Date of Birth: 3/26/1992
College: Penn State University
How Acquired: No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft
Hayes, who hails from Montclair, N.J., enters her fourth season with Sky Blue FC in 2017. In her previous three years with the club, she has tallied four goals and two assists, making 31 starts over 52 appearances.
One of the most decorated players in Penn State history, Hayes was a three-time NSCAA All-American. She was named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist for three consecutive years, including her being a finalist in 2011. She was also a three-time first team All-Big Ten selection, as well as the Forward of the Year in 2011 and 2012. The New Jersey native ended her time as a Nittany Lion with 71 career goals, the third most in program history. She is also ranked third in career points with 163.
On the international front, the former U.S. U-23 WNT player was a member of a U.S. side that won the 2012 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup, as well as the 2010 and 2012 CONCACAF U20 Women’s Championship.