Wahine fall schedule set

February 28th, 2011

Aug. 20 Alumnae
Aug. 26: San Francisco
Aug. 27 Wichita State
Aug. 28: Arizona
Sept. 1 Ohio State
Sept. 2: Long Beach State
Sept. 4: UCLA
Sept. 8 Rice
Sept. 9: Pacific
Sept. 10: Cincinnati
Sept. 16-17: at Pepperdine
Sept 22: At Idaho
Sept. 24: at Utah State
Sept. 29. Nevada
Oct. 1: Fresno STate
Oct. 8 San Jose State
Oct. 12: at New Mexico State
Oct. 14: at Louisiana Tech
Oct. 17-18: Notre Dame
Oct. 20: Utah State
Oct. 22 Idaho
Oct. 27: at Fresno State
Oct. 29 at Nevada
Oct. 31: at San Jose State
Nov. 9: Louisiana Tech
Nov. 12: New Mexico State
Nov. 21-23: at WAC Tournament
Nov. 25: at Cal State Fullerton
Dec. 1-4 NCAA 1st & 2nd
Dec. 9-10: NCAA Regional at SSC
Dec. 15 & 17: NCAA final four, San Antonio

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  • Kimo February 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Looks like a solid schedule with a pre-cursor of what’s to come the following season in Long Beach State, Pacific, & Fullerton. No marquee teams other than Arizona & UCLA.

    • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      Can’t say that 8-30 will be too shabby either.
      It would appear as though it WILL be a straight up alumni game (and not a green vs. white team(s) followed by a Div. II school/matchup).

      • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm


        • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

          I’d like to see…
          Setter: Kanoe K.-Ka’aihue/Robyn A.M.-Santos
          MBs: Amber Kaufman & Jamie Houston/Kari Gregory & Catherine Fowler
          OHs: Sarah Mason & Aneli & Jamie Houston/Robyn A.M.-Santos
          libero: Elizabeth Ka’aihue/Hedder Illustre

      • Cindy Luis March 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm

        The alumnae match will be vs. the varsity. I”m assuming they’ll do a green-white scrimmage before with ‘older’ players.
        as for the DII match, that was a one time deal last year on an open date.

  • warriorfan February 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Really underwhelming schedule, oh well.
    At least UH hosts regionals.

  • Lame Duck February 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Great schedule !

    • Spike March 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm


  • Cindy Luis February 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    money has cut into women’s volleyball travel all over the country. Hawaii gets what they can get.
    no guarantee that Hawaii will host first-second round either.

    • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      IF they(Admin.) are really going to “go for it” this next year…I’d assume that Admin puts in a 2010-type of bid for this upcoming season.
      $ooo much kala$/okane$, however, tho.
      Perhaps civil unions in HI, now, will infringe further upon State Budgets EVERYWHERE. What u tink?!

      • !!! March 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

        I think you’re an idiot.

        • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

          Glad that I don’t know you either. :-)

    • Spike March 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      “no guarantee that Hawaii will host first-second round either.”

      That’s the understatement of the year. It is guaranteed they will NOT host the 1st/2nd rounds under the current rules on hosting unless amendments are made to the NCAA criteria on hosting.

      Is there anything in the works? Has UH even tried to submit any proposed changes to the NCAA? Or have they just resigned themselves to not hosting?

      • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm

        Q: How was UW able to get around the NCAA rules, then?
        In 2010 they–obviously–were able to host 1st-4th rounds.
        Are you saying that an institution can’t host 1st/2nd rounds if they host a regionals???

        • Spike March 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

          Nope, not what I’m saying at all. That scenario has happened many times in the past and happens for Penn St. every time they host a regional.

          • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm

            Your previous post is (a bit) misleading then. I didn’t get that it was all presumption…not that there’s anything wrong with it…I DO IT ALL THE TIME!!! :-)

          • Spike March 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

            I’m sorry that you don’t have the mental capacity to understand simple concepts. The only presumption (erroneously) was on your part.

          • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

            Got it.
            GOT IT! ;-)

          • Spike March 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

            Uh, sorry, no.

            You obviously don’t “got it”.

          • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm

            Knowing that you (probably) won’t be able to let it just be…waha of death.
            * I like even #s, hah?

          • Cindy Luis March 2, 2011 at 11:59 am

            UH has put in to host 1st 2nd rounds every year the past decade. they’ve been turned down. the proposal has been that the top 16 seeds be given the 1st-2nd rounds if they put in a bid.

          • Spike March 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm

            Right. UH always puts in a bid but will never get to host the 1st/2nd rounds as long as the 911 rules and regionalization are in effect.

            Didn’t the PAC10 put in the proposal for the seeded teams to automatically host? I’m just wondering why UH and/or the WAC hasn’t been more proactive on that point instead of just waiting/hoping someone else takes steps to change things. Hosting in the post-season is so important for the team and the fans.

            Anyway, I think this schedule is fine considering the financial constraints on other teams making the trip out here. Looking forward to the Wahine hosting a regional this year.

          • Cindy Luis March 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

            think i mentioned that earlier about the proposal for seeded teams to host if they put in a bid. What has hurt UH is that they have only been able to host Th-Fri so it’s hard to get three other teams here on such short notice … or so they say. 911 rule is a joke of an excuse. it hasn’t affected any revenue sports, such as basketball. the problem is volleyball is not a revenue sport. and it hasn’t stopped the ncaa from flying volleyball teams all over the place … except to Hawaii. UH went to Louisville several years ago. I’ve just never understood why the ncaa willingly loses money when it can make money 1-2 rounds here.

          • Hapa March 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm

            8 dwn||
            (playing d’s advocate):
            As much as–speculative truth–could be handled…

            It’s the trade off, one encounters, with placement as a (sometimes) undeserving seed; being coddled by the governing body vs. being HONESTLY assessed/placed amoungst the 64; hosting so that end result “reveals” the justification someone in the NCAA needs for redemption.
            *Hey, just a guess, but I dunno?!

            That, and isn’t there some pilikia already existent btwn UH and No Clue(s) At All w/ reimbursements for past hosting events???
            It ALL comes down to $$$; simple if you ask me.
            The WAC is irrelavant anymore, hah?, ‘Spike’ da (NC-17 rated) movie.

          • Hapa March 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

            ^Didn’t realize my placement on the posting order.

          • Hapa March 2, 2011 at 8:19 pm

            My ‘even’ (!!!)

          • Spike March 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm

            Cindy, I totally agree with everything you said but I really don’t think it matters that the UH bid involves playing on Thurs/Fri. Other hosts have played the matches on those days. It is solely due to the regionalization and the 911 rules.

            My point was that it had to the Pac10 to make the proposal to the NCAA. I just have to wonder why UH/the WAC didn’t make the proposal since no other team gets snubbed EVERY year like Hawaii does. I still just believe the Athletic Dept. needs to be more proactive about this.

          • Hapa March 3, 2011 at 5:50 am

            Hawaii is out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

            How are you going to fly Florida International out on a Tuesday, to have them practice ONLY on a Wednesday–jetlagged an all–to then compete in a ‘playoff’ Thursday…all at the while paying ma$$ amounts to criss-cross the continent (and then another 400.00 to jump the pond) and then all of the luxurious fees–which IS Waikiki???

            & Oh yeah, UH really can’t ‘help’ as they’ve no $ themselves (for the kiddie)…think on it! :-)

          • Cindy Luis March 3, 2011 at 10:38 am

            Spike, understand what you said. but there is a problem flying teams to hawaii on such short notice and UH doesn’t help itself when not keeping that weekend open. the NCAA won’t allow a host site to split the days, say Thurs-Sat or Fri-Sun. so the inability of UH to host on a Friday hurts their bid.

          • Spike March 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm

            Hey Cindy, thanks for the response. I get the problem with the dates but it really is a red herring. It would not make a difference if they had the dates open because they will always fall back on their outdated rules.

