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Olympic Sports- Transfers (incoming and outgoing) and other roster news

AztecBuff

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Just noticed that volleyball is updating the 2019 season roster (Edit to add link - https://cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?path=wvball&roster=511&sort=class), and all 7 of the freshman, and newer transfer Meegan Hart (see posts 146-147 for more info on her), have now been added. (Still no detail bio words/ info listed for any of them beyond the basics (high school, height, etc.).)

Anyways, another thing updated in the roster is that (last year) freshman middle blocker Allie Moger is no longer appearing on it. (Assuming this is accurate and not a website issue-) Wish her only the best on whatever paths she chooses for her future.
 
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AztecBuff

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Looks like men's track and field has lost its top returning sprinter*** to Texas.

Best wishes to Jon Maas (who hails from San Antonio) in Austin.


(***As a sophomore this past season, He finished 4th at the 2019 Pac 12 Championships in the 400M, while also finishing just outside the points (10th) in the 200M.)
 
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Read the article on McArthur and then found a 5 page thread on "lets Run" devoted to her transfer. It still amazes me how people trash a young person when they transfer. All the sudden they have no talent, can't play and are flighty. I thought it was just football and basketball people that were that stupid but I was wrong. I hope her and the gal from Boise that is coming in have great careers and more important have a great experience in Boulder
 

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Also just mentioned this in the off-season soccer thread as part of my review of the updated roster, but also wanted to post here that midfielder/ forward Emily Groark, who is a sophomore this season, is no longer on the Buff roster. After starting 16 out of 19 matches last season (out of 20 matches played in total by the Buffs), and earning 9 points off 1 goal and 7 assists her freshman season, assume she will be missed. (Her 7 assists were 2nd on the team, behind only Taylor Kornieck's 10.)

From a Google search, looks like Ms. Groark, who is from St. Peters, MO, went back to her home area as, per http://www.slubillikens.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27200&ATCLID=211806484), she's now at St. Louis U..

Best wishes to her.
 

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There's more discussion starting on post #79 of the https://www.allbuffs.com/threads/2018-19-off-season-buff-soccer-news-awards-schedule-out-season-opener-8-22-hosting-drake.135894/page-3 thread, but since this is the transfer thread, also wanted to note here that, yesterday, soccer announced it has picked up a transfer for this coming (2019) season in defender Haileigh Adams, who will be a junior for the Buffs after spending her 1st 2 seasons at Grambling State, where she was last season named the 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Defensive Player of the Year.

Welcome and congrats to her!


Her CU Roster page - https://cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=13347
 

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Cross country has started updating its men's and women's rosters for the 2019 season (https://cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?path=cross&roster=524&sort=class).

There are no surprise transfers in after the update, but I did want to note that the 2 women I previously noted in this thread as transferring in (Rachel McArthur from Villanova, see posts #150 and 154 above, and Emily Venters from Boise State, see posts #'d 148 & 149) ARE on the roster.

Both are juniors for cross country, with I believe Ms. McArthur also being in that class eligibility-wise for both indoor and outdoor track. From what I can see, it looks like Ms. Venters took a redshirt track year at BSU so will be a sophomore for eligibility purposes for both 2020 track seasons. (If ever needed/ wanted, looks like Ms. McArther does have a redshirt year available for all 3 running seasons, while Ms. Venters just has a cross country redshirt year left.)

OFFICIAL welcome and congrats to them!

Their roster pages -
McArthur - https://cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=13337
Venters - https://cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=13341

(See post #27 of the https://www.allbuffs.com/threads/indl-sports-golf-skiing-tennis-track-field-2019-off-season-news-benner-pac-12-woman-of-year.139282/ thread on how important these young women might be to the Buff's (at minimum) podium hopes, as thestriderport.com has Ms. McArthur as its #40 ranked D1 cross country runner and Ms. Venters #13 heading into this season.)
 

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Welcome and congrats to the 2 incoming grad transfer sprinters the track and field team just tweeted are joining the Buffs!


