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Haleigh Washington
Haleigh  Washington


Colorado Springs, Colo.

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WVB Represented For Prelim Pan American Cup Roster

Penn State women’s volleyball program continues to be represented on the international level


Retherford and Washington Earn 2017-18 Big Ten Medal of Honor

Penn State Senior All-Americans Garner Big Ten's Most Prestigious Award


Student-Athletes Honored at "The Nittanys" for Academic and Athletic Achievements

Women's Tennis Earns Highest Team GPA Award for Second Time This Decade


Retherford and Washington Earn McCoy Award; McCloskey Named Oswald Award Recipient

Zain Retherford and Haleigh Washington Collect Athletics' most prestigious honor


Lee, Washington named 2018 Honda Sport Award Nominees for Volleyball

Simone Lee and Haleigh Washington were named nominees for the Class of 2018 Honda Sport Award for Volleyball by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards.

2017 (Senior): 2017-18 Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipient ... 2017 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I women’s volleyball … 2018 Honda Sport Award Nominee for Volleyball … Earnest B. McCoy Award winner … Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient … AVCA First Team All-America … AVCA Northeast All-Region … University Park Regional All-Tournament Team … 2017 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year … Unanimous Selection All-Big Ten  … five-time Big Ten Player of the Week (9/4, 10/2, 10/9, 10/30, 11/27) … FloVolleyball Big Ten Player of the Month (October) … Sports Impact/AVCA National Player of the Week (9/4) … WVU Invite MVP … Texas A&M Invite ‘Best Blocker’ … Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team … finished 2017 as the national leader in hitting percentage at .492, her .492 hitting percentage is the second-best percentage in program history and third-best in NCAA season records since a 25-point scoring format … Her career hitting percentage of .458 was the best of active players in 2018, and is third in the NCAA record book, and second in the Penn State record book, trailing Arielle Wilson (2007-10, .468) … played in all 35 matches and 123 sets  … averaged 3.01 kills per set on a .492 hitting percentage, adding 1.50 blocks per set, adding 22 aces for a total of 4.04 points per set, second on the team … put down 10-plus kills in 23 matches, including a 13-match streak (9/23-11/4) … reached the 20 kill mark twice, putting down 20 on a .500 clip at Ohio State (10/6), and put down a career-high 21 kills on a .514 clip at Minnesota (11/25) … Recorded .500-plus hitting performances 18 times, including .889, 8-0-9, against Wake Forest (9/16) … had five multi-ace matches, including tying a career-high three aces against Ohio (9/16) … became the 28th member of the 1,000 kill club on October 21, 2017 with 13 kills at Indiana.

2016 (Junior):
AVCA First-Team All-American … AVCA All-Northeast Region Team … Unanimous All-Big Ten selection … CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-America selection … Penn State Invitational MVP … Academic All-Big Ten Honoree … Started all 34 matches, playing in 121 sets … Posted 291 kills, a team-high 140 blocks, 72 digs and 24 service aces during the 2016 season … .430 hitting percentage ranked third in the NCAA … Tied for first on the team with 10 kills on .714 hitting in the opener against West Virginia (8/26) ... Led the team with five blocks against Georgia Southern (8/27) ... Logged 11 kills, six digs and five blocks against No. 19 North Carolina (8/27)...Posted a season-high nine blocks along with five digs vs. Colorado (9/3) ... Tallied nine kills against No. 9 Stanford (9/4) ... Recorded 11 kills vs. Hofstra (9/10) marking her third match of the season registering 10-plus kills... Named MVP of the Penn State Invitational after an impressive weekend. ... Posted 11 kills on a season-best .786 hitting clip while adding five blocks against Rhode Island (9/16) ... Logged eight kills, four blocks and a pair of digs against Howard (9/17) ... Notched eight kills, six blocks and a pair of digs against Clemson (9/17) ... Posted five kills and five blocks at Rutgers (9/21) ... Charted six kills and a pair of blocks against Northwestern (9/25)...Totaled nine kills, two digs and two blocks vs. No. 18 Michigan State (9/30)...Logged eight kills on .583 hitting and five blocks along with a career-high three service aces against No. 22 Michigan (10/1)...Posted a season-high 14 kills on .700 hitting vs. No. 1 Minnesota (10/5)...Tallied five blocks and put down 10 kills against Rutgers (10/8)...Finished second on the team with eight kills against No. 22 Purdue (10/14)...Notched six kills, three digs and two blocks including one solo stuff vs. Indiana (10/15)...Logged 10 kills on 13 errorless swings on .769 hitting against No.19 Ohio State (10/19)...Recorded a career-high seven digs, eight kills and seven blocks vs. No. 16 Michigan (10/22)...Led the blocking unit with six blocks including two solo stuffs and posted six kills and three digs against No. 4 Wisconsin (10/28)...Posted seven kills and four blocks vs. No. 3 Minnesota (10/29)...Posted 13 kills, five digs and three blocks against No. 1 Nebraska (11/4)...Led the blocking unit with a season-high 10 blocks and nine kills vs. Iowa (11/5)...Put down eight kills and nine blocks against Maryland (11/11)...Recorded a career-high 19 kills on .621 hitting to lead the offense vs. Ohio State (11/12). ... Posted six kills, three blocks and one dig against No. 1 Nebraska (11/16)... Logged five kills, two blocks, one dig and one assist against Purdue (11/19)...Tallied 10 kills on 18 errorless swings to go along with four digs vs. Northwestern (11/25)...Added eight kills and three blocks against Illinois (11/26)...Charted a team-high 14 kills and six blocks vs. Pitt (12/3) … Posted 10 kills, seven blocks and a dig against Nebraska (12/9).

2015 (Sophomore):
 AVCA All-Northeast Region ... Unanimous All-Big Ten ... Preseason All-Big Ten ... B1G/Pac-12 Challenge MVP ... Big Ten Player of the Week (9/7, 9/21, 9/28) ... USF Invitational All-Tournament... Started all 34 matches ... Led the team with a .442 hitting clip during the season, totaling 302 kills, averaging 2.63 per set ... Also led the blocking unit with 1.38 blocks per set with at least two blocks in all but one match ...  Posted seven kills and five blocks against Buffalo (8/29) ... Recorded seven kills against Stony Brook (8/29) ... Logged six kills and six blocks against Villanova (8/29) ... Had 12 kills on .526 hitting against No. 2 Stanford (9/5) ... Led the team with nine kills against EKU (9/11) ... Posted a team-high seven blocks against Miss. State (9/12) ... Had 11 kills against Auburn (9/18) ... Logged her first career double-figure blocking performance with 11 vs. St. John's (9/19) ... Posted 10 kills at USF (9/19) ... Had 11 kills on .786 hitting against No. 16 Wisconsin (9/23), leading the team with five blocks ... Recorded a season-high 13 kills against No. 21 Minnesota (9/26) ... Led the team with nine blocks and 11 kills against No. 4 Nebraska (10/2) ... Recorded 11 kills against Iowa (10/3) ... Led the team with seven blocks and 11 kills at No. 13 Illinois (10/9) ... Tallied a team-high eight blocks at Northwestern (10/10) ... Logged 10 kills against No. 13 Purdue (10/17), adding nine blocks ... Had a career-high 17 kills on .598 hitting at No. 23 Michigan (10/21), along with eight blocks ... Tallied four blocks at No. 11 Ohio State (10/28) ... Led the team with 13 kills against No. 11 Ohio State (10/30) ... Had a team-high 12 kills and seven blocks at Maryland (11/5) ... Led the team with 12 kills on .714 hitting vs. Michigan (11/18) ... Posted seven kills on .500 hitting to go along with four blocks against Maryland (11/21) ... Logged nine kills, three digs and two blocks at No. 4 Nebraska (11/28) ... Totaled eight kills on .636 hitting in the NCAA first round match against Howard (12/4), adding seven blocks ... Tallied seven kills, five digs and four blocks in the NCAA second round match against Dayton (12/5) ... Finished tied for second on the team with nine kills in the NCAA regional semifinals against Hawaii (12/11), while also leading the team with two blocks. 

2014 (Freshman): 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... All-Big Ten ... All-Big Ten Freshman Team (unanimous) ... Louisville Regional All-Tournament ... Big Ten Player of the Week (11/3) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (11/10, 11/17)... Made 25 appearances on the court in her rookie season ... Her .463 hitting clip finished first on the team, while her 2.63 kills per set ranked third ... Totaled 96 blocks ... Made her collegiate debut against Yale (9/12), posting six kills on .545 hitting with zero attack errors ... Had five kills on eight errorless swings against DePaul (9/19) ... Hit .700 with seven kills on 10 swings against UIC (9/20) ... Finished second on the team with a season-high 14 kills on a squad-best .538 hitting clip against No. 15 Illinois (10/11), while also leading the team with seven blocks ... Recorded nine kills and eight blocks at No. 14 Purdue (10/17) ... Tallied 10 kills on .421 hitting against Michigan (10/24) ... Led the team with seven blocks, including three solo stuffs against No. 17 Ohio State (10/28) ... Set a career-high mark with nine total blocks at No. 17 Ohio State (10/31) ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors for her performances against the Buckeyes ... Had back-to-back double-digit kill performances against Rutgers (11/7) and Maryland (11/8) to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors ... Notched double-digit kills against Iowa (11/12) ... Led the team with nine kills and six blocks in her NCAA Tournament debut v. Siena (12/5) ... Had 12 kills on .526 hitting with five blocks in the NCAA regional semifinals against UCLA (12/12) ... Put down 10 kills and five blocks in the NCAA regional finals against Wisconsin (12/13) ... Posted four blocks in the NCAA national finals against BYU (12/20).

High School: Holds a Colorado state record after putting down 48 kills in a match with her high school team, Doherty ... Earned 2012 Colorado Volleyball Player of the Year honors as well as team MVP accolades in 2012 and 2013 as the Spartan's team captain for two consecutive season ... Also guided Doherty to a state championship title in 2012 ... Two-time Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year from 2012-13 ... Earned Class 5A First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State honors from 2010-13 ... Also earned Class 5A MVP honors ... A 2013-14 Under Armour First Team All-American ... 2013 Mizuno First Team All-American ... 2013 Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year.

Personal: Born Haleigh Meridian Washington on Sept. 22, 1995 in Denver, Colo. ... Parents are Danielle and Alecs ... Has one brother, Kaden and one sister, Leilani ... Names "The Office" as favorite TV show, the "Frashington Omelet" as favorite food, Robin Williams as favorite actor, "The Color Purple" as her favorite book and reading, yoga and hiking as hobbies ... Majoring in philosophy.



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