Maui’s Ozee, Maglio earn national honor


The Maui News

University of Hawaii beach volleyball players Emily Maglio and Amy Ozee, a Seabury Hall graduate, have been named the AVCA/CollegeBeach VB.com National Pair of the Week. The duo finished a perfect 5-0 last weekend to help the Sand Bows to the First Foundation Queen’s Cup title.

Maglio and Ozee defeated pairs from Washington, San Jose State (twice) and No. 14 Loyola Marymount (twice). Three of five matches ended in sweeps, which included a two-match run on the opening day that saw them win 84 of 127 points.

Maglio, a senior from Coquitlam, B.C., Canada, and Ozee, a junior from Haiku, are 19-4 on the season and have won 12 of their last 13 matches together.

This is the second time a UH pair has earned the national honor and the second time for Maglio. Previously, it was Maglio and former partner Ka’iwi Schucht who were named pair of the week on March 27, 2018.

The SandBows (24-7) will host an Alumnae exhibition Saturday before seeking their fourth straight league title at the Big West Tournament, April 26-27, at Zuma Beach, Calif.

Last season, UH finished with a 37-5 record and placed third in the NCAA championships.