- Nov 4, 2017
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There are indeed transfers every year. And some do it for the sole purpose of playing more.
But like other sports, there's a myriad of reasons for players to transfer. Some have a family situation they have to deal with, some don't connect with players and coaches and some probably want a change of scenery. Of course. There are other reasons as well, but the point is there are a lot of reasons for transfers.
However, there hasn't been an epidemic of transfers over the years. Most teams tend to run between 15-20 players it seems.
As for the Gophers, if anything, there's been an influx of transfers into the program rather than out of it under McCutcheon.
Remember, of the 18 on the roster, only 12 is on scholarship.
Probably no use in arguing it further. I don't have any problem with girls being on the team who don't have scholarships. Sure, in my own personal opinion, it doesn't seem to do any good to have more than 12 players ... that's enough for 6v6 practices and it's more than likely only 8 or 9 are needed to play during the season. BUT ... more girls having the opportunity to be on the team, at least, probably doesn't hurt anything.
I guess it takes a special person, of those 6 non-scholarship girls, to put in the same amount of time and effort (expect possibly not traveling to away matches) all while getting "nothing" (in a sense) out of it.