Defensive Specialist
Meraux, La.
High School
Chalmette HS

2015 Days Inn and Suites Lobo Invitational All-Tournament Team
2015 Days Inn and Suites Lobo Invitational MVP
2015 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week [09/21]
2014 SEC Defensive Player of the Week [11/17]
2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
2013 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2012 SEC Freshman of the Week [09/24]

Played in all 29 matches for LSU, seeing time in all but two sets as the team’s libero on the season with 25 starts… Was named to the Days Inn and Suites Lobo Invitational All-tournament Team and MVP and the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week [09/21]… Capped her LSU career by claiming the program’s all-time digs record, finishing the season leading the team with 469 digs for a 4.42 digs per set average and 1,593 for her career… Corralled double-digit digs in 23 matches, having 10 matches with 20 or more digs as LSU had 12 such matches on the season… Led the team in digs in 22 matches… Was third on the team in assists with 86, averaging .81 assists per set… Was fourth on the team in service aces with 13, averaging .12 per set… Earned 12 digs in the opener against UC Irvine… Captured her first match with 20 digs, having 21 against Rice with seven assists and a service ace… Had 16 digs and did not have a reception error in 20 attempts with an ace and a kill at Texas… Earned 12 digs with a two assists and service ace against Ohio… Earned 22 digs with a kill and four assists against Michigan… Corraled 24 digs with six assists and an ace against Xavier… Had 21 digs for the Tigers against Miami, serving up nine assists… Served up eight assists while having 10 digs in the sweep of LIU Brooklyn… Led the team with 23 digs with four assists against CSUN… Won tournament MVP honors after having 25 digs and three assists in the win over New Mexico… Had 17 digs to go along with six assists and two aces against Arkansas… Brought in 16 digs while dishing out five assists against South Carolina… Led all plaeyrs with 24 digs with two assists in the win at Georgia… Tied her career-high with 30 digs at Auburn… Had seven digs to go along with two aces against Tennessee… Had nine digs against Alabama… Set a new career-high with 39 digs agianst Auburn, with five assists and a service ace… Tied for the match high with 15 digs at Tennessee… Led LSU with 16 digs at Kentucky with two assists… Led the match with 19 digs and three assists against Missouri… Captured the career digs record with 11 at Arkansas to move ahead Daniela Reis for the all-time lead… Led all players with 20 digs with two assists against Florida… Tied for the team lead in digs with 10 against Kentucky… Finished with 13 digs on the road at Mississippi State with three assists… Ended the year with 10 digs against Alabama.

Played in all 29 matches and 116 for the Tigers as LSU’s primary libero for the season… Became the first player since Elena Martinez to earn back-to-back seasons with more than 500 digs, earning a team-leading 514 on the season and averaging 4.43 per set… Became the 15th player in team history to earn 1,000 digs in a career, as she has 1,124 and just outside of the top ten with one season left to go… Digs per set average was third overall in the league, while her 4.60 digs per set average in league matches was second, as the team finished the conference season leading the league in digs… Had double-digit digs in all but one match, while having 11 matches with 20 or more digs… Earned two kills on four attempts on the season, while finishing second on the team in total assists with 75… Finished tied for fourth on the squad in service aces with 19, averaging 0.16 per set… Corralled 12 digs and had four assists against San Diego… Roped in team-leading 18 digs with two service aces and three assists in the win over South Florida… Had 10 digs and three assists against Purdue… Had 19 digs and two assists against Central Arkansas… Finished with 17 digs and a service ace against Samford… Topped the 20-dig mark with 22 against Florida State with an assist… Had 11 digs, five assists and two service ace in the first win over Baylor… Earned 14 digs and had two more aces against UTSA… Earned 20 digs in a match for the second time on the year with a season high seven assists in the second win over the Bears… Had 22 digs and four assists against No. 14 Kentucky… Earned her first kill of the season, while having 14 digs and two assists against Alabama… Had 17 digs and served up two assists against Florida… Corralled 25 digs with two assists in the win over Arkansas… Had 11 digs and five assists in the win over Mississippi State… Earned 11 digs with two assists in the win over Tennessee… Led all players with 13 digs, while chipping in with four assists and two aces against Missouri… Led all players with 22 digs and had two assists in the win at Kentucky… Tied for the match high in digs with nine, while also having a service ace against Ole Miss… Led the match against Georgia with 16 digs, while helping with three assists… Tied for the match high with 16 digs and earning an assist against South Carolina… Pulled in 20 digs with two assists, while serving up the winning point on an ace against Arkansas… Had a match-high 22 digs with four assists against Texas A&M… Finished with 22 digs to lead the match with an assist and service ace against Tennessee… Set a new season and career best with 30 digs against Mississippi State, with two service aces and two assists… Led LSU with 18 digs, while serving up four assists against Missouri… Had 24 digs and an assist in the win over Auburn… Finsihed with 18 digs, while earning her second kill of the season and a service ace in the win at South Carolina… Aided in the sweep of Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with 19 digs, while having four assists and a service ace against the Sooners… Eclipsed 20-digs with 21 against Oregon in the second round, while also having three assists.

