Maar speculation

May 10th, 2012

I haven’t heard anything on Stephen Maar but since this is getting buried on last week’s thread thought we’d start a new discussion. much of comes off VT.

from Rayson:

Here’s an article (dated 05/03/12) about the McMaster University’s Head Coach being selected to coach the Canadian National Jr. Men’s Team. About halfway down it mentions “Mac recruit Stephen Maar” as a national team recruit. Unless the reporter got it wrong (and I’m hoping that’s the case) it looks like Maar changed his mind and is remaining in Canada and going to McMaster University.–preston-takes-charge-of-national-junior-men-s-volleyball-team
This is also Rayson’s comment
If true this is bad news, very bad news for the program. It also makes me think that if the VT poster is right about Maar then perhaps he may also be right about a lot of the current players wanting to jump ship.
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  • FAKE MONIKER May 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    like i said, he’s staying in canada.

  • FAKE MONIKER May 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    there’s nobody else jumping ship. the only individuals you may not see on the roster come august are kam or kawamura.

    • Cindy Luis May 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      the comment made (not by me) is about the men’s team, not the women’s

      • Beauston May 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

        Although it would not come as a surprise as well if we see some from the womens leave due to the incoming transfers and playing time…

        • warriorfan May 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

          I do not see anyone else leaving.

          • Beauston May 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

            At this point, who knows…

    • Beauston May 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Have they asked for a release?

  • warriorfan May 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    This could easily be a mistake by the reporter.

  • RYK May 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Back in mid April. Stephen Tsai said that Maar sent him a text saying that he would sign his LOI after the provincial championships the following week.

    Fast forward to last week, Tsai said he tried to contact Maar again to ask about the LOI, but his call was never returned. I’m sure he’s still looking into it, but it doesn’t look good. Bad news for Charlie Wade in more ways than one with him already being somewhat on the hotseat next season.

  • Turfwar May 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    An empty arena for the second straight year would end Charlie’s stint as the head coach no matter what the roster looks like. He needs to put a winner on the court sooner than later.

    • Cindy Luis May 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      UH still one of the leaders in the country in attendance so the ‘empty arena’ all relative. Warriors averaged 2902 at him
      on the road was 572
      some others
      BYU 3192 home, 1588 away
      SC 1555 home 1535 away
      UCI 896 home 1036 away
      UCLA 950 home 1492 away
      Penn State 897 home 1150 away
      but agree, given the ‘tradition’ attendance needs to be better. still think what has hurt the most is that boys volleyball now conflicts with the Warriors.

      • Robin May 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

        Is that 2,902 a “tickets issued” figure? Based on what I’ve seen a few times in person and on TV, that figures seems at least several hundred high in terms of turnstile.

        • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm

          Robin, yes, tickets issued. actually i find that the number is low. they don’t always take passes into consideration. TV isn’t a fair view since it doesn’t show the upper level.
          personally, i’d like to see them close the upper level, and bring everyone down in the lower bowl. it would make for a better home atmosphere.

  • jmy May 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Who else is jumping ship?

    • Cindy Luis May 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      no idea. not the one who said it.

    • Beauston May 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Read previous thread, “feed the middles” mentioned something about it and “Roxy” said Maar decommitted from UH.

  • RYK May 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Bottom line is Hawaii just needs to win and the fans will come. I think with a consistent winner they should be able to get 5000 a game. Wahine volleyball was over 6000 last season.

    • jmy May 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Agree…call the fans “fair-weather,” but no one wants to pay money to see the home team lose…

      • Steve May 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

        jmy, I agree also, but not so much that they lose, but the way they lose. I am not only talking Men’s Volleyball, but other sports, too.

  • warriorfan May 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I think these rumors aren’t true. Unless Maar has changed his mind in the past month ( look at his facebook he has photos of the SSC all over)

    Middlehitter still has him up as a commit as well Also a new commit, Aniefre Thomas a middleblocker/opposite.

    I looked him up online, kid can fly, touches 11′ 7 and is only 6′ 4, averaged 2 blocks a set for long beach city college and hit over .400 pretty exciting athlete

    • Cindy Luis May 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      only reason i posted it was because the discussion was on an old thread.
      have heard nothing about a de-commit.

