Nebraska is adding more firepower to its middle blocker position as Kayla Caffey, a graduate transfer from Missouri, committed to the Huskers on Friday.

The 6-foot Caffey will have two seasons of eligibility with the Huskers. At Missouri, she redshirted as a freshman in 2016 and was awarded a medical redshirt in 2018 after suffering a leg injury.

Caffey was on the SEC all-freshman team in 2017 when she was fifth in the conference in blocks with 130. She had another strong season last fall when she was second in the SEC with a .408 hitting percentage.

Nebraska defeated Missouri in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in December, but Caffey did not play in that match. Missouri finished the season 22-8.

Caffey is from Chicago and was the 71st-ranked player in the 2016 class, according to PrepVolleyball.com.

Caffey will compete for a middle blocker starting spot with Callie Schwarzenbach and Kalynn Meyer, an incoming freshman all-stater from Superior. NU also returns All-American Lauren Stivrins at a middle blocker position.

An early look at Nebraska volleyball's 2020 roster

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.