Pilipa'a Volleyball

College update (9/14-9/20)

zoeleonardZoe Leonard (Pilipa’a ’15) and her Dartmouth team were on the road this week for the Oakland dartmouthUniversity Golden Grizzlies Invitational Tournament in Oakland, Michigan.   Dartmouth finished the tournament 1-2 after several tough fought battles. Leonard  finished the 3-match tournament with 4 service aces and  55 digs including a match-high and tournament-high 30 digs in a  5-game loss to Western Michigan.  Dartmouth will face Bryant University in Rhode Island on Tuesday and will head to Cambridge, Massachusetts on Friday for their Ivy League conference opener against Harvard at 1pm (HST)

Leonard was recognized on the weekly Ivy League Honor Roll for her 55-dig, 4-ace performance.


ahunakaiuKa’iu Ahuna (Pilipa’a 15) a freshman outside hitter and her Eastern Washington Eagles won their only match of the week 3-0ewu against Corban. Ahuna saw limited action in this match, however finished hitting a perfect 1.000 with two kills on two attempts.  The Eagles open Big Sky Conference play at home this Thursday evening with a match against North Dakota at 3pm (HST)




VB14-KanakaoleShae Kanakaole (Pilipa’a ’13), a Junior 0utside hitter and her Whitman whitmanCollege team went 0-2 this week with losses to the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran.  Kanaka’ole led her team with nine kills in the loss to Puget Sound. No stats available for the Pacific Lutheran match.  Whitman will face Whitworth University Wednesday at 6pm (3pm HST)



toni_beck_195_wvbToni Beck (Pilipa’a ’14), a sophomore opposite and her Briar Cliff Chargers finished 1-1 this briarcliffweek with a 3-0 win over Dakota Wesleyan and a 1-3 loss to #14 Dordt College. Beck led her team in kills with 10 in the win over Dakota Wesleyan and added 6 kills in the loss to Dordt.  Beck and the Chargers will face Mount Marty on Tuesday.




anuheaAnuhea Leite-Ah Yo (Pilipa’a ’14),  a sophomore outside hitter and her Wells Express team went 3-0 this week with wins against Penn St.-Berks (20-25, 27-25, wellslogo25-21, 25-16), Penn College (25-10, 25-16, 25-12), Lancaster Bible (22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-11) Leite-Ah Yo had had 13 kills and 12 digs against Penn St.-Berks,  led her team with 11 kills against Penn College and added 9 kills in the win over Lancaster Bible.   The Wells Express head play SUNY Delhi on Wednesday.


taylorTaylor Alicuben (Pilipa’a ’15), a freshman setter and her NWAC #2 rated Highline Community College Thunderbirds  improved to 15-2 after finishing the week 3-0. Highline won an exciting five set match over Spokane College Sasquatch (25-15, 23-25, 26-24, 22-25, 15-11) Higline closed out the week with sweeps over   Centralia (25-15, 25-20) and Olympic (25-12, 25-22) in the Everett Crossover Tournament.  Highline will play Tacoma on Wednesday. Updated:  Alicuben selected as “Setter of the Week” in the NWAC Conference West Division.


player_Fuata_AlisonAlison Fuata (Pilipa’a ’15), a freshman outside hitter and her  Minot State Beavers were 0-2 this minotweek with losses to Minnesota State University-Moorehead and #22 Northern State.  Fuata had 1 kill on on one attempt against Northern State. The MSU Beavers will face the University of Mary on Tuesday, Bemidji State University on Friday and the University of Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday.


vulcanswoolsey_harleyHarley Woolsey (Pilipa’a ’15) a freshman DS/setter and the  University of Hawaii-Hilo lost an exciting home conference opener against  PacWest Conference rival BYU-Hawaii (23-25, 25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 16-14). Woolsey came in and served tough as a late match service specialist/DS.  The Vulcans will face Notre Dame De Namur in a PacWest Conference match on Thursday at 7pm (HST) in Vulcan gym.



Acacia-KaaaAcacia Ka’a’a (Pilipa’a ’13)  a Sophomore setter and her Mt. Hood Community College team lost to  Blue Mountain last week 3-0 ( 25-22, 25-15, 25-22). Ka’a’a had 12 assists and 6 digs in the match.  Mt. Hood will face Southwestern logoOregon Community College on Friday and Umpqua Community College on Saturday.



Additional Updates:

Pua Wong (Pilipa’a ’15) – Cal Baptist 

Great article from Cal Baptist athletic website on Freshman Water Polo player and former Pilipa’a middle blocker Pua Wong.  We look forward to updates when their Water Polo season gets started later in the school year.  Click here to see the article.

Ili Nakamoto (Pilipa’a ’15) – United States Air Force Academy

Ili Nakamoto a freshman cadet at the United State Air Force Academy  joined the Air Force Volleyball team as a manager this week and will be working with the Mountain West Conference squad while balancing the very high demands of the Academy.



Please email or text college updates, scores, stats,  pictures, video  and links to webcasts  to Coach Chris.

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