  • insider May 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    it is actually true, i’ve heard from a reliable source that maar has decided to de-commit. also, the players that are attempting to transfer would include two opposites from last year. won’t say who though pending the players decisions.

  • Queen Zelda of Wahiawa May 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Here’s some hot news Stephine Hagins tells Digg’n Na Wahine that the rumor is true she will play for Hawai`i in 2012.

    • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

      Thanks QZ. she still has to make the team tho’

      • Queen Zelda of Wahiawa May 11, 2012 at 8:16 am

        I don’t understand your response.It’s not like this is her first BBQ.She might have to win a starting position but there is no reason she wouldn’t make the team.

        • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

          oh i know. just being grumpy this morning.
          but still, no guarantees that she will ‘play’ for hawaii in 2012. I do think they need another middle just in case. You have Tuaniga, but you never know about her leg holding up.

          • Beauston May 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

            Im hoping that this Hagins girl is an impact player because with Vorster at 6’4 as well who has improved a lot since last year, well have a wall up in the middle if they get the starting nods. Good against taller top 10 teams.

    • quick question May 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Is Diggin’ na Wahine affiliated with UH? I was just wondering because his Twitter logo is the UH logo and people seem to be willing to give him information.

      • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 8:57 am

        don’t know if UH affiliation. easy to use a logo as your profile pix. lot of UH logos on VT.

        • quick question May 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

          Thanks! I was just wondering. Using the logo on a fan forum, I can understand but using it in a medium where you can actually contact potential athletes, AVCA, etc. it’s like using a company letterhead to send a letter even if you don’t belong to that company. I used to work for another University and they were very strict about how their logo was used, which is why I thought there was an affiliation. Anyway, thanks again for responding!

          • Uncle Vinny May 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

            Seriously ? Talk about being petty.This logo is used by more that one on Twitter who have no affiliation.

          • Jesse May 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

            Well at least LC ahem… I mean Vinny is admiting to being behind that diggingnawahine blog.

          • Uncle Vinny May 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

            I’m surprised that haven’t included Queen Zelda in your fishing expedition yet.

    • warriorfan May 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Im not that excited about this pick up because she wasn’t even a starter on the last place pac 12 team. I hope she proves me wrong though and turns into another Victoria Prince for UH.

      IF Falyn makes it, will it be the first time UH has ever had three 6′ 4 girls on its roster at the same time?

      • Hot May 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm

        Prince was an NCAA All-Region pick as a sophomore at WSU so she wasn’t exactly a nobody. And she was first option at MB and OPP for UH before the season began.

  • Queen Zelda of Wahiawa May 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

    My apologies I should have put this on the previous thread .

  • Jesse May 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Ive noticed if its up at the D1 transfer thread on volleytalk, its legit. I hope FF is true too and UH will have a deep and talented roster.

    • Queen Zelda of Wahiawa May 11, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Nothing on VT or anywhere else in sports is legit unless it comes with a link to something credible.This is something the majority of fans insist on.

      • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 8:32 am

        The only thing I can tell you about Fonoimoana is that they aren’t counting on her belong eligible but if she is, they will be very happy.

  • insider May 11, 2012 at 8:39 am

    a source on the uh team has informed me one of the few players that will be leaving will be redshirt freshman jj mosolf

  • insider May 11, 2012 at 8:42 am

    the other is another opposite as well

    • Jesse May 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Maar must have gotten scared with UH finishing dead last and seeing who would be setting him.

      All the opposites were bad so no loss there.

    • warriorfan May 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Only other opposites are Averill, Hinkle, or Timmer.
      I could definitely see Hinkle going back to the midwest.

  • Jesse May 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

    i didnt even know there was a JJ mosolf on the team.

    • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Mosolf same class as Sedore but redshirted. It does appear he left UH after finals this semester.

      • Jesse May 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

        I just noticed he was the tall blondie. We hardly knew him best of luck to him.

  • mauna May 11, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Someone on VT says that FF was seen playing beach at Manhattan Beach this Wednesday. Did she take her finals before May 9? Today is the last day of finals at UH.

  • GL May 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Seen her on the island this past Tuesday so she probably was here for finals….

    • mauna May 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Thanks, that is good to hear. We have a chance.

      • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 10:49 am

        saw the VT posting as well. couldn’t tell you where she is or isn’t. As I’ve said, they aren’t counting on her but will be happy if she is eligible in fall.

