Mizzou Volleyball added much-needed height and depth to its front row today with the addition of Regan Haith, a junior middle blocker from Illinois State. Haith started every match in 2022 as a freshman and was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Freshman Team, but only appeared in 11 matches this season due to injury.
She totaled 43 blocks this year, averaging 3.91 per match, and tied a career-high with nine blocks against Valparaiso. The Nebraska native added 78 kills and a .256 hitting percentage on the attack, averaging two kills per set. Haith faced Mizzou in the season opener, finishing the match with six kills and four blocks.
During her freshman season, Haith led the Redbirds with 102 total blocks and had a team-high .247 hitting percentage alongside 186 kills. She will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Let’s Meet Regan Haith
- From: Lincoln, Nebraska
- Prior University: Illinois State
- High School: Pius X High School
- Position: Middle Blocker
- Ht: 6-2
The depth at middle blocker was extremely thin following the departure of Madilyn Sell. The addition of Haith gives the team a third reliable member of the rotation for middle blockers, which was missing last season. She should allow the coaching staff to lean less heavily on Finney and Isenberg, keeping them fresh longer into matches and the season as a whole.
Going into the offseason, one of the needs I identified for this team was a taller middle blocker. Finney and Isenberg are among the shorter middles in the SEC, and height was a disadvantage for Mizzou at times last year (and especially against Nebraska). Haith checks this box, as well as providing a dual-threat middle that excels both on the block and in the attack, adding an option on offense.
What they’re saying:
Confirming this. Haith, a Lincoln, NE native, started all 29 matches for the Redbirds in her freshman season before only appearing in 11 this season, missing about two months with injury. Haith will provide MB depth that the Tigers need with Madilyn Sell leaving the program. https://t.co/zLr80yQX5J— Adam Busack (@Kingbus5) January 4, 2024