Charleston remains active in portal, adds grad transfer from Daemen

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The player with the second-most blocks in the Daemen’s program history will change schools as a graduate student.

Charleston announced via social media that Jake Couzens has committed to join the team for the upcoming season.

Couzens, a 6-foot-5 opposite and middle attacker, accumulated 149 career blocks in four seasons with the Wildcats. The graduate transfer also hit more than .300 in three consecutive seasons, including having a .324 attack percentage last season to help Daemen finish in second place in the NEC.


Along with the on-court accomplishments, Courzen had the highest grade point average of all Daemen student-athletes who graduated in 2023.

This is the third NCAA transfer the Golden Eagles have added this offseason. Both former Benedict outside attacker Ras Jesse Dalancy, the Division II National Player of the Year, and former Edward Waters opposite Evens Edouard announced last month they will join Charleston.

Charleston finished last season winning a program-record 22 matches and was ranked in both the national coaches poll and national media poll during the regular season.