Former volleyball star
Former University of Hawaii women's volleyball star Lily Kahumoku was charged early yesterday for allegedly abusing her boyfriend.
Police said they arrested Kahumoku, 22, at about 1:35 a.m. for suspicion of abuse of a household member, current UH men's volleyball player Jose Delgado.
Officers were called to a Waikiki apartment at 1684 Ala Moana in response to a quarrel between her and Delgado, who suffered minor injuries, police said.
Kahumoku was freed after posting $1,000 bail. She has to appear next week in Family Court.
"What happened last night is unfortunate, but it has nothing to do with volleyball," Kahumoku said in a written statement. "It is strictly a personal matter, and I intend to handle it that way. I hope this does not shed a negative light on the volleyball program at UH."
The university issued a statement that said there were no indications a team rule had been violated, so Delgado would be eligible to play this weekend against the University of California at Irvine.
The college career of Kahumoku, a three-time All-American, ended last season. She is a 1999 graduate of Kamehameha Schools.
Delgado, a sophomore, played briefly last night at the end of UH's three-game sweep of UC-Irvine.
Delgado and Kahumoku have been sharing an apartment for several years. Kahumoku recently returned from playing professionally in Russia.
Delgado declined comment and left the court immediately after the match.