HAWAII GROWN: More than 70 D-I volleyball players from Hawaii ready to start season

Utah's Saige Ka'aha'aina-Torres takes over as the full-time starting setter at Utah. Photo courtesy Steve C. Wilson/University of Utah.

The Hawaii women’s volleyball team, with five Hawaii Grown players on the roster, begins its season Friday in the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic against San Diego.

Also in the four-team tournament is St. John’s with sophomore Sheena Yoshioka (Punahou ‘18) returning home to play for the weekend.

Another 65 Division I women’s volleyball players representing 46 other schools are getting ready to start the year.


Below is a list of all Division I players who graduated from Hawaii high schools.

ARIZONA WILDCATS
Emi Pua‘a (Punahou ‘16), 5-6, Sr, L/DS
Mahina Pua‘a (Punahou ‘17) 5-7, Jr, S

ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS
Nikki Lum (Punahou ‘16) 5-6, Sr, S
Ana Oglivie (‘Iolani ‘17) 5-6, Jr, S

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY COUGARS
Kiani Moea‘i (Punahou ‘15) 5-10, Sr, S
Grace Wee (‘Iolani ‘19) 5-6, Fr, L

CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD ROADRUNNERS
Mapu Sekona (Mid-Pacific ‘17) 5-10, Jr, OH
Jojo Ishida (Mid-Pacific ‘17) 5-5, Jr, L

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE MATADORS
Kamalu Makekau-Whittaker (KS-Hawaii ‘16) 6-0, Sr, S

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS
Gabby Naniseni (Mililani ‘19) 5-10, Fr, OH

COLORADO BUFFALOES
Lillie Klemmer (Punahou ‘16) 5-11, Sr, MB

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LIONS
McKenzy Metter (Punahou ‘19) 5-6, Fr, DS/L

DELAWARE STATE HORNETS
Ryanne “Cookie” Burnett (Sacred Hearts ‘19) 5-9, Fr, OH
Taina Leao (Hilo ‘19) 5-9, Fr, OPP

EAST CAROLINA PIRATES
Brandee Markwith (Punahou ‘16) (RS) 5-8, Jr, DS/L

EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES
Julia Fisher (Le Jardin ‘18) 6-2, So, MB/RS

EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES
ShaRae Niu (Kahuku ‘17) 5-6, Jr, S
Puaoolelagi Sao (Kahuku ‘17) 5-6, Jr, DS
Malie McClure (Kamehameha ‘19) 5-9, Fr, DS
Ka‘ehukaiiha‘amaina‘e Keala (Mid-Pacific ‘19) 6-3, Fr, RS/MB

GEORGE MASON PATRIOTS
Shali Niu (Kahuku ‘18) 6-0, So, OPP

HARVARD CRIMSON
Sandra Zeng (Punahou ‘17) 5-9, Jr, OH/DS

ILLINOIS STATE REDBIRDS
Paige Hilliard (Punahou ‘18) 5-10, Fr, OH

JACKSON STATE TIGERS
Kanile‘a Nomura (King Kekaulike ‘17) 5-11, Jr, MB

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS
Teana Adams-Kaonohi (Punahou ‘19) 6-1, Fr, S

MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE HAWKS
Haley Thomas (Nanakuli ‘17) 5-11, Jr, MB

NEVADA WOLFPACK
Kayla Afoa (Kamehameha ‘17) 5-9, Jr, OH
Kili Robins (Kamehameha ’18) 6-0, So, OH

NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK
Kristen McDaniel (‘Iolani ‘19) 5-9, Fr, S

NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN
Alleyah Galdeira (Kamehameha ‘19) 5-6, Fr, DS

OKLAHOMA SOONERS
Halia Hogan (‘Iolani ‘17) 5-11, Jr, MB
Kira Morikawa (Punahou ‘17) 5-7, Jr, DS


ORAL ROBERTS GOLDEN EAGLES
Jeslyn Spencer (Moanalua ‘19) 5-8, Fr, OH

OREGON STATE BEAVERS
Shekinah Clarke (Kapolei ‘15) (RS) 5-10, Sr, OH

PEPPERDINE WAVES
Hana Lishman (Punahou ‘16) 5-8, Sr, L
Savana Greene (Punahou ’18) 6-1, So, OH

