|High School:||Whitney HS|
2019 Beach Season
One of just four Hornets to play in all 21 matches…played at four different spots in the team’s lineup - twice at No. 1, four times at No. 2, 12 times at No. 3 and three times at No. 4…went 6-6 at No. 3, winning three of those matches with Paige Swinney, and three with McKenna Smith…defeated opponents from San Francisco, San Jose State (twice), Boise State (twice) and Pacific…was 4-3 in matches that lasted three sets.
2018 Beach Season
Played in 15 of the team’s 21 matches as a true freshman…appeared in two of the team’s first four matches of the season with Brigitte Murdock, before playing the final 13 matches of the year with Skyler Takeda…finished the season with a 6-9 record, including a 6-5 record at No. 4 in the team’s lineup…Hayden/Takeda played at No. 4 in the team’s lineup during both matches of the Big West Tournament, including a 15-21, 21-17, 15-13 victory against CSU Bakersfield…the pair won three straight from April 7-11…also beat teams from Boise State and CSUN.
A local product, Hayden was a 2017 graduate of Whitney High School in Rocklin, Calif…was the starting outside hitter for the varsity team all four years…a four-time first team all-Capital Valley Conference selection and two-time league MVP…as a senior, she was named first team all-state, league MVP, first team all-league and was selected to compete in the Optimist All-Star game after leading Whitney to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section championship…that team reached the second round of the state tournament and finished the year with a 30-11 overall record and the league title with a 13-1 mark…had 609 kills as a senior, and was one of just six players from the entire state of California to record 600-plus kills…in her four seasons, Hayden racked up 1,682 kills, and had career averages of 4.0 kills and 2.6 digs per set to go along with a .289 hitting percentage…averaged at least 4.0 kills per set each of her final three years, including a career-best total of 4.9 as a senior…also averaged 3.7 digs per set with a .315 hitting percentage as a senior…led the Capital Valley Conference in kills as a senior and as a sophomore…named a Top 20 Player to Watch in NorCal High Schools by Sports Stars Magazine…as a junior, she averaged 4.4 kills and 4.0 digs per set while hitting .312
Parents are Quentin and Jeanna Hayden…a criminal justice major…played five years of club volleyball for the highly competitive Northern California Volleyball Club.