Alharithy an All-American

Alharithy an All-American

Haley Alharithy has been named an All-American by VolleyballMag.com. 

Alharithy was one of 11 players selected to the NJCAA Div. II team by a panel of coaches and experts. She was the only Iowa-based player selected in Div. II and one of just three to make any of the three honor teams.

A sophomore from Omaha, Nebraska, Alharithy helped the Tritons make a return to the NJCAA Div. II Championships, placing fourth overall. On the year, she had 161 total blocks, 288 kills, 30 digs and scored 375.5 points.

For her career, Alharithy finished with 402 total blocks, including 53 solo blocks, 634 kills, 104 digs and 862.5 points. 

Alharithy ranks third on the career blocks list and eighth on the single-season list for total blocks. 

"I really means a lot to have this honor because this was my last season of volleyball in my career," Alharithy said. "I never expect to get honored because there are so many talented athletes out there, but I was happily surprised to have received this.

"I'm so glad I got to end my season with this."

Iowa Central won three consecutive ICCAC Div. II regular season titles with Alharithy in the rotation and qualified for nationals twice, placing third in the spring. 

Iowa Western's Yadhira Anchante and Dayan Malave were selected in Div. I. 

-By Dana Becker