The Bethel Lady Pilots are pleased to announce that Grace Haley from Williamston, Michigan, has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Bethel College beginning in the fall of 2017.
Haley, daughter of Matthew and Victoria Haley, is a four-year letter winner for the Lansing Christian Pilgrims girls' basketball program where she served two seasons as a team captain. During her four-year career, Haley progressed from averaging under ten points a game to dropping in 17.3 this past season. This week during the MHSAA District Semifinals, the 5'8" wing player recorded her 1,000th career point. In addition to her 17.3 points per outing, Haley also contributed 10.3 rebounds along with two and a half assists and steals per night.
During Haley's time with the Pilgrims, Lansing Christian captured an MHSAA District and Regional Title in 2014. Individually, Haley collected All-GLAC First Team All-Conference honors twice and landed BCAM All-State status once. She also was named to the Lansing State Journal Class D Dream Team and was named all-state by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and the Associated Press.
In addition to her contributions on the basketball court for the Pilgrims, Haley is also a three-year letter winner for the girls' tennis team at Lansing Christian where she has helped the team to three conference titles. She individually accumulated a 19-3 record playing in the number one singles position while finishing second in regionals as a junior. At the state match, Haley finished in the top sixteen in number one singles in both 2015 and 2016.
Outside of school activities, Haley has competed for the Michigan Roadrunners for eight seasons and is involved in her church's youth group and is both a student ambassador and member of the National Honor Society.
"After visiting Bethel, I immediately fell in love with the Christian atmosphere and small campus feel," noted Haley. "The coaching staff treated me with kindness and respect right away, and I knew I wanted to be a part of what they were building. I am excited about being part of a Christian college and basketball program. I can't wait for the future to come!"
The Bethel College Pilots compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. While accumulating 3 NAIA National Championships and 32 NCCAA National Championships by 10 different athletic teams, Bethel has also produced 143 NAIA All-American honors and 309 NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors over the past decade. Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in more than 70 areas of study. Connect with Bethel Athletics online at BethelCollegePilots.com or via Facebook, Twitter (@Bethel_Sports) and Instagram (@BethelPilots).