An experienced transfer will add to College of Charleston’s roster in 2018, as former Hawaii Pacific outside hitter/right side Kayla DeMari has joined the Cougars. DeMari will be a senior in the fall with one year left of play and is immediately eligible.
In a three-year career playing for Hawaii Pacific in the Division II classification, the 6’2″ DeMari totaled 433 kills (1.65 per set) on a .195 hitting percentage, 154 digs (0.59 per set), 118 blocks (0.45 per set), 32 assists and five aces as a right side. She was also the team captain in her latest season.
Her top individual season for kills (184; 1.94 per set), digs (78; 0.82 per set), total blocks (51) and aces (12; 0.13 per set) all came in her most recent campaign as a junior. A top mark in hitting percentage (.229) came as a freshman with the best blocks per set clip (0.51) as a sophomore.
A Dana Point, California native, DeMari was a two-time team MVP at J-Serra Catholic High School during her prep career. She was also a part of a CIF Championship team and was all-league second-team in 2014.
College of Charleston has five other players who can fill the outside hitter position on their 2018 roster with two opposites as well.
The Cougars ended 2017 with a 27-6 record overall and a 15-1 mark in the Colonial Athletic Association before making the NCAA Tournament as an at-large – the first ever from the CAA. Their 2018 season starts up on August 24 against defending MVC champion Missouri State before meetings with Western Kentucky and Alabama round out the weekend.