Former top recruit and Under Armour High School First-Team All-American Cheyenne Huskey is transferring from Florida to Texas State for 2018. Huskey was a sophomore this past season and henceforth will be a junior come 2018. She has already enrolled in classes and will be immediately eligible come fall.
A 6’2″ setter from Columbus, Texas, the move represents a homecoming for Huskey. She attended Columbus High School in the Lone Star state in addition to playing with Texstar and Houston Skyline on the club circuit.
As a freshman in 2016, Huskey played in just 13 sets. That number skyrocketed in year two this season as the Gators ran a 6-2. In total for the year, she recorded 4.21 assists per set, 1.07 blocks per set, 0.60 kills per set (.261) and 0.35 digs per set.
“We are certainly happy to welcome Cheyenne to our Bobcat family,” Texas State head coach Karen Chisum said in the team’s press release. “Not only will she add to our depth at the setting position, but her blocking and attacking abilities are huge assets as well. Her experience at the next level is a plus as we continue our quest for the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Championship.”
Texas State is coming off of a 25-10 season in which they went 14-2 in the Sun Belt but were downed in the tournament championship match. They still made the postseason and attended the NIVC where they won their first match. Including Huskey, they now have three setters on their 2018 roster who will look to replace Erin Hoppe – their assists leader in 2017.
Florida meanwhile went 30-2 in 2017 and won the SEC along the road to the National Championship match. They had just two setters on their roster last year despite running a 6-2, making the Gators thin at the position with Huskey’s departure. Still, returning setter Allie Monserez will be joined by incoming freshman Marlie Monserez, her sister.