Garnered 30 appearances which included 28 starts as LSU’s libero … Amassed 500 digs which ranks sixth on LSU’s all-time single season list … Her 3.97 digs per set average was seventh among the SEC leaders and seventh during a LSU single season … Collected 10-plus digs in 26 of her 30 appearances highlighted by seven 20-plus scoop efforts … Registered 13 perfect passer ratings with 10 or more attempts and was 534-of-555 on her reception attempts … LSU’s back row defense tallied 16.00 digs per set during SEC matches which was good enough for second place … Took over the libero role versus Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Sept. 7) and reeled in 16 digs during a three-set sweep … Corralled 24 digs at Rice (Sept. 7) … Charted another 24 digs as LSU erased a two-set deficit against Baylor (Sept. 20) … Picked up 22 digs versus Mississippi State (Oct. 13) to end a season’s best 12 consecutive matches with 10-plus scoops (Sept. 7-Oct. 13) … Tallied 20 digs and was a spotless 20-for-20 on reception attempts against No. 11 Missouri (Oct. 25) … Racked up 26 digs at Tennessee (Nov. 17) … Came away with 19 digs coupled with a career-high 38 flawless receptions at Ole Miss (Nov. 27) … Sprawled out for a career-best 29 digs and five assists during LSU’s five-set comeback victory over No. 24 Michigan (Dec. 6) during the NCAA Tournament First Round … Garnered 25 digs at No. 3 Washington (Dec. 7) in NCAA Tournament Second Round.

Totaled 23 appearances off the bench … One of six players to collect over 100 digs on the season … Averaged 1.10 digs per set and claimed four double figure dig performances … Tallied a perfect passer rating in 13 of 20 matches where she recorded a reception attempt … Registered two digs at No. 2 Texas (Aug. 24) during her career debut … Collected six digs versus No. 7 Purdue (Sept. 1) in her first extended action of season … Exploded for consecutive 18-scoop efforts against Kentucky (Sept. 21) and Missouri (Sept. 23) … Notched a perfect 32-for-32 on reception attempts over those two matches en route to SEC Freshman of the Week (Sept. 24) selection … Tacked on 16 digs, an ace and was a career-best 29-for-29 on receptions at Mississippi State (Sept. 28) … Corralled seven digs and distributed two assists at Arkansas (Sept. 30) … Reeled in 11 digs and took over the libero role for the first time of her career during the third set of the Mississippi State match (Oct. 28) … Added four digs versus Arkansas (Nov. 21).

Coached by Kelli Plaiscia at Chalmette High School … LSU’s 2012 recruiting class checked in with a No. 29 national ranking by PrepVolleyball.com … Team won district championship during the 2009 and 2010 seasons … Garnered multiple All-District and All-Metro honors … Registered 962 digs, a school single season record, en route to the 2010 District MVP and LHSAA All-State accolades … Selected Miss Louisiana Volleyball after being an unanimous choice for the 2010 Louisiana All-Star Game MVP … Also lettered in basketball, softball and track … A honors graduate and Mu Alpha Theta member.

Full name is Haley Michelle Smith … Daughter of Michael Smith and Kristen Cowen … Born on January 5, 1993 … Majoring in business management.


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