After leading Nevada in digs per set in 2017, defensive specialist/libero Camille Davey is transferring out of the program to attend UC Irvine in 2018. A junior-to-be in the fall, Davey will have two years left of play and is set to be immediately eligible.
In her most recent season with Nevada, the 5’8″ Davey notched 323 digs (3.55 per set) to go with 63 assists (0.69 per set) and 13 service aces (0.14 per set). Her season high in terms of digs came against Sacramento State on September 14 when she totaled 23 in four sets. She also logged 97 digs (1.94 per set), six assists and six aces in year one as a freshman.
“Camille will come in and help right away strengthening our serve receive and defense,” UC Irvine head coach Ashlie Hain said in the team’s release of the addition. “She is a competitor and fits our gym culture very well.”
Prior to her stint in Reno, Davey attended San Clemente High School in California and played with Laguna Beach Volleyball Club. She was a part of three-consecutive South Coast League championship teams and was first-team all-league in 2014 along with All-CIF Tournament team in 2013 and 2014. That led to her being recruited by Wake Forest, Virginia, Santa Clara, Harvard and of course Nevada.
In terms of roster outlook at the defensive specialist/libero position, the Anteaters had four on their 2017 team. Of that group though, two graduated with the other pair set to be juniors. Part of that graduating group was Luna Tsujimoto, who led the team in digs per set (4.12), leaving plenty of playing time to be filled.
UC Irvine is coming off of a 24-8 season in 2017 in which they went 10-6 in the Big West Conference and won a pair of postseason matches in the NIVC Tournament.