Tiegs, Pardon take gold at World University Championship

July 27th, 2014

Hawaii All-American Brittany Tiegs teamed with Florida State's Jace Pardon to win the beach volleyball gold medal Sunday at the World University Championship in Porto, Portugal.

The U.S. pair defeated Kim Behrens and Sandra Seyfferth of Germany, 21-18, 21-12 in the final.


Fey, Enriques on MJNT

July 25th, 2014

sorry, on vacation. catching up. this announced Wednesday

Fey from UH and Enriques, heading to Stanford, named among the 12

USA Volleyball has chosen the 12 players that will compete in El Salvador on July 28-Aug 3 at the NORCECA Men’s U21 Continental Championship.

After training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., the training team was cut from 21 players. The team’s head coach will be Dan Friend, the men’s head coach at Lewis University.

2014 U.S. Men’s Junior National Team

No. First Last Position HS Grad Year City State Club or School USAV Region
2 Andy Benesh Middle 2013 Rancho Palos Verdes CA Univ. of Southern Cal Southern Cal
3 Christian Blough Setter 2013 Ontario NY Ohio State Univ. Western Emp.
5 Kyle Dagostino Libero 2014 Tampa FL Tampa Bay Invaders Florida
6 Soren Dion-Kindem Setter 2017 Agoura Hills CA Pepperdine Univ. Southern Cal
7 Evan Enriques Libero 2014 Pahala HI Ka Ulukoa VBC Aloha
8 Storm Faagata Leftside 2014 Long Beach CA SCVC Southern Cal
9 Kupono Fey Outside 2013 Honolulu HI Univ. of Hawaii Aloha
12 Jeff Jendryk Middle 2014 Wheaton IL Sports Perf. VC Great Lakes
13 George Perinar Rightside 2014 Channahon IL Ultimate VBC Great Lakes
14 Ben Plaisted Rightside 2014 Wauwatosa WI Milwaukee VC Badger
15 Kevin Rakestraw Middle 2013 Newport Beach CA Stanford Univ. Southern Cal
16 Brenden Sander Leftside 2014 Huntington Beach CA Balboa Bay VC Southern Cal

U.S. upsets No. 1 Brazil for World League title

July 20th, 2014


The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) on Sunday, to clinch the FIVB World League gold medal for a second time in the team’s history.

Taylor Sander (Huntington Beach, Calif.), led Team USA in points for the third-consecutive match. Sander notched 24 points in the contest on 22 kills, earning him MVP honors of the tournament. He was also named Best Spiker. 

Team USA handled three key phases of the match with Brazil, winning in attacks (60-51), blocks (14-11) and digs (42-40), on their way to the 3-1 win.

Matt Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) added 23 points to the gold-medal win, with 22 points coming by way of attacks.

Half of the 14 blocks for the U.S. Men came from David Lee, adding to his 12 points on the night. The trio of Micah Christenson (Honolulu, Hawaii), Max Holt (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Sander each contributed two blocks.

Erik Shoji (Honolulu, Hawaii.) led the U.S. with 12 digs on Sunday with only two faults at the libero spot, while Anderson picked up 10 digs on no faults.

Setter Christenson had 39 running sets and 62 still sets on 102 attempts against Brazil.

Sander and Garrett Muagutia (Oceanside, Calif.) had 16 excellent receptions each on Sunday, while Sean Rooney (Wheaton, Ill.) picked up 14.

Brazil’s Wallace De Souza finished with 16 points on 14 attacks to led his team in the match.

With the win, the U.S. joins Brazil (9), Italy (8), and Russia (3) as teams that have won gold more than once at the FIVB World League.

The last gold-medal win for Team USA at the FIVB World League came against Serbia in 2008.

Next up for the team will be the USA Volleyball Cup against Iran in August.

Italy won the bronze medal after defeating Iran in straight-sets, 25-22, 25-18, 25-22.

Mini ticket packs for Wahine volleyball on sale Monday

July 19th, 2014

UH is offering mini packs for football and women’s volleyball, which go on sale Monday, July 21.

For women’s volleyball, fans can  choose any six matches throughout the regular season.

For football, the mini pack includes either the Washington or Oregon State game; the Northern Iowa game; and two of the four Mountain West games.

Mini packs will be available for purchase online at HawaiiAthletics.com, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Prices start at $60.

Seats are in select sections at Aloha Stadium and the upper level in the Stan Sheriff Center. 

Football and women’s volleyball season tickets are still on sale. Fans will no longer have the option to pick their own seats online. However, they may still do so by speaking with a UH ticket office representative at 944-BOWS (2697) or visiting the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office.


Ma'a helps U.S. to NORCECA U19 gold medal

July 19th, 2014

Micah Ma'a (Punahou) playing at opposite had five kills and three aces as the U.S. Boys' Youth National  team won the NORCECA U19 Boys' Continental Championship when defeating Cuba 25-23, 25-21, 25-20 Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.

Ma'a also was in on two blocks.

The U.S. qualified for the FIVB U19 World Championship when sweeping Mexico Friday at the Cox Business Center.