All-Big West middle blocker Vorster to transfer

Jade Vorster / Hawai'i Athletics
HONOLULU – University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball coach Dave Shoji has announced middle blocker Jade Vorster will not return to the team for the 2014 season.

“Playing for the Rainbow Wahine, Coach Shoji and the state of Hawai’i has been an unforgettable experience,” said Vorster. “I will be graduating from UH this spring and plan to pursue a graduate degree in public health at Liberty University next fall. My younger sister will be attending Liberty as well and I look forward to spending time with her and my grandparents who live in the area. I am proud to say I will be an alumna of the University of Hawai’i.”

“We wish Jade the best of luck,” said Shoji. “She has been a major contributor these past two years but we understand her academic situation. It’s best for her to pursue something she’s really passionate about plus she’ll get a chance to play with her sister and be closer to family.”

Vorster, who will graduate from UH with a degree in chemistry, redshirted for the ‘Bows in 2011 and was a force in the middle the last two seasons. The Salem, Virginia native was named all-Big West as a freshman and earned honorable mention honors this past season. She started every game for the Rainbow Wahine over the past two seasons.

*Courtesy of Hawai’i Athletics*

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