Big congratulations to Tanya for winning the Cindy Leatherberry Silent Hero Award! Very well deserved. Hope everyone had a great time at Regionals. The food was awesome! And there will be a lot more this weekend at the end of season party at POP. Hope to see everyone there.
What a weekend wouldn’t you say!
First and foremost, we the coaches, would like send out a huge ALOHA and Mahalo to our 12’s parents and families for their love, time, patience, and absolute trust with their precious possessions called “Keikis”. We are absolutely humbled, honored and thankful for letting us be a part of your family these last 6 months and as Team Hiki No preaches “It takes a village to raise a child”. You Parents ROCK……BOOOOM!
We have lots to say about this weekend, but we’ll try to keep it short and sweet! Girls played amazingly well and stepped up to the plate for the biggest tournament of their lives and once again proved that the Hiki No curve works if you just trust the process. Went 2-1 first day, playing 10 total sets, to finish the day 3rd in Pool and top of silver. Went through day 2 holding seed and making it into the championship game against Athena. Unfortunately we lost in 2 close sets that could’ve gone either way, but we all saw the determination and passion in their eyes that match, which makes it all worth it.
Finally, This group of girls accomplished so much, had each other’s back every step of the way, formed a bond that no one can ever take and learned to love the sport of volleyball through their blood, sweat and tears this season. We’d like to finish with saying that this group made club history by finishing the highest ranked 12’s team and bid a farewell to our SENIORS who cheered us on all weekend.
Both 14-1 and 14-2 had very similar focus going into the regionals. Enjoy each other’s company and have lots of fun and leave everything on the court because “You Only Live Once – a.k.a. “YOLO!”. Our goal was to have “No Regrets” when we reflect back about the competition. All three coaches are very proud of the way both teams played and how they wrapped up the season…lots of heart and lots on intensity. As we presented the lei before their first match on Sunday, we all talked about the lessons we have learned this season (volleyball and life lessons) and priveledge of being part of this great Hiki-No Ohana as we get ready to venture into their next chapter in life.
We are very proud of the way 14-1s played because they played with much more consistency and strategies, continue to make changes and bettering every plays.
We are very proud of the stride these players from 14-2s have made. They made their mission to follow through on their passion while embracing the Hiki-No culture…with “can do!” attitude. Players were supportive of each other throughout the match, celebrating the teammates success like their own.
Wow what a season! I am extremely proud of this group of girls. After a tough first day of regionals on Saturday, the girls really stepped it up and came to play on Sunday; where they played their best volleyball of the season! We didn’t finish how we wanted, but it was still a great accomplishment, ending with a 28-30 point game! It was so fun to watch the girls grow on and off the court. It was my pleasure getting to share my love of the game with them. Great season all around.
If it’s to be, it’s up to me
What an incredible ending to an incredible season! The growth, positive attitudes, learning about life and volleyball, friendships, heartbreaks, and good times, were had and experienced by the 16-1. The 16-1 went without dropping a set the last day to win their “same color t-shirts” (and CLOBBERING one team 25-6 might I add.)
The girls not only peaked at the right time but they also pulled together to truly have a great team effort for the last games of their season.
Coach Kealia and Coach Kaiao loved those ding dongs and will truly miss their weird energy!
The 16-2’s finished the season on an amazing note, getting second place in our bracket. On Sunday the girls fought to come back from being down 4-12 to win, and again from being down 8-16 to win, which was so fun to watch! They played some amazing volleyball, and never gave up. This season was such a fun one, and it was incredible to watch the girls grow from our first tournament to the last day of regionals. They showed incredible growth and improvement, and each and every one of them has so much to be proud of.
What a season! There were definitely some highs and lows, easy days and grinding days, injuries, a little blood, a lot of sweat and some tears. Through it all, the girls kept pushing and I think it’s safe to say they have come out better people and players because of it.
Regionals ended up being a replay of the season smashed into two days. Two grind out wins to start pool play led to a matchup against a familiar respected club & eventual champion, NPJs. While the first set wasn’t bad, it wasn’t pretty either. The second set may have been the most fun and best played set of the weekend. Going up against a well coached team with 11 college signees is definitely a challenge. Thanks to some AWESOME defense, we held a 16-14 lead but eventually the firepower on the other side of the net prevailed. Jumping straight into our crossover, we couldn’t bring that same intensity and unfortunately dropped another match.
Sunday brought another rollercoaster as we dropped our first set to Adidas before grinding out & winning the next two to win the match! Our final match of the season came against another friendly foe, DSK, who prevailed.
Thank you from the staff to all the families and friends who supported us throughout the season. You have all contributed to the many experiences & fun that made it a memorable & surely unforgettable 2017 season!
Regionals for the 18-2s was a mixed bag. Saturday we started off very slow and got beat by a team we were better than. After everyone went and got some food and had a chance to reflect, the girls came back with much more fire and heart and beat two quality teams to end up first in their pool. Sunday morning we thought they would come in fired up to finish well in the Bronze division but the team just wasn’t ‘clicking’. Coach Courtney and Coach Suz felt like some of the girls wanted it but it was one of those days when the mind/body connection wasn’t there. The result was we didn’t end the season quite how we wanted to but we felt like overall these girls often exceeded expectations and rose above some adverse situations such as injury and different line ups to have some good growth. Those going onto their senior year seasons should be coming into summer workouts with their teams better than they left last fall.