Volleyball star transfers after 1 season

ULM volleyball will be without their two scorers in their 2022 season. Avery Cole, a freshman outside hitter who made her debut in 2021, has transferred to Gardner-Webb University. Cole announced the news on Twitter last Thursday.

This announcement comes after she recorded 217 kills and was just one of four Warhawks to break the 100-kill mark last season.

Cole is the second Warhawk to transfer out of ULM following the 2021 season. She was second in kills for ULM behind senior Cali Assaley, who led the Warhawks in scoring in 2021. Assaley announced she would be transferring to the University of Buffalo earlier this year.

Cole posted a season-high in kills in a riveting five-set comeback victory over Louisiana Tech last fall. Her 26 kills on a .408 attacking percentage allowed ULM to take three sets in a row to secure the win. 

ULM finished 5-27 in 2021 after a 3-2 start to the season. The Warhawks were 1-15 in Sun Belt Conference play.

ULM was eliminated in the first round of the SBC Championship by Georgia Southern.

Cole scored 10-plus kills in five contests last season. The Warhawks were 4-1 in those games. 

Cole also helped ULM secure a win in the opening of SBC play. She delivered 18 kills on .279 attacking percentage to take down Georgia State at home.