DETROIT, Mich. -- On Friday (04/26), second year head coach Jamie Baker continued her first true recruiting season and offseason by announcing the sixth commitment of the 2013 class. The commitment, coming from Livonia Ladywood High School standout Hayley Jury, gives the Mustangs another valuable piece to the puzzle for the upcoming season and beyond.
Jury, a 5'10" setter, will continue her volleyball career with the second-year Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) member Mustangs after an outstanding senior season. At Ladywood, Jury would participate in one year of varsity volleyball after gaining the bulk of her experience at the club level and through personalized coaching. The talented setter would make her lone year on varsity at Ladywood count as she helped lead the squad to a district championship appearance.
The high school experience (two years on JV), is trumped by over 10 years of national level AAU volleyball experience. In summer months of 2007, Jury qualified and participated in the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics held in Minneapolis-St. Paul held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. From there, Jury received plenty of great setting and hitting coaching that helped her get on the radar of many collegiate programs across the area. The setter cultivated her skills by being a longtime member of the heralded Michigan Elite Volleyball Club and Farmington-based Instant Replay.
The future Mustang is a four-year honor roll member at Ladywood High School, and helps out in her community by coaching CYO Volleyball.
Coach Baker on Jury: Hayley brings a great deal of volleyball knowledge to our program. Having been coached by a variety of great coaches, Hayley will be looked at to transition quickly to the college game. Along with having nice hands, Hayley will also bring added height to the front row for our program over the next four years. I am looking forward to coaching Hayley and seeing her flourish as a student-athlete at Marygrove College.