We’re in the middle of the offseason for college volleyball, but there’s a lot to talk about. There has been a lot of movement in the transfer portal that will shake up the 2022 season. Here we follow some of the most important transfers for 2022. We will update this article as new moves are officially announced.
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Here are some of the biggest college volleyball transfers for the 2022 season, so far:
Caroline Crawford: Kansas to Wisconsin (central tackle)
The defending champions welcomed Kansas’ 6-foot-3 center tackle Caroline Crawford to their roster for the 2022 season. and Crawford played an important role in it. She averaged 2.18 kills per set while averaging around .300 throughout her career as a Jayhawk. Crawford’s addition is big news considering the Badgers lost National Player of the Year Dana Rettke.
Gabby McCaa: Boston College at Wisconsin (Center blocker/opposite)
The Badgers also added Gabby McCaa, a middle tackle/opposing hitter to their Boston College roster. As a junior, she led the team in blocks and blocks per set with 0.98 blocks per set and hit .256.
Shanel Bramschreiber: Baylor in Wisconsin (libero), not officially confirmed by the school
The Wisconsin Badgers lost libero star Lauren Barnes after their national title, but may add Shanel Bramschreiber to their roster this fall. Wisconsin has yet to officially announce the transfer and Bramschreiber is not currently on the 2022 roster. But Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield tweeted this photo of him alongside Shanel with nothing else. than a “sup” legend.
— Kelly Sheffield (@KellyPSheffield) June 24, 2022
Kaitlyn Hord: Penn State at Nebraska (Central Blocker)
Hord was one of the most searched players on the college volleyball transfer portal this season, and she announced her decision to spend her final season of eligibility with Nebraska. Hord is an American four-time middle tackle who led Penn State last season with 1.4 blocks per set and was second in kills with 2.92 kills per set at a clip of .394. Hord will join the Huskers after losing Lauren Stivrins, who is no longer eligible, and Callie Schwarzenbach, who was traded to Long Beach State. The Huskers are still awaiting news on Kayla Caffey’s return in terms of eligibility.
Zoe Fleck: UCLA in Texas (Libero)
Zoe Fleck was added to the Texas roster as a two-time UCLA Pac-12 Libero of the Year. She averaged nearly four digs per set in 2021 and landed 24 service aces, which will be fine with a Texas team that finished second in the nation in aces per set last season.
Isabella Bergmark: Cal in Texas (middle tackle)
Madi Skinner: from Kentucky to Texas (outside forward)
The Longhorns also welcomed Madi Skinner to her home country after playing two seasons and winning a national title in Kentucky. She left the Wildcats in 2021 with 3.78 kills per set, and will be a big addition to Longhorn’s offense next season, especially since Skylar Fields left with the program.
Skylar Fields: Texas to Southern California (outside hitter)
eternally grateful for my stay in Texas. thank you longhorn nation for all the love and support. my teammates i love you all forever. I’m super excited to continue my college and volleyball career at usc!! it’s time to get to work #fight ✌🏽 @uscwomensvolley pic.twitter.com/H6xZsvPh1G
— skymoney (@skylarrfields) January 6, 2022
In his three seasons with the Longhorns, Fields had 3.11 kills per set at a .311 clip. She was second on the team in scoring last season and was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year in her first season. USC also added Notre Dame’s Lindsey Miller to its roster next season.
Aricia Davis: Ohio State at Minnesota (middle tackle)
Elise McGhie: Kansas to Minnesota (setter)
Miranda Wucherer: Northern Kentucky to Minnesota (setter)
The Gophers have added three transfers to their roster so far for the 2022 season. Aricia Davis joins the Gophers from Ohio State after leading the team in set blocks in her first season. Then the Gophers added not one but two transfer portal passers. Elise McGhie will join Minnesota after two seasons at Kansas. She shared time last season and helped lead Kansas to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Miranda Wucherer is another Northern Kentucky setter. She will join her sister, McKenna Wucherer, in Minnesota next season. McKenna, a 6-foot-1 outside hitter, will be a freshman in 2022 after winning Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year.
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Elle Glock: Southern California to Louisville (Setter)
Louisville has ranked No. 1 most of the 2021 season. But the Cardinals have lost a few key pieces for next year, including their first All American passer Tori Dilfer. Well, the cards might have found their answer in the transfer portal with the addition of Southern California’s Glock. Glock spent her only season at USC before transferring.
Annie Cate Fitzpatrick: Penn State at Florida (outside forward)
Annie Cate Fitzpatrick returns to her home state of Florida after two seasons at Penn State. Prior to PSU, she was named the 2020 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year. The Gators also added North Texas’ Rhett Robinson to their roster.
Lauren Dooley: Florida to Kansas (middle tackle)
Gabby Blossom: from Penn State to University of San Diego (Setter)
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Matti McKissock: Georgia Tech at UCLA (setter)
UCLA added 2021 AVCA honorable mention Matti McKissock to its roster after helping Georgia Tech lead a record-breaking season as a setter. McKissock also helped produce two first-team AVCA All-Americans in forwards Julia Bergmann and Mariana Brambilla, leading Georgia Tech’s offense with an ACC-best 11.81 assists per set.
Lauren Forte: Florida at UCLA (Central Blocker)
Forte averaged 2.06 kills per set at a .422 effective hitting percentage to go along with 1.02 blocks per set in his two seasons in Florida. Forte was named to the All-SEC team her first season in the conference in 2020. Prior to Florida, Forte played in California where she was both a 2018 Pac-12 All-Freshman team and a selection of the 2019 All-Pac-12 team.
Hannah Pukis: Washington State to Oregon (Setter)
Emily Brown: From Missouri to Purdue (libero)
Purdue adds Emily Brown, a Missouri Libero to its roster after losing All-American Libero Jenna Otec.