  • haleiwacrossfitter May 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    where is digg’n na wahine blog at?

    • Uncle Vinny May 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm


  • leftout May 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    There may be other ways. I normally go to the “2012 Wahine Volleyball News” website. Go down to “WAC VOLLEYBALL” right under is the “University of Hawaii Wahine” directly to the right list various sites including “digging na wahine”.

    • Beauston May 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      • Beauston May 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

        Add the “g” on diggin

  • haleiwacrossfitter May 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    thanks leftout

  • Steve May 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Cindy, I know this is not about volleyball, but the Wahine Softball team could end up playing 3 games, tomorrow. 1st game would be against the winner of the FSU-LTU matchup. If the Wahine that one, then they will need to face BYU twice, to win the automatic bid to the NCAA. Only reason they may have to play 3 games, BYU does not play on Sunday’s.

    • leftout May 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      Read on some blogs that’s one of the reasons why the Pac-10 invited Utah and Colorado rather than BYU into their conference.

  • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    good observation. BYU won’t play sunday. not sure if the WAC put that into account. it may be moved to monday. i will check

  • Beauston May 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Anyone has any idea if Kastl or Longo attending summer session?

    • LC May 11, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Kastl said on twitter that she will be here end of June .Second session starts July 2nd.

  • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    no I don’t. Don’t know if they need to

  • Steve May 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Cindy, no matter how much you want to sugar coat it. Without FF, the Wahine, do not have much chance of getting beyond the NCAA regionals. That will be proven out, in there preseason schedule, when they face the likes of California, Stanford, and UCLA. The main reason, lack of height. FF gives the Wahine the height they need to compete against those teams. It was proven last year. They could not get by USC, even with Danielson. Without Danielson, and quite possibly a smaller team, without FF, you need to be reasonable about it. That is why so many people are concerned about FF making the grade.
    If you or anybody else just wants to see the Wahine make the NCAA tournament fine. But not me, I have had enough of that. All I am thinking about, is having them finally win a National Championship!!!!!

    • warriorfan May 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Even without Falyn this wahine team will be much taller than last season. The difference in the USC match wasn’t height, it was backrow play, USC was superior with Hagglund. Hope Longo improves UH’s backrow.

      • Steve May 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        Warriorfan, I know that, too. Please do not take me wrong, I am not a Wahine hater. That is farther then the truth. What I have come to realize, for the Wahine to win a National Championship, they just cannot be good, they need to be extemely DOMINANT TEAM. The main reason I say that, the NCAA will find a way of screwing them over. The NCAA did it last year, and in other years, one way or another. Only an extemely DOMINANT TEAM, can withstand whatever the NCAA lays out. With FF, and those incoming liberos they can be just that kind of team. Without FF, they will be good, but not that DOMINANT TEAM.

      • Beauston May 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        Agreed WF, I was just thinking just the same-Height and back row reception which I think will be better this year. While Steve is right about Danielson last year, this year we might not have her but the offense will be more spread out amongst these transfers (hopefully, as I have faith in Shoji’s professional decision) and with Croson and Hartong.

        • Beauston May 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

          My starting line up

          Croson 5’11-L OH
          Hartong 6’2-L OH
          Uiato 5’8-Setter
          Hagins 6’4-MB1
          Vorster 6’4-MB2
          Longo 5’6-L
          FF 6’4-RS OH
          Kastl 6’0 -Opp/OH

          • Steve May 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

            Beauston, you think Adolpho can play the OH, like RS? Oh, btw, Coach Beeman, gave her permission for Adolpho to play volleyball. She said it on the Artie Wilson show, when he talked with her.

          • Jesse May 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm

            Why do u list 8 starters??

          • Beauston May 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

            Have not seen much on Hagins and Kastl but Dave saw something in them, so ultimately I cant come up with set starters, so assuming base on who they play, and how Dave mixed it up last season, the players I listed might be the usual suspects.

          • mauna May 11, 2012 at 9:44 pm

            Gonna bring it up again about the 6-2. With 4 quality OH terminators and an improved and reliable Stauber, Shoji could run a 6-2. A more potent offense with always 3 hitters and taller blockers in the front row and a terminator in the back row. I can’t recall the last time Shoji had 4 true OH terminators with height.

