On vacation but please post items

June 13th, 2011

Heading to Sequim, WA, for my nephew’s graduation. never been up there. Sister-in-law says that it’s UP to 65 and bring shorts. Told her I was bringing sweats.

Have begun planning our preview magazine. I have an idea but if you would like to suggest a theme or items we haven;t had in the past five years, just send suggestions along.

be back on the 23rd.Hope all are enjoying almost summer.

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  • Kazu June 13, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Hope you have a great time. Best time to go on vacation as nothing much going on in vollyball,except Stanford playing in China.Can’t wait till the season so we can be hooked on to your blog.

    • toKazu-san June 14, 2011 at 7:08 am

      On the backend (Coaches/admin.), there’s a lot STILL going on.
      Teams are being pieced together for the upcoming fall season…perhaps the argument could be made that this part of a calendar year is thee most important (as the cumulative results becomes ‘public’ on the other end of summer). :-)

      • toKazu-san June 15, 2011 at 3:16 am

        On the frontend (unfortunately) there’s not much going on.

        Summer time is always theee most important part of the calendar year (vs. the fiscal year) (but perhaps the argument could be made for theee fiscal year). I like to act like I know more den da “public” now so when the cumulative (as opposed to separate) results becomes known to the “public” at the end of the summer (and beginning of the fall), I act like I really know.

  • crazy4wvb June 13, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Does anyone know what’s the latest on Robyn Ah-Mow?

    • Logical Deduction June 14, 2011 at 7:00 am

      Well, she’s not in Boulder (someone else got the job at CO)…she’s not in Anaheim (with THE team in CA)…I guess that means that she’s still in Honolulu (HI, hah?).

      U tink?!

      • Logical Deduction June 15, 2011 at 2:57 am

        Nah, I don’t really tink.

        Haven’t excluded the other trillions of places she could be.

  • Sweats in Sequim/Sweet Smells June 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Was there about three months ago, myself…stayed at the Quality Inn (really okay as that goes; breakfast included).

    Must dos:
    Vehicle/pax ferry in/out of Seattle…$11
    Dungeness Spit (I think the world’s longest @ 5 miles)…$3
    Some Lavender Farm (as it is always sunny in this portion of the peninsula & i think it’s the Lavender Capital of America)…$dependent upon how much you may–or not–buy$
    Olympic Game Farm Park (Drive thru zoo by some Hollywood type who retired there)…about $10

    • Sweats in Sequim/Sweet Smells June 15, 2011 at 3:09 am

      Was also at the Best Western Inn (you know da one) okay (but no breakfast)

      Must dos:

      Go see Kimo’s friend behind da bar for beer $50
      Hook up with Hiroku’s friend for da kine $100
      Find a brain Priceless

  • Sasquatch June 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Cap/ & Trade (ladeda)
    …Da Zenith

    • Sasquatch June 15, 2011 at 3:01 am

      Oh wait (jus one minute) I forget…

      Nah (ladeda), it’s the nadir.

      • Hapa Haole June 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

        She infact spells team T-’I’-A-M yet, hah, (dunno)???…Suspicion: may’ve already “given up” a long time ago. The TV captures quite a bit; self imposed alienation seems pretty common place.

  • ??? June 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Anyone know why the 2011 Wahine roster disappeared???

    • ?.?.? June 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Ah, dunno, BUT…
      I sure wish that it would’ve/could’ve been filled with Cavaliers (VA) “walkons” who decided to go FAR EAST, in the other direction, instead of HI.

      • ?.?.?. June 15, 2011 at 2:59 am

        Sorry, I nevah answer your question. I jus like babble about stupid stuff instead.

  • What's new...VBM is what! June 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    This one’s interesting in more ways than one. ;-)

    volleyballmagdotcom (articles) 2011, hawaii-combine

  • Tsaiko1 June 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    “NCAA Rules of the Sand”

    A set of key measures were established for the newly created NCAA sand game, at the NCAA Convention in January:
    The University of Virginia is a time capsule of dreams and imagination. Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the school’s alumni roll includes Edgar Allen Poe, Robert and Ted Kennedy, and five NASA astronauts. Virginia has been praised for a rich history of academic achievement. It is also home to… two sand volleyball courts?

    The courts are coated with a blend of sand that is valued at $40,000 and imported from Florida. There is a scoreboard and audio system. Lights ring the courts. The only thing missing is a home team. Although sand volleyball has been approved as an NCAA women’s sport beginning in the 2011-12 academic year, Virginia has no immediate plans to field a team.

