Hawaii’s eighth-ranked volleyball team flies out tonight for its second Big West road trip and it will be without all-conference hitter Jane Croson. The sophomore is suspended indefinitely for breaking team rules, according to Rainbow Wahine coach Dave Shoji. He called it a “serious offense,” but would not elaborate.
Shoji said Croson she would be reinstated later if she “meets some obligations.”
The Wahine had hoped to redshirt freshman Tai Manu-Olevao this season, but have taken her on the trip and now expect to use her. She helped Punahou to the state championship a year ago as an all-state hitter.
Hawaii will decide on a lineup after Thursday’s practice. The team is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles early Thursday and take a four-hour bus ride up to San Luis Obispo. The wahine play Cal Poly (1-14, 0-3) Friday and UC Santa Barbara (8-10, 1-2) Saturday.