          • warriorfan May 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

            I like Hartong in the middle since UH got Kastl and hopefully FF. But I would let Hartong play backrow and hit from there and and have the libero (longo) come in for Kastl and the M2 (Vorster/Adolpho/Hagins).

            I really think this will be one of the best serving teams. Croson and Longo have wicked serves and hopefully Hartong’s serve has improved.

        • Steve May 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

          Warriorfan, and Beauston, the just of what I have been trying to say. The NCAA gave UH a regional and Super Regional, but in return, they handed UH the toughest regional. Like they were saying to UH, “ok, you can have a regional and super regional, but in return, it will be the most toughest one.” The only way, UH could overcome that kind of thing, is be head and shoulders above all the other teams. The only way I can see that happening, is with FF, not without her.

          • Beauston May 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

            Relax, we’ll see who shows up first in Fall practice from the list I wrote down.

    • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      not sugar coating anything STEVE. they aren’t counting on her. if she is here it’s a bonus.

      • Steve May 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

        Cindy, just wondering why neither Ann, or you, have sought out FF, and talked with her about her plans. FF has been in Hawaii for nearly a year now, and still no contact from either of you. How she is coming along towards those plans. Makes me think it is just complacency with Ann and you, do to the fact that you both work for the same paper. If Ann and you were on different papers, I guarantee, one of you would try to scoop the other. Oh, that goes for the other transfers, also.

        • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 10:45 pm

          steve, not going to get into this with you. Fonoimoana is a student. not an athlete. nothing matters until she is eligible. we have said she is in school (despite you saying she wasn’t). if she is here in fall, then it’s a story.
          has nothing to do with one paper. it’s not a story until she is eligible.

          • Steve May 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm

            Ok, Cindy, so what about the other transfers, they are athletes, what is Ann and your excuse there? Also, acadamically eligible, too.

  • warriorfan May 11, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    By the way per
    Uh picks up setter/Opposite Max Wechsung 6′ 8 from Long beach city college and Aneifre Thomas 6′ 4 MB/OPP so it looks like Wade is already picking up opposite replacements.

    I hope Wechsung has great hands, he set in a 6- 2 offense at Long Beach city college and averaged over 6 assists and 2 kills a game hitting over .300, Definitely an intriguing player.

    Thomas has a 40 inch vertical and hit over .490 and averaged nearly 2 blocks per set as well. I could see him starting in the middle if Welch doesn’t improve.

    Also Stephen Maar still up as a commit at middlehitter, so hope he changes his mind and signs with UH. If not I definitely could see Wade pick up another foreign player over the summer.

    • Jesse May 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      2 kills a game is not impressive!

    • Jesse May 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Dont think UH can start a 6’4 guy in the middle. Thats too short.

      • umm... May 11, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        Brennon Dyer

        • Steve May 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm

          How tall were the MB’s when the Men won their only National Championship?

    • Steve May 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Warriorfan, why would you put Thomas as a MB, he is only 6’4, would he not make a better OH, especially with his leaping ability? Just asking.

      • warriorfan May 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm

        40 inch vertical, and I bet he is quick as well. He looks like an athlete in the same mold of Josh Walker, plus he must be a good blocker to average nearly 2 blocks a set, that’s Milodinavic type numbers.

  • Steve May 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Oh, before I forget. Thank God, UH is finally out of the WAC. Here hoping the MWC, and Big West, treat UH fairly, when it comes to scheduling, in all sports.
    Most definitely, the WAC did not treat UH fairly, when it came to scheduling.
    All you need to look at, is the WAC Softball Tournament. The Wahine had an away series before the WAC Tournament, which was suppose to be at RWCC. But because they were leaving the conference, they gave it to NMSU. Now the Wahine will have to stay on the Mainland for 5 weeks or more, if they make it to the Softball College World Series. You call that fair. No other team has to do that. That is what I have been trying to talk about. Again, hope the Big West does not do those kinds of things to UH. The UH teams have enough trouble try to battle opposing teams, but having to battle the NCAA, and Conference, is just to much.

  • Steve May 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Beauston, I know I have to relax a little. But it just me so upset when UH teams not only have to go up against teams, but at the same time, year in and year out, have to battle the NCAA, and their conference, too.

