Hawai’i gets commitment from highly rated in-state middle attacker

A top-15 Hawaiian high school recruit will remain on the islands for his college men’s volleyball career.

Hawai’i coach Charlie Wade announced Wednesday that high school senior Luke Owens signed a national letter of intent to play for the Rainbow Warriors beginning in 2015.


Owens — a 6-foot-7 middle attacker from Kailua, Hawaii — was a Honolulu Star-Advertiser Fab 15 selection selection. As a high school junior, he also earned all-conference honors and helped lead his team to the state championship tournament for the second consecutive year.

“We are very excited to have Luke join our team,” Wade said in a statement. “We got to know him at camp a couple of years ago and were very impressed with his work ethic and determination. He has developed into one of the best players in the state and will be a good player in our league. We are thrilled to have another blue chip recruit from Hawai’i stay home.”

This first high school recruit to officially commit to the Rainbow Warriors for the 2015 season.

Hawai’i finished last season in eighth place in the MPSF and nearly upset No. 1 BYU in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals.