Women's Volleyball Athlete Feature

Three recruits added to 2015 Cougar roster

(Photo by Dave Broberg/BYU Graphics)

PROVO, Utah – BYU women's volleyball head coach Shawn Olmstead announced Monday the team will welcome three additional freshmen to the 2015 roster.

Emily Lewis, Lacy Haddock and Lyndie Haddock will join Sophie Cram, Veronica Jones and Kiani Tuileta as the six additions to this year's squad.

"We're excited to add Emily, Lacy and Lyndie to our recruiting class," Olmstead said. "All three will add talent and depth to our team. Emily can hit from either side and is a very talented blocker. Lacy and Lyndie are both very skilled and are competitive and versatile players."

Lewis, a 6-foot-4 Highland, Utah, native, joins the team as a right/outside hitter. 

She joins BYU after a successful high school career at Lone Peak. Additionally, she participated in the Aces Athletics - 18 Elite club coached by former Cougar player Christie Carpenter.

Lacy, a senior from Timpview High School, will play outside hitter for BYU.

She joins the Cougars as the 2014 Daily Herald Utah Valley Player of the Year. She also played for the Aces Athletics club team, helping the squad become the Super Regional Idaho Classic Qualifier champions.

Lacy's sister Lyndie, also from Provo, Utah, will contribute on the team as a setter.

She helped her high school squad to consecutive state titles as a junior and senior. Additionally, Lyndie was named the back-to-back Timpview Defensive Player of the Year in her last two years of high school. 

The freshmen join a team that went 30-5 overall and advanced to the national championship match of the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history a season ago. The team lost four seniors in 2014, including starters Jennifer Hamson and Tambre Nobles, older sister of Lacy and Lyndie. 

Emily Lewis

Hometown: Highland, Utah
Previous School: Lone Peak HS
Position: Right/outside hitter
Height: 6-4

Before BYU:

High School:

  • Four-year varsity letterman
  • Named Academic All-Region
  • Named a Cyprus Credit Union Scholar Athlete of the Week in 2014
  • Earned the "Shield of Trust" for Lone Peak as a junior
  • Voted Most Athletic Female of Lone Peak
  • Added to the All-Region team as a junior and senior
  • Named one of Utah Valley Magazine's students to "most likely change the world"
  • Named Under Armour Second-Team All-American
  • Added to the All-Tournament team in a state runner-up finish as a sophomore
  • As a junior, named to the 5A All-State team
  • Named All-State as a senior, helping her team to a third-place finish at state

Club:

  • Aces Athletics - 18 Elite, coached by former Cougar Christie Carpenter
  • Club level - elite every year
  • Made top three of state in every tournament competed in
  • Qualified in Reno for the Junior Olympics, finishing in 22nd overall
     

Lacy Haddock

Hometown: Provo, Utah
Previous School: Timpview HS
Position: OH
Height: 5-10

Before BYU:

High School:

  • Named the 2013 Timpview Offensive Player of the Year
  • Named the 2014 Timpview Outstanding Girl Athlete of the Year
  • Named the 2014 Timpview Offensive Player of the Year
  • Added to the 2013 First-Team All-Region and All-Valley teams after helping her team win a state title
  • Helped lead her team to the 2013 Region 8 Championship
  • Named the 2014 Region 8 Most Valuable Player, helping secure back-to-back regional titles
  • Named the Daily Herald Utah Valley Player of the Year in 2014
  • Named a MaxPreps 2014 Medium Schools Second-Team All-American

Club:

  • Participated in Aces Athletics at the premiere level
  • Coached by Matthew Moea'i
  • Super Regional Idaho Classic Qualifier champions
     

Lyndie Haddock

Hometown: Provo, Utah
Previous School: Timpview HS
Position: S
Height: 5-10

Before BYU:

High School:

  • Four-year varsity letterwinner
  • Named the 2013 Timpview Defensive Player of the Year
  • Named the 2014 Timpview Defensive Player of the Year
  • Awarded the 2014 Timpview All-Around Student Athlete Award
  • Named the 2014 Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Named to the 2013 and 2014 First-Team All-Region teams after helping her team to consecutive titles
  • Added to the 2013 First-Team All-Region and All-Valley teams after helping her team win a state title
  • Helped lead her team to the 2013 and 2014 Region 8 Championship, securing back-to-back titles

Club: 

  • Participated in Aces Athletics at the premiere level
  • Coached by Matthew Moea'i
  • Super Regional Idaho Classic Qualifier champions