September 16, 2013
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn State's Maya Hayes
Penn State senior Maya Hayes has been named Philly Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week for the week ending September 15.
The senior from West Orange, N.J. earned the honor after registering four goals and one assist during a three-game road trip last week.
Hayes amassed nine points on the week, leading the Nittany Lions to victories over all three of their opponents. She scored game-winning goals against both Oklahoma State and Tulsa. Hayes tallied one goal and one assist at Bucknell in PSU’s 6-0 shutout against the Bison on Tuesday. She then went on to score two goals in Friday’s 4-2 win at Oklahoma State and notched another goal in Sunday’s 3-2 triumph over Tulsa.
With 61 total goals, Hayes is now in sole possession of third place in Penn State’s career-goals ledger. The two-time NSCAA All-American also moves into the fourth spot on the career points record list with a total of 140 points in 74 games. No active player in Division I women’s soccer has posted more career goals or points than Hayes.
Hayes, who was also named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, leads the Big Ten and is tied for third in the Division I standings for total goals (9) and points (21) this year. She also has the highest goals per game (1.12) and points per game (2.41) averages in the Big Ten this season.
Philly Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week
Week ending August 25: Kelsey Haycook, La Salle Explorers
Week ending September 1: Katie Martin, Villanova
Week ending September 8: Renee Washington, La Salle Explorers
Week ending September 15: Maya Hayes, Penn State Nittany Lions