Does anyone know what the rules for roster postings are this year? Last year I recollect that the at-large roster was required at the beginning of play and that pool rosters were announced at a short date before each pool. It seems to me that the at-large roster was 27 names. Do we have any sense yet as to who will be on that roster?
They released a fake training roster in the middle of April last year that included athletes that were never even in the gym. The roster included 26 athletes and was trimmed down to a real prelim roster of 21 a couple weeks later, right before the first leg. My guess:
I would drop Wilhite for Plummer (if she isn’t in school still) and add Foecke and Washington to the two blank spots. I would love to see a young Libero in there somewhere. We might actually see that at the expense of a setter.
This years schedule is interesting. There are no pools that are completely stacked. There is at least one low ranking team in each of the pools. The first pool should be a cake walk for them. The 3rd week (as hosts) is pretty light too.
Post by Hawk Attack on Apr 11, 2019 13:45:40 GMT -5
I think the roster shhhhhhhhh provided is absolutely correct, plus Foecke to hit the Nebraska quota for Week 3. The last spot I guess is up for grabs. It’s a real shame for Molly Sauer, I would’ve thought that last spot could’ve been hers if not for injury.
Kinda forgot that Hill, Lowe, Carlini, and Bartsch will all be playing in the CL final two days before the first leg starts. Might mean a good opportunity for Lee.
Based on Karch’s selection history I think you mean a good opportunity for Wilhite or Kingdon.
Those two have had ample time to prove their worth. Wilhite saw intermittent court time this pro season and Kingdon sat the bench. I say cut them. Lee started every match for Beylikduzu this year and has improved a lot. Add Foecke and Plummer to the mix and there are your new leaders from 2021-2028. Ogbogu, Poulter and Carlini should get some good looks this season. We just need to fix our Libero problem. Not to mention the shear number and quality of girls we have in the pro league circuit....we are gonna be ok. At this point if we get a medal in Tokyo I will be elated. I hope it’s gold but time will tell. I fear any changes that need to be made will come too late.