Former William & Mary defensive specialist/libero Katie Turner is transferring to Missouri for 2018. A freshman in 2017, Turner will be a sophomore come the fall season. It seems she should be immediately eligible as she is changing conferences.
A 5’7″ native of Parker, Colorado, Turner came to William & Mary after her time at Legend High School. She immediately made an impact by playing in 109 sets over 30 matches, logging 345 digs (3.17 per set), 65 assists (0.60 per set) and nine aces (0.08 per set).
Missouri finished 2017 with a 22-12 mark in which they made their second consecutive Sweet 16. With the loss of Andie Hanus to Delaware, the Tigers had just one returning DS/L for 2018. Now Turner will add to the team’s depth at the position and compete for immediate playing time.
For William & Mary, they’ll look to move on from a 5-25 season. It won’t be easy now though as Turner was the final DS/L set to return for 2018, meaning they’ll have to start fresh at the position.