Volleyball Transfer: Jelena Novakovic from Penn State
Given the departures of Kole and Burton, this can be nothing but good news. The warning flags are Novakovic red-shirted her first year and then played only five sets last year on a weaker than usual PSU team. The hope flags are she came out of Serbia highly regarded and good enough to be recruited by Russ Rose. Also, Kevin Hambly was quoted back in the day as saying she was legit.
Coach Allen and staff have already been impressive by being able to hold on to a pretty good incoming class (on edit: saw on Volleytalk where we lost Putnicki). If, on top of that, they can help Novakovic fulfill her potential, maybe next year's rebuilding won't be quite as painful as anticipated and maybe potential 2018 recruits will start seeing UVA as a place to be.
P.S. I didn't see anything about the spring scrimmages. Anybody have any knowledge as to how well things went?