“I was thrilled when Kayla decided to join our program,” said Buttermore. “She gives us some versatility at the net and can compete at all three front row positions. She comes from very successful high school and club programs, and I know she will be a positive influence in our gym.”
Haynes, who will play middle blocker and right side hitter for the Mavericks, hails from Adams, Neb. She comes to the program from Freeman High School, where she helped her team qualify for state twice. As a junior, she set the Nebraska Class C2 state record for the most kills in a game with 40. Over her four-year career, she tallied 1,434 kills with a .487 hitting percentage, 206 blocks, 835 digs and 98 assists. She also totaled 167 service aces and a 90.1 serving percentage.
The 5-foot-11 incoming freshman also qualified for state three times in the hurdles for track and field. She also set her school’s record in the high jump at 5-feet-4 inches. Haynes played club volleyball for Titanium of Nebraska ONE under head coach Kelli Megrue, where she helped her team finish third in the 2019 nationals.
The season officially begins with the Omaha Challenge, Aug. 30-31, which takes place in Baxter Arena. Prior to the start of the season, the Omaha volleyball program will hold its annual Black and White Scrimmage Friday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. in Baxter Arena.
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