    • Beauston May 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Dont let politics ruin your passion for the sport. Politics will always be part of the game. Why do you think Shoji is still coaching? Don’t you think he’s seen it all, heard it all, and complain about it all? Yet he’s still here…

      • Steve May 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        Beauston, it has not. My passion for UH sports has covered nearly 50 years, now. The saddest moment for me was when I heard of the passing of Stan Sheriff. The only MAN, who was strong enough to stand up to the Conference, and NCAA, and fight for UH’s rights. Still wishing and praying for another Stan Sheriff, to lead the UHAD.

        • Steve May 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm

          Stan Sheriff would have DEMANDED, in no uncertain terms, that the WAC allow UH to hold the WAC Softball Tournament here, since it was their turn to do so. Not have the WAC walk all over UH, like the current UHAD, namely Jim Donovan, has done this year.

          • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

            don’t know if Sheriff (who died in 1993) would have demanded they host. and even if he had ‘demanded’ no guarantee it would have happened, given how the conference is disintegrating Think you need to let this go.

  • Steve May 11, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Cindy, sorry for all my ranting, but just so upset with seeing UH sports teams get pushed around by their conference and the NCAA. Just want to see the Wahine be as dominant as Penn St. was. Dave Shoji deserves it.

    • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Steve, it is what it is. The travel subsidies have long been a part of UH’s athletics. they lucked out the past few years with the WAC. Agree it’s not fair

  • mauna May 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Since finally getting out of the WACKY is brought up, I found an interesting item, that was from 2010 All WAC Volleyball teams. I can’t recall anyone bringing it up, so here it is. Hartong was named Freshman of the Year and was put on the 2nd team. Walker of Idaho was a redshirt freshman and on the 1st team. Where’s the logic? I know redshirt freshman are eligible for that award, so maybe a different committee is doing the selections. Seems very strange to me, but then on second thought, nothing is strange with the defunct WACKY conference.

    • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      the voting is different.
      the coaches vote for first team, second team. and they vote separately for FOY.
      Hartong got the votes for FOY but her first team votes not enough to be on the first team. it is a little odd but it has happened before.

      • mauna May 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm

        The WAC should never let this kind of thing happen. They should have corrected their process of selections to make it logically common sense. I’m not alone looking at these selections and having a good laugh.

  • Steve May 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, while I am in this ranting mood. Still hoping, wishing, another newpaper would start up in Hawaii. It seems, the writers for the StarAdvertiser, have become quite lackadaisical (sp), in what they cover, especially the sports writers. Competition would bring out the best in all of them. Sorry, Cindy, this is just my opinion.

    • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Rant all you want. another paper not happening.
      agree that it was better with two. not going to argue with you there. competition always makes you better.

      • Steve May 11, 2012 at 10:45 pm

        Cindy, so is that the reason why, neither Ann, nor you, have tried to contact FF, or any of the other transfers, to verify their plans. Because you both work for the same newspaper. I would call that being complacent, not really caring about your readers.

        • Cindy Luis May 11, 2012 at 10:54 pm

          you can ask Ann. she’s the beat writer.

          • Steve May 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm

            Have not seen an article that she has written in some time, is she on vacation or something. Or, is she just writing an article a month.

          • Cindy Luis May 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

            steve, obviously you aren’t reading the paper. Ann has been covering a number of things, including state high school golf. volleyball is not the only thing we do articles on.

  • jeff May 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    ouch softball team leaves it up to ncaa commitee do not even know they get chosen or be put in a very difficult regional Kastl arrives june 27th,

  • Steve May 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Cindy, please do not use such a lame excuse. Just come out and say, Ann and you do not care about what your readers when to know about. If you did, there would be articles about all of this already.

    • vballfreak808 May 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      Dude calm down, you should just be lucky that Cindy tells us things where other schools don’t get any information

      • Steve May 11, 2012 at 11:17 pm

        vballfreak808, only problem, I get more info from you and other people like you, then I can get from Cindy. It should be the other way around, do you not think so?

        • Steve May 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm

          The ONE good thing Cindy has done, as a reporter, is have this blog. So that I can get info from you people. I do realize Cindy does not have to do this blog, and I honestly appreciate it from her that she takes the time to have this blog. But just wish she would do more reporting, especially during the off season. There is alot to still report on.

