RENO - Emily Haas, one of the most-heralded volleyball players in Northern Nevada history and a two-year starter at University of San Diego, has transferred to the University of Nevada.
"Nothing really happened," Haas said Thursday night. "I was just homesick. I tried it for two years and I wasn't really happy. It was nothing with the coaches or team. The volleyball was great, but it wasn't enough to keep me there.
"It was hard for me to get comfortable. It was a lingering issue. They (San Diego coaches) were really surprised. I'm happy to be back (home)."
The move reunites Haas with Teal Ericson, Carly Sorenson and Tristin Johnson, all of whom played on the Capitol City Volleyball Club. Haas was recruited by Nevada out of high school, but opted for San Diego instead.
Haas, who helped San Diego reach the Sweet 16 this year and was an all-West Coast Conference selection last season, won't play for Nevada this year. She didn't play spring volleyball for USD after a visit to the doctor revealed that she had multiple stress fractures in both shins.
Haas averaged 3.1 kills (29.3 attack percentage), 1.17 digs and 0.74 blocks per game.
"It will be good sitting out," said Haas, who is practicing with the team. "It's a transition. It's probably the best thing not to jump back into it."
Nevada officials were were unavailable for comment.
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