Damien, Kahuku jump 2 spots in Star-Advertiser Top 10

Damien's Kaira Wengler (7), Julia Tilton (9) and Elsa Radovan (5) celebrated a sweep over Le Jardin to complete the regular season undefeated in ILH Division II. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Winning the regular season in your league was rewarded by voters in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 this week.

Damien (11-0) and Kahuku (10-1) jumped two spots after they both picked up key wins to finish at the top of their respective divisions heading into league playoffs.

The Monarchs jump to No. 7 after sweeping then-No. 6 Le Jardin 25-15, 29-27 last Tuesday. Kahuku, which opens the OIA playoffs as the No. 1 seed out of the East in Division I on Thursday, swept Kalani and Kaiser to finish 10-1 in the regular season and move up to No. 8.

Moanalua (9-2) had a chance to win the division but lost in three sets to Roosevelt on Monday to drop two spots to No. 10.

Le Jardin (10-1) dropped three spots to No. 9 after the loss to the Monarchs.

Kamehameha (9-0) again received all 10 first-place votes and opens the ILH second-round tournament at home on Tuesday against Maryknoll. No. 2 ‘Iolani (6-3), which has only lost to Kamehameha in Hawaii this season, will play at No. 5 Punahou on Tuesday.

King Kekaulike (11-1), which hasn’t dropped a set in MIL play, is No. 3 again, followed by No. 4 Mililani, which opens its OIA playoffs at home on Thursday.

The Monarchs’ No. 6 ranking is their highest ever in the history of the Star-Advertiser rankings.

KS-Hawaii (13-0) also moved up a spot to No. 6.

Kapolei (eight) and Hilo (two) also received votes.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: Nov. 21
1.‘Iolani (9)90


  1. Confused Fan October 9, 2018 2:08 pm

    I don’t understand how these rankings work. Damien is ranked above two teams Kahuku and Moanalua both who they would most likely not be able to beat. In fact Moanalua already beat Damien 3 times during the Ann Kang. I’m not sure the argument would hold any water is because they are 11-0? If that’s the argument then shouldn’t they be ranked above Iolani as well who is 6-3.

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