USF Volleyball's best player has decided to move on.
Erin Fairs, named the AAC's best player as a sophomore in 2013, has requested and been granted her release from the program.
"We want to thank Erin for her contributions to the program over the last three seasons," head coach Courtney Draper said in a statement. "She's a talented young woman who helped impact this program in a positive way. We wish her nothing but success as she moves back toward home and into the next stage of her life."
Fairs was named First Team All-AAC in her junior 2014 season following her Player Of The Year trophy in 2013. She leaves USF with 1,234 kills and 1,301 digs, ranked eighth and fourth all-time for the Bulls respectively. She averaged 3.88 kills and 3.82 digs per set last year while facing more than her share of double blocks. USF Volleyball finished 14-18 in 2014, with an 8-12 mark in the AAC.
The Bulls have five outside hitters on roster who will be sophomores or juniors in 2015. They also added two offensive players for the upcoming class, including Bridgette Lococo, named the USA Volleyball U17 National Tournament MVP while playing for Colorado Juniors.
This website's bias for USF Volleyball is well-documented. We can't write about this in anything resembling a neutral way, because in a couple months we're going to ask all our readers to once again pitch in for a fundraiser for this team. Sometimes these things happen: it just sucks when they do.
We're really, really going to miss you Erin. You were a joy to watch play, and all the best of luck at your next stop and in the pro career that awaits you overseas. We'll be rooting for you wherever you go.