          • WaWa May 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

            Wow, get off her A–. People like you and your silly ranting and raving make this blog so unattractive. I hate having to scroll through your bitterness to find posts worth reading. Then I have to scroll through even more posts combatting your comments. Be grateful that this blog is even here, don’t abuse it or its creator. You’re like a Blogging version of Stalkerazzi.

    • empath May 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      Stop pestering her already.

    • Mako May 12, 2012 at 9:51 am

      I travel a lot and really appreciate my headphones when a crying baby is on board. In your case, I can’t put my headphones on! If you’re so unhappy with the reporting, start your own newspaper or blog and see if anyone follow you. Good Lock and stop crying!

  • Steve May 11, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Cindy, when I mentioned Stan Sheriff, there was a man who was very strong-willed, and fought extremely hard for everything he believed in. Not like all the other AD’s after him, including Jim Donovan, who I consider to be very weak, or can I say, GUTLESS. Would not surprise me at all, if the MWC, or for that matter, Big West Conference try to walk all over the UHAD, knowing the weakness of UH AD.

  • Munson May 12, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Am I the only one who thinks that “Steve” isn’t a UH sports fan at all, but a cleverly disguised fan of one of UH’s rivals who just comes on these blogs to stir up $%^&? Look at all the %^&* he’s posted on Tsai’s blog and this blog over the years. He’s sitting in his basement laughing his #$% off at all of us.

    Kudos to you, “Steve”. You would make the troll in “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” jealous. I mean, nobody could be a real UH fan and be that big of an @#$%^&*, right?

    • Beauston May 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Either that or he just didnt get refill for his meds?

  • Ron May 12, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Munson, Amen to your comments. I don’t think he is a fan of any other school, just a very lonely pathetic person who’s rude statements should be ignored. I try but he is so annoying I sometimes react.

  • jeff May 12, 2012 at 8:36 am

    good morning by the way early happy mother’s day cindy my people treat this blog like TMZ

  • mauna May 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Our roster has grown to 21 with 8 small people. 2 setters and 6 DS with the addition of Sarah Mendoza, a 5-5 Jr. DS who will be walking on from Tom Pestolosi’s Irving Valley College. Come August 13 (?) good luck to all the DSs, gotta show Shoji your best stuff to keep your spot on the team.

    • warriorfan May 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

      I like this pick up, looks like she was a first team all league selection at her JC. and plays sand as well.

      • Beauston May 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

        One of the coaches did say( couldnt remember either Shoji or Wong) that UH going to Cal based Big West Conference will be good for recruiting and attracting more quality mainland players.

    • Steve May 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Just thinking, with that many players, if UH wanted to make some extra money, they should have Dave hold a best-of-five match scrimmage, at least once a week, at the SSC. Charge admission, I almost gaurantee at least 1-2 thousand people would show up. Have Scott and Robyn coach each team, with Dave observing. It could be some of the best matches people here may see.

      • cocobean May 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

        Steve, when was the last time you paid to attend a UH sporting event?

        • Steve May 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

          Let me see, how about the Rainbow-NMSU baseball game, last Saturday. Cocobean, do you have season tickets to UH football, Wahine Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball. Well I do. I am presuming you do not.

          • cocobean May 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm

            Steve, I do have season tix for two of the sports you mentioned.

            It’s interesting that you can be in two places at the same time.

            You post comments on Tsai’s blog during home games when the game is still being played. Mentioning comments made by the TV annoucers.

            Same for the Wahine VB games. Blogging while the game is being played.

            I really suspect you only have season tickets for Wahine Softball.

  • Eye in the Sky May 12, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Didn’t Madea graduate today? Maybe she isn’t returning like Hewitt.

    • vballfreak808 May 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

      I heard she said she is staying for a 5th year

  • Eye in the Sky May 12, 2012 at 9:49 am

    oops misspelled her name meant Maeda.

  • roofer68 May 12, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Being in a NaWahine uniform is a dream come true of many Hawaii school girls growing up, who are not tall in statue so they work extremely hard at other phases of the game other than hitting and blocking. You see a few of them at every match wiping the floor and game balls. If she makes the roster she relishes every moment on the court even it’s for one play. Emily Maeda is one.

    • mauna May 12, 2012 at 11:58 am


    • Lani May 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Nice one.. Yes +1,000 too..

      And yes it does seem Maar has decommited per Tsai..

