Kentucky volleyball adds Duke graduate transfer


The University of Kentucky Women’s Volleyball team celebrates after a point in their game against Murray State. The cats won the first game of the NCAA tournament 3-0 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

Erika Bonner

The Kentucky volleyball program has added a two-time First-Team All-ACC middle-blocker to its roster. 

Leah Meyer, a graduate transfer, announced Friday that she will be transferring to the University of Kentucky to pursue a master’s degree. Meyer will be eligible to play for the Cats in the fall, after she gets her degree in May. 

The 6-foot-3 Lancaster, New York native is a 2018 AVCA All-America honorable mention honoree, a two-time All-ACC First-Team selection and a member of the 2015 All-ACC Freshman Team. In her senior season at Duke, Meyer ranked third in the ACC in hitting percentage (.376) and in blocks (1.44).

“I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to continue my volleyball and academic career at UK,” Meyer said in a UK press release. “Kentucky seems like a place where I will be able to grow and prosper as a player, a teammate and a person. I cannot wait to start working with all of my new teammates and coaches and to help continue the success of this incredible program.”

Meyer will be joining UK signees Bella Bell, Maddie Berezowitz and Azhani Tealer.

“In the short period of time getting to know Leah when she visited, it was apparent that she belonged in our program to complete her career,” Kentucky head coach Craig Skinner said in a UK press release. “Her dreams match ours and she’s willing to work hard to help us compete for a championship. Leah is an accomplished player who aspires to get to the next level. Joining our team helps solidify our talent and depth to compete with the best teams in the country.”