CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer alumna Rosy Hayes, a 2016 graduate, has been awarded a postgraduate scholarship from Bob McCloskey Insurance, a corporate partner of the Patriot League, as announced by the League office.
A partnership with the Patriot League that was announced in February, Bob McCloskey Insurance will provide at least one Patriot League student-athlete with a postgraduate scholarship for his or her excellence on and off the playing field. Student-athletes that graduated this spring as part of the Class of 2016 were the first eligible class to apply, with Hayes and Boston University’s Rachel Blauner being the inaugural recipients.
The postgraduate scholarship was established with the hope it would help deserving student-athletes pursue their future endeavors.
The 2015 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and only unanimous first-team All-League selection, Hayes led the Greyhounds to their first appearance in the Patriot League Women’s Soccer Tournament semifinals since joining the League in 2013. As the fourth seed in the tournament, Loyola hosted fifth seed Colgate in a quarterfinal contest that saw neither team score and be decided by penalty kicks. Tied at 3-3, Hayes took a few steps and slid one past the Raiders’ goalie in the lower corner to send her team to the semis. While the Greyhounds’ season came to an end at the hands of eventual tournament champion Boston U., the Northport, N.Y. native was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament team. She earned NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region second team honors and was also named to the Women’s Soccer ECAC All-Star first team.
Loyola’s MVP (2015) and team captain as a senior, Hayes was named to the Academic All-Patriot League team and was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma – a national nonprofit fraternal association that recognizes college student-athletes who excel both on and off the field of competition. She graduated with a Speech Language, