UH men's volleyball team honored by Hawaii Governor David Ige
Governor Ige congratulated the team for its record-breaking season.
Hawaii Governor David Ige presented the UH men's volleyball team with recognition certificates Wednesday at the State Capitol.
Governor Ige congratulated the team for its record-breaking season. In 2019 the Rainbow Warriors finished runner-up in the NCAA Tournament, set the NCAA record 74 straight sets won, set the new program record 25 straight matches won, and won the program's first ever Big West title. The team also put a record four players on the All-America first team and five to the All-Conference first team.
The Governor added that while all these accomplishments are impressive there was something else that caught his attention when it comes to this 2019 squad. "Most importantly we as observers and as fans and as people of the State of Hawaii could get the sense that you cared about each other, which I think is something you don't get in programs all across the country," said Gov. David Ige.
"It's just the latest cool moment. There were a whole bunch of them throughout the year, (it's) nice to hear again all the accomplishments and just the appreciation for the effort these guys put it," said UH men's volleyball head coach Charlie Wade on Wednesday's ceremony.
Senior outside hitter Brett Rosenmeier added, "being able to give back to the state with our aloha and just bring the state together and being able to just make so many people happy by playing the sport that we love, I mean it's a dream come true".
The 2019 UH men's volleyball team finished the season with a 28-3 overall record.