    “You have to start somewhere,” said Kathy DeBoer, head of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), which is working with the NCAA. “It seems to me, at some point, Virginia is going to start a [sand volleyball] program.”

    After years of lobbying, sand volleyball was approved as an NCAA sport last year. That was followed by months of debate on rules and regulations. At the NCAA Convention this past January, the ground rules were finalized (see sidebar).

    The NCAA also implemented restrictions intended to quell concerns that schools offering both volleyball programs would gain a recruiting advantage over schools competing only in court volleyball. One of the fears was that a player would be signed to a sand scholarship as a way to circumvent the 12-scholarship limit for NCAA Division I court volleyball teams. But the NCAA has ruled that a player receiving financial aid from the sand team can play both sports as long as her inclusion holds the court team to the 12-scholarship limit. If there is no scholarship room on the court team, she must wait two years before being allowed to play both sports.

    “Nobody will want to sit out two years,” DeBoer said. “They’ll go to another place. This isn’t the first rodeo for the people who wrote the rules. They remember when a football player would sign a track scholarship, work out for a year, then play for the football team. That’s not allowed anymore. The ‘established’ sport can’t use the ‘less-established sport’ to increase its numbers.”

    While sand rosters will be dominated by court players in the first few seasons, DeBoer said, they are two separate sports.

    “A lot of people might say, ‘This is like cross country and distance running in terms of the same kids doing two sports,’” DeBoer said. “No, this is more like swimmers and water polo players. They’re different sports. Yes, they borrow the same things. To be a water polo player, you have to be able to swim. To be a sand volleyball player, you have to be able to serve and set. But the different number of players and the surfaces make them pretty distinct.”

    DeBoer said she hopes schools will follow the lead of the University of Southern California, which aspires to one day field a sand team that does not include any members of the court team.

    Meanwhile, as of the end of February, the AVCA was aware of 40 schools that expressed interest in fielding a sand team in the next few years. Most were from the coasts, where the sport still is referred to as “beach” volleyball. Schools have until mid-July to notify the NCAA whether they will sponsor sand teams for the 2012 season.
    Meanwhile, sand courts are being built across the country.

    “You can build several courts in the space needed for one softball field,” DeBoer said. “You can build sand courts on campus, and you don’t have to lock them up. You can’t over-play them. It’s not grass. You don’t have to water sand. You don’t have a surface that will ruin.”

    Ground Rules

    Each team competes with five two-player teams. An AVCA finding estimated the average squad size will be between 13 and 15 women.

    The first date of competition is the first Thursday in March 2012. The season runs eight weeks or until the end of the school year, whichever comes first.

    The NCAA will sponsor a championship when 40 schools have sponsored a varsity program for two years.

    If a school does not have a court team, the sand team may offer a maximum of eight equivalency scholarships the first year. If a school sponsors both programs, it can offer a maximum of six equivalency scholarships for the sand team, beginning with a maximum of three in 2012 and adding one in each of the subsequent three years for a total of six.

  • Tsaiko1 June 15, 2011 at 6:32 am

    “Hall Ascends to No.2″

    Jeff Hall, who served as the volleyball Warriors’ assistant coach this past season, has been promoted to associate head coach. Hall replaces Dan Fisher, who accepted the head coaching job for the Concordia women’s team. Fisher’s last day in Hawaii is Friday.

    UH has started to advertiser for Hall’s previous position. Vernon Podlewski, Chris McLachlin and Robyn Ah Mow have been mentioned as possible candidates.

    Hall, who previously coached at Pacific and UC San Diego, will be leading the Outrigger 18 team in national tournaments this summer.

    • warriorfan June 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      Hall getting the associate head coaching position is no surprise. Congrats Jeff.

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  • '11 AVCA Top 25 June 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I’m certain that the HAL Classic will be the strongest of the preseasons, however, what do the others forcast being?

    A: IF Cincy goes 2-1 vs AVCA “notables”, on their own, prior to Honolulu…then they come into the SSC a ranked opponent.
    Pepperdine: they may be too beat up by the time they arrive, although I’ve not counted them out by any stretch.

    Any else???

  • Envisioned Future (K. Danielson) June 16, 2011 at 8:39 am

    It’s her last year (upcoming–obviously), yet what are people predicting she’ll do after graduation???

    • Hapa June 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

      Thought: She’ll continue on in school, for a little while longer, and (perhaps) end up playing ‘sand’ in representing UH.

