Lol people talk about Drews like she was a disaster. The only trouble for the girl is Kiraly: he lost 2 opposites at once (Fawcett and Lowe), and there was no one behind Murphy. Drews, just like Whitney, has been called out of the blue, with zero international experience and put into a team supposed to play for a gold medal in each tournament. She had just the 2017 Panamerican Cup to prepare herself to the international volley, a tournament where the strongest teams where a rather weak Dominican Republic and what is left of Porto Rico after half of the girls who qualified for the OGs retired. Kiraly has no idea what is doing. At the 2016 Panamerican Cup he called Holston and Taylor. In 2015 he send to the tournament 6 outside hitters and no opposites.
Obvious Karch knows what he is doing and has put together some very good teams. The USA won the VNL and Pan AMs.. There was no way they would have won the Gold in Rio with China and Serbia playing as well as they did. Opposite is lacking, just like other teams are lacking in positions. Everyone talks about losing Lowe, Oh we need her back, she is going to be the game changer for the Opposite side. Really? She had one or two solid games a few years back and then tanks because every team started figuring her out. And she didn't do well in China. Everyone needs to go back and read the comments about her on this board and other boards. We have no clue why he didn't take Fawcett, and I can only guess why she didn't make the team. People think he needs to throw in these new players when either they haven't played international ball or they made a team for a month and barely played a game. The Pan AM games are pretty mediocre at best.