University of Hawaiʻi wins 2nd straight NCAA men's volleyball title
The University of Hawaiʻi men's volleyball team won its second straight NCAA championship over the weekend in Los Angeles.
Hawaiʻi swept Long Beach State 25-22, 25-21, 25-20 on Saturday night. Sophomore Spyros Chakas had 14 kills and 16 1/2 points.
Hawaiʻi, which also swept BYU last year in the final, hit at least .400 in each set.
Players returned to a cheering crowd at the Stan Sheriff Center on Sunday.
President Barack Obama also congratulated the team on Twitter, saying, "I’m a Hawai’i kid, so I’ve got to congratulate the Rainbow Warriors for their back-to-back national volleyball championships! @HawaiiMensVB, you've made all of Hawai'i proud."
In response, the team invited him to any match next season "inside the best volleyball atmosphere in the country."