            Let’s hope the Pac10 is successful in changing things.

  • Stinky Feet February 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Nothing wrong with this schedule.It has better teams on it than what you’ll see on the Penn State or Washington preseason schedule.

    • jmy February 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      Washington & PSU play in the two toughest volleyball conferences. They don’t have to schedule tough teams.

      • Stinky Feet March 1, 2011 at 3:45 am

        Blah,blah blah . Their fans still don’t get to see the teams that we do every year.Penn State and Washington ‘s schedules are an annual joke .

        • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm

          2009 (NOT really)!

  • warriorfan February 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I am the kind of fan that wants a big time team ( or two) to come down to the SSC to test the wahine (and fill up the stands) every season like PSU, USC, Stanford, Texas etc.

    I understand those teams don’t want to come though, which sucks.

    • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      I’d like to see Nebraska during the regular season.
      That would be a huge draw, thru the turnstyles, imo.

      That or Colorado State (always been a soft spt. for me)

  • Safinatot March 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Very diverse and competitive. I like the stop after the WAC tourney.

    • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      LBSU should be the BW team, anyway.
      Fullerton’s haps was in 2010; they’ll be mid conference next year. Still something, however. :-)

      • Cindy Luis March 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm

        Since Fullerton will be an opponent in 2012, it’s a way to look at the Titans Gym and get a feel for the opponent. smart move since no one would come out to Hawaii that weekend before the NCAA tourney.

        • Hapa March 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm

          I’d have to agree. Tital Gym is a nice one at that (I’ve relatives which live in the area).
          Also, have been on an occasion as it tends to be one which the CIF uses regularly for state playoffs.

          • Cindy Luis March 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm

            Haven’t been inside Titan Gym since 1977. I’m assuming it’s the same one. Nice baseball and softball complex

  • Safinatot March 1, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I seenthe play teams from the
    Wcc, big west, PAC 10, big east, conference USA, big ten.. Pretty good diversity… I wanted to see Florida or Dayton, or even Illinois to come…

    • Cindy Luis March 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      As has been said many a time here,Hawaii gets who they can get. Shoji tries for regional diversity but it all comes down to who can afford to come or who wants to come here.

  • Stinky Feet March 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Some of the girls might be taking part in this tournament..

    USAV Collegiate Beach Championship
    Saturday & Sunday April 16th &17th 2011
    Southside Hermosa Pier

    • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      Right out of da fax (machine), hah???
      Not even posted on the USA site yet.
      Mahalos, tho.

  • Hapa March 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks Cindy for keeping us in the loop.
    It would appear as though the marquee matches are Alumnae, OSU, UCLA, Cincy, (possibly) Pepperdine…all in 2011. hoo, hoo!!

  • !!! March 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm


  • roygbivs[Terence Wong] March 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    For me this schedule fine. next season 2012 the Big West will be more difficult then the WAC, you kinda wanna spread out those bigger fish. Just saying….

  • po'okela March 2, 2011 at 8:47 am

    congrats to al reft for being named assistant coach at minnesota.


  • Hapa March 2, 2011 at 9:23 am

    w/ sooo much going on, presumably to occur…
    does that mean that he won’t be posting on VT (anymore)???

    Po’o??? will make up for it SURELY!
    Why hasn’t anyone started a new thread on our Hwn setter(s) inductees(today’s article–Hall of Fame), there, anyways???

    Congratulations to Reft; best wishes! :-)

  • Hapa March 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Some are suggesting (already) that the Wahine don’t have a tough preseason schedule…WHAT?!!!
    *Are these same individuals looking at this same thread as I am???


    The alumnae (8-20), AZ & Cincy: SOLID, the whole HA Classic is going to be ‘T’ough (L.A., OSU should be ranked opponents), and Pepperdine may be AVCA Top 25 (also).

  • Kimo March 3, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Wow! Just read in the SA article this morning that Dave is contemplating a 6-2 offense. INTERESTING!

