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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)
2016-17 Members:
Chevron U.S.A. (Carina Tagupa)
Anonymous Supporter 1
Pat Acoba
May and Kenneth Araki
Jane and Melvin Asuncion
Theodore and Olga Awana
Duane Baba
Glenn and Luci Biven
Loren Bullard and Colin Hosking
Steve and Cathaline Castillo
Stanley Ching
Dennis Ching
Donald and Jane Chong
Harold and Gladys Chun
Ray and Pat Cruz
Eric and Lori Fujimoto
Chuck Gaty
Julie Gaty
Maggie Gaukler
Ian and Kristi Greene
Gloria and Hal Henderson
Leslie and Doreen Hidaka
Virginia and Bill Hinshaw
Linda Hirai
Bruce Hisanaga
Dawn Hocking
Sidney and Diane Honda
David and Jacquelyn Hong
Gary Horinouchi
Fred and Sheena Ing
Louane and Ronnie Ishii
Gary and Terry Jennings
Egan and Erin Kawamoto
Edward and Michelyn Kea
Vernon Knight and Judith Buffington
Roger and Jane Kobayashi
Glen and Evelyn Koyama
James Kubota
Lenora Lee and Andrew Lee
Mitchell Maeda
Ron & Yvonne Malandra
Shari and Layne Manabe
Alice Matsumoto and Shane Chisum
Richard and Miyoko Mitsumori
Eric and Millie Miura
Walter Morita
Kyle Nakamoto and Ellen Gusman
Rick Nakamura
John Nigro
Robert and Linda Nunokawa
Velma Omura
Roy and Nora Onishi
William and Sharmaine Paik
Fred and Judi Parker
Joan Pratt and Melinda Walker
Eli Queja
Kimo and Kiyono Queypo
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
Chris Swoish
Jonathan Takahashi
Earl Tanaka
George Tanaka
Del and Ann Tanaka
Henry and Doreen Tanoue
Blayne Uto
Gordon and Victoria Van Wagner
Jay Voss
Christopher Willis and Michael Lau
David and Carolyn Berry Wilson
Al Won
Andy Yamaguchi and Cheryl Ernst
Lynette and Guy Yamashiro
Kevin Yoneshige
Arlene Yoshioka
2016-17 Alumnae Members (paid):
Mahina and Todd Hugo
Diane Sebastian and Tom 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
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
Olivia Magill
Terry Malterre
Tai Manu-Olevao
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
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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)

2016 Team Aces: 90 (1.48 aces/set)

2016 Total Team Blocks: 163 (2.67 total blocks/set)

Total Team Aces (2015): 158 (1.50 aces/set)

Total Blocks (2015): 332.5 (3.05 blocks/set)

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

Ace Club and Roofing Company are Back! (08/21/16)

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 2015 Wahine tallied 158 aces and 332.5 total blocks). Top ace servers, Nikki Taylor and Tayler Higgins return to the service line for the Wahine. The top returning blocker, Emily Maglio, takes over in the middle after an All-Big West Conference performance last year in her first full-time action. Natasha Burns, Casey Castillo and Annie Mitchem (when she returns from injury) will have to step up to fill the void of losing Olivia Magill to graduation 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 2016 Rainbow Wahine are planning to ace their opponents off the floor and put up an impenetrable block again 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

Rainbow Wahine Ranked #6 in AVCA Preseason Poll (08/10/16)

A day after opening fall practice, the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball team learned of its AVCA preseason ranking. The AVCA poll was released, with the ‘Bows ranked #6, behind Nebraska, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas, and ahead of Washington, Southern Cal, Penn State and Florida. It is their highest preseason ranking since 2005 when they were ranked #4 after coming off a 30-1 2004 season.

Hawaii’s opening night opponent, Wisconsin, enters the pre-season poll at No. 4, having finished 26-7 last season. Other future opponents who are either ranked or receiving points are Washington, which is tied at No. 7 with USC, and UCLA, No. 12. Both Arizona and Long Beach State are receiving votes but are just outside the Top 25.

