No. 1 Hawai’i (4-0) at Queens (1-3) Wednesday, 2 p.m. HST
Series: Warriors lead 4-0, all in straight sets
At last year’s match in Austin, Texas, UH set a then-program record of 17 aces
Hawai’i is one of 10 undefeated DI-II men’s teams in the country
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In Rainbow Wahine news:
Two sophomore transfers have signed to play for Hawai’i in 2023.
Jacyn Bamis is a 6-foot-1 middle who played at Clemson and and Mandi Morioka is a 5-7 libero/defensive specialist transferring after a season at Penn State.
At Clemson, Bamis started 15 matches while making 17 appearances. She finished her redshirt-freshman season with 81 kills and 42.0 blocks. She was in on a career-high 11 blocks against South Carolina (9/6/22) while putting down a career-high 10 kills and a .615 hitting percentage against Murray State (9/17/22).
“Jacyn is an athletic and agile middle blocker with a high ceiling,” Wahine coach Robyh Ah Mow said.” She jumps very well and will add depth and stability at that position.”
Morioka appeared in six matches with a pair of starts for the Nittany Lions in 2022.
“Mandi is a hard worker who loves to compete,” says Ah Mow. “She is smooth and quick with a strong work ethic that which are important factors when it comes to backrow players.
“We are excited to get right to work this Spring with these two and cannot wait to see the strides they will make as players. It will be a fun and competitive gym as they work alongside our returnees.”
Stella Adeyemi – 5-11 | Outside Hitter | Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-Lavista South HS)
Jacyn Bamis – 6-1 | Middle Blocker | Spokane, Wash. (Clemson)
Tali Hakas – 5-11 | Outside Hitter | Kfar Saba, Israel (Hof Hasharon HS)
Mandi Morioka – 5-7 | Libero/Defensive Specialist | Torrance, Calif. (Penn State)