Illini Volleyball 2018

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2018 Volleyball Schedule-
http://fightingillini.com/schedule.aspx?path=wvball&


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Rumor on the volleytalk forums is that two more players are transferring. "A real blow to our chances next year" according to someone who seems to have inside info. One of the transfers is likely Tyanna Omazic, who took the Illinois stuff off her Instagram bio. We already had two players transfer earlier this offseason, at this point you have to wonder if there's something going on.
 
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Rumor on the volleytalk forums is that two more players are transferring. "A real blow to our chances next year" according to someone who seems to have inside info. One of the transfers is likely Tyanna Omazic, who took the Illinois stuff off her Instagram bio. We already had two players transfer earlier this offseason, at this point you have to wonder if there's something going on.
I hope not. Omazic is clearly the middle blocker of the future. The other two MBs are seniors and Omazic came on really strong this past year.
 
#3
Captain 'Paign
Phoenix, AZ
Rumor on the volleytalk forums is that two more players are transferring. "A real blow to our chances next year" according to someone who seems to have inside info. One of the transfers is likely Tyanna Omazic, who took the Illinois stuff off her Instagram bio. We already had two players transfer earlier this offseason, at this point you have to wonder if there's something going on.
Man, that's a big blow if true. They had a chance to be a Final Four caliber team next season. Why can't we have nice things?
 
#4
Man, that's a big blow if true. They had a chance to be a Final Four caliber team next season. Why can't we have nice things?
Looks like it's pretty much a sure thing that she's transferring from what they're saying. Sucks because she had so much potential, but I still think we'll be very good next season. We bring back a solid group of players including two All-Americans.
 
#5
The camera never lies
Champaign
2018 Volleyball Roster
1 Jordyn Poulter 6-2 S Sr. Aurora, Colo. Eaglecrest
4 Kylie Bruder 5-11 S So. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Pine Crest
5 Ali Bastianelli 6-3 MB Sr. Marysville, Mich. Marysville
7 Jacqueline Quade 6-2 OH Jr. Fort Wayne, Ind. Carroll
8 Beth Prince 6-3 OH R-Jr. Avon, Ind. Avon
10 Emmaline Walters 5-7 DS So. Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach
14 Emily Hollowell 6-3 OH/OPP So. Little Elm, Texas Little Elm
15 Megan Cooney 6-4 OH/OPP So. Topeka, Kan. Shawnee Heights
16 Morgan O'Brien 5-8 DS So. Libertyville, Ill. Libertyville
17 Blayke Hranicka 6-0 MB Sr. Denver, Colo. Mullen NC State
18 Lexie Smith 5-7 DS So. Lucas, Texas Lovejoy
21 Caroline Welsh 5-8 DS Jr. Marietta, Ga. The
 
#8
That's just the spring roster. Freshmen will come in the summer. Two signed early, last fall. Not sure if anyone else is signing this spring.

http://fightingillini.com/news/2017/11/8/illini-volleyball-signs-two-for-2018.aspx?path=wvball

I think they have at least one verbal so far in 2019 and 2020.
There is an up-to-date list of all volleyball commits at the bottom of this article:

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/...18-02-15/tamas-lands-another-top-recruit.html
 
#12
Tough schedule but all games we can win. I like it.

For those not following closely, the major story lately has been Bruna Ana Vrankovic, a Croatian outside hitter who played professionally and may be playing for the Illini this season. Chose Illinois over Texas. There's some controversy as she was suspended from her pro league for doping and is looking to play in the NCAA in the meantime. However, she could potentially be a huge difference maker in our season. No official word yet from the Illini website that the NCAA cleared her, but she's living in Champaign and practicing with the team. I'll gladly take her if she's allowed to play.
 
#13
Tough schedule but all games we can win. I like it.

For those not following closely, the major story lately has been Bruna Ana Vrankovic, a Croatian outside hitter who played professionally and may be playing for the Illini this season. Chose Illinois over Texas. There's some controversy as she was suspended from her pro league for doping and is looking to play in the NCAA in the meantime. However, she could potentially be a huge difference maker in our season. No official word yet from the Illini website that the NCAA cleared her, but she's living in Champaign and practicing with the team. I'll gladly take her if she's allowed to play.
I didn't think anyone that played professionally could play NCAA, assuming she was being paid.
 
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I didn't think anyone that played professionally could play NCAA, assuming she was being paid.
Tamas wouldn’t have recruited her if there was no chance she’d be allowed to play. I don’t know anything about the situation but I heard something about her giving back the money she made in order to be able to play. No idea if that’s true.
 
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In Europe, since they don't really have college athletics, playing on professional teams is their only option after high school. Some athletes play on professional teams but don't get paid. Also, if they don't make more than their expenses, they can keep their NCAA eligibility. Or they can pay back what they earned to regain their amateur status.

Of course, who knows what the NCAA will decide on any specific eligibility issue -- especially when Illinois is concerned :noidea: