December 2, 2021
Kansas volleyball middle blocker Caroline Crawford rises up for a swing in the NCAA Tournament, on Dec. 2, 2021, in Omaha, Neb.
A source close to the Kansas volleyball program confirmed to the Journal-World on Friday night that reports of sophomore middle blocker Caroline Crawford’s plans to transfer were accurate. By Matt Tait
Still feeling the sting of a season-ending loss at Pitt in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, members of the Kansas volleyball team at least exited the postseason encouraged about the program’s future.
Even as he watched his Kansas volleyball team steadily improve before his eyes as the postseason drew near, head coach Ray Bechard thought the Jayhawks were only playing “OK” offensively. Then came a breakthrough performance at Creighton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas volleyball head coach Ray Bechard doesn’t mind acknowledging that just a month ago, he wasn’t exactly sure the Jayhawks had an NCAA Tournament run in their future.
Whatever pressure that is supposed to go hand in hand with playing in the NCAA Tournament was nearly nonexistent for the Kansas volleyball team Thursday, as the Jayhawks swept their way to the second round with a three-set upset victory over No. 19-ranked Oregon, in Omaha, Neb.