Golden Eagles claim Marquette Invitational title with wins over Iowa State, UWM and Missouri State
Golden Eagles are receiving votes in AVCA Top 25 poll
Louis and Niemann each record 20-plus kills
Hays was an All-MAC Freshman Team selection at Toledo in 2013
Honors and Awards:
2014: Finished the season with 101 digs after appearing in 81 sets ... Made first start of the season at No. 18 Colorado State (Aug. 31) ... Posted 11 digs in sweep at (RV) American (Sept. 5) ... Tied her season high with 11 digs vs. Seton Hall (Oct. 18) ... Posted a .937 serving percentage throughout the regular season with one service ace and 100 total digs during the campaign.
2013(University of Toledo):Recorded a program single-season record 568 digs in her first year with the Rockets for an average of 4.54 per set ... Hays notched 20-or-more digs in 12 of UT's 31 matches as a freshman, including a career-high 31 digs against Ball State on Oct. 3 ... Her season-long digs average sits second in Toledo history and was eighth in the Mid-American conference in 2013 ... She helped the Rockets to an overall record of 19-12, including a 12-4 mark in MAC play and a share of the MAC West Division title, while starting all 31 matches at libero.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Bedford High School...Four-year volleyball and three-year basketball letterwinner...Helped Mules to Michigan's Class A state finals as senior...Finished eighth in balloting for Wolverine State's `Miss Volleyball'...School's record-holder for digs in a match (55) and season (1,322)...Averaged 6.27 dps as senior, 7.69 dps as junior and 6.27 as sophomore... Received third-team all-state accolades as sophomore, second-team as junior and first-team as senior... First-team all-region, all-league and all-conference selection as a sophomore, junior and senior...Member ofPrep Volleyball'sOustanding Defensive Dandy List...Listed amongPrep Volleyball'sSoph 79 Varsity...Coached by former Rocket head coach Jodie Manore...Earned all-conference and all-region in basketball as sophomore and junior.
Personal:Born Ellen Elizabeth Hays in Toledo...Parents are David and Tawnya Hays...Has one sister, Anna, on Malone University's volleyball team...Father is school administrator and mother is radiographer...Likes playing basketball and snowboarding...Majors in education.
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