      • warriorfan May 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        That sucks soo bad, I have no idea who is gonna be taking Hunt’s spot now. Unless he brings in another foreign who surprises like Costas did, I think it will be another down year next season :(

        • Lani May 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

          Yes it does.. This guy max though is pretty good as a hitter himself, dont know much about his setting, but yes hopefully someone really surprises us..

          To Steve.. Dude what is up with you? Really? Of all people you pick on newspaper editors, lol..

          • warriorfan May 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

            I am hoping Max will be the setter. I am not sold on Biscaro and Lile at all.

    • Beauston May 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Agreed 100% well put Roofer! It goes beyond the sport, its the experience of being a wahine.

  • kimo May 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Wow! This time last year, we had one recruit for 2012; TAI MANU OLEVAO (6’0 OH) Fr. Now we have:

    ASHLEY KASTL (6’0 OH) xfer from Arizona St.
    KATIE SPIELER (5’5 L) Incoming Freshman
    STEPHANIE HAGINS (6’4 MB) xfer from Washington St.
    SARAH MENDOZA (5’5 DS/L) xfer from Irvine City College

    And possibly have:

    ALI LONGO (5’6 DS/L) xfer from Penn St.
    FALYN FONOIMOANA (6’4 OH) xfer from USC

    2012 season is looking brighter by the moment.

    • mauna May 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Adding the classes – Kastl, Jr.
      Hagins, Soph.
      Mendoza, Jr.
      Longo, Jr.
      Fonoimoana, Soph.

  • vballfreak808 May 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Once everyone is enrolled in school, will they announce it in the paper?

    • Cindy Luis May 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      We’ll see when they put the roster up. once they are enrolled Shoji can talk about them. we should have a story.

    • mauna May 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Registration for the Fall is Aug 8-10 for new and transfers. I’m guessing volleyball’s 1st day of practice is August 13, so we all will finally know who’s showing up, foreal.

      • Cindy Luis May 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        sounds like some are attending summer sessions. we may know before Aug.

        • Steve May 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm

          Does that mean, Ann or you will have an article in the paper, concerning those that are attending the 2nd session summer classes. Or, will you both let it linger the start of fall practice, in August. My thinking is, either of you will let it linger, quite possibly to just one week before the start of the 1st game.

    • Octavio Kumlander January 30, 2017 at 8:19 am

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  • Roxy May 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Wait a minute, just a month ago didn’t “Steve” have all kinds of “inside” information about European recruits and the FF situation. His supposed “sources” were very close to the volleyball program. He had “big news” that he wanted Cindy to verify with Shoji, etc. etc. Now all of a sudden he knows nothing, is desperate for articles from “complacent” reporters and needs copious amounts of information and tidbits just to survive. What happened to your “sources” Steve? Or were they just voices in your head?

    • Steve May 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Roxy, if you read what I said then carefully, I said, if Shoji could get a position on his staff for Angelica there was a good possibility she could bring 2 European recruits with her. I guess he could not do that. FF is still “open”, floating somewhere between Hawaii and California. People have seen her in both California and Hawaii, sometimes in a span of a couple of days. By your comments, I am guessing, you cannot read English, so never passed elementary school. Please for everybodies sake, go back to elementary school, and this time study, try to pass elementary school. hahaha

      • Roxy May 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        My reading comprehension is fine Steve. This is what you posted on March 25, 2012 at 3:23 PM:

        Beauston, this is for you. Here are the scoops I emailed Cindy on.
        Concerning Falyn, she is no longer attending UH. To that matter, she is no longer in Hawaii. That is why no one has seen her, lately, or should I say, this year.
        Second thing, Shoji and staff, namely Scott Wong, are going after 2 Swedish outside hitters. That trip to Europe, that Shoji took to see his son, was also a recruiting trip to see the 2 Swedish players, and also, meet with Angelica Lungquist. Shoji is trying to open up a spot on his staff for Angelica, in return, hoping she can bring with her the 2 Swedish players. Those 2 players are deciding between turning pro, or coming to Hawaii. They are that good.
        Shoji is also going after an outside hitter from the midwest, if the 2 Swedish players do not come, that is why Scott Wong went there, before meeting up with the Sand Volleyball team.
        Shoji now has 2 scholarships to hand out. He can give it to those 2 Swedish players, or one to the Midwest Player, or keep those 2 scholarship to hand out for 2013.
        If Shoji decides to keep those 2 scholarships for 2013, then the team some people saw play against Nebraska, will be it, with the only addition being Olevao.
        There it is in a nut shell. I presume either Cindy, or Ann, will comfirm this later on

        • warriorfan May 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

          He makes all this stuff up, it would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.

