University of Iowa Athletics

#4 Halle Johnston

Height 5-10
Class Fr.
Hometown Lakeville, Minn.
High School Lakeville South
Halle Johnston - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

2019 as a Junior

  • Appeared and started in every match as Iowa’s libero.
  • Was second in the Big Ten with 517 digs and 5.58 digs per set.
  • Johnston is the third consecutive Hawkeye to finish in the top two in the conference in digs and digs per set (Kelly, Olsen).
  • Reached 20 or more digs in 10 matches.
  • Tallied a career-high 30 digs twice (Indiana, Wyoming).

2018 as a Sophomore

  • Appeared in 21 matches with eight starts
  • Recorded an assist, ace, and 12 digs against SMU on Aug. 25
  • Tallied two assists and four digs vs Lipscomb on Aug. 25
  • Contributed 10 digs against No. 21 Colorado on Sept. 1
  • Recorded a season high number of digs vs. #7 Penn State
  • Tallied 12 digs vs. Indiana
  • Contributed 6 digs vs. No.12 Purdue
  • Recorded 6 digs vs. Maryland
  • Notched 9 digs vs. Ohio State

2017 as a Freshman

  • Played in 19 matches
  • Recorded 76 digs, nine aces, and nine assists
  • Had seven digs and an ace in Big Ten play
  • Registered a personal-best three aces against Princeton on Sept. 16
  • Racked up a personal-best 15 digs against Indiana State on Sept. 2
  • Had first career kill against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 2
  • Amassed two aces against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 1
  • Had two assists at Long Beach State
  • Racked up nine digs at Long beach State on Aug. 26
  • Amassed nine digs vs. Wright State on Aug. 25

High School

  • Played libero at Lakeview South HS for four years under Stephen Willingham, Denielle Johnson and Julie Marvets
  • Amassed a school-record 1,487 digs
  • Guided team to a 26-3 record and a berth in the state tournament
  • Amassed 424 digs and 153 service aces to earn all-metro and all-state
  • Tallied 213 kills and 355 digs as a junior
  • As team captain, led Lakeview South to a 25-6 record and a second-place finish in the conference junior year… earned all-conference honors and was selected Third team All-Metro as a hitter
  • Registered 348 digs and 43 service aces as a sophomore year to earn an All-Conference selection
  • Johnston guided team to a 23-8 record and a third-place finish in the conference as a sophomore
  • Racked up 360 digs and 16 service aces in 31 matches as a freshman
  • Played club volleyball for the Northern Lights under Dave Manka, Adam Beamer and Walt Weaver with Sheehan and Orr
  • Led 15-1s team to an AAU National Championship and a United States Girls Junior National Championship in the United States Junior Olympic division of USA Volleyball
  • Earned AAU National Championship MVP honors, AAU All-American accolades and a USJNC All-Tournament selection
  • Helped guide Northern Lights 17-1s team to a third-place finish in the AAU National Championship and a fifth-place finish USJNC
  • Selected as an AAU All-American for second time and earned second USJNC All-Tournament selection
  • Ran track and field for Lakeview South and won the conference championship in 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Finished second all-time in program history in the triple jump and seventh all-time in the long jump


  • Full name is Halle Kauleen Johnston
  • Born Oct. 14, 1998 in Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Parents are Corey and Renee Johnston
  • Has one sister who played volleyball at Minnesota State University Moorhead