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LVA Bulletin Board...
7:00 a.m.—Sat., Apr. 11, 2015
ALL PRACTICES TODAY—for 14U, 16U and 17U—at 3 to 5 p.m.
(the 5 to 7 p.m. slot has been cancelled)
8:00 a.m.—Thu., Apr. 9, 2015
FOR ALL INTERESTED:
Mark your calendars everyone! The #1 U.S. Women's National Team will compete against the #3 China Women's National Team in the 2015 USA VOLLEYBALL CUP on June 5-6, 2015 at the UH Stan Sheriff Center.
We are very honored and excited to be given such another rare opportunity to have the top women's teams in the world compete in Hawaii. See flier below for more information (click on the image to see the larger PDF version).
Let's fill those stands! GO USA!!
UPDATE: There has been an unexpected delay in the release of tickets for the USA vs China women's volleyball matches scheduled on June 5-6 at the UH Stan Sheriff Center. A new ticket release date will be announced shortly. Please stay tuned and information will be updated in the next few days. Sorry for the inconvenience.
6:30 p.m.—Sun., Apr. 5, 2015
Practice schedule for the rest of April has been posted.
See team calendars --> --> -->
Any players unable to make practice—please contact your coach 2 days ahead.
It is hard to cancel gym on the day of practice. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tickets for the Lu'au will be distributed to each player this week, for the mandatory LVA Lu'au fundraiser. More details to follow soon.
8:00 a.m.—Tue., Mar. 31, 2015
15U players reflect on recent Spokane tournament...
...in which LVA 15U Girls placed 11th in the Open Division at the PNQ (Spokane, WA)—and received the National Div bid in early part of March from our Region (Moku O Keawe) to the National Championship in New Orleans, LA on June 24-27, 2015.
|Erica: Special thanks to my coaches and my mom for taking good care of us! I thought that this tournament was a great learning experience, the competition was tough but we had some really great plays in this "open division" being my first time and it wasn't too bad we had some close sets with the top teams which felt great! Overall we made great memories together as a team should!
|Camre: This trip has been a great experience & I liked the competition & exposure we got. Thank you Coach Bubba & Coach Gimi & Aunty Joleen. Thank you Dad for helping our team out with all your support.
|Kylee: I personally feel that this trip was a great experience for all of us. I think we could have done better if we all worked together as a team and played tighter. Thank you Coach Gimi, Coach Bubba, and Aunty Joleen for this amazing opportunity!
|Jasmine: I felt this was a good learning experience for me and my team. We struggled playing together for most of the tournament because the other teams were much more competitive, but came together on the last day. Our team also didn't play to our best ability. We need to train & work harder on our own as well. I would also like to thank the coaches, parents + mama Jo for making this possible. I would also like to thank my grandparents for coming out and supporting us + God for bringing us all here safely and giving us the opportunity to play.
The 15U girls visiting Gonzaga University.
[L to R: Makena Pang, Rina-Jade Kalama, Cheyenne Yap, Hoala Alapai, Krysten Aiwohi]
9:00 p.m.—Sun., Mar. 29, 2015
15U Wahines in the OPEN division in Spokane, Washington:
Text msg. fr. Coach Gimi (sent yesterday):
We won 2 lost 1 yesterday [Friday]. Lost all 3 today [Sat.] play tomorrow at 11am. It's been challenging but what an experience for our 15s! By the way, the girls are showing their support with their pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness and dink pink day today at the PNQ.
12:00 p.m.—Wed., Mar. 18, 2015
16U Wahines 3rd in Gold Div. Moku o Keawe Regional Championships:
12U White team placed 3rd in Gold and the 12U Blue team placed 2nd in Silver:
Great job Lanakila wahines! Mahalo to 16U Coach Gimi, Coach Bubba,
12U Coach Willie & Coach Lehua. Much mahalo to our wonderful and awesome
chaperones—16U "Mama D," 12U Aunty Stacy, and all our wonderful
and positive parent support who made the trip to Hilo. God Bless!
