Micah up on facebook if you’re that curious and are friends with Cobey.

  • Warrior-15 November 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats to the Shojis and Hutzlers!

  • setaone November 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Hey Cindy. Is there any reasoning behind the BYU-HI game being PPV? Of all games, this one (I feel) should be free.

    • Cindy Luis November 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      No idea. it’s a TV decision. Maybe to get more people to come out?

  • Lanaiboy November 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Interesting. ESPN columnist, Mechelle Voelper, has her own volleyball “power” ranking. She has Hawaii 4th and Stanford #1, Penn State #2, and Texas #3. Texas has been very impressive lately, sweeping through the Big 12 opponents with ease.

    • Cindy Luis November 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      She has been a voice of reason nationally. Spot on with her analysis of the 2011 seedings last year.

  • vballfreak808 November 7, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Washington comes back to win the match. They were down 10-6 in the 5th set but came back to win 17-15

  • warriorfan November 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Darn Washington has gotten lucky twice in a row, I hate em.

  • warriorfan November 8, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Looks like UH got a new commitment from CSI’s Keani Passi
    walking on next year but could end up getting a s cholarship in 2014.

    I hope she is Aneli-like.

    • warriorfan November 8, 2012 at 12:25 am

      The league Player of the year.

      • uhfan November 8, 2012 at 5:51 am

        I dont see her playing OH at 5-9

        • hollycow November 8, 2012 at 8:07 am

          There are two shorties at 5’8″ playing at high level, Janisa Johnson at the Beach, and Cassie Strickland at UDub.

          • uhfan November 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

            Still have struggles against the bigger teams

    • Wasted November 8, 2012 at 6:56 am

      Another classic example of how hard up they are.

      • Jesse November 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

        Another classic example of how clueless you are!

  • po'okela November 8, 2012 at 7:02 am

    does anyone recall her in hs?

  • dedicatedfan November 8, 2012 at 8:48 am

    At 5’9, there is no way she is going to beat out Nikki Taylor, at 6’4, on the RS.

    • mauna November 9, 2012 at 8:25 am

      I wouldn’t bet on that, ever heard of Cassie Strickland of Washington at 5’8″ starting at OH over all the trees there on that team.

  • Jesse November 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I doubt anyone has seen her play!

  • dedicatedfan November 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

    If everyone returns on the OH position, there will be some kind of battle for the RS, next year, between Goodman, Olevao, Kastl, and now Nikki Taylor.

    • warriorfan November 8, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Nikki will end on the the leftside eventually, knowing Dave Shoji!!

      • dedicatedfan November 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

        Only if Dave does not recruit someone better, for 2014 and beyond.

  • mikeyboi96792 November 8, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Just because she’s 5’9 doesn’t mean she can’t win the position…she might be short, but remember we had experience players who were short and still manage to put down the ball…..we all know that it’s not about height but it’s about being the smartest and well rounded player. With goodman and olevao playing on the right side I think hawaii will be set perfectly next year….the girl keani will redshirt when she come down so she can have 2 years of eligibility.

    • Warrior-15 November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      … sometimes it’s about height … not always … but sometimes.

      • Beauston November 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        You cant teach height.

      • Beauston November 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

        The wahine will be tall in the next few years.

  • mikeyboi96792 November 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I can’t wait to see if hawaii will end up with more transfer coming to the team….thats if they will be more. I also can’t wait for hawaii to get 2 of the girls that they have been talking about. Emilie from Canby, Oregon and this other girl from new zealand….big recruit for hawaii especially because these 2 girls have the height.

  • True of False November 8, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Why are Hawai`i fans so fascinated by 5’8- 5’9 local kine, menehunas in this sport ?

    My wife,a local girl, says that it’s because the majority of the female volleyball players here are smaller in stature so smaller local girls who excel in a sport of tall trees are , for a lack of better words , looked up to.

    That makes sense to me but the reality is this is a sport that pretty much requires height in todays world.

    • warriorfan November 8, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Height is important but not nearly as important as Skill and athleticism, and Passi seems to have that since she is her League’s player of the year and has led CSI to an undefeated record.
      This is the same junior college that Aneli Cubi Otineru played at, Aneli was also about 5’9 and was VERY Important in getting UH to the final four.

      • dedicatedfan November 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

        I agree with you, Aneli had that volleyball instinct, which according to Dave, that this team lacks. The only one with volleyball instinct, on this team right now, is Jane Croson. If this girl has that volleyball instinct, she will help the Wahine.

  • True of False November 8, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Long Beach State just added a 6’4 OH today.

    • warriorfan November 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      A 6’4 OH that doesn’t even touch over 10 feet, no thanks! ( i looked her club info up)

      • mauna November 9, 2012 at 8:21 am

        That’s exactly what Shoji looks for when considering a recruit, jumping ability. Passi at 5’10″ probably can out jump this 6’4″ Beach recruit, thus the reason for recruiting her, and probably has better skills in all phases.

    • PurpleMaple November 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      And Hawaii adds 6′ 4″ Nikki Taylor.

  • PurpleMaple November 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    We forget Kanani Danielson. She was billed as 5′ 10″, but I thought she was closer to 5′ 9″.

  • Justice November 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Finally,an arrest in the Wonder Blunder case,Mahalo to the FBI.

  • FANtastic November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    With future Wahine at 6’4″, has Hawai’i had any OHs that tall in the past. Who were some of the tall Wahines to play OH?

    • FANtastic November 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Future wahine, as in Nikki Taylor…

      • uhfan November 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        Sarah Mason at 6-3

        • vballfreak808 November 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm

          Also Michelle Waber at 6’3

          So sad how we have to see her on the other side of the net the next two years…

  • mauna November 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

    A good read on Volleytalk about the seedings of teams, with Q&A with NCAA selection committee member. It seems like they will consider not only RPI, but also Pablo and AVCA rankings into their seedings.

    • Cindy Luis November 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Thank you for pointing that out. We have been saying that RPI is not everything. People have worked very hard to get the NCAA selection committee to look at more than a computer ranking, especially the AVCA coaches poll.

  • hollycow November 9, 2012 at 8:39 am

    With all this talk about height, people recall what happened with the Chinese club team with players at the ages of USA college level going unbeaten playing UCLA, USC, Stanford and California with a team height considered small. Yes height matters, but if you aren’t quick, skilled and don’t have that jumping ability you will get beat as this Chinese team and Nittaidai did to UH in preseason.

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