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*Team Banquet
*Dave Shoji Invitational Golf Tournament
*Multimedia: Big West Conference Season and Postseason
*Multimedia: Regular Season (pre-conference)
*Multimedia: Fall Camp and Preseason Preview
*Wahine Volleyball Articles
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February 2016
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Members List:

Stanley Ching (2015-17)
Vice President:
Pat Acoba (2015-17)
Maggie Gaukler (2015-17)
Roger Kobayashi (2015-17)
Bea Shimamoto (2015-17)
Tina Smith (2015-17)
Andy Yamaguchi (2015-17)
Lynette Yamashiro (2015-17)
2015-16 Members:
Chevron U.S.A. (Carina Tagupa)
Anonymous Supporter 1
Pat Acoba
Jane and Melvin Asuncion
Theodore and Olga Awana
Duane Baba
Glenn and Luci Biven
Steve and Cathaline Castillo
Frances Ching
Stanley Ching
Donald and Jane Chong
Harold and Gladys Chun
Ray and Pat Cruz
Eric and Lori Fujimoto
Chuck and Julie Gaty
Ian and Kristi Greene
Gloria and Hal Henderson
Leslie and Doreen Hidaka
Virginia and Bill Hinshaw
Linda Hirai
John and Lauren Hiraoka
Bruce Hisanaga
Dawn Hocking
Sidney and Diane Honda
David and Jacquelyn Hong
Fred and Sheena Ing
Louane and Ronnie Ishii
Gary and Terry Jennings
Mike and Joan Kawamoto
Egan and Erin Kawamoto
Edward and Michelyn Kea
Roger and Jane Kobayashi
Glen and Evelyn Koyama
James Kubota
Daniel and Evelyn Lau
Lenora Lee and Andrew Lee
Mitchell Maeda
Ron & Yvonne Malandra
Shari and Layne Manabe
Alice Matsumoto
Richard and Miyoko Mitsumori
Eric and Millie Miura
Walter Morita
Kyle Nakamoto and Ellen Gusman
Rick Nakamura
John Nigro
Robert and Linda Nunokawa
Shane Nunokawa
Velma Omura
Roy and Nora Onishi
Fred and Judi Parker
Joan Pratt and Melinda Walker
Eli Queja
Alika and Donna Raneses
Al and Helen Santo
Andrew and Shirley Santos
Harold and Joyce Schatz
George and Judith Schmelzer
Lauretta Sewake and Lenora Yagi
Steve and Bea Shimamoto
JoAnn and John Sinton
Tina Smith
Basil and Kathryn Sparlin
Larry and Jackie Sumida
Chris Swoish
Jonathan Takahashi
George Tanaka
Del and Ann Tanaka
Henry and Doreen Tanoue
Blayne Uto
Gordon and Victoria Van Wagner
Jay Voss
Christopher Willis and Michael Lau
Al Won
Andy Yamaguchi and Cheryl Ernst
Lynette and Guy Yamashiro and Tia
Kevin Yoneshige
Michael Yoshimura
Arlene Yoshioka
2015-16 Alumnae Members (paid):
Mahina and Todd Hugo
Diane Sebastian Pestolesi
Kristin Pulaski and Alisa Curry
Alumnae Members:
Kalei Adolpho
Robyn Ah Mow-Santos
Tita Ahuna
Joselyn Robins Akana
Laura Phillips Alford
Kari Anderson Ambrozich
Deanna Dunstone Angel
Jaime and Todd Apo
Alicia Arnott
Teisa Fotu Auva'a
Sista Palakiko Beazley
Heather Bown
Stephanie Brandt
Nickie Thomas Brereton
Nahaku Brown
Jennifer Wilton Cabbab
Sarah Chase
Toni Nishida Chock
Lauren Duggins Chun
Deitre Collins-Parker
Nena Costales
Suzanne Eagye Cox
Therese Crawford
Jane Croson
Aneli Cubi-Otineru
Kanani Danielson
Catherine Elisabeth Fowler De Silva
Jennifer Carey Dorr
Elise Duggins
Lani Elliazar
Victoria Prince Federline
Cia Goods Fernandez
Linda Fernandez
Stephanie Ferrell
Tehani Miyashiro Fiatoa
Cheri Boyer Fitzner
Candy Kane Folkins
Margaret Vakasausau Francois
Kaela Goodman
Kyra Goodman
Bonnie Gouveia
Kari Gregory
Alex Griffiths
Cheryl Grimm
Maja Gustin
Stephanie Hagins
Malin Fransson Harders
Emily Hartong
Donna Hess
Brittany Hewitt
Tara Hittle
Cathy Hollinger-Cram
Jamie Houston
Heidi Ilustre-Boatright
Hedderlea Lim Ilustre-Pascua
Kapu Elkington Iosua
Paula Gusman Jenkins
Kanoe Kamana'o Ka'aihue
Joyce Kaapuni
Delphine "Babes" Kalulu
Kristina Kam
Leah Karratti
Ashley Kastl
Amber Kaufman
Jessica Sudduth Kaven
Kayla Kawamura
Rayna Kitaguchi
Jessica Keefe Knadle
Kelly Knowles
Karolyn Kootnekoff-James
Nohea Tano Laboy
Aven Lee
Jayme Lee
Liz Lee
Courtney Lelepali
Debbi Black Lippert
Angelica Ljungquist
Ginger Long
Ali Longo
Kristal Attwood Lopez
Kenyatta Lovelace
Karin Lundqvist
Lisa Strand Ma'a
Dani Mafua
Terry Malterre
Sarah Mason
Shelly Kim Mau
Jennifer Roberts McGuyre
Diana McKibbin
Beth McLachlin
Sarah Mendoza
Paige Mitchell
Waynette Mitchell
Joey Akeo Miyashiro
Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano
Angie Andrade Morioka
Tanja Nikolic
Chastity Nobriga
Marcie Nowack
Megan O'Brian
Lily Kahumoku Olteanu
Kelly Ong
Wendi Park
Bobbie Perry
Karrie Trieschman Poppinga
Sarah Prather
Kori Pulaski and Robin Robinson
Emily Maeda Reis
Mary Robins
Lori Higashida Rossi
Joanna Sahm
Juliana Sanders
Raeceen Woolford Satele
LeeAnn Pestana and Alvis Satele
Sue Hlavenka Sewell
Stephanie Shota Shigemasa
Amanda Simmons
Tonya Williams Slacanin
Monica Stauber
Elizabeth Ka'aihue Stoltzman
Melody Eckmier Studer
Alexis Robins Te'o
Cayley Thurlby
Kristiana "TK" Tuaniga
Brandi Brooks Van Bourgondien
Martina Cincerova Vernerova
Melissa Villaroman
Jade Vorster
Nikki Hubbert Walker
Ashley Watanabe
Susanne Boogaard Willett
Caroline Blood Williams
Kee Williams
Kim Willoughby
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Aloha, Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Supporters!

