SanMo High boys take in Warriors practice

March 30th, 2010
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The Santa Monica High boys team, which had been here for the ‘Iolani tournament, got a tour of the UH athletic facilities today as well as some of the Warriors’ practice.

Their coach is Liane Sato. UH fans should remember her from her San Diego State days playing against the Wahine in the 80s.

Team was really impressed by the SSC, especially the court. A couple of them bent down to touch the faux wood, one did a dive on the baseline to see how it would feel. Coach Fisher was their guide and the team was in awe when he told them how, when he was at UH in the mid-90s, they averaged 8,000 with a couple of sellouts. Oh to be so young.

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Comments
  • Warriorfan

    I hear SanMo has a pretty good libero named Michael Black I wonder if the UH coaches are looking at him?

  • po'okela

    a recruiters dream… all the work is done for you hah!

  • Cindy Luis

    Whoever is UH’s libero next year will be new, could be someone already in the program or a recruit. I believe they are looking for immediate help through the junior college ranks.
    But can tell you the SanMo players were really impressed with the SSC and the tour conducted by Cervantes and Fisher.

  • Here are the results of the 53rd Annual Haili Volleyball Tournament that was held last week in Hilo. The event took place on Wednesday, March 24th thru Saturday March 28th, 2010. There were 148 Mens and Womens teams participating in this years tournament.

    The University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahines defeated Rusty Wahine in the Women’s AA Championship Match.

    Match Scores: 26-28, 25-15, 15-8 behind Kanani Danielson’s 23 kills.

    Assistant Coaches Kari Ambrozich and newly hired Scott Wong were on the bench for the UH Rainbow Wahines.

    The Rusty Wahine team was coached by former UH Assistant Ryan Tsuji. Team was comprised of former UH wahine alums such as:

    Kanoe Kamanao-Kaaihue
    Heder Illustre
    Melissa Villaroman
    Jen Carey
    Tara Hittle
    Kari Gregory
    Raeceen Woolford

    On the Men’s Side, Kailua Volleyball Club won it’s Seventh (7th) consecutive Men’s AA title by defeating Quicksets in two straight sets. Kailua VBC has taken the Men’s AA title every year at the Haili Tournament since 2004. They also won the Men’s AA title in 2001 led by former University of Hawaii alums, Jason Ring, Curt Vaughan, Sivan Leoni, and the late David Tang.

    Scores: 30-28 and 27-25 led by Tony Ching’s 11 Kills.

    This year the 2010 Kailua Volleyball Club was led by former UH All-American Outside Hitter Tony Ching and former UH teammate and setter Kimo Tuyay.

    Former National Team member & UOP All-American Brian Zodrow played with Kailua VBC. Other notable players for Kailua VBC were:

    Maulia LaBarre – Former UH All-American Middle Blocker
    Dio Dante – Former UH All-American Middle Blocker
    Vernon Podlewski – Former UH All-American Libero
    Jake Muise – Former UH Outside Hitter

    The rest of Kailua Volleyball Club roster are:
    Justin Harris
    Nathan Jenkins
    Coached by Chad Giesseman

  • Cindy Luis

    Thanks. I thought we had run these in the paper. We hadn’t. appreciate the help.

  • 808

    Jessica Keefe also played for the Rusty Wahine.

  • kazu

    Seems like Jen Carey is a regular on the Rusty Wahine team. Nice to see some of the past players return to the islands.

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