Congrats to Shoji, 1,100 wins and Adolpho

November 17th, 2012

A nice milestone for Shoji. Not far behind retired UCLA coach Andy Banachowski (1,106)

Good team win for the Wahine. Middles played well and Croson and Hartong both came through when needed.

Did email Ann Miller to ask about Adolpho. if I hear back, will update the situation.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.


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  • Cindy Luis November 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Heard back from Ann. Had asked her if Adolpho was ill or injured. She said no, that Shoji just wanted to see Hagins in the lineup.

  • vballfreak808 November 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Great to hear that Shoji played Hagins. I was impressed with her tonight. But we would never know how she would do against Top 25 teams but still impressed.

  • Grammy November 17, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Good job, Coach and’re one thing I’ve been thankful for in my life for so lomg that I know I take it for granted sometimes that you work so hard and do earn even what seems to be the easiest wins. But I do appreciate you folks for every joy and pain you’ve given me over the years. So congratulations on this milestone and many more for you and the Wahine this year and in the future and Mahalo for it’s been a fun run and only promises to get better. Go Wahine!

  • Grammy November 18, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Today’s article seems to say it all. Hagins comes from nearby so must have had family and friends in the audience. And he got a look at Tuaniga in set 3, too. She seems to figure a lot in ‘change of pace/look’ scenarios as when she goes in to block rightside and I think leftside last night, too. She is going to be in some situations come tournament time when she might line up against tall attackers, but she will be familiar with the different blocking assignments across the whole front now. So great to see these non-starters getting playing time and also seeing how they might figure into postseason play. Go Wahine!

  • PurpleMaple November 18, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Maybe Shoji is learning that seldom used subs really helps team cohesiveness. I’ll bet they’re all fired up and ready for the post-season. Good coaching.

    • Grammy November 18, 2012 at 9:22 am

      I think he “knows” they’re ready but doesn’t want them to be inserted in ‘hyper critical game-time situations’ and over react to the situation and make errors based on adrenaline blasts. By giving them ‘real game time’ he takes the edge off of being ‘put in’ while the game is still undecided and final result still in question. Now with this experience, they will play their ‘game’ as Coach Dave knows they can and then if we lose he will take the blame not some player who goes in and fails because they were not ready. It’s all good and all aimed at winning the key games at the key times. We’re not the heavy favorite going in but we’ve got players and fighters and they will absolutely not give the game away by committing foolish mistakes or giving up in any way. Go Wahine!

  • I Get It November 18, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Still searching for the right lineup.

    Experimenting continues.

    Looking for consistency.

  • OrbitalRibZ November 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

    NCAA Division I VB:

    AL SCATES, one thousand one hundred thirty-five (1,135) victories

    *Womens* (#s to date, contrived)
    ANDY BANACHOWSKI, one thousand one hundred and six (1,106) victories

    DAVE SHOJI, one thousand one hundred (1,100) victories

    RUSS ROSE, one thousand fifty-eight (1,058) victories

    ELAINE MICHAELIS {1954/1961-2002}, one thousand forty-six (1,046) victories
    [BYU says that she coached eight years before records were kept...her average mean--for 44 years--was an apx. 20 wins per season]

    • OrbitalRibZ November 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

      RUSS ROSE, one thousand eighty-five (1,085) victories

  • masteruke November 18, 2012 at 9:31 am

    congratulations to coach Shoji. Also glad to see Hagins get the start. Seems like Adolfo’s game has really fallen off lately. Would do her some good if she were to look at some film of wahine middles of the past. With Hagins and Tuaniga improving and coming on fast she might be the one coming off the bench in the future

  • dedicatedfan November 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

    If people think Shoji has problems this year trying to figure out who to start in the Middle, and Right Side, what till next year. With all 4 Middles returning, the only one somewhat gauranteed a starting spot is Vorster, the other Middle spot is up for grabs between Adolpho, Hagins, and Tuaniga. The Right Side is even more intriguing with Goodman, Olevao, Kastl, and Taylor (true freshman). Shoji will also have to find a replacement for Maeda, choosing from a slew of back row ladies. Man, is Shoji going to have some kind of headache next year. But it will be a nice kind of headache, cause all those players can play.

  • frummmp November 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Why isn’t Kalei playing Basketball first? She is on a Basketball Scholarship.

    • frummmp November 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Basketball should be priority.

      • Cindy Luis November 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        This is the second year that Adolpho has played volleyball. She is on basketball scholarship but both coaches, Takahara-Dias and Beeman, have agreed to let her play volleyball.
        Her choice is the priority.

        • dedicatedfan November 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

          Cindy, I can see Adolpho being on a volleyball scholarship, her senior year. Shoji will have alot of scholarships available, and Coach Beeman will need Adolpho’s scholarship, to build her team. Especially, when Adolpho is only playing half the basketball season. Either that, or Adolpho will have to make a very tough decision between volleyball, and basketball, cause again, Coach Beeman needs scholarships players for the whole season.

          • Cindy Luis November 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

            I don’t see that at all if she continues to play both sports. She is a freebie and they can use the scholarship for someone else.
            But agree with you that Beeman is the one who is looking at scholarships. She didn’t recruit Adolpho and she might want that scholarship back. Or force Adolpho to make, as you say, a very tough choice.

          • warriorfan November 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

            Beeman has 14 scholarships to give aside from Adolpho, she is not in dire need of scholarships lol most womens’ basketball programs don’t even fill up all their 15 scholarships.

