Hometown/Residence: Imperial, Missouri/Imperial, Missouri
Birth Date: April 12, 1994
Club Team/Coach: High Performance St. Louis (St. Louis, Mo.)/Chris Nichols
High School/Grad Year: Windsor High School (Imperial, Mo.)/2012
College Status: Uncommitted
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 – NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship (Gold).
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Selected to the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team... 2010 – Libero for U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team which won the gold medal at the NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship, which qualified the Americans for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and 2011 FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship…Ranked second in the NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship in Best Digger (2.94 digs per set), Best Receiver (47.22 efficiency) and Best Libero (49.16 success percent). 2009 – Attended U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in December…Named to U.S. Girls’ Select Blue Team which placed third at USA Volleyball High Performance Championships…Named Best Digger at USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. 2008 – Named to U.S. Girls’ Select A2 Program. 2007 – Tabbed to U.S. Girls’ Select A1 Developmental Program…Attended USA Volleyball Select Holiday Camp.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected all-region, all-district, unanimous first-team all-conference while playing for Windsor High School in Missouri...Honored as a PrepVolleyball.com Frosh 59 Highest Honorable Mention and Gym Dandies Honorable Mention. 2008 – Named all-region and unanimous first-team all-conference while playing for Windsor High School in Missouri. 2005 – started playing volleyball club volleyball for Team St. Louis (now called High Performance – St. Louis).
PERSONAL: Born Haley Pouliezos on April 12, 1994, in St. Louis, Missouri… Parents are Thomas and Jodi Pouliezos…Sister is Casey (1992), who also plays for High Performance-St. Louis…Hobbies include volleyball and hanging out with friends…Favorite food is hot dogs…Favorite book is A Corner of the Universe…Favorite music types are pop, rap and country…Favorite musician is Jason Aldean…Favorite professional team is the St. Louis Cardinals…Favorite athlete is David Eckstein…Most admired person is Coach John Wooden because “of his thoughts on coaching helps to inspire players and coaches to be the best they are capable of being.”…Happiest moment in life was “when Coach Jim Stone announced the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team by our last names and said ‘He would try not to butcher them except when I get to yours Haley’.”
INTERESTING NOTE: “On my way to volleyball tournaments, while eating my McDonald’s sausage, egg and cheese biscuit, I listen to Miley Cyrus’ ‘It’s All About the Climb.’ My favorite quote is ‘Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back…play for her’ by Mia Hamm.”