The No. 1 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa men’s volleyball team celebrated its second consecutive national championship with a post-match ring ceremony on March 3 at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.
The Rainbow Warriors received their 2022 NCAA championship rings in front of a season-high crowd of 7,452 fans. Fans were able to take photos with both the 2021 and 2022 national championship trophies and the first 3,000 people also received a free commemorative coin.
The ceremony came after UH’s dominant straight set win over No. 7 Pepperdine University, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-21. This was UH’s 13th consecutive match defeating Pepperdine, dating back to 2010.
With the win, UH (15-0) remained perfect on the year and extended its overall win streak to 23 matches, home win streak to a record-breaking 28 matches and regular season home win streak to 32 matches.
Spyros Chakas led UH with a match-high 15 kills, hitting .591 with two aces and two blocks. Dimitrios Mouchlias added seven kills and five blocks while middle blockers Cole Hogland and Guilherme Voss each tallied six kills and combined to hit .733. Voss led the team with eight blocks. As a team, UH hit .405 with 11 team blocks and six aces.
This week, UH hosts the OUTRIGGER Volleyball Invitational, March 9–11 at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. The tournament field features No. 1 UH, No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Penn State and Purdue Fort Wayne.
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