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Volleyball: Kamehameha grad grows into role at CSUN

Kamalu Makekau-Whittaker blinked her eyes and couldn’t believe that she’s more than halfway through her volleyball career at CSUN, a journey that gets more fulfilling by the day. -- Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Rainbow Wahine hold off Cal State Northridge in 4

Senior middle Sarah Liva put down a career-high-tying 12 kills to lead four players in double-figure kills and Hawaii kept Cal State Northridge winless in 13 trips to Honolulu, defeating the Matadors 25-18, 17-25, 25-20, 25-20 in a Big West volleyball match tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. -- Honolulu Star-Advertiser

UH Women's Volleyball Downs CSUN, 3-1

The University of Hawai'i women's volleyball team (11-6, 7-1 Big West) downed CSUN in four sets, 25-18, 17-25, 25-20, 25-20 to end the first half of the Big West season. -- KITV - HI


VOLLEYBALL Big West women: Cal State Northridge at Hawaii, 7 p.m., at Stan Sheriff Center. ILH Division I girls: Second round tournament, elimination match–TBA vs. TBA, time TBA, location TBA. ILH Division II girls: Second round tournament, semifinals–Sacred Hearts vs. Damien, time and location TBA; Mid-Pacific vs. Le Jardin, time and location TBA. --Honolulu Star Advertiser


While most European leagues have not started yet, most Finnish teams have played 3 or 4 matches in the Mestaruusliiga. Ford Store Levoranta Sastamala, known as VaLePa, was 4-0 in domestic matches heading into the opening match of the Champions League. Arvis Greene Jr., in his first season as a professional after playing his collegiate volleyball at California State University, Northridge, has been gotten to a hot start for VaLePa. The AVCA Second-Team All-American has scored 5.31 points per set in the domestic league. That is good enough for 2nd-most thus far in Finland. Making his first appearance as the underdog against Istanbul BBSK. --VolleyMob

NAU Roundup: Track and field brings aboard Schutz as throwers coach

In Schutz’s final year at Cal State Northridge, he helped the Matadors women’s team to a runaway Big West team title and qualified junior Monique Griffiths through to the NCAA Championships in the women’s hammer throw. Schutz’s athletes won three of the four individual Big West titles on the women’s side, with Griffiths winning the discus and hammer and senior Mariah Counts taking the javelin. --Arizona Daily Sun

So far, it's no joke for UCLA's Alford

The UCLA coach ribbed predecessor Jim Harrick for his return to coaching at age 80, as an assistant under Mark Gottfried at Cal State Northridge, when Harrick could be spending his days on the golf course. --WOW!


Others nominated: Aeryn Owens (CSUN); Tyler Spriggs (Long Beach State); Idara Akpakpa (UC Irvine); Yuliya Ushakova (UC Riverside); Rowan Ennis (UC Santa Barbara); McKenna Granato (Hawai‘i) --VolleyMob