  • Lyle June 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Kanani will probably play professionally overseas and join the National team.

    • Alohjas June 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

      @ which position?
      5’8″ is a bit short anymore, internationally.
      Although, Japan’s Ebata Yukiko (only an inch taller) is the bomb.

      • warriorfan June 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm

        Former Cal Player Angie Pressey at 5′ 8 is on the national team and Kanani is a better all around player. it’s not even close.

  • & Coaching June 17, 2011 at 8:07 am

    The new coach, in a few years, is liable to come in and ‘clean house’…could it be that 2nd assistant is next???

  • Pochonese June 17, 2011 at 8:13 am

    As I understand it, Wong has been working with her on the beach game.
    There’s lots of $$$ ,potentially, which could be made on the international circuit. Maybe she teams with Misty–May or Ma’a–one day (I suppose) and makes a run on the cash that’s available.

    *Sooo much talent!!! :-)

  • Alohjas June 17, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Will UH Na Wahine have the precision, necessary in 2011, to take them to that next level???

    • Alohjas June 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      I’m just asking (everyone else) because my own crystal ball stay broken… can anyone (else) check theirs/theres/they’res!!!!

  • po'okela June 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    per vtalk – bugg & burgess to stanford.

    curious to know how many scholarships are actually available for this 2012 class.

    • (looong time) fan, too June 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      I tought u new it all?

  • Mr.Bill June 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Ha,the best kept secret our 2012 recruits. Hang in there pin heads 2012 is still a year away.

    • warriorfan June 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      maybe soo but almost all the top recruits have committed already.

  • New News June 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Prepvb is reporting that Megan McGehee has committed to Stanford.

    Mitchem,Howard and Ajanaku still available.Ajanaku visited UH but it didn’t sound like she was interested.

  • warriorfan June 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Really hope UH can somehow get Mitchem, and Howard.
    Maybe Ajanaku wants to play against her sister( a long beach commit) in the big west?

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  • %%% June 19, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Ajanaku has made it clear Hawaii is not in the picture. She actually said Hawaii was rainy and gloomy or something like that. (What a ditz.) She’s also written about how much she loves Stanford. I think that one’s a done deal.

    It’s rumored that Howard has committed to Stanford. Which is really unfortunate because I thought she was the only one UH had a chance with.

  • So What June 19, 2011 at 5:38 am

    One poster said “I heard” Howard committed to Stanford I wait for someone more credible.

  • So What II June 19, 2011 at 6:29 am

    You won’t have to wait long….

  • No News June 19, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Just went through PrepVB’s Top 50 2012 recruits list and this what is left out of the 50.

    Inky Ajanaku, 6-4 MB, Bishop Kelley (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Club One

    Annie Mitchem, 6-3 MB, Friendswood (Texas), AVA of Texas

    Lauren Fuller, 5-11 S, Marymount (Los Angeles, California), Sunshine

    Brittany Howard, 6-3 OH, Mountain View (California), Vision

    In the what I take as the Honorable Mention list only 4 players left one being Misty Ma’a.

    Not looking good for getting a Top 50 player but I do know that a certain young man at UH gave it his best try.

  • warriorfan June 19, 2011 at 9:00 am

    There is a still a chance for Mitchem, if she qualifies.

    and Maybe Ma’a??

    • Pinky June 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      to play in the ‘sand’ that is. ;-)

  • sasa June 20, 2011 at 8:53 am

    looks like we won’t be getting any top recruits for 2012, so there may be some pressure to land a good one for 2013.

    • Cindy Luis, hah June 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      SEE ALSO:
      volleyballmagdotcom (articles) 2011, hawaii-combine
      There’s something, or should I say some one’s, there.

    • warriorfan June 20, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      Very disappointing, was hoping Uh could string together a few top ten recruits after Jane like they did when they got Carey, Kahumoku and Willoughby back to back.

      • (looong time) fan, too June 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm

        IMO that class was SORELY missing, one, Casey Castillo, also. I hope that the Rutgers ‘experience’ was a fun one, in any case (being on the eastcoast and all).

        Vakasausau was more impressive to me (in high school) than any of them moreover. The girl could do it ALL…Lily ONLY hit.

  • Pinky June 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    What ever happened to Kahuku’s “super sleeper” Iaea Fala’alofamytoefa?!
    I thought that ‘sq.’d’ new something about it?!

  • Pinky June 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    So Howard is also going to Stanford also.

    2012 this is looking like a flop.Can’t wait for Dave’s first call the coach show, many fans want answers.

