...It’s nobody’s job to speculate why players leave programs, but the only reasonable explanation for Slocum’s departure is that she needs to be closer to home. She grew up in Idaho and dealt with plenty of family health issues as a child. From the Baltimore Sun:
In a late-January interview, Slocum said she initially thought Maryland was too far away from her family’s home in Meridian, Idaho. She had helped nurse her mother through breast cancer and had grown up with her father coaching her every day.
The Washington Post’s Gene Wang raised similar points after reporting on the transfers, though he didn’t name anyone specific.
Gene Wang ✔ @gene_wang
Homesickness for some, lack of playing time for others. https://twitter.com/jfusfield/status/849233980859854848
5:20 AM - 4 Apr 2017...