Former Iowa OH Reagan Davey Leads 3 Transfers Coming to South Florida

  0 Derek Johnson | June 19th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, College Transfers, Division I Mid-Major, News

Former Iowa Hawkeye Reagan Davey is leading the charge for herself and two other transfers heading into the University of South Florida Bulls’ program. Davey is joined by Maria McLamb and Briana Stowell, as the trio will look to spearhead a USF turnaround in 2017.

Davey, a 5’9″ outside hitter from Ocala, Florida, led Vanguard High School to a pair of 6A state championships and a state-runner up in her time in the sunshine state. Following her high school days in Florida, she attended Iowa in 2015. As a freshman, Davey made 16 starts and posted 158 kills (2.43 per set). She was also second on the team in digs per set that year (2.17). However, she couldn’t find the court as often in 2016 as a sophomore, playing in just eight matches and 10 total sets. A junior-to-be with two years left of elibility, Davey will now look to reboot her career in her hometown state.

Maria McLamb, also originally from Florida, heads to USF by way of Florida International. McLamb is a 5’8″ defensive specialist/libero who will also be in her third year come the 2017 season. Similar to Davey, McLamb saw less playing time as a sophomore than she did as a freshman; she appeared in 27 matches in 2015 and was fourth on the team in digs with 157 (1.83 per set). In 2016, she played in nine less matches, totaling just 61 digs (1.30 per set).

The final piece to the transfer puzzle is Briana Stowell. Whereas Davey and McLamb come from other Division I schools, Stowell will be seeing her first action at the highest collegiate level after she spent two years in the junior college ranks. Stowell is a 5’8″ setter from Hillsborough Community College in Florida where she was a two-year starter and steadied the offense with 10.12 assists per set. At HCC, she was part of a team that finished third in 2015 and ended the season ranked 12th in 2016.

Not only is USF adding talent with transfers, but they are all experienced as upperclasswomen in the fall. Additionally, they’ll each get two years to impact the program. They’ll hope it pays dividends after an 11-21 season in 2016. That said, they did finish 8-11 in the American Athletic Conference after a 3-9 start, so things could be on the upswing as USF looks for their first winning season since 2014.

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