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Croson back at practice for Rainbow Wahine

By Ann Miller

LAST UPDATED: 05:52 p.m. HST, Oct 24, 2012

As ninth-ranked Hawaii leaves on its third volleyball road trip it is still without one of its best players — Jane Croson remains on suspension, but it is no longer “indefinite” — and with the NCAA’s best current conference winning streak (65).

If the Rainbow Wahine come home with that record intact, after matches this weekend at Long Beach State and UC Irvine, Croson could rejoin them to try to add to it.

“She is back at practice and she has got a few obligations to meet,” UH coach Dave Shoji says. “If everything goes well she could be activated next week.”

Her presence has already been felt. At Tuesday’s early morning practice Croson played for the “B” side, which won nearly every scrimmage against the starters. The drills were designed to give the reserves an advantage, but Croson’s impact was still compelling. 

She has been out, for breaking unspecified team rules, more than three weeks. It didn’t look like she had missed a beat

“If that’s the case next week,” Shoji said, “she’ll start.”

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usahwn wrote:
Keep her out till play offs so have somebody fresh and not over worked . No need her now with all the patsys
on October 24,2012 | 06:07PM
HOSSANA wrote:
Please Jane ....please fulfill your obligations so you can return ASAP.....the team needs you....the fans need you....heck, I need you......of course, the opposition don't want you but you got the State of Hawaii behind you.........
on October 24,2012 | 06:46PM
entrkn wrote:
Happy to see Jane coming back...
on October 24,2012 | 08:00PM
Grammy wrote:
on October 24,2012 | 08:59PM
ehowzit wrote:
on October 24,2012 | 09:01PM
808warriorfan wrote:
on October 24,2012 | 09:02PM
palolo2001 wrote:
Too much maryjane for Jane.
on October 24,2012 | 09:52PM
environmental_lady wrote:
If the Rainbow Wahine come home with that record intact, after matches this weekend at Long Beach State and UC Irvine, Croson could rejoin them to try to add to it. UH coach Dave Shoji says. “If everything goes well she could be activated next week.” So does this mean that only if Hawaii wins both matches on the road, Croson could return and if they lose any matches, she can't return to the team? Maybe I misunderstood.
on October 24,2012 | 09:03PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Yes you misunderstood. If Croson does all that is required and meets all the obligations than she will be reinstated.
on October 24,2012 | 10:50PM
Grammy wrote:
Oh, and "drills designed to give the reserves an advantage" sounds like Coach Dave is working on overcoming teams who have the lead on you. But the second team winning most of the games doesn't sound good. Can't wait to see Jane back on the Home Court and ripping one to the floor or tooling the block or blasting off the blocks hands into the deep back court. Whew! This is great news for Wahine fans.
on October 24,2012 | 09:06PM
ski3779 wrote:
If the 2nd unit, with Jane Croson, can beat the 1st unit in practice. Just shows people how great a player Jane Croson is. It is just sad that Dave Shoji cannot see it, also. Sorry to say, Dave Shoji's time has come and gone. He needs to retire, and immediately.
on October 24,2012 | 10:14PM
ski3779 wrote:
Dave Shoji, needs to start praying the Wahine win both games this weekend. Cause if they do not, it could cost the Dave Shoji, and the Wahine very dearly. Mainly, any chance of hosting a 1st and 2nd round will go bye, bye. Dave Shoji, is playing with fire, and when you play with fire, you get burnt. If the Wahine lose either of these 2 games, I suggest Dave Shoji, should just turn in his resignation, immediately. He is no long fit to be a Head Coach.
on October 24,2012 | 10:10PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Another arm chair quarterback talking bubbles.
on October 24,2012 | 10:49PM
kinau808 wrote:
Good for her!
on October 24,2012 | 10:30PM
5xcalibir2 wrote:
Janey here's wishing you nothing but love, aloha, and most of all good and smart choices.
on October 24,2012 | 11:45PM
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