    • Cindy Luis, hah June 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      Have repeteadly said this. Just because Hawaii wants you to play doesnt’ necessarily mean that you want to play for Hawaii…

      *The problem is the BCS money that puts the non-BCS conference at a disadvantage in all sports. As Mark Pavlik, the Penn State men’s vb coach likes to say, JoePa is his program’s best friend because the football money trickles down to all other sports.

      Besides, Tai Manu-Olevao SHOULD be a prepvb.com, Top 100 Senior Ace. That’s good, no?

      • fan June 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm

        “Just because Hawaii wants you to play doesnt’ necessarily mean that you want to play for Hawaii…”

        I’ve always thought that as well, but not every recruit has a dream school or a clear cut school they want to go to… and thats where the recruiter comes in, convincing and selling a recruit to play for your school. And that is where i feel Hawai’i lacks. Danielson was always going to play for Hawai’i its not like Hawai’i had to work hard to get her or recruit her hard. Same with Croson, she too always wanted to be a wahine. If Danielson/Croson never grew up wanting to be a wahine but still had Hawai’i as a choice i feel we would lose them in the recruiting battle. I just feel Hawai’i is behind when it comes to recruiting. But they sure make the most of what they get are consistently one of the top programs year in and year out. Just imagine what Dave and co. could do with the types of recruits Texas/PSU/Stanford/USC get.

        • Pinky June 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

          Totally agree.

        • (looong time) fan, too June 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm

          I disagree. Wong has only been Ass. for a couple of years now…he’s really not had the opportunity to prove his efforts, YET. Chances are, tho, yes, he’s probably about the same ‘standard’ as was in San Fran.
          UH has NEVER been able to recruit aside Stanford…NEVER.
          There used to be a day when UH was, perennially, a top 5 team.
          *At such point they did out recruit PSU, TX, USC, etc.
          Then UH went from being a top 5 to a top 10 team.
          *At such point they were able–evenly–to match up with the aforementioned powers.
          Now UH is on the delicate cusp of being a top 15, even teetering on becmoing a bottom AVCA 25 team (should this 2011 not unfold prosperously).
          *At this such point, your end results are evident in our recruiting woes.
          Recruits could play in the PAC12, BIG12, SEC (E/W), now even the ACC, perhaps. OR they could play against Long Beach. Is there really a deal? I suggest no deal, myself and people do/will hate me for it…whatevas anyways.

          Sorry for the reality dose but it is what it is. And I don’t see what the issue is either. So what about Hawaii not getting thee top recruits; they’ll ALWAYS be a good vb program/team. What’s wrong with that???

          • fan June 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

            You’ve made my point.
            UH has fallen behind in the recruiting battle. THAT IS WHAT IT IS…

            You may be content with just having a good program but I want UH to remain the elite program it is. Im sorry but I want another National Championship. In this day and age having top recruits is crucial, they’re not everything but lets take a page from the recent past champions and contenders… rosters full of top recruits. Where would we be without danielson? I know i may not be giving credit to the entire team because they DO deserve it… but danielson has been the go to player and really is a major part of our relevancy.

          • Warrior15 June 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm

            Hawaii is only 2 years removed from a final four appearance, and they’re already “teetering” on being a bottom-25 team?

            I’d give it a little more time than that…

            Still I fully understand the point you’re trying to make. The recruiting landscape definitely has changed.

      • PurpleisGold June 20, 2011 at 5:39 pm

        -($$$) Case in pt.-
        JMAC returned home to Seattle late afternoon Friday, June 17th after being on the recruiting trail, the earlier part of the week, for a 2013 recruit (at club practice mind you). Not a weekend tourney, not a high school competition, but practice…How can UH afford the luxury of flying its coaches around the continent to the varying pockets of club/wouldbe prospects, unless it’s in at the ‘cattle call’ @ the major events (i.e. J O qualies)–because its NOT only about CA anymore. :-(

  • (looong time) fan, too June 20, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    to fan~
    “National Championship”…it hasn’t happend in a quarter of a century…and what?!
    1) Free up a schollie, 2) get a last minute ‘gun’ in from mainland China (Ah Mow connection(s)), 3) enroll her in UH…& all by early to mid August (with China Eastern Air).

    end result: MAYBE.

    • fan June 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

      the “and what?!” is answered in sentence it follows… “it hasn’t happend in a quarter of a century”. but then again i guess your just happy getting by the second round of the tournament and an occasional regional appearance. 1) free up what schollie?, we have 2 to give for 2012… 2) doesn’t hurt too look/try (if all the top talent are taken in the US.. why not). 3) see #1.