The Wahine Volleyball Booster Club was formally organized in 1987 but has been informally supporting the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball program since the very early 80's. Its primary purpose is to support the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine Volleyball program so that it can remain one of the elite programs in the country. It does this through monetary donations, organizing and running special program events, and providing that special sense of ohana to the players and staff that is so unique to Hawai‘i. At the wheel of this organization are four officers and four directors who are elected every two years. They set the course and direction for the club, but it is our members who volunteer for the various activities of the club that power the organization. Our family of volunteers are always ready to help -- not only our team, but the visiting teams as well. The reputation of our volleyball program and its booster organization is well known among the coaching fraternity and many look forward to scheduling a trip to the "fabled land of volleyball".

The Wahine Volleyball Booster Club operates as a sub-entity under ‘Ahahui Koa Anuenue, a Hawai‘i nonprofit corporation, which is the umbrella fundraising organization for all UH-Manoa athletic booster groups. All funds raised by AKA and its booster clubs, including the Wahine Volleyball Booster Club, are deposited with and managed by The University of Hawai‘i Foundation.

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, or UH Foundation, is also a Hawai‘i nonprofit corporation and it has a 501(c)(3) organization designation from the Internal Revenue Service. It is a legally separate entity from the University of Hawai‘i and all other UH affiliates. However, it is institutionally related in that UHF works exclusively for the benefit of the University of Hawai‘i. UHF is the tax exempt charitable organization contracted by UH to be the central organization that receives, receipts and holds all donations made to AKA and booster clubs that support UH Manoa athletics programs. The Athletics Department uses funds, donations, and contributions received by UHF in accordance with the donors’ intents, NCAA regulations, and UHF expenditure policies.

Our Mission
It is the mission of the Wahine Volleyball Booster Club to provide financial and moral support, attract new fans, and promote a positive environment that will maintain the nation’s elite volleyball program.

Our Vision
To provide the best academic and athletic environment for the student athletes at any university in America.

Donate online directly to Wahine Volleyball here.

