Those that left were the nucleus of the team as well
by NDoggie78 (2022-03-09 12:56:21)

In reply to: It is hard to understand  posted by 65Domer

They weren't players upset over playing time - they were the starters.
Of the remaining roster:
Nancy Kane - brought in mostly to serve
Hattie Monson - probably the most experienced player returning at libero
Kiara Schmidt - a libero, primarily a backup to Hattie Monson
Lauren Tarnoff - a transfer from Miami last year who played and started a few games
Charity McDowell - very rarely played
Phyona Schrader - pretty highly ranked setter but was mainly a backup to Zoe Nunez
Paris Thompson - very rarely played

So with the current roster (not counting freshman coming in, walkons, potential transfers), we couldn't even field a team
Middle Blockers - 2 (5 on the roster last year)
Outside Hitters - 1 (5 on the roster last year)
Setters - 2 (3 on the roster last year)
Libero - 2 (3 on the roster last year)

The four freshmen that I expect to be at ND for the fall
by MPG  (2022-03-09 14:07:36)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

season include two highly rated outside hitters and promising prospects at setter and libero. I assume that Coach Rockwell will be looking for experienced middle blockers and a proven outside hitter to walk through the transfer portal.

The only bright side to all of this is that ND will have roster flexibility moving forward.