Hawaii volleyball players span the country

Missouri senior Carly Kan, a 2013 Punahou graduate, is one of five Tigers to record 1,000 digs and 1,000 kills in a career. Photo courtesy Missouri Athletics.
Missouri senior Carly Kan, a 2013 Punahou graduate, is one of five Tigers to record 1,000 digs and 1,000 kills in a career. Photo courtesy Missouri Athletics.

Wednesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser will include a Hawaii Grown section listing all 56 Division I girls volleyball players from Hawaii high schools currently playing on the mainland.

Missouri’s Carly Kan, a four-year starter for the Tigers, is profiled. Kan played for a team that went 35-1 in her freshman season and is currently 9-3 heading into the start of SEC play on Wednesday night hosting South Carolina.

The Pac-12 is well represented with four schools featuring players from Hawaii. Utah’s Adora Anae (Kahuku) is the reigning Pac-12 offensive player of the week and leads the conference with 4.73 kills per set. She set a single-match school record in the rally-scoring era with 31 kills to lead Utah to a five-set road win at BYU last week. The Cougars have two players (Kamehameha’s Alohi Robins-Hardy, Punahou’s Kiani Tuileta) on their roster.

Arizona outside hitter Kalei Mau (Kaiser) currently ranks 10th in the Pac-12 averaging 3.41 kills per set while Arizona setter Penina Snuka (Kahuku) ranks fifth in assists per set (9.54) and Utah freshman Bailey Choy (‘Iolani) is sixth at 9.07 assists per set.

Snuka also leads the Pac-12 averaging 0.54 service aces per set.

Here’s a list of all 64 Division I players from Hawaii including UH.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES: http://www.aueagles.com
Hoakalei Dawson (‘Iolani ‘14) 5-10, Jr, S/L

ARIZONA WILDCATS: http://www.arizonawildcats.com
Reilly Killeen (‘Iolani ‘15) 5-4, So, L/DS
Penina Snuka (Kahuku ’13) 5-6, Sr, S
Kalei Mau (Kaiser ‘13) 6-1, Sr, OH
Sara Watanabe (‘Iolani ‘14) 5-9, Fr, L/DS

ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS: http://www.goarmysports.com
Nikki Lum (Punahou ‘16) 5-6, Fr, S
Shannel Chong (Punahou ‘14) 5-6, Jr, L

Alohi Robins-Hardy (Kamehameha ‘14) 6-2, Jr, S
Kiani Tuileta (Punahou ‘15) 5-10, Fr, S

BUTLER BULLDOGS: http://www.butlersports.com
Taylor Takeda (Kamehameha ‘14) 5-4, So, L

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE MATADORS: http://www.gomatadors.com
Kamalu Makekau-Whittaker (KS-Hawaii ‘16) 6-0, Fr, S

COLORADO BUFFALOES: http://www.cubuffs.com
Lillie Klemmer (Punahou ‘16) 5-11, Fr, MB/OPP

DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN: http://www.dartmouthsports.com
Julia Lau (Punahou ’13) 5-3, Sr, L
Zoe Leonard (KS-Hawaii ‘15) 5-10, So, L

EAST CAROLINA PIRATES: http://www.ecupirates.com
Brandee Markwith (Punahou ‘16) 5-8, Fr, L

EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES: http://www.goeags.com
Ashlee Vaoifi (Mililani ‘14) 5-5, So, DS/L
Ka‘iulani Ahuna (KS-Hawaii ‘15) 5-10, So, OH

GEORGE MASON PATRIOTS: http://www.gomason.com
Sydney Fanoga (Punahou ‘14) 6-0, Jr, MB

GONZAGA BULLDOGS: http://www.gozags.com
Imani Wimbush (Radford ’12) 6-0, Sr, MB
Tiyana Hallums (Kamehameha ‘15) 5-10, So, L/OH

HARVARD CRIMSON: http://www.gocrimson.com/
Anna Uhr (‘Iolani ‘15) 5-8, So, OH

HAWAII RAINBOW WAHINE: http://www.hawaiiathletics.com
Katiana Ponce (Moanalua ’12) 5-3, Sr, L/DS
McKenna Granato (Punahou ’14) 6-0, So, OH
Clare-Marie Anderson (Punahou ’14) 5-7, Jr, L/DS
Tayler Higgins (Punahou ’13) 5-9, Sr, S
Faith Ma’afala (Kamehameha ’14) 5-8, Jr, S/DS
Nikki Taylor (Kaiser ’13) 6-4, Sr, OH
Savanah Kahakai (Farrington ’14) 5-8, Jr, L
Rika Okino (Kalani ’16) 5-5, Fr, DS

