Comings and goings: Croson gone from UA, Mau now there

As mentioned on another thread Jane Croson has left U of A. The Tucson paper said she moved back to Hawaii but I have heard of no sightings. Anyone?
Here’s the story line out of Arizona.

Transferring to Arizona from Minnesota is Kalei Lau, 6-1 OH Helped St. Francis to a state title in 2011.


  1. scrooge August 13, 2014 10:14 pm

    Wouldn’t mind seeing JC back on the sand team. With the returning players and incoming talents, her addition would make the sand team even more formidable.

  2. vballfreak808 August 13, 2014 10:47 pm

    Is it even possible to transfer back to a school and be able to play?

  3. scrooge August 13, 2014 11:04 pm

    I don’t know if its the same but I remember on the men’s team, Sam Morehosue redshirted at UH in ’08, played at Golden West College in ’09, came back to UH and played in ’10

  4. Cindy Luis August 13, 2014 11:11 pm

    3. Sam’s situation totally different. GWC is a JC.
    The first thing that would need to be determined is academic progress towards a degree. Of course, nothing would prevent a walk-on IF academically qualified.
    We don’t even know if she’s really here so until then …

  5. warriorfan August 14, 2014 1:45 am

    No thanks the beach wahine are just fine without her.
    Besides the indoor team needs her way more, and she actually performed better indoor than beach her final season at UH.

  6. scrooge August 14, 2014 7:18 am

    Well the sand team in 2013 didn’t have that good a players or best pairings and were not strong in pairs top to bottom as the 2014 team.

  7. setaone August 14, 2014 7:28 am

    Who is to say that either indoor or sand wants her back. It appears that both teams have moved on.

  8. setaone August 14, 2014 7:32 am

    I’m not saying anyone (related to UH) has said that they want her back. Just saying that with young adults, chemistry can affect a team.

  9. LC August 14, 2014 7:33 am

    Any coach who would take in that problem child would be nuts IMO

    Also haven’t seen or heard of any reference to Hawai`i or leaving Arizona from her on social media.

    Remember that she claimed that she left here to be closer to home so her parents could see her play, coming back here would make her look like a fool IMO.

  10. scrooge August 14, 2014 7:38 am

    oy vey.

  11. bowsfan August 14, 2014 7:54 am

    What was the situation with Gus, he played here, went and came back. Did he go to a JC when he was away. He’s the only player that I know that left and came back. I would like to see Jane at the alumnae game.

  12. Jessica August 14, 2014 8:46 am

    2. It’s possible. An example in recent years I know on the women’s side is with Brynja Rodgers. Anyone remember her? She played for NMSU for her freshman and sophomore seasons (’07-’08), transferred to Florida for her junior season(’09), came back to NMSU but had to sit out in ’10, then played her senior season there in ’11.

  13. LC August 14, 2014 10:17 am

    The reference to moving back to Hawai`i has no credibility with me until the say where they got that info.

  14. volleyballfan August 14, 2014 10:50 am

    Cindy, are the girls that are on a volleyball scholarship on a full ride scholarship for 1 year at a time, or are some of them on partial scholarships? That is, share 1 scholarship amongst each other, just like it is done in Men’s volleyball, and I believe baseball, also.

  15. Warriorfan August 14, 2014 11:32 am

    ^why must you ask Cindy really stupid questions??? Stop it, use google and find out yourself!! The Answer is really obvious to anyone with half a brain!

  16. mauna August 14, 2014 11:36 am

    If you please, we don’t need the return of the drama, indoor or sand. After UH and now Arizona, obviously the problem is on her.

    14. Indoors are full and sand maybe divided to two.

  17. volleyballfan August 14, 2014 12:04 pm

    Warriorfan, if you look at this year’s roster, all 12 scholarships have been given out. There is only 1 Senior on scholarship, that is Adolpho. There are 2 players who are High School Seniors this coming academic year, that have verbally committed to the Wahine, Casey Castillo, and McKenna Rose Granato, for 2015. Do the math, 2 players that will sign, and 1 scholarship to give out. That is why I asked the question.

