M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY FINALIST (2011)
NSCAA ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM (2011)
NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES FIRST TEAM (2011)
BIG TEN FORWARD OF THE YEAR (2011)
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (2011)
COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM (2011)
COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT II FIRST TEAM (2011)
U.S. U-20 NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER (2010-present)
2011: Led the nation in goals (31) and points (70)...Set a new Penn State and Big Ten record for points in a single season...Scored first goal of the season vs. Nevada (8/21)...Notched two goals vs. West Virginia (8/26) and added another against Richmond (8/28) earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (8/29), Philly Soccer News Player of the Week (8/30) and a spot on the Soccer America Team of the Week...Had a five-point game vs. North Carolina State (9/2), followed by a hat trick against Pittsburgh (9/4) to lead the Nittany Lions over Pittsburgh in the Pitt Soccer Classic receiving Tournament MVP along the way...Named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com (9/5) and Soccer America (9/7) Teams of the Week as well as TopDrawerSoccer.com and Soccer America National Player of the Week (9/5), Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (9/5) and Philly Soccer News Player of the Week (9/6)...Scored lone goal in the loss against Central Florida (9/9)...Tallied two goals and an assist at then-No. 7 Virginia and was selected to the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team...Scored a goal at Bucknell (9/20) and two more at home against Northwestern (9/23)...Had all three assists, a career-high, in the comeback win vs. Ohio State (9/29)...Added three more goals to her season tally on the road against Minnesota (10/2) and Indiana (10/9) earning her yet another spot on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week (10/3) as well as the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer (10/4) and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Award (10/10)...Notched a goal and assist in the high-scoring thriller versus Nebraska (10/14) and added another two goals and an assist in the shutout victory over Iowa (10/16) earning her a spot on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week (10/17) for the third time this season...Scored four times, twice in each game at Michigan State (10/21) and Michigan (10/23), earning Soccer America National Player of the Week as well as Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com Team fo the Week honors...Continued eight-game point streak vs. Purdue (10/28) with an assist...Scored nation-leading 26th goal of the year against Northwestern (11/2)...Added a goal in the Big Ten Final vs. then-No. 18 Illinois (11/6)...Scored two goals in the NCAA Second Round vs. No. 12 Marquette (11/18)...Added two more tallies at No. 6 Wake Forest (11/20) in an NCAA Sweet Sixteen match for cap the season at 31 goals and 70 points.
2010: Recorded five goals and 11 points with 13 starts in 21 appearances...Tallied first point, an assist, at UConn (9/5)...Scored in three straight games vs. Washington (9/10), at Portland (9/12) and Bucknell (9/15)...Notched game-tying goal against Wisconsin (10/28)...Tallied a goal against Purdue (10/31).
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Member of the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team pool...Member of team that won the 2010 and 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championships..Participated in the 2010 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Germany as one of the youngest members on the U-20 squad...Set to compete for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan this August.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year letterwinner in soccer at Newark Academy coached by Jay Torson...Member of team that won the N.J. Prep B State Championship senior year...Scored 92 goals in high school career with a high of 38 coming senior year...Named Conference MVP three times...Three-time First Team All-Conference selection...Earned Golden Boot Award junior year...Named Parade All-American senior year...Named First Team All-County junior and senior years...Second Team All-State selection senior year...Four-year letterwinner in basketball...Named First Team All-Conference sophomore and junior years, while earning Second Team accolades senior year.
Member of the Montclair Aristocats under the direction of Jorden Scott and current Manhattan College men's soccer coach, Ashley Hammond...Team won the N.J. State Cup three times, 2006-07 and 2009...Squad was the N.J. State Cup runner up in 2008, while finishing as the Regional runner up in 2009.
Maya Alexandria Hayes was born March 26, 1992 in New York City to Irene Smith and Derek Hayes...Stepfather, Darius Smith, played tennis at Pittsburgh...Has four siblings, Malcolm Hayes, Alexandria Hayes, Nigel Hayes and Cameron Smith...Undecided on a major, but wishes to play soccer professionally in the WPS.
QUOTING COACH WALSH ON HAYES
"Maya is a rare mix of true athleticism and skill. She is one of the best attacking players in the country right now and is an incredible athlete, but also has a good soccer brain. Her time with the U.S. U-20 National team will only help to develop that and give her experience at the highest level. We hope to have her make an impact for us right away."
QUOTING HAYES ON PENN STATE
"The coaching staff and atmosphere around the campus was incredible and the chemistry of the team topped it off."