2012 SEC Freshman of the Week (09/24)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
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.