Warriors down to No. 12 in poll

March 19th, 2012

they were tied with UOP last week at 11th.

UCI stays No. 1. USC and UCLA trade places at 2 and 3. BYU stays at 4.

rest of the top 10 the same: Stanford, Lewis, Pepperdine, Penn State, Long Beach State and Ohio State.

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  • warriorfan March 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I don’t get how Pacific is ahead of UH since UH beat them twice but whatever as long as they make the playoffs over Pacific.

  • Cindy Luis March 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    it’s not a big deal. 8 points separate the two teams.
    16 coaches vote. the poll doesn’t mean a thing.

  • Steve March 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Cindy, any word if Adolpho will play against Nebraska, also, will Shoji be there, or is he still in Germany?

    • Cindy Luis March 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      since Adolpho played against Nittaidai, assuming she’ll play vs. Nebraska.
      Shoji supposed to be back this week.

  • jeff March 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Are you going to maui or AM to cover the big red wahine sold out game? i would think it give us a much better sense of the wahine team.S wong was on the radio bout the sand volleyball.Does nebraska have a sand team?Will somebody interview coach cook?Seems like hartong will play any where even Libero S robb says FF is on track to get on the team

    • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      I’ll be going to Maui.Be talking with Coach Cook Thursday. We’ve said for a while that Fonoimoana is in school but she needs to get enough credits to be a sophomore in fall. since she passed fall, she is on track.

  • HOSSANA March 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

    All you local yokels concerned about where UH Men’s volleyball is ranked should get ahold of yourself as there is not that many men’s volleyball teams and the current UH edition is lucky…VERY LUCKY….to even be in the Top Twenty….I saw them play couple games and they were terrible……though, next year bodes well for the team if the returnees are back…eveybody that was at the men’s volleyball games concurred that this is a lousy or subpar team which is the reason for the low attendance but, hopefully, Charlie Wade et. co. WILL GET BETTER RECRUITS NEXT YEAR……..

    • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Hossana, for one thing it’s a top 15 poll, not top 20. UH has a win over a top 5 program in Stanford. could have beaten SC and BYU. both go 5, could go either way.
      We’ve said all season that they’re young and that means inconsistent. Except for Hunt and Costello, everyone else is new to the starting lineup. and I count Lofy as new because he’s been in and out of the lineup. This is only Costello’s second year at DI and Hunt hasn’t had to be the big gun until this year.
      not making excuses. just putting out some facts.
      and I take offense to the term “local yokels.’ the volleyball community in hawaii probably has one of the highest VBIQs out there.

  • vballfreak808 March 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Cindy I thought there was live stats for the match? I saw on the Hawaii Athletics that they were going to have before but now it says they aren’t.

    • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Re: live stats for Maui.
      originally yes but from what the SID told me there was something about the wireless that didn’t get approved.

  • jmy March 20, 2012 at 11:20 am

    It’s frustrating to watch a young teams struggle (especially against teams that are not very good)…what’s equally discouraging is how some players don’t seem to improve very much over the course of the years…

  • LC March 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Who: Hawai’i (31-2 in 2011) vs. Nebraska (25-5 in 2011)
    When: Friday, Mar. 23
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Where: War Memorial Gymnasium – Wailuku, Maui
    Television Coverage: None
    Streaming Video : None
    Radio Coverage: None
    Audio Webcast : None
    Live Stats : None
    Tickets: SOLD OUT

    There is no Wi-Fi at the War Memorial either I’m told.I guess that leaves someone with a smartphone who can post updatesonline.

    • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      LC, mentioned before that I will be going and I will do updates on my blog. have wireless.
      Nebraska won’t have any coverage, they didn’t send an SID. they are linking to my blog for updates.

  • vballfreak808 March 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I know this has nothing to do with this topic but does anyone know where Kyra Goodman is going (Kaela’s sister). In an old article from 2010, it says she received letters from Penn State, UCLA, Texas, Nebraska, Hawaii, and others. Kaela said they played together for one year in high school and would love to play together again. She would be a 2013 recruit and she is a 5’11 Setter/Opposite so it would be a little hard for her to see playing time as a setter


    • LC March 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Don’t hear or read much about her. She’s with the Laguna Beach VBC 17′s and this a video of her (#3 ) at the recent Fiesta Classic which Hawai`i was also at looking at possible recruits.


      • LC March 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

        My apology that video is from 2011.

  • Hiro tanaka March 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Does anyone know if wade helps with high performance. If not he definitely should. Will help with recruiting and with keeping current. The big move is men’s volleyball coaches moving into the women’s ranks, it’s crazy we got a women’s coach to lead our men’s team. That never happens. And I’m pretty sure he never played volleyball.

    • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      Haven’t seen Wade’s name in the high performance ranks but then this is only his second year in the men’s game.
      No, he did not play volleyball at any level.
      Yes, odd when a male comes over to the female game since there are so few programs out there and more of a chance to get a job on the women’s side.

  • LC March 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I’ll be in Maui also.I was going to use my smartphone to do updates but if you say that they have wireless that will be great for the folks who can’t be there.

    • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      LC, I will have wireless through my phone. there is no wireless setup at War Memorial.
      but you’re welcome to post photos and info on my blog. I’m not great with my camera on the phone.

  • LC March 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Sure lets use my data plan :-) I might make an album and upload it to Photobucket later

  • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    that would be kind of you. thanks.

  • Safinator March 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Any ideas on nowi can score 1 ticket?

    • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      as LC suggested, may be some outside the gym.

  • LC March 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    If you’re already on Maui just show up at the War Memorial Gym an hour or so before the match and just ask people in line if they have any extra tickets.I’m pretty sure that a lot of folks there knew it would be a sell out and bought extra tickets.

  • crazy4wvb March 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Cindi if Wong is doing beach and Shoji is the closer, who’s recruiting

    • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Coming up on dead period, April 9-12.
      Wong is the head beach coach, but he is also associate indoor coach.
      next big recruiting period JOs and other club summer tourneys. Hawaii done for 2012, could always bring in another OH if one out there, nearly done for 2013.
      just because coaches aren’t on the road doesn’t mean they aren’t recruiting.
      Wong will be able to make contact with potentials during the sand trips to the mainland.

      • uhfan March 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm

        Wong has yet to proven that he can recruit mainland players. All his recruits are local so far.

        • Cindy Luis March 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

          Don’t think you can judge Wong’s recruiting yet. most of the players committed during Sealy’s time. Besides, it’s not like he has the final say on who gets offered. And just because UH offers, doesn’t mean a player will accept.

          • crazy4wvb March 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

            it just seems like a pattern. we hire an associate coach who is responsible for recruiting. it takes years to get established. when they get good at it they become head coach and all of their contacts go with them. can’t close if no one to offer to or we can just wait for transfers….lol

          • and Won March 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

            am interested in what you consider a pattern. Wallace (86-94, goes to Creighton), Wade here for a very long time (95-05), then goes to UOP. Sealy here for a few years (06-09), then UCLA. and now wong, four assistants in 26 years is not a pattern IMHO. it’s how the job market works. Until Shoji retires, that’s how it’s going to be at UH. it’s not like the associate coaches left to be assistant coaches elsewhere. the last three all took head jobs, which is the only way they’re going to get to be head jobs at even bigger programs. As Sealy said when applying for the UH men’s job three years ago and then UCLA, and Wong when applying for the UH men’s job, when head coaching jobs come up, you have to apply for them if you have any aspirations of being a head coach.

  • TW March 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks for the video Of kyra goodman. She sets a great ball, plays defense and can hit! Too bad she’s Higgins class.

  • Queen Zelda of Wahiawa March 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Another beautiful morning on Maui but 50 percent chance of rain tomorrow.Small parking lot at this gym so might head over there today and put out a orange cone with a “Reserved Parking for the Queen” sign. :-)

    Did you see the article in yesterdays Maui News about the match (link below) ? Ginger Long needs more tickets so I left word with the family that I have a couple of extra.


    • Cindy Luis March 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      thanks for the link. see you on Maui.

  • roofer68 March 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Not a big deal, very late, and out of topic. Emily was selected AVCA 2nd team AA, but at the AA banquet at the Final Four, she is holding a 3rd team AA trophy. Anyone noticed this or have any takes on this? Just wondering. Photos are posted on Not For Reason site.

  • roofer68 March 23, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Check out Not By Reason site posted today. They got some inside sources fast.
    Laura Beeman USC associate is the new WBB coach.
    USA Volley announced A2 48 players with Em one of 14 OH.

    • Cindy Luis March 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

      Thanks. Knew about the hire last night (Thursday). Here’s what Brian has ::
      USC women’s basketball associate head coach Laura Beeman is expected to be announced today as Hawaii’s head coach, a source confirmed to the Star-Advertiser on Thursday night.

      Beeman succeeds Dana Takahara-Dias, who was not retained on March 7 after a first-round loss in the Western Athletic Conference tournament and an 11-19 record in her third year.

      A press conference is expected this afternoon at the Manoa lower campus to announce Beeman as the eighth coach in program history. She beat out current UH associate head coach Gavin Petersen and at least one other finalist for the job.

      Beeman assisted with the Trojans for the past two years under former NBA player Michael Cooper. USC went 18-12 this season, including a 12-6 mark in Pac-12 Conference play, narrowly missing out on the NCAA tournament.

      With her hire, both UH basketball head coaches will have come from USC. Men’s coach Gib Arnold spent five years as an assistant there before coming to UH in March 2010.

      Prior to USC, Beeman was head coach at Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California for 15 years, going 390-110. She also assisted Cooper with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA in 2008.

      She was named conference coach of the year four times while at Mt. SAC. Her teams won three straight California Community College State Championships from 2006 to ’08, highlighted by matching 37-1 records in ’07 and ’08, and also claimed 10 conference titles.

      Beeman is a former Cal State San Bernardino player. She received dual master’s degrees in education at the University of Redlands and Azusa Pacific University.

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