  18. Brandon August 14, 2014 12:31 pm

    People need to stop asking about scholarships. Dave knows what he is doing.

    Btw Cindy, and word on Annie Mitchem. Is she closer to making a descision

  19. scrooge August 14, 2014 12:36 pm

    Don’t think all 12 scholarships are used. Don’t think Long is on scholarship if you’re counting her. I remember a while back Cindy mentioned they were being “creative” with some scholarships in which I believe Long was one of those “creative” scholarships. That would leave 2 for 2015 for Granato and Castillo. But then rumor is Mitchem would be addition at that time…. that would then create a problem…. then again they can do something “creative” again.

  20. setaone August 14, 2014 2:11 pm

    Katie Spieler made the main draw of the Manhattan Beach Open.

  21. volleyballfan August 14, 2014 2:40 pm

    Scrooge, 1 creative thing Dave could do is ask Beeman if she wants to pick up Megan Huff’s scholarship. Megan is an outstanding basketball player, but wanted to become an outstanding volleyball player.

  22. volleyballfan August 14, 2014 2:45 pm

    If Dave can somehow get Annie Mitchem, for 2015. The Wahine will be scary good, almost unbeatable, with the Wahine only losing Adolpho and Mendoza. Even without Mitchem, the Wahine will be a National Championship contender.

  23. ImeldaMarcos August 14, 2014 3:08 pm

    Does anyone know what happened to Monica Stauber?

  24. scrooge August 14, 2014 3:26 pm

    I forgot about Huff and basketball. Is it for sure Huff is playing basketball? Because if she is, her scholarship automatically comes from basketball. And that could solve the problem. Long might be on academic scholarship, it was mentioned a while back that she received academic offers from Georgetown and Syracuse. Thats another creative way.

  25. Cubicle1126 August 14, 2014 3:28 pm

    There are no partial scholarships in womens’ volleyball. It’s categorized by the NCAA as a “head count” sport, so one scholarship per person (head). 12 total.

    The men have 4.5 total scholarships. They are “equivalency” scholarships (I believe that’s the term), and under that NCAA classification, the men are permitted to parcel out the scholarships and spread them out among players on the roster.

    But as others have said, schools (including Hawaii) have found “creative” ways to put together a financial aid package to cover non-scholarship players, likely in the form of other scholarships and grants (maybe academic-based?). I don’t know specifics, but maybe others do.

  26. volleyballfan August 14, 2014 3:38 pm

    Cubicle, I hope you are right, cause I would hate to see Castillo, Granato, or even Mitchem go to another school, due to the fact that Dave did not have some kind of scholarship to hand out.

  27. volleyballfan August 14, 2014 3:43 pm

    Scrooge, the only reason Megan Huff is on a volleyball scholarship is that she wanted to concentrate on volleyball, her 1st year, turning down quite a few basketball scholarship in the process. She may still play basketball after she completes her 1st year. Beeman could use her on the basketball team, she could even start, she is that good a basketball player.

  28. mauna August 14, 2014 3:45 pm

    Cindy, if you have seen enough to evaluate the serving, what is your opinion of Passi and Kahakai’s. I know both of them jump serve, of which last season only Hartong and Higgins did. I have heard that both of them are very effective.

  29. scrooge August 14, 2014 3:47 pm

    Where did you see that she is on a volleyball scholarship and won’t play basketball her freshmen year?

  30. Cindy Luis August 14, 2014 3:55 pm

    9. not everything is on social media. I gave the link to the newspaper article for a reason.
    21. Basketball is not picking up Huff on scholarship. All basketball scholarships are accounted for. Beeman’s concern is her team, not volleyball.
    22. Mitchem and others can commit in November but may have news in a bit about 2015.
    25. I wouldn’t worry about Castillo, Mitchem etc. But the scholarships are between coach and player, and that’s part of the recruiting.
    27. haven’t seen enough of Kahakai’s serving to say anything.