IOWA HAWKEYES: http://www.hawkeyesports.com
Loxley Keala (‘Iolani ‘13) 6-1, Sr, S

JACKSON STATE TIGERS: http://www.jsutigers.com
Markayisha Masani (University ‘15) 5-9, So, OH

MANHATTAN (N.Y.) COLLEGE JASPERS: http://www.gojaspers.com
Marissa Behrens (Punahou ‘14) 6-1, Jr, MB
Allie Yamashiro (Kamehameha ’13) 5-4, Sr, L

MIAMI HURRICANES: http://www.hurricanesports.com
Alyssa Basdavanos (Punahou ’14) 5-8, Jr, DS

MISSOURI TIGERS: http://www.mutigers.com
Carly Kan (Punahou ’13) 5-9, Sr, OH

MONTANA GRIZZLIES: http://www.gogriz.com
Silerolia Gaogao (Moanalua ‘15) 5-11, So, OH

NEVADA WOLFPACK: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com
Shayla Hoeft (Seabury Hall ‘16) 6-2, Fr, MB

NEW MEXICO LOBOS: http://www.golobos.com
Ashley Kelsey (Campbell ‘12) 6-0, Jr, OH

NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN: http://www.meangreensports.com
LekaLeka Kiner-Falefa (Mid-Pacific ‘16) 5-8, Fr, DS/L

Ashlee Asada (‘Iolani ‘12) 5-3, Sr, L

PEPPERDINE WAVES: http://www.pepperdinewaves.com
Hana Lishman (Punahou ‘16) 5-8, Fr, L

PITTSBURGH PANTHERS: http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com
Kamalani Akeo (Kamehameha ‘15) 5-7, So, S/L

PORTLAND PILOTS: http://www.portlandpilots.com
Brittney Markwith (Punahou ’13) 6-1, Sr, MB

PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS: http://www.goviks.com
Pati Anae (Kahuku ‘13) 6-0, Sr, OH

PRINCETON TIGERS: http://www.goprincetontigers.com
Kelly Matthews (Punahou ‘14) 5-10, Jr, OH/RS

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY SPARTANS: http://www.sjsuspartans.com
Jamie Hirai (Mid-Pacific ‘14) 5-7, Jr, L

SEATTLE U. REDHAWKS: http://www.goseattleu.com
Aly Borje-Bonkowski (Maryknoll ’16) 5-4, Fr, L

SIENA (N.Y.) COLLEGE SAINTS: http://www.sienasaints.com/
Bobbi Lin Kalama (Kamehameha-Maui ’13) 5-8, Sr, S/L/DS
Kalehua Katagiri (Kamehameha ‘13) 5-7, Sr, L/DS

SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS: http://www.suutbirds.com
Remo Gaogao (Punahou ‘14) 5-9, Jr, OH

ST. JOHN’S RED STORM: http://www.redstormsports.com
Nikki Sen (Sacred Hearts ‘13) 5-5, Jr, L

TEMPLE OWLS: http://www.owlsports.com
Mia Heirakuji (Kamehameha ‘15) 5-5, So, DS/L

TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS: http://www.tsutigers.com
Puamana Danielson (Kalani ‘13) 5-7, Sr, S/DS

TEXAS A&M AGGIES: http://www.12thman.com
Kiana Peroff (Punahou ’16) 6-2, Fr, OH

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS: http://www.texastech.com/sports/w-volley
Reyn Akiu (Kamehameha ‘15) 5-2, So, DS/L

TOWSON (MD.) TIGERS: http://www.towsontigers.com
Annika Rigterink (Kaiser ’13) 6-2, Jr, MB

TULSA HURRICANES: http://www.tulsahurricane.com
Trinity Alualu (Farrington ‘13) 5-11, Sr, OH

UTAH UTES: http://www.utahutes.com
Bailey Choy (‘Iolani ’16) 5-9, Fr, S
Adora Anae (Kahuku ‘14) 6-1, Jr, OH/RS

UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES: http://www.wolverinegreen.com
Jasmine Niutupuivaha (Kahuku ’16) 5-11, Fr, MB

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS: http://www.wsucougars
Treyanna Freitas (King Kekaulike ’16) 5-4, Fr, DS/L

WINTHROP (S.C.) EAGLES: http://www.winthropeagles.com
Keaupono Fey (Punahou ‘14) 6-0, Jr, MB
Siani Yamaguchi (Kalaheo ’16) 5-8, Fr, S

YALE BULLDOGS: http://www.yalebulldogs.com
Claire Feeley (Punahou ’13) 6-1, Sr, MB


  1. TGOD September 21, 2016 10:49 am


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