The Haddock Twins
Tambre Haddock Nobles remembers sharing a room with her younger twin sisters and convincing them to clean their room by turning it into a competition.
“I told them I would time them and see who cleaned it the fastest,” Nobles said. “It always worked so well because of how competitive we all are, and so I never had to clean the room.”
Lyndie and Lacy Haddock, the returning 5-foot-10 junior starters from Longmont, Colorado, continue their drive to be the best and work hard, which brought them to play Division I volleyball – together.
Teammate Emily Lewis described the twins as some of the hardest workers on the team.
“They love to grind,” Lewis said. “They wake up early and stay late – just total work horses.”
The Haddock’s intense work ethic does not go unnoticed by their teammates or coaches.
“I love how competitive Lyndie and Lacy are,” head coach Heather Olmstead said. “They both work hard in the gym and want to be the best they can be.”
Lyndie and Lacy have been side-by-side their entire lives, and though competitive, they are each other’s biggest fans on and off the volleyball court.
The pair are happy they play different positions to avoid vying for the same spot. In fact, they enjoy playing together and pushing each other to do better.
“The best part of playing together is that we are honest with each other,” Lyndie described. “If we do say something to the other, no offense is taken. We are similar with how we take criticism.”
The twins can be told apart by their different positions on the court or by the slight difference in their hair color, but more than that, Lyndie and Lacy have varying interests that give them distinct personalities.
Lyndie, who keeps her hair lighter, starts as a setter.
“The setter is forced to be a leader, like a quarterback on the court,” Lewis said. “Lyndie touches the ball every single play.”
Majoring in public health, Lyndie hopes to be a nurse.
“She’s very caring and has always wanted a job where she is helping people,” Tambre said.
Lacy describes her twin as “level-headed” on and off the court. She is reliable and controls her emotions well in stressful situations.
“Lyndie doesn’t need much affirmation,” Lewis described. “She is totally herself no matter who she is around.”
One of Lyndie’s favorite hobbies is to play the piano.
“I can play the hymns, but I love to play classical music,” Lyndie said.
Lyndie will never forget the volleyball game against San Diego at home that resulted in a victory.
“No one thought we would win, and then we swept them,” Lyndie said.
Lacy, the dark-haired twin, is an outside hitter. She is majoring in information technology and loves computer programming.
“A lot of people may not know that about me,” Lacy said. “I love nerdy stuff like that. I also love to read.”
However, Lacy is described by Lyndie as “adventurous.” The sisters are planning a twin trip to Europe next summer to explore all their dream locations before graduating.
“Lacy likes to connect a little more. She likes more hugs and feedback to keep her going,” Lewis said.
Although it was a loss, Lacy always goes back and reflects on the Texas game at the end of last season.
“We lost, but we played really well the last half of the game,” Lacy described. “We came back and lost, but it was a good comeback.”
Journey to BYU
Lyndie and Lacy grew up in Colorado as the youngest of six kids. The Haddock family spent time swimming, playing spike ball and hanging out. All of the siblings are athletic — one of their brothers played rugby at BYU, and their older sister, Tambre, played volleyball and graduated from BYU when Lyndie and Lacy graduated high school.
Growing up, the twin sisters did everything together. They participated in gymnastics, swimming, volleyball and basketball.
“Our parents never let us just pick one sport or activity because they believed we should be well-rounded and that really helped us later on,” Lacy said.
While attending high school in Colorado, Lyndie and Lacy were serious about basketball, volleyball and soccer. However, their family moved to Provo during their sophomore year, and the twins narrowed down their sports to volleyball and basketball. They shared their love of both sports throughout the rest of their time at Timpview High School. During her junior year of high school, Lacy was more set on pursuing basketball in college. She later decided to focus on volleyball with Lyndie.
“We got into the recruiting process late,” Lyndie said. “I didn’t know if I would play Division I volleyball because I loved basketball too. My club coaches told me I could play for BYU if I wanted.”
That encouragement led Lyndie and Lacy to work hard and pursue volleyball at BYU, where Tambre played.
“BYU wasn’t interested in us at the time, but our club coaches kept encouraging us to work hard,” Lyndie explained. “Not long after, we went to a camp and that’s when BYU offered us a spot.”
Lyndie and Lacy both won many awards during their volleyball career at Timpview. The twins led their team to back-to-back state championships during their junior and senior years. Both of them received first-team all-state honors their senior year.
Off the court
“On the court, they are very intense and consistent,” Lewis said. “Off the court, they are always laughing. I don’t think there is a funnier person on the team. Together or separate, the Haddock twins are so funny.”
Whether it be fishing, camping, boating or hitting up taco Tuesday, the sisters have plenty of interests outside of volleyball.
“We are kind of cowgirls,” Lacy explained. “We love country things like rodeos.”
Lyndie and Lacy’s love of all things “country” comes from their mom’s side, who introduced rodeos and riding horses to them
With such a scheduled life during volleyball season, the Haddocks take advantage of any opportunity to have a “normal” social life as college athletes.
“We are spontaneous,” Lacy said. “Or at least we have spontaneous friends and teammates!”
The twins love to hang out with their team, roommates, high school friends and their family.
Advice from the twins
The Haddock twins experienced a lot throughout their journey of becoming college athletes, and what started out as a dream has now become reality.
“My advice to young people is to do as much as you can,” Lyndie said. “If people above you are telling you what they think you should do, just do what you want to do. If it is a good thing, do it! Even if it is out of the norm, just do it. If you fail, you won’t regret it.”
Not everything came easily for Lyndie and Lacy, but both sisters learned a lot about themselves and each other.
“I wish I would have taken volleyball and school more seriously,” Lacy described. “Make sure to be around people who will support you and not distract you.”
BYU women’s volleyball season tickets for the upcoming 2023 campaign will go on sale beginning Wednesday, July 26.