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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.
Ace Club/Roofing Co. Online Pledge
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
from hawaiiathletics.com – 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.
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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!
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.
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.
Potluck with Team
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
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