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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Tuesday, June 19, 2001

UH men's volleyball team adds outside hitter

By Stephen Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer

The University of Hawai'i men's volleyball team has added one player, but might have lost another recruit.

Outside hitter Jeff Gleason, who attended Pacific Union College this year, has accepted an offer to play for the Warriors this coming season. Gleason will sign a scholarship agreement today.

The Warriors learned of Gleason from a Pacific Union classmate who attended a UH volleyball camp five years ago.

Pacific Union is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and its members observe the Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.

Although Pacific Union, located at the top of Howell Mountain overlooking California's Napa Valley, plays in a small-college league, Gleason has demonstrated Division I talent.

With a one-step takeoff, the 6-foot-3 Gleason can touch a marker 12 feet from the ground with the fingertips of both hands. He also has a powerful swing.

Gleason will have three seasons of eligibility.

Meanwhile, it is believed that 6-foot-10 Joshua Stanhiser, who was a student teacher at Hawaiian Mission Academy this year, is leaning toward playing basketball at UH.

Stanhiser had played in pick-up games with several UH basketball players for three weeks before expressing an interest in playing for the UH volleyball team. Stanhiser said he wanted to play volleyball while redshirting in basketball for a year, then switch to basketball. Now, it appears he wants to only play basketball, although he has told the volleyball coaches he has not made a final decision.