    • Spike March 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      There certainly will be a lot of hitters to try to get in to the lineup so a 6-2 makes sense but I always thought Shoji was not a fan of the 6-2. Gotta wonder if Shoji is also worried about blocking due to the height of the setters and if that is also a factor for thinking about a 6-2.

      I’m sure Shoji will work out the best scenario.

  • Hapa March 3, 2011 at 8:28 am

    WONDER who the second setter may BE???
    Stauber–I’ve read–is to BE another libero, next season.
    “Wow!” is right?!
    …UH vb fans a-pondering.

  • Stinky Feet March 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Stauber is the other setter in this possible 6-2 .

  • Hapa March 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Yet, wakarimasen?!

  • Cindy Luis March 3, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Stauber is a setter and could be used in a 6-2. my mention of her at libero hinges on whether UH picks up a setter in 2012 and then Stauber would be in consideration for libero, which she plays in club.

  • ??? March 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Confused about Pepperdine matches is it here or on the road ?

    List posted here indicates that it’s here ,Miller says at Pepperdine.

    • Hapa March 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm

      Jee wiki…
      I thought that I was the only one.
      Thanks for asking, “Perfection”

  • Cindy Luis March 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Matches with Pepperdine at the SSC friday and saturday. that’s men.

    Sorry, that’s what was on my mind.

    The women are at Pepperdine in Sept. My mistake on the earlier posting. Ann had given me the schedule. I had assumed they were home matches.

  • ??? March 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Thanks Cindy. Good to see them with some road matches. We are often criticized for not playing out of conference matches on the road.

  • Big $$$ March 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Anyone get the March issue of Volleyball Mag, curious if any of our 2011 recruits were named Fab 50′s ?

    • Hapa March 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      2011, Girls HS Fab 50 list is out.

      I’m ‘hearing’ Croson and Long???

      • ??? March 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

        Croson did NOT play High School.

        • Hapa March 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm

          They’ve included FB, and BB, players before on the list…don’t envision that Croson will be kept off of it IRREGARDLESS. She’s a shoo-in/lockdown on one position.
          *2 to NU, 2 to UW, 1 to CSU (6’1′ OH, Kaila Thomas)…1 more in Croson, that leaves 44 others.

          Interestingly, preliminary commentary is that there are athletes on the ‘list’ which NOBODY expected…even Tawa.

          IF Jane is not on the list & GINGER LONG is not on the list (I don’t foresee Vorster…dunno), then this will be the FIRST time in the history–as it’s been too many years for my interest–which VB Magazine has not included a UH recruit in ‘selections’.

  • High Top Sneakers March 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I read VB mag at Borders, why buy it. I’ll stop by there tomorrow and get back to ya.

  • Yabba-Dabba-Doo March 4, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Sary makes commitment to USC official. USC & Pepperdine were her top choices.


  • Yabba-Dabba-Doo March 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

    So Mari Hole transferred to Ohio State from UCLA. Not sure if she has to sit out a year but if she dosen’t we will see her here against UCLA.

  • Cindy Luis March 4, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Haven’t seen VB mag, sorry. But I have noticed that Croson wasn’t one some of the all-star lists since she didn’t play her senior season.
    If UCLA released her, Hole won’t have to sit out a year.

    • Wiki Leak March 5, 2011 at 10:59 am

      Aren’t you a voter on one of VB Mags polls and they don’t even spring for free copy ? :-)

  • Cindy Luis March 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Yes, i vote on both the men’s and women’s poll
    No, i don’t get a free copy.

  • *** March 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    No Hawaii players were named Fab 50′s

  • Cindy Luis March 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks. I didn’t think there would be since Croson didn’t play her senior year. Long was under the radar, as was Vorster.

  • mikeyboi96792 April 28, 2011 at 12:43 am

    even though croson haven’t played in her high school……she was still rated #7 in the fab 50′s….ginger long was rank but not in the top 50′s.

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