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UH-Hilo Women’s Volleyball Finalizes 2022 Recruit Class

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University of Hawai‘i at Hilo head women’s volleyball coach Chris Leonard has completed his 2022 recruiting class.

Courtesy of University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

This year’s recruiting class includes two transfers and an additional incoming freshman for a total of seven newcomers set to arrive on the Big Island for what will be Leonard’s largest class. Kamryn Childs, Mahina Kenoi and Imani Lee are the latest additions following previously announced signings of Isabella Hadaller and Emerson Reinke, as well as Taylor Tullo and Sophia Charpentier.

The Vulcans are returning 10 players after seven departures — five to graduation — from last season. Four of those returnees saw significant playing time during the 2021 campaign that ended with a 17-7 overall record and 14-6 Pacific West Conference record and a fourth-place PacWest finish.

“This is the largest recruit class that I have brought in. They have big shoes to fill, but I’m sure that their collective athleticism, skills and mindset added to an outstanding group of returning players will make for a great Vulcan team,” Leonard said in a press release. “I can’t wait to get this group into the gym to prepare for a challenging non-conference and PacWest Conference schedule.”


For additional information about this year’s newcomers, click here.

The women’s volleyball team opens its fall camp Monday, Aug. 8, and will quickly gear up for the Hawai‘i-Alaska Challenge on Aug. 19-20 at the home courts at Chaminade University of Honolulu and Hawai‘i Pacific University on O‘ahu.

The Vulcans will return to O‘ahu a week later for a four-game slate in the Magic Island Hawai‘i Classic at the Honolulu Convention Center.


PacWest Conference play begins Sept. 10 at home against HPU. For a full 2022 schedule, click here.

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