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News, Notes and Reminders

Check here for latest news and updates on club activities. The next scheduled club function can always be found at the bottom of this page and the Club Calendar can be found in the left navigation column of this page. Suggestions for improvements to this site can be sent using the "Contact us here" section at the bottom of this page. We also have a Facebook page and Facebook group that supplement this website. The page is open and accessible to everyone and will be indexed in many search engines. The group is open to booster club members only and currently has 100+ members, mostly made up of alumnae at the moment. Mahalo to Nahaku Brown (1978-1981) for the idea to get these features added to your membership. You have to sign up for a free Facebook account to access both.

Facebook Page (for everyone)

Facebook Group (for booster club members and former players only)

2015 Wahine Volleyball Banquet

The 2015 season banquet will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016. For more information and the registration form, click here.

Mahalo for participating in this year’s Ace Club & Roofing Co.!

Team Aces: 158 (1.50 aces/set)

Total Team Blocks: 332.5 (3.05 total blocks/set)

Total Team Aces (2014): 156 (1.50 aces/set)

Total Blocks (2014): 318 (3.00 blocks/set)

Download the Ace Club/Roofing Co. form here
Ace Club/Roofing Co. Online Pledge

Star-Advertiser video: Hawaii volleyball opens with Rainbow Wahine Invitational’s Hawaii Women's Volleyball 2015 Season Outlook

Ace Club and Roofing Company are Back! (08/07/15)

The Ace Club and Roofing Co. are great ways to get involved, support the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball program and take part in the Wahine’s success on the Teraflex.

You can make a pledge of $2, $1, $0.50, $0.25, $0.10 or any other amount per Hawaii Ace or Block this season (the 2014 Wahine tallied 156 aces and 318 total blocks). Top ace servers, Tai Manu-Olevao and Tayler Higgins return to the service line for the Wahine. Top blocker, Olivia Magill returns in the middle from an honorable mention All-American season last year. We lose Kalei Adolpho so someone or the whole team will have to step up to fill the void so that Hawaii can repeat as the top blocking team in the Big West. Make a pledge and then sit back and watch as the Wahine rack up the aces and blocks throughout the season. At the end of the year, the Wahine Volleyball Booster Club will tally up the aces and total blocks and let you know the score. All Ace Club and Roofing Co. donations will be used to support Wahine Volleyball and may be tax-deductible, depending on your individual tax situation (consult your tax advisor).

For information, please call (808) 221-8532 or email Stanley Ching at The 2015 Rainbow Wahine are planning to ace their opponents off the floor and put up an impenetrable block this season. It’s time for you to join the Ace Club and the Roofing Co.!

Mahalo for your continued support and Go ‘Bows! Ace ‘em! Roof ‘em!

Download the Ace Club form here
Ace Club Online Pledge’s Rainbow Wahine Hype Video (08/06/15)

Booster Club Membership Renewals and New Member Signups (07/18/15)

2015-2016 booster club membership renewals and new member signups continue with only 41 days until the start of Head Coach Dave Shoji's 41st season. Supporters of the Wahine Volleyball program are encouraged to join the booster club by August 1 to enable planning for the upcoming season to go forward. Join the Wahine Volleyball Booster Club or renew your membership online. Click on the link below to get to the online application page and support the team on its 2015 journey toward the Final Four in Omaha, Nebraska. For those who prefer to mail in a form, click here for the downloadable membership form.

Online Membership Application

Wahine Volleyball Season Tickets Are On Sale (07/14/15)

Season tickets for the 2015 University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine volleyball season are now on sale. Fans can purchase season tickets online, visit the Stan Sheriff Center box office (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or call (808) 944-2697 during the same hours. The 2015 schedule includes 19 home games--including matches against six NCAA qualifiers from last season.

Head Coach Dave Shoji begins his 41st season at the University of Hawai'i coming off the team's 33rd NCAA Tournament appearance. The 'Bows welcome a handful of fresh faces while returning a solid core of veterans from last year's team which posted a 22-7 overall record and finished in the top 5 in attendance for the the 21st consecutive season. Senior All-America Olivia Magill and all-conference selections senior Tai Manu-Olevao, junior Nikki Taylor and sophomore Kalei Greeley will headline the 2015 squad which is in search of its 24th regular season conference title.

The season kicks off with the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational from Aug. 28-30, a tournament that includes Missouri Valley tournament champion Wichita State, 2014 NCAA Tournament participant Oregon State and former Western Athletic Conference rival Idaho. UH then hosts the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic the following week (Sept. 4-6) which features defending Patriot League champions American University, perennial power UCLA and Iowa. The 'Bows wrap up their non-conference tournament schedule with the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge highlighted by the defending SEC champion Florida, San Diego State and Eastern Washington.

