2 out of 4 2017 signed players left

Discussion in 'Volleyball' started by racerx5908, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    I had heard this was happening and was waiting for something official before posting, but looks like we lost
    Lexi. On top of that losing Olivia Zelon, who I was looking forward to seeing in 2018.
    :(
     
  2. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 1,000+ Posts

    I haven't been keeping up with VB. What happened with Zelon? Did she transfer?
     
  3. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Yes, Zelon announced her transfer out a few months ago, but Texas didn't issue a "Hey, thanks for everything" statement like they did for Lexi.

    The VB discussion boards (ugh) say there are various reasons and various destinations (purely based on rumors).

    1) She's homesick for CA
    Subplot:
    a) an easy excuse to leave Texas
    b) she didn't get along with her teammates
    c) she didn't like the style of Texas volleyball
    d) she didn't like the coaches
    e) something else​
    2) She wants to transfer to a program that's going to better develop her skills

    3) Where she will transfer?
    a) loud contingent trying to logically place her at USC, but USC just accepted a transfer in from Pepperdine
    b) then a long discussion about scholarship limits and that "they'll make room". i.e. take away or reduce a scholarship from an existing player
    c) rumors that she's headed to Minnesota - with their ex-Olympic coach who is doing quite well. This of course, breaks the "she's homesick" logic that's been thrown out there
    List of current transfers, which Lexi hasn't been added to (yet), but Olivia is on there:
    http://volleytalk.proboards.com/thread/71737/d1-transfers-2018?page=1

    Now, the discussion is how we can poach/entice/lure another OH to transfer to Texas because we'll only have two OH - which I find.....ugh as well.

    BTW, Lexi knows where she's going. You don't announce a transfer out without knowing where you'll be going. We just don't know where it is exactly.
     
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  4. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Why is Lexi leaving?
     
  5. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Ummmm, re-read (1) and (2). They never come out and say it unless there's a family member involved. i.e. My Mom's really sick and I need to be closer to home. That wasn't said.
     
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  6. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 1,000+ Posts

    As I mentioned earlier, I don't keep up with VB but weren't there rumors at the end of the season that Lexi was considering transferring?

    Last year's VB team seemed out of sync as though they lacked chemistry with one another. As talented as they were on paper, they didn't seem connected. I'm probably off on my assessment because (as stated) I don't follow VB closely.
     
  7. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I was asking since 1 and 2 didn't say and not everyone stays close to VB.
     
  8. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Don't know.
     
  9. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    At the end of last year, there were two main threads going:
    1) Lexi's talent is being wasted in Austin. Bad passing, bad setting, poor coaching. She should transfer. She should have never left the Pac16. Transfer Lexi! Do what's best for you!

    2a) Shook's setting is god-awful. Why was she even #6?
    2b) The passing is so bad at Texas that Shook is made to look bad. I've heard rumors from someone in her old club in IL that she's unhappy and a move is going to happen. She should transfer. She should have never left the Big10. Transfer Ashley! Do what's best for you!

    So yeah, TEXAS gathers a lot of hate and people rooting for negative things to happen.
     
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  10. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Ugh. I had to "unfriend" volleytalk.com for a while as reading it is starting to fray at my nerves. I'll get back to it closer to either the Spring game or when the Fall season starts. Too many people gloating over TURMOIL IN THE LOCKER ROOM! that seems to be the flavor du'jour.

    Here's what started the latest trollfest:
    https://oliviazelon.com/2018/02/22/why-walking-away-was-the-best-decision/
    And today's response from Mirta:


    Realize that these are two ships sailing in opposite directions. Olivia giving up volleyball completely (although rumors - cough, cough - on volleytalk had her going to UCLA). Whereas Mirta is coming back to UT to be on the staff as a grad assistant, so of course she's going to have the backs of the coaches and program. I'm glad she spoke up.
     
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  11. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Responses from ex-players have been popping up:


     
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  12. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts



     
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