4:00 p.m.—Sat., Mar. 7, 2015
10U Wahines take 1st in Gold in Hilo! Imua LVA! Heading home soon.
2:00 p.m.—Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
Congratulations Lanakila 18U Wahines! Finished 2nd in Flight 4B.
Awesome job Coach Henry Davis and Chaperone Mama Dawna Davis.
Have a safe flight home tomorrow!
Parents: if you want to look up scores, they can be found here—
Advanced Event System, LVA18 Girls, club division.
9:00 p.m.—Sat., Jan. 31, 2015
LVA Wahine 14U placed 3rd this weekend in Hilo.
9:00 p.m.—Sat., Jan. 24, 2015
LVA's 12U Girls teams—White and Blue—did great at the tournament in Hilo
this weekend, with both taking 3rd place in their respective divisions.
Congratulations, LVA wahine!
The Blue team (L to R): Dyllyn Kahalehau, Maddie Sylvester, Noelani Kahoopii, Savannah Dagupion, Lindsey Espania, McKenzie Kubo-Li, Kaena Cervantes
The White team (L to R): Malia Bennett, Daesha Soares, Ella Connor, Victoria Martins, Kayla Yamashita, Ajah Rajvong
1:30 p.m.—Tue., Jan. 6, 2015
On the way home from Anaheim:
2:00 p.m.—Sun., Jan. 4, 2015
LVA's 16U Boys reached the final game of Flight 1 bracket, winning 2 consecutive elimination games this morning (see 8 a.m. update below)! They played tough and made us all proud by winning 2nd place in Flight 1 in a hard-fought game, just barely losing in 3 tough sets to Mountain View (CA), 25-11, 20-25, 11-15.
Their final standing in the tournament: 34th place (out of 62 teams).
8:00 a.m.—Sun., Jan. 4, 2015
Scores from last day of SCVA (single-elimination):
Game 1: WON 2-0 against Seaside South -- 25-20, 25-15
Game 2: WON 2-1 against High Line (Long Beach) -- 25-23, 24-26, 15-11
9:00 p.m.—Sat., Jan. 3, 2015
Scores from Day 2 of the SCVA Invitational:
Game 1: WON 2-0 against Wave (CA) -- 25-19, 25-22
Game 2: WON 2-1 against Vegas Extreme -- 23-25, 25-11, 15-12
Game 3: WON 2-1 against Spectrum Black -- 23-25, 25-15, 15-7
Way to go LVA 16U Boys! They're now 4-2 in the tournament, after sweeping their matches today!! (Credit for photo below: Willie Dagupion.)
8:00 p.m.—Fri., Jan. 2, 2015
Scores/update from our 16U Boys on Day 1 of the SCVA Invitational in Anaheim:
Game 1: LOST 0-2 to Sta. Monica Beach Club -- 15-25, 17-25
Game 2: LOST 0-2 to Pali (CA) Nike -- 12-25, 8-25
Game 3: WON 2-0 against Akamai -- 25-18, 25-22
Imua 16U Boys!! (Thanks for the texts/updates, Jody.)
3:00 p.m.—Mon., Dec. 29, 2014
A big LVA mahalo to Coach McCutcheon for an awesome clinic today!
6:00 p.m.—Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
Good Luck to Coach Bubba and our 16U Boys team as they travel next week for the SCVA Junior Boys Invitational tournament in Anaheim. Safe travels!
Team moms: please remind players to take score keeping exam for certification. Go to the Moku o Keawe Region website and follow instructions. Get it done this week!
Community service completed forms are due for teams traveling in January. Don't wait till last minute. All forms due Jan 10. for 12U and 14U players.
Uniforms have arrived!! For more info and payment due date see your team links.
NOTE TO ALL PLAYERS:
All team documents and downloadable forms are to be found on your calendar pages (the links above).
Please make a habit of checking in there regularly. Mahalo!