Season ticket prices are as follows:
Lower level - $175 plus an `Ahahui Koa Anuenue premium seat contribution*
Upper level adult - $135
Upper level senior citizen (65+) - $110
Upper level student (ages 4-high school) - $75

* The lower level AKA premium seat contribution will be either $100 or $120, depending on the location of the seats.

Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Set to Embark on Europe Trip (05/08/15)

The Rainbow Wahine are set to leave soon on their European Tour. They will be gone from May 15 to May 28, 2015, but after factoring in the travel time to and from Europe, they will actually be on European soil for eleven days. During that time, they will be visiting five cities (Milan, Venice, Maribor, Vienna and Prague) in four countries (Italy, Slovenia, Austria and the Czech Republic) and playing a total of six to seven matches. Their current schedule, which is subject to change once they arrive, calls for them to play two matches against Italian Federation teams, three against Slovenian Federation teams, one against the Tunisia Senior National team and possibly one against the Czech Republic senior team, in addition to holding a number of practice sessions. And, of course, there will sightseeing tours in the schedule, too. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is sending writer Cindy Luis along on the trip so there should be a number stories and photos by the Star-Advertiser and on her blog, Volleyshots.

05/29/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Wahine had trip of a lifetime

05/27/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Wahine dispatch their Czech opponents

05/26/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser:Communicating more has been part of the Wahine's team bonding

05/25/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Wahine enjoy the historical lavishness of Vienna, Austria

05/24/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Days of the new

05/23/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Wahine grab first win in Europe

05/22/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Rainbow Wahine experience Europe's past and present

05/21/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Wahine greeted by former star Gustin

05/20/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Rainbow Wahine’s Koelsch sidelined with injury

05/20/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Italian National Team fires 18 aces at the Wahine

05/19/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Wahine embrace change and adapt

05/18/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Rainbow Wahine stroll through Italian history

05/17/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Family time

05/16/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: For Wahine volleyball, Euro trip is a no brainer

05/15/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Wahine eager to see Europe

05/11/15, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Wahine embark on program's first training trip to Europe

Donate to Head Coach Dave Shoji's Coaches' Choice (05/06/15)

What is COACHES' CHOICE? It's " Giving Where It Matters Most"

Coaches are constantly faced with program needs that they may or may not have the financial resources for. Securing everyday items to support their practices or athletes’ game experiences may be a struggle during these challenging times. That’s where the UH Coaches’ Choice Donor program comes in. Coaches’ Choice is a way to give donors the ability to contribute as little as $10 directly to program needs. Giving is fast, easy and secure with Coaches’ Choice.

Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Head Coach Dave Shoji chose for his Coaches' Choice an item that will help not only his program but all of the arena sports programs: A Saber Glide Floor Cleaning Machine. It will keep all four University of Hawaii gym floors cleaner making them better and safer for practices and games. All gym sports, both competitive and intermural, will benefit from this service which will also extend the life of all gym floors.

To Donate to Coaches' Choice, click here.

Where To Find Booster Club Information (04/08/15)

Booster Club members can enjoy members-only information at Facebook Group

Everyone (booster club membership not required) can keep up with the Rainbow Wahine through the Booster Club’s Facebook Page.

The Booster Club’s Twitter page is at @WahineVBBC.

Booster Club Membership Renewals and New Member Signups (04/08/15)

2015-2016 booster club membership renewals and new member signups are in progress. Supporters of the Wahine Volleyball program are encouraged to join the booster club by August 1 to enable planning for the upcoming season to go forward. Join the Wahine Volleyball Booster Club or renew your membership online. Click on the link below to get to the online application page and support the team on its 2015 journey toward the Final Four in Omaha, Nebraska. For those who prefer to mail in a form, click here for the downloadable membership form.

Online Membership Application

2015 Season Ticket Renewals Have Been Mailed Out (04/08/15)

The UH Ticket Office sent out renewal packets to season ticket holders last week. If you didn't receive yours, call the ticket office. The deadline for renewing your existing season tickets is April 27, 2015. Renew online and save $10. There's also an option to pay for your season tickets in four installments.

Click here for more information and to renew your season tickets

Team Banquet

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016

More information to come.

Booster club membership dues only help to cover some of the expenses of running an elite NCAA women's volleyball program.

Help the Rainbow Wahine achieve their goal of academic and athletic excellence by making a donation online at

Your generous donation(s) will help supplement the program's limited recruiting budget and help pay for summer school tuition.

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