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Rainbow Wahine volleyball team tops teams to win Big West trophyUPDATED 10:58 PM HST Aug 06, 2013Video Transcript
morning at 10 o'clock. Head coach Dave Shoji and his Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, for the SECOND year in a row, picked by conference coaches to REPEAT as Big West champs. Hawaii a UNANIMOUS choice in the pre-season poll, followed by Long Beach State, Northridge, U-C Davis and Irvine in the top-5...... Santa Barbara picked 6th, then it's Fulelrton, Cal Poly and Riverside. LAST season's squad was PERFECT in-conference at 18-and-0, 27-and-3 overall. Emily Hartong returns, she was TOPS in the Big West with almost 5-kills per game. Jade Vorster's back as well, she LED the B-W-C, with a hitting percentage of 3-88. First practice is this Saturday, match ONE, is August 30th against DEFENDING National Champion Texas. And SPEAKING of Rainbow Wahine head coach Dave Shoji, he enters his THIRTY- NINTH season leading the ladies, with ANOTHER "major milestone" within reach. Coach has 11-hundred-3-wins in his career, just THREE shy of the ALL-TIME Division-One Record, of 11-hundred-6, that mark posted by U-C-L-A's Andy Banakowski, who's now RETIRED.