Through highs and lows, historic streaks and rough patches, this season's Rainbow Warrior volleyball team has maintained they're a group with high expectations and a special bond.
Now as the 'bows prepare for one of their toughest tests this season, an MPSF semifinal match against BYU, it's that bond that Charlie Wade says gives his group an added motivation that they might need to get past the Cougars.
"These guys have played organized sports their whole lives, probably since they're four or five. I've heard them talk about how this is the most special group they've been apart of," said Wade. "They don't want this season to end. They're fighting to keep playing together."
After setting program records for consecutive sets won, and consecutive home matches won this season, this Hawaii volleyball squad has cemented their spot in program record books. Now, they're looking to claim their place on the banners that hang from the rafters in the Stan Sheriff Center as well, as either MPSF or national champions.
""That is all we practice for all year from day one," said sophomore opposite, Stijn Van Tilburg. "We came in here to win a title, to get the ring. That is all that we're talking about, especially for the people in Hawaii.. and for each other."
The Rainbow Warriors will play BYU on Thursday. First serve is slated for 2:00 p.m. HST.
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