Kentucky Volleyball Setter to Transfer to Ohio State

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Junior Setter Olivia Dailey will transfer from Kentucky immediately, after losing the starting Setter position to Freshman Madison Lilley this Fall. Olivia Dailey saw limited action as a Freshman, but got the nod as a Sophomore Setter. As a Sophomore, Dailey played in every game and won SEC Setter of the Week 5 times. She was also the FloVolleyball National Player of the Week once. When it came to assists, she was fourth in the nation with 11.78. All in all, she racked up 1,202 assist that season. She started all but one game, and always had a tremendous impact on everyone on the team. She came to play and had a high Volleyball IQ. Dailey, originally from Trussville, Alabama, was 5’10 and was a solid player. Then, the fourth ranked Freshman in America stepped on Kentucky’s campus, and took the job almost simultaneously. As a Junior, Dailey competed in 5 games, and didn’t see action after the 7th game of the season vs. Kansas. Dailey just seemed like she was frustrated and couldn’t compare with Madison Lilley. On the sideline, Olivia Dailey rarely had her jersey on and seemed to have little hope. Dailey was clocked-out and seemed uninterested in UK. On January 6th, Olivia Dailey announced that she would transfer to Ohio State via Instagram, and would be able to immediately play with one year of eligibility left. Ohio State had a decent season, but didn’t make the NCAA tournament. She will immediately compete for the starting position, and will have a positive impact for Ohio State. We thank her for her time at Kentucky, and hope nothing but great things at Ohio State! She seemed excited and happy to be a Buckeye! Her Instagram post stated, “Can’t believe I will be playing volleyball for The Ohio State University!! So grateful for this opportunity and so excited for this next chapter as a Buckeye!❤️❤️” Followed by a picture with her parents at the Ohio Stadium football field. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to follow @ukfansallday on twitter! God Bless and Go Cats!!


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