She did play as both setter and right side hitter but they are in decent shape, IMO, at the RS hitter spot with senior Joslyn Hayes probably backed up by Soph Taylor Joachim. They also have a good crew of left side hitters. My main concern there is that they don't have as much height at the left side as I would like. But that isn't affected one way or another by Gabby's situation.BeBe, you are an expert on volleyball and the Buffs in particular.
With Gabby, IIRC, she played outside hitter as well where she was effective. So that will be another area the Buffs will have to address.
I dug in to this a bit. Her 2016 Pac 12 CC Championship 44th place run would have out her 45 seconds behind CU's last finisher. That being said, she was just a freshman at a marginal CC program with UCLA. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see her take some nice jumps YoY and be a very solid part of the program as she develops.I was just in the Cross Country team roster looking something up, and noted there's been a previously un-reported (at least in Allbuffs) transfer into the women's cross country and (I assume) track teams. Welcome and congrats to sophomore Sophie Baird, who is joining the Buffs after spending her freshman year at UCLA!
Her CU bio page - http://www.cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=11537 (Not much info in there right now, other than that she is from neighboring Utah, having been part of what I believe is a traditionally strong high school cross country team at American Fork HS, American Fork UT.)
Her Bruin's bio page from last season - http://www.uclabruins.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5039
Her times last season - https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/5982274.html?popup=1&printable=1
Red-shirted this past season, so we couldn't watch her play, but seemed to keep a positive influence on the bench. As a highly rated Prepvolleyball.com "Senior Ace" (#36 overall for her class), obviously has showed lots of potential. Wish her only the best as a Tiger.Jaden Newsome transferring to Mizzou
Sorry to quote myself, but .... happened to see the below tweet, which looks to have Ms. Smith as one of the players in the picture. And, looking at the 2018 spring roster, she is now showing (back?) on the team. Impossible for me to know if it was a change of heart, website error not having her listed for awhile, or ????.Noticed that volleyball now has a spring roster listed (http://cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?path=wvball). Assuming it's not just a website error, looks like a second freshman from this past season, Anyse Smith, is no longer on the team. (Jaden Newsome, as was discussed earlier in this thread, is headed to Missouri.) Like Ms. Newsome, Ms. Smith didn't play at all this past season, so if she plans on continuing playing at another school, assume she would be a redshirt freshman there.
(Assuming, again, it's not just a website error)- Best wishes to her in whatever her future plans are.