- U.S. National Team: U-20 WNT
- Position: Forward
- Date Of Birth: March 26, 1992
- Height: 5-7
- Hometown: West Orange, N.J.
- Previous National Teams: U-18 WNT
- Club: Penn State
The most capped player on the roster at the U-20 level heading into the Women’s World Cup with 37 games played, she is in her second cycle with the U-20s after also representing the USA at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany … Also the team’s top scorer in U-20 internationals with 12 career goals … A member of the team that won the 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship and earned a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan … Played in five games at the qualifying tournament, starting two and totaled 300 minutes … Scored five goals and had two assists in qualifying including two goals against both Cuba and Panama and one against Canada … Her goal against Canada was a dramatic game-tying scoring in the waning minutes to knot the score at 1-1 before the Americans scored the winning in stoppage time …Scored in the USA’s 2-0 victory over Japan in Osaka in June of 2012 … Part of the U.S. U-20 team from 2009-2010 ... Had 22 caps and five goals in the 2010 season …. Helped U-20 team win the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Championship and earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany … Played in all four games in Germany, starting two, and picked up two assists … Attended the U.S. U-15 training camp in 2007.
As a sophomore at Penn State, she scored a remarkable 31 goals with eight assists in 26 games, all starts, and was a MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist and an NSCAA First-Team All-American … Also named First-Team All-Big Ten and the Big Ten Forward of the Year … Her 31 goals and 70 points led the nation … Set a new Penn State and Big Ten record for points in a single season ... As a freshman, she scored five goals and started thirteen games … As a senior she led the Newark Academy Minutemen with 38 goals and won the New Jersey Prep B state title, earned All-State honors and was a Parade All-American and an NSCAA All-American … Named Conference MVP three times ... Three-time First Team All-Conference selection...Team MVP and All-Essex County as a sophomore, junior and senior … Totaled 92 goals in her high school career ... Club: Played for the Montclair Aristocats from U-16 to U-18 … Played for Match Fit PSV from U-14 to U-15 … Played for Montclair Starbursts from U-11 to U-13 … Played for Montclair Blue Blasters from U-9 to U-10 … Won state titles in U-16s in 2007 and U-18s in 2009 for the Aristocats … Regional runner-up in 2009.
Full name is Maya Alexandria Hayes … Nickname is Hayzee … Played four years of varsity basketball in high school with All-Conference honors as a sophomore and junior … Led the team in points and steals as a junior … Was the captain as a senior … Enjoys listening to music, travelling, and laughing … Favorite restaurant is California Pizza Kitchen … Favorite dessert is red velvet cake … Loves her dog Maverick, an Australian cattle dog … Likes to listen to Drake, Frank Ocean, and Chris Brown … Favorite movies are Love and Basketball and Think Like a Man.