In reply to: Any thoughts on Volleyball? posted by Tex Francisco
By all accounts Rockwell is a good coach
But she needs players, so we will see how she recruits/gets transfers
Of course, I thought Johnson was doing a good job, but then the mass exodus of current players and his firing says something was wrong
Bottom line, after the almost complete depletion of the roster, it will take Rockwell time to get a full competent roster - enough to practice, nevermind compete in the ACC. I would think 2-3 more years just to get back to where we were - top 3rd of the ACC and NCAA tournament qualified. That would be the first goal
She had 19.5 points and 17 kills for the Warriors in a 3-0 shellacking of Georgia Tech. Yes, I know the Warriors were a solid program but Hamilton showed just how good she was/is.
Like Doggie, I thought Johnson was doing a good job so I'm totally mystified why the exodus started? Was it him? Or players reacting to him leaving?
In any case, Rockwell is supposed to be a solid coach, having grown up in the vaunted Penn State system. But like everyone has said, ND needs players.
What's so frustrating is ND was starting to get them. Deja vu all over again.
style. As you know that team underachieved during the 2021 season. If Coach Rockwell can convince a few strong additions to come through the portal for 2023, then that will help her make some immediate gains. Otherwise, she'll need to wait for her outstanding 2024 recruits to arrive and work on developing her current players.