Pioneer Focus: Anna Hays


Pedigree: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to senior volleyball player, Anna Hays. Hays recently won GLIAC player of the week in the south division, having averaged 4.29 kills per set and .403 attack percentage in the team’s wins over Lake Erie College and Ashland. Hays has been one of the key factors in the team’s winning eight of the last nine GLIAC matches.

Get to know the senior from Temperance, MI…

Hays has recently won Gliac’s player of the week in the south division. (Photo courtesy of Malone Athletics)

High School: Bedford High School

Major: Middle childhood education

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Homemade chicken noodle soup, but I prefer candy!

Q: What is your favorite Halloween candy?

A: Suckers (Blow pops).

Q: Thanksgiving or Christmas?

A: Christmas. 

Q: What is your most embarrassing moment?

A: Flipped over chairs in class as I was leaving earlier to head out for a volleyball game.  Nobody said anything and made it super awkward. 

Q: What is something about you that many people don’t know?

A: I have a sister that is two years younger that plays Division 1 at Marquette University. 

Q: If you could do anything in one day, what would you do?

A: I probably would go somewhere warm and be on a boat, swimming, and soaking up the sun, living life. 

Q: What is your favorite aspect of volleyball?

A: Being close with my teammates. Making really good life-long friends and close friendships. 

Q: What has been your most memorable volleyball game at Malone?

A: Beating Wayne State in five.

Q: What do you want to do with your major?

A: I want to teach 7th grade math and coach volleyball.

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

A: Settled down, teaching, with a dog. 

Q: What will you miss most about Malone Athletics?

A: Just playing competitively and the sisterhood that I have created with my teammates/sisters.

 Justin Davis is a sports writer for The Aviso AVW.

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