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March 22, 2009 at 11:03 AM

More on Australian guard leaving Washington’s program

Romeo.jpgSpoke to Washington coach Tia Jackson about Nicole Romeo (pictured right) on Saturday and she predictably gave an emphatic “no, no, no, no,” when asked if the Australian freshman leaving the program was comparable to the previous four transfers.
According to Jackson, Romeo left for her native Australian home (Adelaide) because she has an opportunity to play there. Jackson did not know what team and didn’t want to speculate whether the player would receive more than the average 6.1 minutes she played for the Huskies. The coach added that there was a chance this could have happened before Romeo accepted the scholarship, too.
“I’m not completely surprised,” Jackson said of Romeo leaving. “I definitely would have loved to have had her for another five-six years. [But] it’s not a negative at all. They [the transfers] are two totally different situations.”
Jackson had “exit” interviews with the seniors prior to this week’s Spring Break. The coach is currently back east and only junior college transfers Lydia Young and Christina Rozier remain in Seattle. They attended Saturday’s NCAA tournament sub-regional at Hec Ed, Rozier hobbling on crutches from surgery on her left leg. It’s an injury unrelated to the 8-22 season. Both were upbeat about next season.
But Jackson hasn’t done wrap-up interviews with the expected returning players. She said she’s evaluating the season now and will conduct those when school resumes March 30. Although other transfers are rumored, Jackson said that talk must be from people who don’t know the program.
“I have to chalk it up to rumor,” Jackson said. “I’m not even thinking like that so, no, if that [other transfers] pops up [in exit interviews] I would be surprised.”
Jackson now has two scholarships open, expecting the arrival of Lewis & Clark forward Jeneva Anderson and UCLA transfer center Regina Rogers next season. Previously, the coach didn’t want to her open scholarship unless she found a gem. The staff is recruiting, but it’s uncertain whether that mindset will change.

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