Former Warrior wide receiver Greg Salas, alongside Hawai’i head coach Nick Rolovich look back at some their scariest Warrior teammates during their playing careers. UH quarterback Cole McDonald and Ikem Okeke name their scariest players on this year's Warriors team.
University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball player Hanna Hellvig earned her third Big West Freshman of the Week award after leading the Rainbow Wahine to a pair of conference wins this past week against UC Riverside and UC Davis.
The No. 22 University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball team (16-3, 6-2 Big West) secured a reverse sweep over UC Davis (12-8, 4-3 Big West, 22-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-12 on Sunday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.
“They kind of choke you out with what they do,” said UH head coach Nick Rolovich, following the game. “It can be a frustrating deal when you get behind, we didn’t take enough advantage of the possessions that we had.”
The No. 22 University of Hawai'i women's volleyball team swept UC Riverside (5-13, 1-6 Big West), 25-17, 25-18, 25-12 on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. The win improved the Wahine to 5-2 in Big West Conference play.
“It was great," said Eletise. “I saw my jersey and I put it on, I never thought I’d be wearing a Hawai'i jersey and now that I’m older there is so much meaning that comes now with wearing the Hawai'i jersey.”
“They still don’t feel great about the way that they played,” said Rolovich following Tuesday’s practice in Manoa. “They know they could have played better and I think they’re over it and their ready to move forward to Air Force.”
The No. 19 University of Hawai'i women's volleyball team (13-3, 3-2 Big West) fell on the road to Cal Poly in three sets, 25-22, 26-24, 25-15 on Friday night at the Mott Athletics Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The Wahine will battle two undefeated Big West leaders—two-time defending Big West champions, Cal Poly (12-5, 5-0 Big West) on Friday, October 11 and UC Santa Barbara (15-1, 5-0 Big West) on Saturday, Oct. 12.
“It’s not about anybody else, it’s about us," said Rolovich following Tuesday’s practice in Manoa. “You get psyched out because it’s Boise, or Washington, you won’t play your best football so it’s about staying together and staying dialed in on what we have to do.”
The University of Hawai'i women's volleyball team (12-1, 2-0 Big West) returns to action to host their Big West home opener against UC Irvine (3-12, 0-3 Big West ) on Friday, Oct. 4 and Cal State Fullerton (8-6, 0-3 Big West) on Saturday, Oct. 5. Both matches are slated to start at 7:00 p.m.
McDonald played a near perfect game against the Wolfpack on Saturday, completing his first seven passes and finished the game completing 25 of his 30 passing attempts for 312 yards and four touchdowns.
Wide receiver Jared Smart tallied his first career touchdown as a Warrior, while Kaimana Padello led a swarming Warrior defense, and Cole McDonald moved to fourth on UH’s all-time passing touchdown list.
“This weekend is a tremendous opportunity for us," said Nagamine following Wednesdays practice in Manoa. “We have a chance to showcase ourselves against some of the best teams in the country, and showcase the sport of women’s soccer to the entire island.”
The Waco, Texas native set career highs in catches (10), receiving yards (189) and touchdowns (4). His four TD receptions equaled a single-game school record that was also matched by teammate Cedric Byrd II, just last week.
University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball player earned her first Big West Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week honor after being named the Most Valuable Player of the Heineken Rainbow Wahine Invitational on Sunday.
The tournament’s Most Valuable Player award was given to junior middle blocker Skyler Williams. The Wahine defeated the Pioneers, 25-16, 21-25, 25-15, 25-18 on Sunday night at the Stan Sheriff Center to remain unbeaten.