Volleyball standout Meghan Buzzerio of Chino Hills is transferring from University of Arizona to Iowa.
Buzzerio, the Inland Valley Player of the Year as a senior at Chino Hills High School in 2014, red-shirted at Arizona last year so she will still have four years of eligibility remaining.
“I really liked the school, it just didn’t work out for me volleyball-wise,” she said. “I thought it was best to go somewhere I’d be part of the bigger picture.”
Buzzerio, a 6-foot-1 outside hitter, had committed to Arizona as a sophomore. She said the fact that she red-shirted this year did not factor into the decision since most recruits going into major programs end up doing that as well.
She visited Iowa and liked what the school had to offer. The coaching staff there had previously been at Marquette and had tried to recruit Buzzerio to that school in the first place.
Buzzerio is already in Iowa. She had originally planned on taking summer classes but it working out with the team and helping the staff there conduct summer camps.
“I really felt like they had a plan for me,” she said. “They sat down with me and said this is where we see you in two years, in three years and this is how you’re going to get there. ”
Of course going further from home might make it tough since Buzzerio comes from a close-knit family.
“That will be a little tough but we have all talked about it and this is for the best. I’m excited about the opportunity there,” she said.