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#18 Hayley Benson
Position: Middle Blocker/Opposite Side Attacker
Height: 6'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio
High School: Hilliard Bradley
Experience: 2 Letters
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Hayley Benson Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 08/09/2011
 Benson Career Stats - PDF
 Benson 2012 Match-by-Match Stats - PDF
 Benson 2013 Match-by-Match Stats - PDF
 Benson 2014 Match-by-Match Stats - PDF

FINAL CAREER NOTES:
 - 2014 AVCA All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention

 - 2014 Capital One Academic All-District V Second Team
 - 2014 First Team All-Mid-American Conference
 - 2013 First Team All-Mid-American Conference
 - 2014 MAC Distinguished Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete
 - 2014 Academic All-Mid-American Conference
 - 2013 Academic All-Mid-American Conference
 - Five-Time MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 5, 2013; Sept. 8, 2014; Sept. 29, 2014; Oct. 13, 2014; Oct. 20, 2014)
 - MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23, 2013)

 - Her career-high 14 total blocks versus SMU (Sept. 21, 2013) tie as the fifth-best single match total in program history, with her five solo blocks in the contest tying for 11th on BSU’s single match charts
 - Her .667 hitting percentage versus Austin Peay (10-0-15) on Aug. 30, 2013 and versus Kent State (12-0-18) on Oct. 18, 2013 tie as the 19th-best single match mark in program history for a player with 15-or-more attempts in a match
 - Her .334 career hitting percentage ranks fourth in program history among players with at least 500 career kills
 - Her 0.80 career blocks-per-set average ranks 20th on Ball State’s career charts, while her one career match with double-figure blocks ties for 15th
 - Her .368 hitting percentage in 2014 ranks fifth on Ball State’s single season charts, while her .353 mark in 2013 is 10th in program history

NOTES: Transferred to Long Beach State after graduating from Ball State in the spring of 2015 with a 3.876 grade-point average and a degree in marketing.

2014 (R-Jr.): 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 (R-So.): Earned second letter at Ball State … First Team All-MAC … 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 with 15-or-more attempts in a match … hit .400-or-better in 13 matches … smashed a season-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 (R-Fr.): 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 season-best six digs at Buffalo (Oct. 27).

2011: Sat out the season at a redshirt.

PREP CAREER: 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: Graduated in the spring of 2015 with a degree in marketing and a 3.876 grade-point average ... born Aug. 15, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio ... daughter of Steve and Melissa Benson ... has one sister, Raimey ... full name is Hayley Christine Benson.
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