A little of what I could quickly find on them:

  • Chris Craig (college results - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=8996501) spent his undergrad years at Shippensburg University (Shippensburg PA) after attending Kennedy HS in Mt. Angel, Oregon. It looks like he has already redshirted one outdoor season, so will need to compete this season. Indoors, he may already be out of eligibility, although he only had a few early season results showing for the 2018 season, so if that was due to injury he might be able to have that considered a redshirt season so that he'd also have a year of indoor left.
  • Ronald Sayles (College results - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=10802369) spent his undergrad years at CSU after coming from Arbor View HS in Las Vegas. Looking at his results, hard to tell for sure whether he will be a junior or senior eligibilty-wise in outdoor (assuming his overall plans even include 2 years running track), as he's only showing 2 years of outdoors in the results linked to above. (Looks like he'll definitely be a senior for indoor.)
Just as reference (it's always hard to come to hard conclusions on a runner comparing their personal bests with individual meet results given track quality, weather conditions, etc. at different meets), the times needed to qualify for the finals and/ or score points at the Pac 12 Championships last season in the sprints were 10.46 for the 100M, 21.06 for 200M and 41.78 in the 400M. Hopefully with better facilities and support, they might be able to contribute individually at those Championships in one or more of those distances. If not individually, hopefully they can help the Buffs stay in the points in the 4X100M (6th at Pac 12's last season) and possibly 4X400M (8th at Pac 12's) relays.
 

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As MOBuff 1st noted way back in post #131 of this thread, right-side/ opposite hitter Anyse Smith, who was a starter as a redshirt freshman last season, has been off the Buff volleyball roster since at least January of this year. Thanks to a post or two in the Volleytalk transfer thread, have found out that she has transferred to Arkansas Tech (per their roster- https://arkansastechsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3156).

Best Wishes to her going forward in Russellville in all her endeavors, including playing volleyball with the Golden Suns!
 

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From the below, looks like track and field has has a transfer out in middle distance runner Alex Scales, who has transferred to Santa Clara. Best wishes to him.

 

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I'd put this in the unconfirmed category for now, but per the below tweet, looks like soccer has possibly picked up a transfer from D2 CU- Colorado Springs in 5'3" midfielder Shanade Hopcroft. (Can only hope she has even a decent per cent as much effect to Buff soccer as a certain men's basketball player transfer from the Mountain Lions from a few years ago (Derrick White) had on his team.)

A few things on her:
  • From her CUCS roster page ( ), I'd guess she might be a grad transfer redshirt senior next season, and looks to hail from Aylesbury, England.
  • As noted in the tweet, she was named her NCAA D2 region's player of the year after this past season. From her roster page, she was (logically) also her conference's (RMAC) player of the year.
  • From the CU-CS stat page (https://static.gomountainlions.com/custompages/wsoc/2019/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND), she led her team in both goals and assists last season, tallying 13 and 12 while playing in 20 of the team's 21 matches.

(Assuming this is accurate) welcome and congrats to her!


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Found a highlight video for her for this past season-


(Also wanted to note it looks like her CU-CS coach has also moved up to the P5 level as she was named last month the new head coach at LSU (per https://lsusports.net/news/2019/12/11/sian-hudson-named-lsu-soccer-head-coach.aspx).)

Also, found a human interest story on her from a U.K. newspaper from last November which includes her soccer aspirations, etc.. - https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/people/meet-shanade-hopcroft-womens-soccer-star-aylesbury-taking-america-storm-1312256
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Also, I've noticed there was an outgoing transfer for men's track and field I haven't previously noted in this thread, as decathlete Josh Farmer looks to have gone back closer to home (he's from Carlsbad CA) before this academic year started, and is now at UC-Irvine. (His UC-I roster page is at https://ucirvinesports.com/sports/mens-track-and-field/roster/josh-farmer/4439.) Mr. Farmer, who was a freshman last season with the Buffs, will I'm sure be missed, as he was already able to provide significant points for the Buffs last season at both the MPSF Indoor Championships (5th in the Pentathlon) and at Pac 12 Outdoors (3rd in the decathlon) in his 1st year of collegiate action.

Wish him only the best at Irvine.

(For those who don't follow these things closely, want to note men's track and field/ cross country is the CU sport with probably the least scholarship support allowed per capita based on NCAA rules (although lacrosse is close). The Buff men's roster totals ~35 student-athletes this season (there were a few more last season), and the team is only allowed to provide the equivalent of 12.6 athletic scholarships. (Women's track and field has a higher equivalent limit of 18.) Therefore, I can imagine it must be challenging managing the scholarship money to keep, especially, talented out of state folk around if they aren't receiving significant financial support as Buffs.)
 
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