        • Steve May 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

          Roxy, you may think your reading comprehension is fine. But it has a lot to be desired. Please go back to elementary school, before you really make a fool of yourself.
          It is still a question, if FF is actually attending classes at UH. People have seen her in both California and Hawaii, during the Spring semester, especially just prior to, and during Finals Week. You would think a student would be studying for Finals, instead of hopping between California and Hawaii.
          I guess this is to much for you to comprehend, since you have never passed elementary school.

          • Roxy May 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

            Once again, this is what YOU posted on 3/23/12

            “Concerning Falyn, she is no longer attending UH. To that matter, she is no longer in Hawaii. That is why no one has seen her, lately, or should I say, this year.”

            And now you’re posting this:

            It is still a question, if FF is actually attending classes at UH. People have seen her in both California and Hawaii, during the Spring semester, especially just prior to, and during Finals Week. You would think a student would be studying for Finals, instead of hopping between California and Hawaii.

            So either “she is no longer attending UH. To that matter, she is no longer in Hawaii” as you posted on 3/23/12. Or “it is still a question, if FF is actually attending classes at UH.” as you posted 3 minutes ago. Which is it?

    • warriorfan May 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      HAHA good one roxy, this “steve” is a total loon.

      • Steve May 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm

        Oh No, another crazy Tsaiko has invaded Cindy’s blog. Cindy needs to call Xtermco to get rid of them.

  • Steve May 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Roxy, I will make this as simple as I can, for your elementary mind. Has anyone actually seen her attending classes at UH. I do not mean, just seeing her at UH, which does not mean anything. Anyone can walk around UH. Does not mean, they are attending UH classes. At the time of my posting, see could have been in California, as people of seen her there, and in Hawaii, throughout the Spring. What student would fly between California and Hawaii, throughout a Semester.

    • Roxy May 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Again, that is not what you posted on 3/23/12.

      “Concerning Falyn, she is no longer attending UH. To that matter, she is no longer in Hawaii. That is why no one has seen her, lately, or should I say, this year.”

      This is a direct quote. From you. You plainly state that she is no longer attending UH and that she is no longer in Hawaii. No questions about “seeing her” on campus. No questions about traveling between CA and HI. She’s is not attending UH. She is not on the island. That is what YOU posted. No one else.

  • bowsfan May 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Men USA vs. CANADAon ch. 19 now

  • uhfan May 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    The junior class is gonna be too stacked

    • vballfreak808 May 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Yeah they will be. It is going to be hard to replace

    • warriorfan May 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Maybe so but I am okay with that because the 2014 recruits are very good. I hope UH can get Alohi Robins Hardy, Haleigh Washington and Crissy Jones.

      • vballfreak808 May 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

        I think out of all of those three that Alohi Robins-Hardy will stay. She has the height but she will have to compete with Tayler Higgins who is an impressive setter. I looked up Haleigh Washington and she is amazing. She reminds me of Foluke Akinradewo of Stanford. She has the height, speed, and power which would be a good get for UH. Crissy Jones is probably getting recruited by all the top schools so we would be lucky to get her. I wonder if Shoji is going/did recruit them.

  • Cindy Luis May 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    don’t believe Robins-Hardy in the picture for UH.

    • warriorfan May 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      That’s too bad, I hope not. I think she is very good. Although I do see Tayler Higgins starting all four years she is here.

      • mauna May 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

        I don’t see Tayler beating out Mita, this year or next if she decides to redshirt.

        • warriorfan May 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm

          Tayler will be playing her senior year for Punahou this year.
          And I think she would give Mita a run for her money when she is a freshmen, although I see Dave redshirting her if Monica is still here to back up Mita, which is why I see her starting four years.

          • mauna May 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

            I got what you mean. I really see her redshirting too, 3 setters makes no sense, waste of talent sitting.

        • mauna May 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

          Let me try that again, don’t see Tayler beating out Mita next year, or sit and redshirt.

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