Rainbow Wahine Open Fall Camp In Preparation for 2016 Season; Picked by Big West Coaches to Repeat as Conference Champions (08/09/16)

The Rainbow Wahine opened practice bright and early this morning with a 6:00 a.m. start. They immediately began focusing on the upcoming season, defending their conference championship and taking this season at least one step further than last year’s 29-2 record and Elite Eight finish. The team is led by All-American senior opposite Nikki Taylor as well as three junior All-Conference players in OH Kalei Greeley, MH Emily Maglio and L Savanah Kahakai.

Two hours later, the Big West Conference announced the results of the conference’s coaches’ poll, with Hawaii collecting all 9 first place votes and being a unanimous selection to repeat as conference champions. Long Beach State was a distant second, followed closely by Cal Poly in third.

The Rainbow Wahine open their season on August 26 against the Big Ten’s Wisconsin and their All-American setter, Lauren Carlini.

Women's Volleyball Picked To Repeat As Big West Champions–

Good luck to Nikki Taylor at the XV Pan American Games (06/28/16)

Hawaii’s senior opposite Nikki Taylor is one of just twelve athletes who are either still in college or recently eompleted the collegiate eligibility that were named Monday by USA Volleyball to compete in the 2016 Pan American Cup scheduled to take place July 2-10 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Pool play will take place from July 2 to 6 with a rest day on July 7 followed by quarterfinals, semifinals and finals on July 8, 9 and 10. Pool winners will advance directly to the semifinal phase and the second and third placed teams will compete in the quarterfinals. Teams will arrive on June 30 and will depart on July 11. Matches will be played at Ricardo Arias Gymnasium and at San Carlos Pavilion.

The U.S. squad is part of the six-team Pool B with Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru and Trinidad & Tobago. The Americans open pool play on July 2 against Peru at 4 p.m. ET, followed by Trinidad & Tobago on July 3 at 4 p.m. ET, Cuba on July 4 at 6 pm ET, Costa Rica on July 5 at 4 p.m. ET, and Argentina on July 6 at 6 p.m.

Pool A includes Canada, Colombia, host Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Quarterfinals are set for July 8 with crossover second- and third-place finishers facing off. The two pool winners advance directly to the semifinals on July 9 with the medal rounds set for July 10.

The U.S. has won the Pan American Cup three of the past four years and four total times since the inaugural event in 2002.

The 6-3 Taylor is one of two opposites on the team; the other is Florida’s 6-1 Alex Holston. Other notable members of the team include setters Lauren Carlini of Wisconsin and Micha Hancock, formerly of Penn State and outside hitter and team captain Megan Courtney of Penn State. The team is coached by Dan Fisher of the University of Pittsburgh. Fisher was previously an assistant on the Warrior Volleyball staff. story story

Welcome to new Assistant Coach Lindsey Berg and new Volunteer Assistant Tom Pestolesi (06/22/16)

Welcome home to three-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012) and Punahou School and University of Minnesota graduate, Lindsey Berg, Wahine Volleyball’s newest assistant coach. She will fill the vacancy created when former Rainbow Wahine All-American Robyn Ah Mow-Santos resigned following her husband’s military relocation to Nevada.

Welcome home, also, to Tom Pestolesi, an alumnus of the Warrior Volleyball program and a teacher and director of volleyball and assistant men’s coach at Irvine Valley (Calif.) College, who will take a one year sabbatical from his teaching and coaching jobs. He joins the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball coaching staff for a season as an unpaid volunteer assistant.

New Season Tickets Now On Sale (06/20/16)

from – Season tickets for the 2016 University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine volleyball season are on sale now. Fans can purchase season tickets online; at the Stan Sheriff Center box office (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); or call (808) 944-BOWS (2697) during the same hours. The schedule features a challenging slate of top-notch competition highlighted by Arizona, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Missouri State, UCLA, and Washington, who all competed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Head Coach Dave Shoji begins his 42nd season at the University of Hawai'i. Last season, he led the Rainbow Wahine to the NCAA Regional Final in Des Moines, Iowa and finished the season with a 29-2 overall record. Hawai'i went undefeated at 16-0 to capture its eighth Big West Conference title and their 24th overall conference crown. The 'Bows will be led by senior All-American opposite Nikki Taylor, senior setter Tayler Higgins and all-Big West juniors Emily Maglio (middle hitter), Kalei Greeley (outside hitter) and Savanah Kahakai (libero).

