Haleigh Washington

Haleigh Washington

Middle Blocker

Haleigh Washington

Haleigh on the Court

A native of Colorado, Haleigh is a 3x All-American and past Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year who helped lead her team at Penn State a NCAA National Championship win. As part of U.S. National Team, she helped lead her team to USA's first-ever gold Medal and was named tournament Best Middle Blocker.


Colorado Springs, CO


Penn State University


Middle Blocker


Olympic Gold Medalist

Haleigh’s motto

"That you are here—that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." - Walt Whitman

Get To Know Haleigh



Sibling and Parent Pic - “When the volleyball is done, when the going gets tough, when the shit hits the fan I pray your safety net is as filled with light and joy as mine.” 

I picked these pictures because my family is my constant in my life. Volleyball has pulled me all around the world and made so many aspects of my life unpredictable. It’s nice to have people I can always turn to.


Book Dragon

“What a pain to want to learn as much as you possibly can and know that there’s just not enough time.”

Reading is a big passion of mine. Not in a bookworm kind of way though more in a Book Dragon kind of way. I love to collect books that I’m so interested in reading that they pile up into this huge hoard of unknown knowledge and then eventually if I’m lucky and get the time I jussssssst might be able to read one of them.


In Nature

“We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of geography of hope.” - Wallace Stegner 1960 


Nature is a big part of who I am. I grew up in Colorado and some of my fondest memories are playing recklessly in white water rapids with my siblings and camping with my whole family on the weekends. There’s something about getting away from noise, speed and obligations and just sitting by water. It’s good for the heart.


Love what I do

“Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” 

These pictures are just me getting to do what I love. I’ve been blessed to have that opportunity. I hope everyone gets to experience a feeling like that once in their life.

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Professional volleyball is coming to Salt Lake in November 2024.

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