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Hayley Benson
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Hayley  Benson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hilliard, Ohio

High School:
Hilliard Bradley HS

Last College:
Ball State

Height:
6-4

Position:
MB

10/03/2015

No. 24 Long Beach State Bounces Back With 3-1 Win At UCSB

Senior Jenelle Hudson one kill away from a triple-double in the win.

09/28/2015

Benson Named Big West Defensive Player Of The Week

The senior transfer averaged two blocks per set over the first two matches of Big West play.

09/26/2015

Beach Draws First Blood In Black & Blue Rivalry

No. 25 Long Beach State improves to 2-0 in Big West play with 3-1 win over UC Irvine.

09/18/2015

Beach Holds Off No. 21 San Diego To Bring Win Streak To Seven Matches

Nele Barber had 16 kills, 13 digs and 5 blocks to lead the Beach.

09/18/2015

Volleyball Grabs One Set But No. 14 UCLA Proves Too Tough In 3-1 Loss

Senior Hayley Benson finishes with 11 kills on .417 hitting.

Ball State (2014): Earned third letter at Ball State … American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention … Capital One Academic All-District V Second Team … First Team All-Mid-American Conference … MAC Distinguished Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-MAC ... four-time MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 20) …started all 30 matches and played in all 119 sets … finished the season ranked first in the MAC with a .368 attack percentage, while her .433 rate of success in league-only play also led the conference … smashed a career-high 19 kills versus Western Michigan (Nov. 1), part of a team-best 20 matches she recorded double-digit kills … tallied 18 kills at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 8), while recording 17 versus South Alabama (Sept. 6) … her .667 (12-0-18) hitting percentage versus Kent State (Oct. 18) ties as the 19th-best single match mark in program history for a player with 15-or-more attempts in a match, and ties her career-best effort set in 2013 … hit .400-or-better in 15 matches … put together a string of three consecutive matches with no attack errors, hitting .609 (14-0-23) at Buffalo (Oct. 11), .400 (10-0-25) versus Ohio (Oct. 17) and .667 against the Golden Flashes … led Ball State with a 0.88 blocks-per-set average, including earning at least one block in all 30 matches … posted a season-high seven total blocks versus Northern Colorado (Aug. 30), while recording four-or-more blocks in 14 matches … served up a career-high three aces at Western Michigan (Sept. 26), while adding two in three other matches ... collected a career-best seven digs versus Missouri State (Sept. 12) … VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team … UniWyo Cowgirl Classic All-Tournament Team … Preseason All-MAC West Division.

2013: Earned second letter at Ball State … First Team All-Mid-American Conference … Academic All-MAC … MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23) … MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 5) … played in all 32 matches, earning 31 starts, to help Ball State claim a share of the MAC West Division title … saw action in 115 of a possible 116 sets … ranked third in the conference with a .353 hitting percentage … her .667 (10-0-15) hitting percentage versus Austin Peay (Aug. 30) ties as the 19th-best single match mark in program history for a player who records 15-or-more attempts in a match … hit .400-or-better in 13 matches … smashed a career-best 17 kills versus Toledo (Nov. 7) … recorded 16 kills at USF (Aug 31) and at Western Michigan (Nov. 16) … blasted double-digit kills in 11 matches, including two of BSU’s first three outings on the year … tallied at least three kills in every match she played … posted a career-high 14 total blocks versus SMU (Sept. 21) which ties as the fifth-best single match total in program history, with her five solo blocks in the contest tying for 11th on Ball State’s single match charts … collected at least one block in 31 matches, with four-or-more on 11 occasions … College of Charleston Holiday Inn Classic All-Tournament Team … USF Tournament All-Tournament Team.

2012: Earned first letter at Ball State … played in 21 matches, earning eight starts … saw action in 54 sets … ripped a season-high 10 kills versus Kent State (Oct. 12), while also finishing the match with a season-best .500 (10-1-18) attack percentage … added eight kills against Ohio (Oct. 13) and at Bowling Green (Oct. 19) … recorded at least one kill in 16 matches, with five-or-more seven times … added a season-best six block assists in the win over the Falcons … tallied at least one block assists in 10 matches, finishing the season with 22 … collected a career-best six digs at Buffalo (Oct. 27).

2011: Sat out the season at a redshirt.

Hilliard  Bradley HS: Earned four letters in volleyball at Hilliard Bradley High School for Coach RyAnne Ufferman ... helped guide the Jaguars to a 17-7 overall record her senior year, while earning honorable mention All-Ohio accolades ... also earned First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference and First Team All-OCC Central Division honors her senior season ... helped lead HBHS to an 18-6 overall record as a First Team All-OCC selection her junior season ... also played volleyball for the Elite Volleyball Training Center where she was coached by Randy Cline.

Personal: Maintains a 3.905 grade-point average, including a perfect 4.0 GPA over the last three semesters, as a marketing major ... born Aug. 15, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio ... daughter of Steve and Melissa Benson ... has one sister, Raimey ... full name is Hayley Christine Benson.

Career Highs
Kills: 19, vs. Western Michigan (11/1/14)
Total Attacks: 43, vs. Missouri State (9/12/14)
Digs: 7, vs. Missouri State (9/12/14)
Aces: 3, at Western Michigan (9/26/14)
Total Blocks: 14, vs. SMU (9/21/13)

Career Statistics
Year Sets K K/S Err TA PCT A A/S SA Digs D/S BS BA TB/S
2012* 54 65 1.20 33 206 .155 0 0.00 0 14 0.26 0 22 0.41
2013* 115 288 2.50 70 618 .353 2 0.02 0 18 0.16 20 84 0.90
2014* 119 341 2.87 77 717 .368 4 0.03 15 68 0.57 18 87 0.88
Totals 288 694 2.41 180 1541 .334 6 0.05 15 100 0.35 38 231 0.80

* 2012-14 stats at Ball State

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