Opposite Rado Parapnov responded in a big way following the first loss of the season for No. 2/1 Hawai’i.
The All-American senior had a season-high 30 kills on a .440 attack percentage as Hawai’i rallied from a two-game deficit to beat No. 1/2 BYU 20-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 19-17 in front of a sold-out crowd Friday in Honolulu. Continue reading “Big offensive surge leads to Hawai’i comeback victory against undefeated BYU”
Nine months later Hawai’i coach Charlie Wade is receiving the national award that had been in limbo.
The AVCA announced Wednesday that Wade was selected as the 2019 NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball National Coach of the Year. Continue reading “Hawai’i coach Wade retroactively selected as 2019 National Coach of Year”
It’s a near unanimous consensus for what is the best team entering the 2020 season.
Hawai’i received all but two first-place votes to earn the No. 1 ranking in the NVA/AVCA preseason national coaches poll that was released on Thursday. Continue reading “Hawai’i tops preseason national coaches poll”
The defending Big West champions are reloading for another national championship run in the upcoming years.
Hawai’i announced Thursday that high school seniors Austin Buchanan, Makua Marumoto and Jack Walmer have all committed to play for the Rainbow Warriors beginning in 2021. Continue reading “Hawai’i signs multiple high touted setters with new recruiting class”
Josh Walker now has a national coaching award to go along with a national award as a player.
The former All-American and current Hawai’i assistant coach on Wednesday was named the 2019 AVCA National Assistant Coach of the Year. Continue reading “Hawai’i coach Walker wins 2019 AVCA National Assistant Coach of Year”
Two of the top players in college men’s volleyball will represent the United States at an upcoming international tournament.
USA Volleyball announced Wednesday that Loyola setter Garrett Zolg and Hawai’i middle attacker Patrick Gasman were selected to country’s 14-player roster for the upcoming NORCECA Championship Cup. Continue reading “Hawai’i, Loyola starters make U.S. roster for NORCECA Championship Cup”
Hawai’i outside attacker Colton Cowell three months after standing out on the biggest college men’s volleyball stage will now represent the United States at an international event.
Cowell was among the 12 players selected to the U.S. roster for the Pan American Games men’s volleyball tournament that starts Tuesday in Peru. Continue reading “Hawai’i outside makes U.S. roster for Pan American Games”
A Hawai’i incoming recruit delivered his best performance at the FIVB U21 World Championship to put Brazil on the medal podium.
Middle attacker Guilherme Voss Messias Dos Santos had a match-high seven blocks as Brazil swept Russia 25-21, 27-25, 25-12 in the bronze-medal match of the World Championship on Saturday in Bahrain. Continue reading “Hawai’i recruits leads Brazil to bronze medal at U21 World Championship”
The biggest non-conference home match in Lincoln Memorial’s program history is set.
Coach John Cash informed Off the Block this week that Lincoln Memorial will play host to the defending NCAA Tournament finalists Hawai’i on Jan. 20, 2020 in Harrogate, Tennessee. Continue reading “Lincoln Memorial to have home match vs. Hawai’i in 2020 season”
Hawai’i opposite Rado Parapunov will go from playing in the NCAA Tournament finals to possibly playing in the world’s biggest international tournament.
Parapunov was selected to the Bulgarian Men’s National Team preliminary roster for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Continue reading “Hawai’i opposite Parapunov makes Bulgaria preliminary roster for Volleyball Nations League”