      All Im saying is we lack in recruiting. The idea is not so outlandish you know. thats all.

      • THE Year June 21, 2011 at 8:47 am

        2011…you’ve moved on/pass this year’s expectations… Why???

        IF people believe that this year’s current roster is going ‘all the way’, I maintain that they’ll be doing good (and good only because that is not a guaranz) but to make it the Elite 8…I’ll be satisfied.

        -Uiato is kinda unproven
        -Croson’s starting position is questionable
        -MB2 SHOULD be of suga variety
        -The libero situation is a mystery…tho I’m thinking that Lelepali might be it (more and more) her mother was awesome back in the day…if it’s who I’m thinking. lots to live up to…multi-All Am.

        Too many ‘???’s’

        *A foreigner–this year–would be most welcomed…a S/OH.

        • I knew it June 21, 2011 at 9:27 am

          A preseason, Saturday morning, 2-set, alumni scrimmage would more than suffice in providing the venue for ‘working it out’.

          I do wonder if ‘Mr. Bill’ couldn’t make this all happen for us?!

          • Booster#3265 June 22, 2011 at 7:16 am

            Follow the quick/short court play with some Na Wahine Booster’s fundraiser:
            Baked Goods or Huli Huli Chicken sales, plate lunch concessions purchases, some impromptu “ask the coaches” speech/questioning period…dunno??

            DO SOMETHING, tho.

        • fan June 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm

          moved on?? we have no scholarships to give for 2011. I’ve been talking about recruiting. Since we have Croson and Danielson this season… they pack a 1-2 punch, plus Hewitt can man the middle. NEXT YEAR… 2012, we lose Danielson, Forsythe and Satele, but so far we only have Manu Olevao coming in for 2012, that concerns me, especially after losing someone like Danielson. There is to many (?) this season upcoming season but thats expected. But 2012 is a whole other story (?????)

          • fantoo June 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

            Croson is a Fr. “packing a punch”…yes, she’ll be solid but I don’t know if she’ll be all that people are demanding of her…esp. IF she’s OH2. I’d prefer Opp, myself.

            *MVP of an international event who’s ONLY competition was in the finals (against the Dominican Republic).

          • moved on?? June 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

            “fan”… of a few, I hope croson doesn’t fall off that pedestal.

  • Mr.Bill June 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Something you should consider is who creates these so called top recruits ? Well it’s PrepVB and it’s just their opinion. PrepVB is a business who depends on subscribers who actually pay to see these list that they create.

    Pick out any of their past list and you’ll find that a lot of them never live up to the hype of and many players who don’t even make the list turn out to be huge contributors to their programs success.We see this all the time here with the Wahine program.

    It’s all BS created by a former shyster lawyer screwing people by charging them a $35 fee to see his list.

    • To: 'ladeda', June 21, 2011 at 7:56 am

      You won’t suggest, however, that there isn’t some creedence to the list he generates. The man has MAJOR connections…these (coaches, albeit I bet eastcoast majorities) provide the feedback which compromise the final composition.

      Also, you CAN’T tell me that it (the list) also doesn’t boost the girls’ self-esteem, confidence, and inevitably their performance(s).

      Just sayin’.

      • Warrior15 June 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

        The difference though is that I really doubt Shoji and his staff do his recruiting based on those so-called “lists.”

        I would hope that he does his recruiting based on the current needs of the team and on his evaluation of both the skill-set and the potential of each recruit….

        It’s only the fans who put so much stock in the “lists.” Just because we don’t see a single digit number next to an incoming recruit’s name, it doesn’t mean the potential isn’t there.

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  • Tsaiko(2?) June 21, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Of the five liberos chosen for the USA Girls Youth A2 High Performance volleyball team, four are from Hawaii. They are among the more than 20 Hawaii athletes in the USVBA’s Aloha Region that have been chosen, after tryouts, to train with national teams this summer.

    Shawna-Lei Santos (Sacred Hearts), Chelsey Keoho (Kamehameha) and Katherine Brooks and Karly Kan (Punahou) will all train with the Girls Youth A2 team in Tucson, Ariz., next month. Hawaii has six at the USA Boys’ Future Select A1 Camp.

    Others who will train and play this summer with national programs are:

    Boys—Kawika Shoji (U.S. Men’s A2 National Team); Micah Christenson, Joshua Taylor, Taylor Crabb (U.S. Junior National Training Team); Sean Gruebner (USA Youth A2 Team); Evan Enriques, Kupono Fey, Kaehu Kaaa (USA Select A1 Camp); Cullen Mosher (USA Select A2 Camp); Eleu Akimseu, Bryson Chan, Kainoa Quindica, Wil Stanley, Benjamin Swanson, Kelsey Yogi (USA Future Select A1 Camp).

    Girls—Tamari Miyashiro (U.S. Women’s National Team); Ariel Miyasaki (USA Select A1); Karley Demello (USA Select A2 Team); Bailey Choy (USA Future Select A1); Alexandria Cosier-Tomiyama, Elena Oglivie, Ana Oglivie (USA Future Select A2 Camp).

    • Booster#3265 June 22, 2011 at 7:23 am

      Higgens needs to get in on these programs…and quick like.

  • Mr.Bill June 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

    PrepVB list are very much like the list that come from Rivals and Scout,it’s all about making money.

    There is a lot of shenanigans that goes on in putting these list together. Fans take them with a grain of salt.

  • Mr.Bill June 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I’ll also add that Brittany Hewitt wasn’t on any PVB list but she’s a 2nd team All American

    • RARE Exception June 21, 2011 at 8:53 am

      Brit is one who breathes vb. HUGE difference(s)!!!

  • Cousin's calabash aunty (from Papakolea) June 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    To: IT Po’o I’m so, needlessly, worried puni ala,
    “especially considering who they’ll need to replace – griffiths, satele, forsythe but most importantly danielson.”.

    & da transfers…
    Aunty says that someone from AZ WILL be looking for a new school (once the experienced thrashing in the PAC takes place in ’11). This athlete would be an incoming So. in 2012; she’s currently a member of the Jr. National Team, Rubio will be most dissapointed but her initials are (embedded) in ‘M’a’K’apuu…a place which she’s visited and loves. In fact, having started at UofA early, she’s looking toward a major in Marine Biology. can someone say Sea Life Park???
    Anyways, know that it’s been heard here first. Alohas!!!

    • Fact Checker June 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      Totally false.

    • warriorfan June 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      Madison Kingdon?? are u just making stuff up like usual lol?

    • huh? June 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      they’re not stating it as fact but as a mere prediction. MK hasn’t even played D1 ball yet. On a side note looks like Hawai’i offered her and she chose elsewhere.

  • warriorfan June 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Losing Sealy is hurting way more than I thought, as far as recruiting goes :(

  • bowsfan June 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    2011 roster up. Just waiting for 2nd summer session to start to get the new photos up.

  • THE Year June 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    If you’d be so kind, like I know that you could (possibly) be…
    Be sure to include this photo and bio, too, please!!!


    • warriorfan June 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      If she was joining the wahine, wouldn’t she be on the roster right now with the rest of the walk ons?

  • ainokea June 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

    btw, the 2011 roster is up.

    nice to see lizzie blake on it. i know she committed to weber state back in november. i guess she got out of the NLI.

    kalei has probably stopped vball because of her knee injury

    • Booster#3265 June 22, 2011 at 7:19 am

      2 more on the roster & UH STILL lacks a competing setter.
      Nani—> UHH ;-)

  • Booster#3265 June 22, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Jonas made 1st Team All-Am. (VB Mag.)
    Congrats, again.

  • Man June 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    What do you think the starting line will be like?
    OH: Danielson, Satele, Waber?
    M: Hartong, Hewitt
    S: Uiato?
    L: Lelepali?

  • Cindy Luis June 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    good question about the lineup. I would think the givens are Danielson, Hewitt and Uiato. Not sure where Hartong will fit in but they want her on the court. There are a lot of options for libero. Maeda and Griffiths probably have the edge but Lelepali a strong contender. Satele probably starts the season. will have to see how much progress Waber has made off season. and Croson has got to be in the mix I would think.

  • Man June 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Actually now that I think about it… You are right! Danielson, Hewitt, and Uiato are the givens! And all the other positions are up for grabs. I think Croson has a better edge than Waber, but what you said it all depends on how much Waber improved. For opposite I think Satele and Hartong will be fighting for that postion but Satele probably got it down. The other middle will probably be Hartong again or it may possibly go to Forsythe, all depends on how much she improved. And for the libero… I really think it’s Lelepali, if it’s not her than probably Maeda. I think Griffiths will be more like Jayme Lee when it was her senior season, just a serving specialist and play 2 rotations in the back row.

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