Early this morning on the Manoa campus, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team took its first steps of the 2013 season by opening training camp at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Head coach Dave Shoji is entering his 39th season with the Lady Bows and welcomes back five starters from a team that went 27-3 overall and 18-0 in the Big West Conference.
With a balance of experience and youth, expectations are once again very high and the team appears ready and eager to work for it.
Away from the X’s and O’s, the hot topic entering the season is will this be the last for Hawaii’s legendary head coach.
“Well, I think about it privately. I don’t talk about with the team. As far as the team is concerned, I’m their coach and I will be for whatever time they’re here. So it’s something I don’t want to discuss and I don’t discuss it with the current team And I just wish we’ll concentrate on this year and go from there,” said Coach Shoji.
Shoji will enters 2013 just four wins shy of breaking the NCAA record for career victories.
The season opener for the Rainbow Wahine is set for August 30 against defending national champions, Texas.