Following a season in which they went 11-5 in Southland Conference play, Texas A&M Corpus Christi will be without four players who were on pace to return for 2018. The reasoning is unknown and likely different for each individual case.
Those four players who were with the team in 2017 but not on the 2018 roster are Madison Woods, Camryn Tucker, Mallory Moran and Madi Fitzsimmons.
Madison Woods, a 5’5″ defensive specialist/libero, led the Islanders with 389 digs (4.58 per set) and tacked on 66 assists and 26 aces. In her three years with the program, she notched 775 career digs.
One of Woods mates at the position group was Camryn Tucker, a 5’7″ freshman in 2017. Tucker recorded 167 digs (2.23 per set), 24 assists and eight aces in 22 matches/75 sets of play.
Meanwhile, Texas A&M CC loses two players up front as well.
At outside hitter, 5’11” Mallory Moran is no longer on the team. The three-year player logged 134 kills (1.89 per set) and 104 digs (1.46 per set) – playing in six rotations more often after she was mostly a three-rotation attacker (1.98 kills per set in 2016) as a sophomore.
The final loss is 6’0″ middle blocker Madi Fitzsimmons. The former Stetson product came to Texas A&M CC in 2016 and spent two seasons, with this last as a junior. She appeared in just 12 sets in 2017 but in 2016 netted 207 kills (2.18 per set) on a .296 mark and 99 blocks (1.04 per set).
Texas A&M Corpus Christi is left with nine players – one DS/L, three MBs, two OHs, one RS and two Ss – returning for 2018. They’ll pair that with a host of newcomers as they look to get back to the NCAA Tournament like they did in 2016.