Class 3A Feature Athlete (Oct. 16)

Name: Emily Hayward
High School: Mars
Grade: 12
Position: Setter/Opposite

Background Info: Hayward, a 5-10 attacker/setter, has been on varsity for four years, started the past three years and has been team captain for the past two seasons. She is currently a two-time Class 3A Section 4 honoree. As accomplished as she is on the volleyball court, she excels even more in the classroom. She has obtained high honors at Mars for four years and is a member of the Key Club, Enrichment Club and Future Medical Providers of America.

Quotes from coach: "Emily has been a significant part of our program for the past four years. She is a gifted athlete and skilled volleyball player capable of filling any position on the court at any time. She has led many matches in several statistical categories but that pales in comparison to the leadership she provides day in and day out for our team. She expects a best effort from herself in everything she does and helps her teammates to do the same. She has been a delight to coach and we know that she will be successful in whatever she chooses to do next.