Congrats to Zarkovic, MPSF POW

January 28th, 2013
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From UH

University of Hawaii  freshman outside hitter Sinisa “Siki” Zarkovic was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Molten Player of the Week following his performance in the Warriors’ two-match sweep of then-No. 2 Pepperdine.

Zarkovic (Belgrade, Serbia/Sports Grammar School) averaged 4.25 kills per set while hitting .393 during the series. He had a career-high 19 kills on .441 hitting in the five-set win, along with two aces. The freshman served the final four points of set five, including an ace at 13-11 which gave UH match point. He also had 15 kills in the straight set victory and totaled six blocks and averaged five points per set through the series.

Zarkovic is the first UH player to receive player of the week honors since Jonas Umlauft in 2011.

The Warriors will host a two-match MPSF series against Stanford this weekend (Feb. 1-2) at the Stan Sheriff Center.

11 Responses to “Congrats to Zarkovic, MPSF POW”

  1. vballfreak808:

    Congrats to Siki!

    Glad he came to Hawaii all the way from Serbia


  2. Warriorfan:

    Congrats siki.
    I really hope the announcer at the arena is given the memo that he wants to be called Siki.


  3. Cubicle1126:

    congrats to Siki! a nice honor for a great all-around player, probably the most consistent OH in the lineup so far this season.


  4. karmady:

    A well-deserved honor...and I'm sure if Siki cared how he was announced it would be fixed by now, Warriofan.


  5. meimei:

    goo Warriors and goo Siki - cute accent as well !!!


  6. Warriorfan:

    They should have a coach of the week award, cause Wade ( and the other coaches) clearly outcoached legendary Marv Dunphy.


  7. karmady:

    Curious how Dunphy was 'outcoached,' Warriofan. You seem to always dump on the players when they lose, but heap accolades on Wade when they win. This very young team has been doing much what I and others have said - getting their feet under them and finding their stride after starting at what is arguably one of the toughest venues in the MPSF, while you denigrated those comments as 'the same excuses as last year.'

    I'm sure Sedore has always been that good - but Wade for some unknown reason didn't play him much. I'm sure Ramos has always been the setter he's been in all their wins, but Wechsung got the nod until he got hurt because it seems Wade is obsessed with having a tall setter. Not dumping on Wechsung, just appears Ramos clicks better with the group which is currently on fire. I think Wade probably is more deserving of the dumb luck award.


  8. Warriorfan:

    That's funny Karmady, so when they lose it's Wade's fault but when they win, it's because he got lucky.
    And saying players need to cut down their errors is hardly "dumping" on players it's just the truth... this team's biggest weakness is that they are error prone, Wade even mentioned it that they are working on being more efficient.

    Wade clearly outcoached Dunphy by having his players target Taylor with their serves. Taylor looked tired having to pass all game long. He also made a great move by starting Sedore at opposite. And you mean to tell me that Pepperdine wasn't the more talented team with their all american and big time recruit Josh Taylor and junior national team starting setter West? Well UH beat them and it wasn't because they were more talented...

    Also Sedore Has played more sets than any other OH besides Siki/JP so your argument that Wade didn't play him much is not true. And NO he has not always been that good , not based on the previous stats Sedore put up. He had career games back to back last weekend and it's obvious it was because of the move to opposite. Sedore even stated in his interview that he never played on the right before so it was obviously a risk that payed off.

    When their record was 1- 6 I I had my doubts (who didn't??) They were coming close and still losing like many times last year but it seems they have turned things around. We will see against stanford it was was just dumb luck...


  9. karmady:

    Uhhh..a lot of Sedore's sets this year (until his starts against Pepperdine) were as a serving specialist until these past two games so that's pretty much a non-issue. You think those guys need Wade to tell them to target Pepperdine's best player with serves? Riiiiiiiight. I also seem to recall you heralding Wade for giving them a chance to play D1 ball when they didn't belong there, and your very comment "...it wasn't because they were more talented..." screams insult. UH won because they were the BETTER TEAM. Period.

    As for talent, you dumped on Taylor Crabbe whose credentials are as good as anyone's in the MPSF, not to mention BYU with the beyond-impressive Taylor Sander and a 26 year old setter who brings a ton of maturity and skill to the game. Where was the brilliant coaching mind at those matches? You dumped on Ohio State and Penn State as being 'second rate,' but again, the super tactician apparently was AWOL.

    I think this team wins in spite of Wade, not because of him or anything he does. And when they were 1-6 I had no doubts, nor did several others. I knew they'd find a way to win.


  10. Warriorfan:

    They were the better team thanks to great coaching,we can agree to disagree.
    you are obviously related to one of the players... you take too much offense to comments from others .... and when did I ever dump on taylor crabbe, youre crazy.


  11. karmady:

    "It’s also really annoying that they made Taylor Crabbe look like a Player of the year. The blocking is just so bad." You sure have a short memory. And I'm still wondering what happened to the 'great coach' at BYU and Long Beach, and against OSU and Penn State.

    Why would you assume I'm related to one of the players? Just because I stick of for a team of young men (most of whom get nothing or very little except the love of the sport) who get dumped on by the likes of you and others hiding behind online names, while the head coach, who gets paid a decent salary and SIGNED UP for the scrutiny gets a free pass?

    I guess I've tipped my hand, Warriofan...I'm related to all of 'em. In spirit. Unless you've ever been the target of anonymous bullies as a young person, or witnessed the result first-hand, you'll never understand it.