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Penn State ranks third among alums in the NWSL
Britt Eckerstrom, Mallory Weber join Western New York Flash; Raquel Rodriguez selected No. 2 by Sky Blue FC
Total of 101 Second-Highest; Student-athletes from 26 sports scheduled to receive diplomas
Penn State's 10 representatives in the NWSL ranks third in the league behind North Carolina and UCLA
Penn State will play six matches throughout the season
FIFA U-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP CHAMPION (2012)
U.S. U-20 NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER (2010-12)
CONCACAF WOMEN'S U-20 CONCACAF CHAMPION (2012)
FIFA U-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP PARTICIPANT (2010, 2012)
M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY FINALIST (2011)
NSCAA ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM (2011, 2012)
NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES FIRST TEAM (2011, 2012)
BIG TEN FORWARD OF THE YEAR (2011, 2012)
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (2011, 2012)
COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM (2011)
COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT II FIRST TEAM (2011)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2011, 2012)
M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist ... NSCAA first team All-America ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes first team ... Big Ten Forward of the Year ... Selected to the All-Big Ten first team ... Finished fourth in the Big Ten and second on the team in points (38) and goals (16) ... Recorded 19 starts in 20 appearances ... Tallied at least one goal in six consecutive games, vs. Wisconsin (9/16), two at Northwestern (9/21), at Illinois (9/23), at Ohio State (9/27), two vs. Bucknell (10/2) and two against Indiana (10/7), earning back-to-back Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors (9/24, 10/1) ... Posted five-point efforts at Northwestern and at Nebraska ... Added assists at Illinois, at Iowa (10/14), against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament (10/31) and against LIU Brooklyn (11/10) in the NCAA Tournament ... Notched game-winning goals against Wisconsin and Bucknell, at Nebraska (10/12) and vs. Michigan State (10/19) ... Registered four goals in NCAA Tournament play, including one vs. LIU Brooklyn in the opening round, two against Boston College (11/16) in the second round and one against Florida State (11/30) in the national semifinal game.
M.A.C. Hermann Trophy finalist ... NSCAA first team All-America ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes first team ... Selected to the All-Big Ten first team ... Big Ten Forward of the Year ... Led the nation in goals (31) and points (70) ... Set a 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) ... 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 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 of the Week honors ... Continued eight-game point streak vs. Purdue (10/28) with an assist ... 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.
Recorded five goals and 11 points with 13 starts in 21 appearances ... Tallied first collegiate point, an assist, at UConn (9/5) ... Scored in three straight games vs. Washington (9/10), at then-No. 4 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-20 Women's National Team pool, along with fellow Nittany Lion teammates Taylor Schram, Bri Hovington and Kori Chapic ... Member of team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the 2010 and 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship and participated in the 2010 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Germany ... One of the youngest members on the U-20 squad during the 2010 World Cup ... Helped lead the U-20 team to the CONCACAF Championship in March 2012 ... Scored four goals throughout the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, including a three-goal effort against Ghana in early group play.
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, 2007 and 2009 ... Squad was the N.J. State Cup runner-up in 2008, while finishing as the regional runner-up in 2009.
PERSONAL Full name is Maya Alexandria Hayes ... Born March 26, 1992 in New York City ... Parents are Irene Smith and Derek Hayes ... Stepfather, Darius Smith, played tennis at Pittsburgh ... Has four siblings, Malcolm Hayes, Alexandria Hayes, Nigel Hayes and Cameron Smith ... Majoring in kinesiology but wishes to play soccer professionally in the NWSL.