Kamaile Hiapo

Position: Libero/Defensive Specialist
Height: 5’7″
College: BYU
Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona
Pronunciation: kuh-MY-lee hee-AW-po

PVF Transactions: Drafted by Atlanta with the No. 20 (third round) pick in the 2023 Pro Volleyball Federation Draft (Dec. 11).

Professional Experience

  • Atlanta Vibe – 2024

College Experience

  • At BYU (2023)
    • Transferred to BYU as a graduate transfer after spending four seasons at Arizona.
    • Led the Cougars in digs with 277 in her graduate year, was second on the team with 162 assists and third with 31 service aces. Hiapo finished with double-digit digs in 22 of 32 matches.
    • Concluded her full collegiate career with 1,961 digs, 593 assists, 114 service aces and 27 kills.
  • At Arizona (2019-2022)
    • Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 twice during her time with Wildcats.
    • Led Arizona with 492 digs in her senior season, good for fourth in Wildcat single-season history.
    • Tallied 1,655 for an average of 3.78 digs per set for her Arizona career.
    • Also recorded 446 assists, 84 service aces and 24 kills in 438 sets played.
    • Finished her freshman season with the most digs (378) for a freshman in the Arizona record books.

High School/Club Experience

  • Prepped at Skyline High School, where she was a three-time all-state performer
  • Arizona Player of the Year as a senior in 2018
  • A two-time all-region performer and 2018 Region Player of the Year
  • Was an outside hitter in high school and totaled 847 kills (7.2/set), 49 aces, 511 digs (4.3/set) as a senior, when she led the team to a state-tournament appearance and a second-place finish in the league
  • Competed for Molten 18 Black in club ball, a 2018 All-USA team
  • Placed fifth at the 18 Open AAU National Championships


  • Parents are Brian and Venese Hiapo
  • Is the youngest of five siblings; has one brother (BJ) and three sisters (Kiana, Kahealani and Kanani)
  • Brother, BJ, also played libero at BYU (2009-11)