High School Player of the Week: Haley Burleson

North Augusta High volleyball player Haley Burleson.



SPORT: Volleyball

SCHOOL: North Augusta

CLASS: Senior

POSITION: Defensive specialist

HEIGHT: 5-foot-3

HOW SHE FARED: Burleson averaged 12 digs in three games for the Lady Yellow Jackets, helping them start the season 3-0. She registered 13 against Midland Valley on Tuesday, and she had nine vs. Lakeside and 14 against Greenbrier on Thursday.

BURLESON ON BURLESON: "This team has the potential to be one of the best in the region, so I think it was very important for us to get started on a good note. ... Now that I'm a senior, I've been trying to set a good example for my teammates and show that I'm a good leader."

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "I love that she plays hard all the time, and she always shows good senior leadership. ... She's definitely one of our best defenders because of the way she reads on the ball." -- North Augusta coach Marisa Adamson



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