Wyoming has made an addition from the junior college level in defensive specialist/libero Kiahlei Yaste out of Sheridan College. Yaste will be a junior come the fall with two years left of play and is set to be immediately eligible for 2018.
In her most recent season as a sophomore with Sheridan College, Yaste helped to lead her squad to a second-place finish in the Region IX Tournament. Individually as a OH/DS she logged 143 kills (1.15 per set) on a .122 hitting percentage, 288 digs (2.32 per set), 37 blocks (0.30 per set) and 21 aces (0.17 per set). Prior to that as a freshman she recorded 241 kills, 174 digs, 47 blocks and 19 aces.
A 5’8″ native of Greeley, Colorado, Yaste attended University High School in her prep career.
“Kiahlei is a versatile player who will be a great addition to our backcourt,” Associate head coach Dan Georgalas said in the team’s release of the signing. “Her ability to pass and defend will provide depth in an area that we struggled at sometimes last season. Being a local player, I know she will come in to our program with a blue collar work ethic and show pride in wearing the Brown and Gold. We look forward to the addition of her energy and ball control skills to our gym.”
Wyoming finished the 2017 season at 17-14 overall and 12-6 as a member of the Mountain West Conference.