PRIOR TO LSU
Played indoor volleyball for Texas A&M ... Battled an injury throughout her senior season that limited her action ... Despite the injury, she managed to play in 22 matches and averaged 1.50 kills and 1.80 points per set ... Appeared in all 31 matches and started 28 her junior year ... Amassed double-digit kills six times and double-digit digs nine times as a junior ... Helped lead her team to being SEC Champions in 2015 ... Led the team with 776 service receptions as a sophomore ... Achieved a double-double against VCU posting 19 digs and 15 kills ... Finished the season averaging 2.70 digs per set ... Started five consecutive games as the libero ... Started in 14 matches and played in 27 during her freshman season ... Averaged 1.34 kills and 1.11 digs as a freshman ... Named to the Texas A&M Athletic Director’s Honor Roll every semester of her undergraduate career ... Coached by Laurie Corbelli.
Attended Trinity Christian Academy where was a four-year letter winner ... As a freshman middle blocker, she was named 2nd Team All-District ... Was named 1st Team All-District and 2nd team All-State as a sophomore ... As an outside hitter her junior year, she awarded as the District MVP ... Was named 1st team All-District and All-State ... Led her team to a 40-1 record as a junior on the way to winning the Tapps 5A State Championship ... Was named team captain as a senior ... Designated the Co-Offensive player of the Year for 2012-13 ... Named to 1st Team-All District and All-State once again as a senior ... Coached by Karen Wright.
Full name is Emily Anne Hardesty ... Born on February 2, 1994 ... Parents are David and Beth Hardesty ... Father played basketball at Baylor during his junior and senior year ... Has one younger sibling, Kyle.