2017: All-Big West First Team selection … Named Big West Defensive Player of the Week (9/25) … Led the team with 3.65 digs per set … Led the team with 30 service aces on the year … Contributed 1.11 kills, 0.70 assists, and 0.22 blocks per set ... Tallied four double-doubles on the year … Led the Beach in digs on 21 occasions … Recorded a season-high 25 digs at Pepperdine (9/12) … Posted six double-figure kill matches … Notched a career-high 21 kills versus UC Riverside (11/10) … Put up a season-high six blocks (one solo, five block assists) against Cal State Fullerton (11/11) … Tallied a season-best four service aces versus Wright State (8/25) … Led the team in kills six times … Led the team in service aces on six occasions … Reached 20-plus digs three times and 20-plus kills twice.
2016: Big West All-Freshman Team ... Two-time Big West Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 10, Nov. 21) ... Had 20 matches with 10+ digs and three with 20+ digs ... Played libero and outside hitter in her freshman season, primarily serving as the libero to finish second on the team with 377 digs, averaging 3.31 per set ... Recorded 17 digs and a pair of aces vs. California (Sep. 2) ... Saw her first action at outside hitter against Washington State (Sep. 3), recording four kills ... Made her first of eight consecutive starts on the outside vs. LMU (Sep. 8) ... Had a season-high 16 kills vs. Arizona State (Sep. 10) and added 12 digs for her first of two double-doubles ... Posted 11 kills on 21 swings at San Diego State (Sep. 17) for a season-best .476 hitting percentage ... Recorded 50 digs across two matches, starting with 23 at UC Riverside (Oct. 5) followed by a season-high 27 vs. Hawai'i (Oct. 8).
High School: A four-year varsity player at Desert Vista High, going a combined 143-30 in her career ... won back-to-back State Championships in her junior and senior seasons, earning the No. 1 ranking in Arizona and No. 10 in the nation ... As a senior, named a Prep Volleyball Senior Ace (No. 59) and was on the Defensive Dandies first team ... Played at outside hitter for the Thunder, recording 943 kills and 1,077 digs in four seasons ... Also served as a team captain her final two seasons ... Named to the Tempe Union All-City Team her sophomore-senior seasons, named AIA All-Section and All-Division first team and second team ... All-Tribune first team ... As a sophomore, named to the Westwood Tournament All-Tournament Team and was also named Junior Female Athlete of the Year ... Played club for Aspire Volleyball Club for 10 years, captaining from the 14's-18's level, and qualifying for Open Nationals in the 16's, 17's and 18's.
USA Volleyball: Played for five years as a member of USA Volleyball as a member of USA Select A1, the Youth National Team and the Women's Junior National Training Team ... Won a bronze medal in 2012 and a silver medal in 2013 with the USA Select A1 Red Team ... In 2014 won a silver medal with the Youth National Team ... Won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2016 NORCECA Women's U20 Continental Championship.
Personal: Daughter of Scott and Linda ... Her dad played golf at San Diego State and her mom is a Long Beach State alum ... Member of the National Honor Society, AIA Scholar Activity, and Received Athletic and Academic Excellence Awards ... A member of Honor's Choir and worked with the National Charity League in high school ... Hobbies include singing, writing, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends ...Also recruited by UCLA, Arizona, Denver, LMU, Arkansas, South Carolina and Pepperdine ... Majoring in marketing.
Meet Hailey Harward
Favorite Athlete: Misty May
Favorite TV Shows: Merlin, The Office
Pre-competition Superstitions: Singing
Favorite Movies: Avatar, Valerian, Titanic
Favorite Musical Group: Maroon 5
Favorite Food: Raising Cane’s
Favorite Class: Marketing
Favorite Book: Divergent
Favorite Movie Quote: “I am Groot.”
Favorite Professional Team: Phoenix Suns
Person She’d Most Like to Meet: Chris Delia
Best Advice: Live in the present
Greatest Thrill in Sports: Winning a championship
Person with the Greatest Influence on Athletic Career: Mom and Dad
Best Part of Being an Athlete: Ability to always improve