2018: Burst onto the NCAA volleyball scene his sophomore season by earning All-EIVA First-Team honors, taking home two EIVA Offensive Player of the Week awards (Jan. 22 and Feb. 26) and an Off-The-Block/Molten USA Opposite of the Week award (Feb. 26)... Team leader in points per set (4.21) and kills per set (3.48)... Was the EIVA leader in points per set and kills per set until the last week of the regular season, finished second in both categories... Became 11th Patriot to record at least 300 kills in a rally-scoring era season - his 306 finished T-14th for the most single-season kills in the rally-scoring era... Recorded six kills on 11 attempts (.364) vs. Limestone College (Jan. 5)... Complied match high 16 kills, 18.0 points at No. 7 Loyola-Chicago (Jan. 12)... Notched a match high 24 kills, three service aces, 28.0 points vs. Mount Olive (Jan. 19) - a performance that earned him EIVA Offensive Player of the Week... Earned game-highs with nine kills, two aces and six blocks vs. Ohio State (Feb. 3), along with an attack percentage of .300 (9-3-20) in the same match...Tallied 16 kills on 23 attempts (.565) and three service aces vs. Barton College on Feb. 9...Finished with nine kills on 15 attempts (.400) to go along with two service aces and five digs vs. Princeton on Feb 17... Recorded 24 points vs Penn State (Feb. 23) by logging 20 kills, three service aces and two block assists… Performances against Penn State (Feb. 23) and SFU (Feb 24) earned him EIVA Offensive Player of the Week (Feb. 26)… Finished with 10 kills on 17 attempts (.529) to go along with three service aces and nine digs vs. Sacred Heart (March 3)...Recorded a team high 16 kills at UC Irvine on March 13...Tallied 13 kills at Charleston (W.V.) on March 23...Posted a career high 25 kills and eight digs at NJIT on March 30 - his third match of 20+ kills in 2018... Notched 10 kills and a career high seven blocks vs. Penn State (April 7)... Tallied 12 kills and a career high three solo blocks vs. Harvard (April 13)... His 370.5 total points led the team...
2017: Played 39 sets across 22 matches with one start at Princeton (Feb. 18)…one of 10 Patriots with at least one kill per set (1.15) for a total 45 in his rookie season…contributed three assists and five service aces as well in attack…a total of nine digs during the season including career-high two digs at Harvard (Feb. 11) and versus Barton (March 24)…a total of five blocks – career-best two at NJIT (Feb. 17) – for a total of 53.5 points. Wagner’s career-best performance of 12 kills also came against the Highlanders on Feb. 17.
Prep: Hayden Wagner tasted success of the highest level in high school as a sophomore, when the Central York team that he played on won the District 3 title and went on to triumph at the 2014 AAA Pennsylvania State Championship. The Panthers' defense of the district title in 2015 was Wagner's last triumph at the team level, but his efforts to get Central York back to the top of AAA volleyball earned him numerous individual accolades. In his senior season, the outside hitter was named on the GameTime PA First Team All-Star, the First Team AAA All-District, and the AAA All-State Team.
Personal: Son of Jan and Kira Wagner and the middle sibling of Nathan (21) and Diana (16). Hayden majors in finance and - aside from volleyball - enjoys working with kids, going to the beach, golfing, and photography.
Kills: 25, at NJIT (3/30/18)
Total Attempts: 44, at NJIT (3/30/18)
Hitting Percentage (Min. 9 TA): .565, vs. Barton (2/9/18)
Assists: 1, three times, last at Long Beach State (3/10/17)
Aces: 3, four times, last at Sacred Heart (3/3/18)
Digs: 9, twice, last vs. Harvard (4/13/18)
Solo Blocks: 3, vs. Harvard (4/13/18)
Block Assists: 6, vs. Penn State (4/7/18)
Total Blocks: 7, vs. Penn State (4/7/18)