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Huskies Sign Talented Transfer Fletcher From South Carolina

Huskies Sign Talented Transfer Fletcher From South Carolina


SEATTLE – Washington Volleyball got a big addition to its 2024 roster this week as grad transfer Kiune Fletcher from South Carolina will spend her final season as a Dawg. Fletcher, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, led the Gamecocks in kills and kills per set last season and was an SEC Offensive Player of the Week.
 
“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Kiune Fletcher to our 2024 roster,” said Head Coach Leslie Gabriel. “Kiune is passionate about life, learning, and volleyball and has this drive to be great both in the classroom and on the court. After getting to know her in the recruiting process, it wasn’t long before we knew she was a DAWG. We can’t wait to start working with her in the gym this fall to continue to help her reach her goals.”
 
A 6-1 outside hitter, Fletcher enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2023, leading South Carolina with 2.78 kills per set while hitting an efficient .266, and adding 0.73 blocks per set.
 
She had double-digit kills in 11 matches, and hit .385 or better in seven of those. Fletcher had 20+ kills on three occasions, two of those coming when she went off for a combined 51 kills against Mississippi State (Nov. 8) and LSU (Nov. 12), hitting over .475 in each match, to earn SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors. In the MSU match, Fletcher had 26 kills in just three sets, most by any SEC player in a three-set match in 2023.
 
“One of the biggest factors affecting my decision was Washington’s ability to challenge me both academically and athletically,” Fletcher says. “This, coupled with the big city life in Seattle on top of the amazing coaching staff is why I think Washington is the best place for me to finish my college career! I loved the team and felt like I had a bond with so many of them already despite only visiting for a few days. Summer can’t come fast enough because I can’t wait to do B1G things this upcoming season with this team!”
 
In her final match at South Carolina, Fletcher helped lead the Gamecocks to an upset of No. 8 Tennessee, as she had 10 kills and hit .600.
 
A native of El Dorado, Trinidad and Tobago, Fletcher played on her National Team from the age of 17, including taking part in the 2018 World Championships in Japan and the 2019 Pan American Cup.
 

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