  • dedicatedfan November 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Cindy, I feel Adolpho is not the only one that will have to make a very difficult decision come the end of her Junior playing year. The other player may be Kuehu, at the end of this academic year. Coach Beeman needs scholarships, one player can only play half the season, the other seems to be only able to play even less then that. Coach Beeman is trying to build a program, she cannot afford to have 2 scholarships tied up like that. Both players are wonderful girls but I believe Coach Beeman needs to think about the team, first.

    Sorry, to bring a little bit of women’s basketball in your blog, Cindy.

    • Cindy Luis November 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      No problem. If you noticed, I covered the Wahine bkb team the other night. and did something on Tony Randolph and the Maui Invitational in today’s paper.
      it’s a valid discussion. Some big decisions for sure.

  • MBD November 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Hopefully Kalei Adolpho can play both BB and VB for her entire career at UH. She is a natural talent. Also, I believe if she just played BB, would miss out on the opportunity to play for a veteran coach like Shoji and with a team that always goes into the NCAA playoffs

    • dedicatedfan November 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      I hope so to, but by doing so, Adolpho will not realize her full potential in either sport. She has mentioned her love is basketball, we shall see. Shoji has mentioned, she could be something really special, but to realize that, she would need to concentrate on volleyball, otherwise, she may never attain that.

  • dedicatedfan November 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    In Adolpho’s case, if she wants to be the best player she can be, in either Volleyball or Basketball, she need to concentrate on one sport. In volleyball, she misses all training and instruction going on during the Spring, cause she is playing basketball. As for basketball, she misses all of late summer, early fall practice, not to mention fall games, while playing volleyball. A player cannot improve to the best of their ability by missing all these practice times.

    • warriorfan November 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      She can do what she wants, volleyball is her best sport and her best bet at winning a national championship. I don’t see her giving up one sport , why would she have to , to please some fans??

      • Cindy Luis November 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

        I don’t see that it has anything to do with pleasing fans.
        Beeman may decide to force the issue and then that would create a situation where Adolpho has to decide.
        Scholarships are renewable on a yearly basis.
        Theoretically Beeman could pull the scholarship and say to Adolpho if she wants to play both sports, she walks on for the second half of the season.
        Adolpho is considered a walk-on for volleyball since she’s on basketball scholarship.

        • warriorfan November 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

          NCAA rules wouldn’t allow her to walk on to the basketball team though, she would automatically have to go on a basketball scholarship.

          • dedicatedfan November 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

            Why is that, warriorfan?

          • warriorfan November 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm

            Well I figure it’s the same reason a beach scholie player can’t walk on to the indoor team

      • dedicatedfan November 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        I am not saying Adolpho has to give up playing one sport, or the other. Just saying, Coach Beeman may eventually want that scholarship back, to give to a full time player. If that time does come about, then Adolpho will have to make a very difficult decision. I do not think that will happen until Adolpho’s senior year tho. Both Shoji and Beeman, will not leave her out there high and dry, with no scholarship.

        • warriorfan November 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

          Again I’ll say she has 15 scholarships to give out. that is ALOT. for a sport that only has 5 starting positions and a lot of the positions are interchangeable, Beeman can afford to give one to a player that will only play half a season.

          a good idea would be for Kalei to redshirt so she would have one season of basketball only full time but I doubt Beeman will do that because they need her size in the Big west games.

          • dedicatedfan November 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

            Coach Beeman knows Shoji does not have a scholarship to give out, for next year, unless a scholarship player decides to transfer out. So Beeman will not pose that question to Adolpho, but in 2014, Shoji will have about 7 scholarships to give out, then is when it MAY happen.

  • warriorfan November 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    seeing from Beeman’s first recruiting class, finding someone tall AND athletic in the post seems to be hard for her.

    so Having Adolpho for half a season is better than not having her at all.

    • Cindy Luis November 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Beeman hired in March. not like she really had a chance to recruit. Think she has some good players this year.

      as for height: she brought in
      Higgins 6-1
      King 5-10
      Ricketts from softball is 6-0

      these are Dana’s recruits
      Karaitiana 6-0
      Moore 5-10

    • dedicatedfan November 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Need to remember, Coach Beeman was hired real late in the recruiting season. She could only recruit what was basically left over. Also, even tho Adolpho will be available for their last tournament, and BWC, her basketball conditioning is way behind to other players. Not to mention, the other basketball players getting use to her, and vise versa. I do not see her playing with any kind of consistancy until maybe February, which would give her, what, a little over a month, of maybe really contributing to the team. It showed last year, she was really not a force at all in basketball.

      • Cindy Luis November 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        agree that it takes her awhile to get back into basketball mode. But she did play a lot of basketball over the summer to prepare.

      • warriorfan November 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        She was a freshmen last season,,, i bet she contributes more this year and with what seems to be better coaching.

  • volleyball fan November 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Question: why can women’s basketball offer 15 scholarships while men’s volleyball can offer so few that most players either have to be content with half a scholarship or none? Men’s volleyball definitely attracts bigger crowds than women’s basketball. Please explain.

    • Cindy Luis November 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      Has nothing to do with attendance or revenue.
      it’s called gender equity.and athletic opportunities.
      the ncaa has mandated the scholarship numbers
      Women’s volleyball 12, men’s volleyball 4.5
      women’s basketball 15, men”s 14I
      Softball 22, baseball 11
      and so on.
      it’s because football offers so many (85). There is no comparable sport for women in terms of that number.
      It gets really weird because scholarship numbers are also tied to enrollment percentages. Say if UH’s enrollment is 45 percent male, and 55 percent female, that’s how the scholarships are supposed to be divided.

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