Players Transferring

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  1. SMP05

    SMP05 New Member

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    Per Volleytalk and social media, it is posted that Brannen Berta is transferring to Colorado. This is not a big surprise as she lost the libero position and basically only came in to serve throughout the season.
     
  2. cyking

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    So is Grace Lazard, Abby Phillips and Anne Kiel.
    We getting two transfer this year.
     
  3. runbikeswim

    runbikeswim Well-Known Member

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    LAZARD? Crap.
     
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  4. kcdc4isu

    kcdc4isu Well-Known Member

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    Not good for the program to lose that many at once.
     
  5. SerenityNow

    SerenityNow Well-Known Member

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    Wonder why Lazard is leaving. And as someone said, that's quite a lot at one time. Is there reason for concern?
     
  6. psyclone51

    psyclone51 Active Member

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    No reason for concern at all, in my mind. Christie has been quite successful the past few years with her recruiting and inevitably, some women will continue to develop and get increased playing time, and others will find the transition more difficult and get less playing time than they expected. Most came out of HS as the "go to" player and now they have to fight for playing time.

    Plus VB is very easy on transfers so there is little impediment to make a change. The number of transfers in D1 VB alone numbers in the hundreds each year.

    So, this is not an indictment of the coach, or of the women. It is just reality.

    Having said that, I am really saddened to learn that Grace is leaving. She was definitely one of the players who had made the transition to D1 very well, and her prospects were definitely on the rise. I wish her well, because she brought a lot of excitement to the team last year. She will definitely be missed.
     
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  7. Royalclone

    Royalclone Well-Known Member

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    If Grace is headed to USC or UCLA and the other thread indicated, she must be looking for the bright lights or sand volleyball. Hopefully she wasn't just using ISU as a tryout for another place.
     
  8. BoxsterCy

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    Losing players that have been beat out is one thing, losing Lazard is something entirely different especially given the effort that likely went into recruiting someone from overseas. Not the end of the world or anything but a real loss.
     
  9. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    VB really needs to have sit-out transfer rules like WBB to prevent increased poaching of talents like Lazard. Out of the four players leaving, Lazard is the only one that is concerning. Berta and Phillips were going to be back-ups at ISU and Berta no longer appeared to be on the same page as CJL. Kiel transferred back home to Northwestern College and is now playing hoops for them. I;m assuming she will also play VB there.
     
  10. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    Is Lazard for sure?
     
  11. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, according to attendees at the CJL luncheon last week. Likely ends up at USC or UCLA. Obviously a big loss.

    ISU is supposed to gaining two transfers, one is Josie Herbst from UNLV/Bettendorf. Not sure about the other.

    Berta is transferring to CU. Not sure about Phillips.
     
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  12. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    OK thanks! Didn't know that Lazard was USC or UCLA material - UCLA is absolutely loaded for next year.
     
  13. StClone

    StClone Well-Known Member

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    London kid wants to go to a warm, hip, cosmopolitan U.S. city...its happened before still sucks.
     
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  14. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    wow, surprised on Lazard for sure. I'm skeptical she'll see much court time at a USC/UCLA.

    The others aren't really surprising. I would have been more surprised had Berta stayed.
     
  15. BoxsterCy

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    Posters have mentioned beach volleyball. She was a beach player in England and a search on her name pulls up lots of beach volleyball team play from a couple years ago.
     
  16. runbikeswim

    runbikeswim Well-Known Member

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    Given that we have 2 top 100 MB commits for 2017, and 2 quality returning seniors, I wonder if Lazard's plan was known for a while....

    Not thrilled about adding yet another undersized OH.
     
  17. Cyfan1965

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    Like Andie Malloy- The only reason she had to sit at Baylor is because she went Big 12 to Big 12. As a grad transfer to Nebraska her third team nothing.
     
  18. Cyclad

    Cyclad Active Member

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    I am told it is more of a cultural thing, as you alude to. Big city girl just not happy in Ames.
     
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  19. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe not, Iooks to be her in the first row of this pic. I think that is setter recruit and early enrollee Piper Mauck in the second row.

     
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