  31. scrooge August 14, 2014 3:59 pm

    Wahine basketball has some really good bigs coming in. Especially 3 star 6’2″ Hampton out of Florin high school and 4 star transfer 6’3″ Calhoun from USC to go along with 6’3″ transfer in Brianna Keddy from LMU and 6’4″ Rachel Morris from Utah . Im sure Huff is a good player but I wouldn’t go calling Huff a starter.

  32. scrooge August 14, 2014 4:03 pm

    Cindy, not asking because of scholarships and whatnots, just asking because Huff seems like she wants to play basketball as well, like its in her blood. Do you know if she will eventually play basketball or stick strictly to volleyball.

  33. volleyballfan August 14, 2014 4:30 pm

    Cindy, I am not talking about this athletic year, but maybe next athletic year, 2015, when it comes to Megan Huff, playing basketball.

  34. Cindy Luis August 14, 2014 4:41 pm

    Haven’t asked Huff about basketball. Again, Beeman’s concern is what is best for her team. That would again require losing a full scholarship for someone who only plays half a year. Just don’t see that happening.

  35. volleyballfan August 14, 2014 4:43 pm

    Scrooge, in an article about Megan Huff, written by the Federalwaymirror paper. She mentioned as much, when interviewed by that paper.

  36. scrooge August 14, 2014 5:26 pm

    It doesn’t look like Basketball has used up all their scholarships.

  37. WhyWhat August 14, 2014 5:44 pm

    Off topic but Cindy, do you know if Magill was recruited by UH prior to her commitment to Arizona. And no it doesn’t matter, just curious.

  38. Warriorfan August 14, 2014 6:27 pm

    31. Those basketball recruits don’t seem very impressive to me at all, Only Sampton, the USC and LMU transfer barely played at both those schools and it’s not like they are perennial powers LMU was terrible. Huff was considered one of the best post players in the state of washington.

  39. scrooge August 14, 2014 7:27 pm

    Calhoun at USC was never given the chance and Beeman in the article in the
    Staradvertiser reiterated that. I agree about the LMU player but only mentioned her as another Big in addition to Sampton and Calhoun. Huff would not start in front of Hampton nor Calhoun. Being one of the best in your state does not make you best on your team. Kalei adolpho was one of the best basketball players in Hawai’i yet not much of a contributor in college. I believe Huff is still a good basketball player just not a starter.

  40. Cindy Luis August 14, 2014 8:54 pm

    23. Stauber has retired from volleyball

  41. Cindy Luis August 14, 2014 8:59 pm

    35. yes, in an article a while back she mentioned she’d like to try to play both sports. doesn’t mean she was recruited to play basketball and she may not have understood that she couldn’t play both sports unless on a basketball scholarship.
    Heck, Adolpho said she wanted to play three sports here when she first committed.

  42. Cindy Luis August 14, 2014 9:03 pm

    37. UH did recruit Magill but she had her heart on playing in the Pac-12. Had hoped it would be at UW but didn’t happen. She has relatives on several islands.
    this is the quote from the story I wrote back in March
    “I thought UH was too far away,” she said. “I grew up with my family very close by, my grandparents live on our cul-de-sac.

    “I think I’ve matured since then, grew up, and decided I wanted to transfer to an elite program, some place different than the Pac-12. I really liked Hawaii.”

  43. WhyWhat August 14, 2014 9:30 pm

    Thanks Cindy. Didn’t realize there was an article. Don’t have a sub to the paper.

  44. warriorfan August 14, 2014 9:52 pm

    Calhoun was cut from a team that UH nearly beat last season, not impressed.
    And Washington is a state with a much larger talent pool than Hawaii in girls basketball!!!

  45. scrooge August 14, 2014 10:27 pm

    Calhoun went to USC. USC beat Hawai’i Last Year. Calhoun was not cut but graduated and got her undergraduate degree at USC and will be attending grad school in Hawaii. If you want to talk about talent pool. Calhoun is from California… which has a bigger talent pool then both Hawaii and Washington. Calhoun was rated the 34th best Forward in the nation in her class!!!

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