FAIRFAX, Va. – Two George Mason women's volleyball players earned all-state honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).
Freshman opposite hitter ShaLi Niu was named VaSID Rookie of the Year while senior libero Catie Espinoza tabbed the second team libero slot.
Niu, a Laie, Hawaii native, adds another honor to her already decorated freshman campaign. A two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, she was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team at the end of the
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – James Madison grabbed two of the three major awards to headline the 2018 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division Volleyball All-State Team. JMU junior M’Kaela White earned VaSID Player of the Year honors and the Dukes’ Lauren Steinbrecher was named VaSID Coach of the Year. George Mason freshman ShaLi Niu rounded out the individual awards with VaSID Rookie of the Year accolades.
White is coming off an illustrious season after es
FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason junior Bailey Williams has been selected Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference, while freshmen ShaLi Niu and Peyton Ehmke have been named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team, the conference announced on Thursday.
The three honors set a Mason women's volleyball program record for the most A-10 postseason awards.
Williams, a Royal Palm Beach, Fla. native, leads the team in kills per set (2.73) and ranks second in digs per set (2.79). She has tallied nin
FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason women's volleyball freshman ShaLi Niu has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, for the second-straight week, the conference announced on Monday.
The Laie, Hawaii native averaged 4.17 kills per set and 4.83 digs per set over two matches this weekend. In Friday's sweep over Davidson, the opposite hitter tabbed nine kills, 14 digs and two blocks.
On Saturday night, Niu erupted for a match-high 16 kills and 15 digs in Mason's sweep over V
FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason women's volleyball freshman ShaLi Niu has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
The Laie, Hawaii native tabbed a double-double in Mason's 3-1 victory over George Washington on Thursday, Oct. 25. The opposite hitter collected 16 kills and 19 digs for four kills per set and 4.75 digs per set.
The freshman also added five of Mason's 11 blocks in the Patriots' lone match of the weekend.
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After falling behind 2-0 in the match, the Patriots took the final three sets to defeat Duquesne on Friday night. Freshman ShaLi Niu posted a career-high 28 kills for a .385 hitting percentage. Sophomore Emily Konchan recorded her second career 50-plus assist game with 55. The setter also notched a double-double with 14 digs. FINAL: Mason 3, Duquesne 2 (PDF Box Score)
Niu – 28 kills; Konhcan – 55 assists; Catie Espinoza – 31 digs
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Mason volleyball freshman talks about her transition from Hawaii to Fairfax Fairfax, Virginia, is more than 4,500 miles from Laie, Hawaii. The trip from the rural Hawaiian city to the suburbs of northern Virginia takes over ten hours by plane, and the two cities could not be any different. It’s a long journey, but one made by Mason Women’s Volleyball attacker/setter ShaLi Niu. “I lived there my entire life. I went to Kahuku High School,” said Niu. While Niu may be a long way
FAIRFAX, Va. - Head coach Aylene Ilkson announced four new members to the women's volleyball program. Each player signed their National Letters of Intent this past week and will be listed as freshman for the 2018 season, giving them four years of eligibility.
ShaLi Niu (Laie, Hawaii), Siron Hardy (Centreville, Va.), Peyton Ehmke (San Clemente, Calif.) and Katie Parmalee (Tallahassee, Fla.) begin Ilkson's first recruiting class as the Mason volleyball head coach. The primar
Kahuku's ShaLi Niu guided the ball around the block for a kill during a Division I state quarterfinal match on Thursday. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser. The team in blue, Moanalua, played with heart to the end, but it was the team in red — Kahuku — that advanced to the semifinal round of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships on Thursday night.
Just like that, unseeded Kahuku knocked out No. 2 seed Moanalua with an epic 25-23, 20
The Red Raiders celebrate after beating Na Menehune in five sets. Pete Caldwell | SL SALT LAKE — ShaLi Niu did a little bit of everything Thursday night.
The 6-foot-1 senior lefty recorded a triple-double and was one of four players in double-digit kills to lift unseeded Kahuku to a thrilling upset of second-seeded Moanalua in five sets in a quarterfinal round match of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Division I Girls Volleyball State Championships.
The set scores were 25-23, 20
Lauolive Tonga [PC: ScoringLive] KALIHI — Tuesday night was a dream come true for Farrington senior Violet Williams. Williams and the Governors ended Kahuku's regular season winning streak at 14 matches with a three-set win over the fifth-ranked Red Raiders in an Oahu Interscholastic Association Eastern Division contest at Richard Kitamura Gymnasium. Farrington (2-1) dropped the first set before storming back for a 16-25, 25-19, 15-9 win to give Kahuku, the reigning OIA D1 ch
Shali Niu has Kahuku rolling at the Hawaii Volleyball Invitational. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser The top four teams at the Hawaii Volleyball Invitational has gone to form. No. 2 Kamehameha, No. 3 Iolani, No. 4 Moanalua and No. 6 Kahuku all made it through the gauntlet in the second day of the tournament, but will get another match tomorrow. Kamehameha was not without its problems, sweeping Kamehameha-Hawaii but splitting with Kalaheo before sweeping Moanalua. Kahuku