It’s a season full of intrigue and intriguing plots.
Hawaii re-creates a popular reality show, calling it “No Fear Factor.” Among the 20 home matches, the Rainbow Wahine play host to five teams that finished last season in the Top 21 of the AVCA Coaches Poll, including defending NCAA champion Penn State, which kicks off the schedule Aug. 29.
Either you’re in or you’re out. And Sarah Prather and Emily Maeda are definitely in.
The two freshman walk-ons are competing for playing time as defensive specialists.
Rainbow Wahine beat writer Cindy Luis came up with the idea of VB Guide and quickly figured out ways to spoof the popular TV Guide magazine and television shows that so many of us have watched through the years.
Attention UH recruiters.
Consider the genes. Mom Kari was a setter for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team. Dad Eric is a 6-foot-8 former UH basketball player.
Not since Kanoe Kamana’o in 2003 has the debut of a local player been so anticipated. Enter Kanani Herring, the three-time state player of the year out of Kamehameha, who has excelled at every level from club to international.
For openers, they’re tough to beat in Hawaii. Hawaii opens at home for the third straight year — 25th overall — hosting defending NCAA champion Penn State on Friday.
Pardon the Interruption … but middle Amber Kaufman agreed to join the Rainbow Wahine track and field team last spring, hoping that her high-jump effort would pick up enough points to give Hawaii the Western Athletic Conference outdoor title.
CHEERS to Rainbow Wahine fans for continuing to come out for matches in nation-leading numbers.
So you think YOU can dance? Hah!
New contestants will be hard-pressed to dethrone fan favorite Jamie Houston, one of the top performers the past three seasons.
She’s the perfect poster child for one of Spike TV’s newest shows, The Kill Point.
Last season, Aneli Cubi-Otineru surprised many an opposing blocker with her explosive quickness and hammer of an arm.
The discussions are apparently still ongoing. As they have been since the Stan Sheriff Center opened in 1994.
And yet the arena rafters are as bare as a Christmas tree ready to be tossed into the wood-chipper.
Nickie Thomas would put it all on the line for a healthy season