PITTSBURGH PANTHERS
Lexis Akeo (Kamehameha ‘19) 5-8, Fr, S

PORTLAND PILOTS
Kassidy Naone (Le Jardin ‘17) 5-11, Jr, OH
Carey Williams (Kahuku ‘17) 5-7, Jr, DS/L
Shayla Hoeft (Seabury Hall ’16) 6-2, Sr, MB

ST. JOHN’S RED STORM
Sheena Yoshioka (Punahou ‘18) 5-3, So, L/DS

SAINT MARY’S (CALIF.) GAELS
Chandler Cowell (King Kekaulike ’18) 5-10, So, OH

SAN FRANCISCO DONS
Ally Wada (Hawaii Baptist ‘18) 5-8, So, S
Erin Fujitani (Moanalua ‘17) 5-1, Jr, DS
Moana To‘oto‘o (Maryknoll ‘18) 5-8, So, L/DS

SEATTLE U. REDHAWKS
Aly Borje-Bonkowski (Maryknoll ‘16) 5-4, Sr, L
Kailee Kurokawa (Hilo ’18) 5-9, So, S/DS
Colby Lane (McKinley ‘19) 5-4, Fr, DS

SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES
Kaile Tuiasamatatele (Kapolei ‘17) 5-11, Jr, MB

TEMPLE OWLS
Xeryah Salanoa (Punahou ’18) 6-0, So, MB/RS
Averi Salvador (Punahou ‘17) 5-5, Jr, DS/L
Nikki Saito (Maryknoll ‘19) 5-3, Fr, DS/L

TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS
Laken Te’o (Kahuku ’16) 5-9, Jr, S

TEXAS LONGHORNS
Jhenna Gabriel (Maryknoll ‘18) 5-8, So, L/S

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
Kiari Gier (Maryknoll ’18) 5-4, So, L/DS

UC DAVIS AGGIES
Sasha Petticord (‘Iolani ‘19) 6-0, Fr, MB

UNLV REBELS
Shelby Capllonch (Damien ‘19) 5-8, Fr, OH
Paris Oliveira (Kamehameha ‘19) 5-6, Fr, L/DS

UTAH UTES
Naya Dong (‘Iolani ‘19) 5-5, Fr, L/DS
Saige Ka‘aha‘aina-Torres (‘Iolani ’18) 6-0, So, S
Phoebe Grace (Kahuku ‘17) (RS) 6-2, So, MB

UTAH STATE AGGIES
Kalena Vaivai (King Kekaulike ‘19) 5-10, Fr, S

UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES
Ofeira Petaia (Kalani ‘18) 5-8, So, DS/L
Jasmine Niutupuivaha (Kahuku ’16) 5-11, Sr, MB

UTEP MINERS
Syenna Masaki (Kalaheo ‘17) 5-9, Jr, S/OH

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS
Aria McComber (Punahou ’18) (RS) 5-6, Fr, DS/L

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS
Rhyenne Filisi (Maryknoll ’18) 6-2, So, OH/RS

WESTERN ILLINOIS LEATHERNECKS
Jojo Kruize (Moanalua ‘16) 5-10, Sr, OH


WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS
Sina Uluave (Punahou ‘19) 5-11, Fr, OH/OPP

WINTHROP (S.C.) EAGLES
Siani Yamaguchi (Kalaheo ’16) 5-8, Sr, S

COMMENTS

  1. ahinalu August 27, 2019 12:20 pm

    Why isn’t Hawaiis players left out ?


  2. ahinalu August 27, 2019 12:22 pm

    Why is Hawaii’s players left out ?


  3. SimSima August 28, 2019 2:47 pm

    Didn’t Kalina Obrey (Kamehameha ’19) commit to play at San Jose State University?


  4. Billy Hull August 28, 2019 4:10 pm

    She is on the basketball roster at SJSU.


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