The 'Bows welcome a handful of newcomers while returning a solid core of veterans from last year's team which was ranked No. 7 in the final AVCA Coaches' Poll of 2015. Hawai'i finished in the Top 5 in attendance for the 22nd consecutive season coming in at No. 2 in the NCAA with 131,187 total fans coming to the Stan Sheriff Center last year.

Hawai'i will begin the season with the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational, Aug. 26-28 with Arizona, Kansas State and Wisconsin. The Badgers fell to Florida in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament and finished the year ranked No. 10 in the final AVCA poll.

The Rainbow Wahine will then host the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic from Sept. 1-3. Competing in the second tourney of the year will be Missouri State, Pacific and UCLA. Both Missouri State and UCLA advanced to last year's NCAA tournament with the Bruins finishing the year ranked No. 12.

The 'Bows will finish their non-conference tournaments with the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge. The tourney begins with a single match between Hawai'i vs. Utah Valley on Thursday, Sept. 8. On Friday, Sept. 9, Washington will take on Utah Valley at 4:45 pm and UH will play Northern Illinois at 7:00 pm. Hawai'i will have the day off on Saturday, Sept. 10 but NIU will play two matches against UVU and UW at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm respectively. Hawai'i will end the tournament with a match against Washington-who finished last season ranked No. 6 after seeing their season close in the Elite Eight against Nebraska.

Hawai'i will play two matches against Pepperdine on Sept. 16 and 17 in their final tune-up before beginning Big West Conference play the following week.

Season ticket prices are as follows:
Lower level - $175 plus an 'Ahahui Koa Anuenue premium seat contribution*
Upper level: Sections A-J, AA, BB, HH-SS, Q
Adult - $150
Senior citizen (65+) - $125
Student (ages 4-high school) - $90
Upper Level: K-P, CC-GG
Adult - $135
Senior citizen (65+) - $110
Student (Ages 4 – High School) - $75

* The lower level AKA premium seat contribution will be either $120 or $140, depending on the location of the seats.

Where To Find Booster Club Information (04/10/16)

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.

2016 Dave Shoji Invitational Golf Tournament (04/10/16)

Thank you for your interest in the annual Dave Shoji Invitational Golf Tournament. This year, the tournament will be on hiatus. Keep an eye out for its return next year.

If you would like to support the program by making a monetary donation, all donations of any amount are welcome and can be made online here . Mahalo!

Booster Club Membership Renewals and New Member Signups (04/10/16)

2016-2017 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, 2016 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 2016 journey toward the Final Four in Columbus, Ohio. For those who prefer to mail in a form, click here for the downloadable membership form.

Online Membership Application

2016 Season Ticket Renewals Have Been Mailed Out (04/10/16)

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 29, 2016. 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

Women's Volleyball To Host Iowa State In 2016 Spring Match (02/25/16)


HONOLULU – The University of Hawai'i women's volleyball team continues its tradition of bringing in top-notch competition, hosting Iowa State in a spring exhibition match on Friday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stan Sheriff Center. The Cyclones appeared in its 10th-consecutive NCAA tournament and advanced to the second round. ISU finished the season with a 19-11 overall record and an 11-5 conference record to finish in third place in the Big 12.

Fans can purchase tickets online at and print them on their home computer. Phone orders can be placed by calling 808-944-2697 or by visiting the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

General Admssion
Adult - $12
Senior Citizen (65 & older) - $9
Student (Ages 4 to High School) - $6
"We're always excited to play a quality team in the spring. Playing Iowa State will give us an idea of where we stand going into summer and fall camp." says head coach Dave Shoji.

This will be the first ever meeting between Hawai'i and Iowa State.

The Rainbow Wahine finished the 2015 season ranked No. 7 in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll after the 'Bows advanced all the way to the NCAA Regional Finals in Des Moines, Iowa. Hawai'i posted an overall record of 29-2 and went undefeated at 16-0 in the Big West to capture its eighth Big West title and 24th overall conference crown. The Rainbow Wahine notched wins over No. 2 Florida, No. 15 Texas A&M, and No. 8 Penn State during the season and had a 24-match win streak before falling to No. 4 Minnesota in four sets in the Regional Finals.

Potluck with Team

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016


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

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