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https://twitter.com/gohgoter/status/1545697871097344000
.. 48 more days

Our roster looks a bit short …

Program always hush-hush during the off-season

Makes it hard to get really excited about the upcoming season.

Hopefully RAM brings in some arms with some pop!!

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Robyn has always been a hush hush kind of person and coach. Would be nice if she could fire up the fan base. All we get are smoldering embers.
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My3Cats wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:16 pm Robyn has always been a hush hush kind of person and coach. Would be nice if she could fire up the fan base. All we get are smoldering embers.

Fo’sure. Sure. I’m feeling that RAM hasn’t elevated the program since she’s been HC and her rosters seems to lacking in the last 3 seasons. This year may be a long one .. :oops: :-x

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The 2019 UH Wahine team won two NCAA tournament matches at home. They had Van Sickle, Rasmussen coming back for their senior year. Frosh talent such as Hellvig and Igiede were just starting their UH career. Then, the pandemic hit and cancelled the 2020 season. UH overachieved last year by winning their first round match against a top SEC team. Then once again, they had to face U of Washington at their place to end the season.

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Utah transfer MB Kennedi Evans. RS junior with 2 to play 2.

https://utahutes.com/sports/womens-voll ... vans/12569 https://twitter.com/CVBTransfers/status/1549940707065880576
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Yes! Really needed another middle blocker and she will help.
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kapakahi wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:08 pm Utah transfer MB Kennedi Evans. RS junior with 2 to play 2.

https://utahutes.com/sports/womens-voll ... vans/12569 https://twitter.com/CVBTransfers/status/1549940707065880576
https://www.instagram.com/p/CgQYuNSr8iX/

Man, does RAM like to keep thing close the vest … . Looks like a contributor right away. 3 working middles is better than 2.

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While still not listed on the UH website roster, Kennedi Evans is standing next to Riley Wagoner in the initial part of this news clip video with players gathering together for the team photo.

https://hawaiiathletics.com/sports/wome ... all/roster https://twitter.com/AHoshidaSports/status/1556203700044959744

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Makes you wonder why Evans is still not listed on the roster. Is she still here?
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My3Cats wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:56 am Makes you wonder why Evans is still not listed on the roster. Is she still here?
Evans is at practice and took pictures on media day. Maybe something with her transfer papers prevents it from making it official.

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Evans was at today's practice....though not clear if she participated or not.
https://twitter.com/AHoshidaSports/status/1557206072443559937 https://twitter.com/RobDeMelloKHON/status/1557229468065755136 https://twitter.com/KyleChinen/status/1557224447760773120

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https://hawaiiathletics.com/news/2022/8 ... squad.aspx
https://hawaiiathletics.com/sports/wome ... vans/20314
https://www.cindyluis.com/2022/08/11/wa ... fer-evans/
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2022/08/ ... -practice/ https://twitter.com/tifferspxp/status/1557846025359896577 From the Star-Advertiser....
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Utah transfer Kennedi Evans cleared to join Rainbow Wahine volleyball practice
By Jason Kaneshiro Today Updated 12:00 am

After sitting out the first two days of camp, Hawaii middle blocker Kennedi Evans was cleared to practice with the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team on Thursday.

Evans committed to join the UH program as a transfer from Utah earlier in the summer and had to wait a bit while her paperwork was processed before being officially added to the roster.

The 6-foot-2 Evans earned a degree in business administration at Utah and will have two seasons of eligibility at UH as she pursues a master’s degree in the international business administration program at the Shidler College of Business.

“The team has been really amazing through everything, so I’m super excited and super stoked to get to play with these girls and I think it’s going to be a really fun season,” Evans said Thursday.

Evans played in 57 matches with 54 starts in three seasons at Utah. She posted 100 blocks in 24 matches as a freshman in 2018, including a 15-block performance against California. She redshirted in 2019 and ranked second on the team with 59 blocks over 17 matches in the abbreviated 2020 season.

Evans led the Utes with 59 blocks through 16 matches last year before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

She contributed four kills and five blocks in Utah’s four-set win over UH last September in Salt Lake City and was averaging 1.17 kills and 1.11 blocks per set prior to her injury.

“I was just looking for something new, something a little different,” Evans said of her decision to transfer. “I had done my four years at Utah and had a great experience, but just wanted something else and was looking for a program that had a really good team culture and a really good environment for me to grow as a volleyball player and as a person.

“It just seemed like the right fit. They had goals for me that matched up with goals for myself, so I really liked that.”

Evans adds experience and depth to a middle blocker group led by junior Amber Igiede, UH’s top returnee in kills (2.95 per set) and blocks (1.27). Junior Tiffany Westerberg is also working in the middle after making seven starts at outside hitter last season.

“We are very excited to have Kennedi join our program to finish out her volleyball career,” UH coach Robyn Ah Mow said in a release from the school. “Kennedi had a great career at Utah and adds valuable experience and maturity to our middle blocker position. She is a standout student in the classroom and will add to the culture of our program.”

Evans, originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, is one of three graduate transfers on the UH roster. Libero/defensive specialist Talia Edmonds transferred from Michigan State in the spring and outside hitter Chandler Cowell joined the Wahine after graduating from Saint Mary’s.

While much of Evans’ recruiting process was done virtually or over the phone, she visited Hawaii last year with former Utah teammate and Kahuku graduate Phoebe Grace.

”We’re really great friends and had a great time at Utah together,” Evans said. “So she was really excited and her family was really great in helping me with whatever I need.”

She also played with ‘Iolani alumna Bailey Choy in her freshman year at Utah. Choy similarly finished her college career at UH after graduating from Utah.

“Lots of connections with Utah and Hawaii, so it was always an option that I had in the back of my mind once I decided that I wanted to transfer,” Evans said.
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https://twitter.com/RobDeMelloKHON/status/1559038840660115456

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