Hayes named Big Ten Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State senior Maya Hayes (West Orange, N.J.) has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for her performances against Bucknell, Oklahoma State and Tulsa last week. Hayes earned the honor after registering four goals and one assist during the Lions' 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 Penn State'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 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.

Penn State (6-1-1) opens up Big Ten play this Friday, hosting Northwestern in a 7 p.m. match-up at Jeffrey Field. Admission and parking are free for all Penn State women's soccer matches. Fans are reminded that there is a no bag policy in place on stadium grounds.   

Last Updated September 19, 2013