SandBows stay at No. 3 in poll

April 16th, 2014
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No change in the top 5.

1. USC, 17-1. 2. Pepperdine 13-1, 3. UH, 15-3. 4. Florida State, 16-1. 5. Long Beach State, 7-4. 6  St. Mary's moves up two spots to tie with Florida International, tied for last week.

8. Loyola Marymount, unranked moves into the poll. 9. UCLA drops from being tied at sixth. 10. Georgia State down a spot.

http://avca.org/sand/poll/

Ah Mow-Santos named to WJNT staff

April 16th, 2014
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Congrats to Robyn Ah Mow-Santos, today named to the U.S. women's junior national team that will compete at the NORCECA Women’s U-20 Continental Championship July 6-14 in Guatemala.

She will be an assistant for Tom Hogan, assistant coach at the University of Denver and past assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team (2005-2008), Also a named as an assistant are Michigan assistant Erin Virtue.

 

 

Her bio from USAV:

Ah Mow-Santos was regarded as one of the top international setters in the world while playing for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team from 1999 to 2008. She was a three-time Olympian and capped her international career with the 2008 Olympic Games silver medal in Beijing.

Ah Mow-Santos played professionally overseas in Italy, Portugal and Switzerland. While playing for Volero Zurich in Switzerland, she earned the Swiss League’s most valuable player award.

Ah Mow-Santos played for Hawaii from 1993-96 and was a two-time AVCA All-America First-Team selection (1995 and 1996), and a three-time all-conference performer (1994, 1995 in Big West and 1996 in WAC). In her final two seasons at Hawai‘i, she guided the team to a 66-4 combined record which included an appearance in the NCAA title match in 1996. Ah Mow-Santos was inducted into the UH Sports Circle of Honor in 2006 and was later inducted into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

 

Congrats to Wong family on baby boy

April 16th, 2014
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Dylan K. Wong born at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday to Tamar and Scott Wong. He was about 3 weeks early. They also have a daughter.

Coach Wong has delayed his flight to California by a day, understandably. The team leaves this afternoon (Wednesday). they are traveling 12.. He'll meet them Thursday.

Wong said Nos.. 1, 2, 3 set. He has 4-6 teams set but not sure in spot they'll play. It's Urban-Chow, Riggs-Tucker, Higgins-Rooks.

 

SandBows going to Huntington Beach

April 15th, 2014
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Don't know if it's still the Big West Challenge not that it involves Irvine Valley.

Duals Friday for Hawaii vs. The Beach, Cal Poly and IVC.

Sounds like they're still working on a pairs thing for Saturday.

Cal Poly scheduled to go up the coast to Santa Monica for USC's tournament

Apologize for the wrong IVC schedule. didn't notice it was 2013's on the earlier thread

 

Chance Big West Challenge not happening??

April 14th, 2014
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UH team came back from Hermosa today (Monday)

Hearing that there is a chance the event may not happen this week, scheduled for Friday & Saturday at Hermosa Beach.

If so, this will make for an interesting process for  the selection committee for the at-large team. Pretty much Pepperdine (13-1, lone loss to SC 4-1) and SC (17-1, lone loss to the Waves 5-0) are in.

The at-large spot should be between Hawaii and The Beach. SandBows (15-3) have a 3-2 win over the 49ers; only losses are to Pepperdine (2x 5-0) and SC (3-2).

49ers are 7-4, losses to UH 3-2, Florida State 3-2, Pepperdine 3-2 Pepperdine 4-1

Some conflicting info from the various schools who are supposed to be involved.

The Beach schedule has the 49ers playing Cal Poly, UH and CSUN at Huntington

CSUN's schedule says they are done for the year

Cal Poly's schedule says they are at the Irvine Valley Tournament Friday vs. Hawaii , IVC and Long Beach. then Cal Poly is in the Pac-12 Invitational Saturday in Santa Monica.

IVC schedule has the Lasers hosting the ISVC championship Saturday, nothing  on Friday.

stay tuned.

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