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‘Iolani girls volleyball opens season ranked in the top 20 nationally

By Billy Hull on August 13, 2019

Defending girls volleyball state champion ‘Iolani opens the season ranked No. 19 in the nation in the MaxPreps preseason Top 25 rankings released today. The Raiders started the season reaching the semifinals of the Ann Kang Invitational that ended Saturday. ‘Iolani, which had won the last two Ann Kang tournaments, won its first 12 sets before getting swept by Redondo Union (Calif.) in its final match in pool play. The Raiders were then swept by Byron Nelson (Texas) 25-22, 26-24 […]

‘Iolani falls short of three-peat at Ann Kang Invitational

By Jerry Campany on August 10, 2019

‘Iolani fell short of winning its third straight Ann Kang Invitational championship on Saturday. The defending state champion Raiders went unbeaten in pool play on the first two days, not dropping a single set, before falling on Saturday. The magic ‘Iolani had on Thursday and Friday didn’t carry over, though. The Raiders were swept by Redondo Union (Calif.) 25-19, 25-16 to finish pool play and then fell to Byron Nelson (Texas) 25-22, 26-24 in the semifinals. Redondo Union (Calif.) swept […]

‘Iolani volleyball star Elena Oglivie commits to Stanford

By Nick Abramo on August 8, 2019

Elena Oglivie did not let an opportunity pass her by. The ‘Iolani student beefed up on academics during her junior year in order to qualify for Stanford, and after getting accepted there, made her commitment to play for the Cardinal women’s volleyball team. “Junior year, I got really serious and committed to the process of trying to get into Stanford,” Oglivie, now a senior, said Thursday prior to a match in the annual Ann Kang Invitational at ‘Iolani. “I had […]


‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie makes U.S. Girls Youth National Team roster

By Billy Hull on July 26, 2019

‘Iolani senior and two-time state player of the year Elena Oglivie is one of 12 players who have been selected to the U.S. Girls Youth National Team that will play in the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championships in Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 5-14. Oglivie is one of five hitters (outside and opposites) selected to the squad. The Stanford commit is one of only three girls to make the team who didn’t win gold playing for the United States in the NORECA […]

8 teams in D-I in ILH girls volleyball as part of pilot program

By Billy Hull on July 24, 2019

The ILH will have a different look in girls volleyball this year. Under a one-year pilot program, the league will have eight Division I teams this season with Le Jardin, Hawaii Baptist, Mid-Pacific and Sacred Hearts moving up according to the league schedule. Last season, the ILH had four teams in Division I and 10 teams in Division II, which left the D-I schools playing each other a bunch of times. Defending state champion ‘Iolani, which beat Kamehameha in the […]

‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie makes U.S. Girls Youth National Training Team

By Billy Hull on June 20, 2019

‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie, a two-time All-State girls volleyball player of the year, is one of 24 athletes who have been selected to the U.S. Girls Youth National Training Team. Twelve players will then be selected to represent the United States at the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championships in September in Cairo, Egypt. Oglivie, who last month announced her commitment to play at Stanford, is one of 10 outside hitters to make the training team. She led the Raiders to a […]

‘Iolani’s Oglivie nets another Gatorade honor

By Nick Abramo on January 19, 2019

‘Iolani junior outside hitter Elena Oglivie is the Hawaii Gatorade girls volleyball player of the year for the second time, the Gatorade Company announced this week. Oglivie, who previously was named the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year, led the Red Raiders to the Division I state championship last fall, and had a state-final record 28 kills in an upset of Kamehameha. Oglivie also earned the Gatorade Hawaii award during her freshman season. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, […]

Iolani’s Oglivie returns to the top in Hawaii

By Jerry Campany on December 2, 2018

Iolani doesn’t win the state title every year, but recently it has boasted of the best player. Elena Oglivie was selected as the Star-Advertiser’s Player of the Year on Sunday, adding to the honor she picked up two years ago as a freshman. That gives the Raiders the player of the year for four straight seasons, with Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres taking it last year and Bailey Choy starting the run with 2015’s top honor. The last time a program did that […]