4 - Haley Wessels
Haley Wessels
Height: 6-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Plano West
Position: MB

 

2011: Ranked 4th in Ivy League conference matches with .343 hitting percentage...Named to Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll two times…Hit .522 with 13 kills in a victory over Princeton on Nov. 5…Hit .600 with 10 kills in a win at Brown on Oct. 22…Averaged 0.84 blocks per set in Ivy League matches…Had 13 kills and hit .522 in a win over Princeton on Nov. 5…Delivered 10 or more kills four times during Yale’s six-match Ivy League win streak.

2010: Second Team All-Ivy...Appeared in 91 sets...Led the team with a .311 hitting percentage and 75 total blocks...Finished third in the Ivy League in hitting percentage...Posted highest block total in a three-set match among all Ivy League players during 2010 season – 7 (3 BS, 4 BA) vs. Dartmouth, Nov. 5...Tallied double-figures in kills seven times during the season, including a season-high 17 with a .577 hitting percentage in a win at Harvard on Oct. 22...Hit at least .400 with at least six kills in a match nine times during the season.

2009: Appeared in 71 sets...Averaged 1.94 kills and a team-best 0.92 blocks per set...Had a career-best five blocks in three matches...Posted a .254 hitting percentage...Set a career mark with 10 kills in the Oct. 16 sweep at Cornell, and matched it with 10 more kills at Dartmouth on Nov. 7...Had eight assists and eight service aces.

Before Yale: Captained Plano West to a 2008 district championship, a season in which she earned all-district honors...Was named a PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace...Played in Texas 5A Final Four as a junior...Won silver medals at the Junior Olympics in 2007 (16-U open division) and 2008 (17-U open division) as a member of the Skyline Juniors in Dallas.

Appleman on Haley: "Haley's biggest strength is her speed and athleticism. Her ability to get off the floor quickly makes her a versatile weapon."

Four Questions for Haley:

1.     Why Yale? It’s YALE!

2.     Best restaurant in New Haven? Zinc Kitchen

3.     Worst toppings for pizza? Anchovies and olives… ew.

4.     Team Jacob, Team Edward, or Team Couldn’t Care Less? Couldn’t care less… but don’t tell Kendall that.

Getting to Know Haley

Favorite Quote: “Just let it happen.”
Your Theme Song: “One More Time” by Daft Punk
Biggest Inspiration: My sister
Favorite Reality TV Show: "So You Think You Can Dance"
Greatest Fear: Getting mugged
Your Celebrity Look-Alike: Kerry Walsh
Pre-Match Superstition: My hair has to be the same before every game
Favorite Sports Movie: Love and Basketball
Signature Dance Move: I make my own moves.
People are surprised that you…: can wave my pinky toe.
Which of your teammates would make the best coach?: Laurel Casey
Why did you choose Yale?: …it's Yale.