Developed into one of the most effective offensive weapons on the team in 2018 ... What makes her presence great is that the Aggies mostly used her coming off the bench which provided the team with offensive depth and a punch no matter what the rotation ... A solid attacker who can hit multiple sets along the net … Brings versatility to the Aggies offense and has a fast arm swing … Head coach Hal Clifton says Haynesworth can “terminate” at the net … Will be competing on both the left and right side positions ... Had a career year in 2018 ... Comes into her senior season with 200 kills, 580 total attacks, 77 digs, 36 assists and 41 total blocks in her career ... She has played in 128 sets over 44 matches with seven starts.
2018 Season: Played in 51 sets over 18 matches with three starts ... Recorded double-figure kills five times ... Averaged 2.41 kills and 0.27 blocks during the season ... Recorded a season-high 14 kills with a .458 hitting percentage against Norfolk State on Sept. 21 ... In a seven-match stretch, recorded 79 kills in 25 sets and averaged 3.16 kills ... Posted a season-high three blocks and added seven kills with a .312 hitting percentage at Savannah State on Oct. 6
2017 Season: Played in four sets over three matches without a start ... Had her season come to an end early with an injury ... Recorded three kills with a .333 hitting percentage during the season.
2016 Season: Played in 23 matches with four starts over 73 total sets played as a freshman…Totaled 74 kills (1.01 per set) with 248 total attacks for a .020 hitting percentage…Had 52 digs (0.71), two assists (0.03), and 27 total blocks (0.37) on the season...Finished sixth on the team in total kills and fifth in blocks…Had a season-high nine kills against Alabama A&M in the season-opening tournament Aug. 26…Recorded 13 digs against Radford in the Spartan-Aggie Invitational on Sept. 10…Put up five total blocks against Norfolk State in Moore Gym on Oct. 4.
High School: Four-time all-conference player … Conference Player of the Year and all-state her senior season … Three-time all-regional selection … Hanover High School Female Athlete of the Year as a senior … All-Academic all four years … All-conference track & field athlete … All-regional and all-state runner for four years.
Personal: Full name is Leila Haynesworth … She is the daughter of Donna and Leroy Haynesworth … She was born October 2, 1998 … Majors in civil engineering … Has two siblings, Donte and Antoinette … Father and brother played football at Norfolk State … Mom competed in track and field at Hampton … Favorite book is The Kite Runner and favorite TV show is Dance Moms … Was a youth mentor for Richmond Heat Track & Sports