Outback Steakhouse Sports Spotlight: Aneli Cubi-Otineru

Aneli Cubi-Otineru
Aneli Cubi-Otineru

By Jason Tang - bio | email

Manoa (KHNL) - She's the soul of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, but sorry guys, Aneli Cubi-Otineru probably won't be your soul mate anytime soon.

"I'm taken, Sila Lefiti, yes, he plays football, he's the center, number 56, hey hey. And shout out to his family," said Cubi-Otineru.

Sila and Aneli were friends before they began dating, and so far everything is going smoothly.

"My parents love him, my family loves him," said Cubi-Otineru.

"Any kind of announcement you'd like to make on TV," I asked.

"Thank you everybody for supporting me and the volleyball team," said Cubi-Otineru.

"Not that kind of announcement, this kind of announcement," I said pointing at a wedding ring.

"Haha, no no, getting married, not anytime soon, I promised my dad I'd get my Masters first," said Cubi-Otineru.

"And he's okay with that, he feels the same?" I asked.

"Oh yeah, he feels the same way, well he has to, he has no choice," responded Cubi-Otineru.

Besides being the soul for the Rainbows, and for Sila, Aneli's also known as one of the toughest players on the team. For part of last season she even played with a mask after breaking her nose.

"Everyone gave me props for it, because a lot of the girls on the team, including the one who broke it said I would never wear that mask. But I think it makes me look pretty rugged and tough, but I think that's what everybody knows me for is my broken nose and mask," said Cubi Otineru.

"You know you say the girl who broke your nose, but i want to know, who broke your nose?!" I asked.

"Amber Kaufman, but I love her dearly," said Cubi-Otineru.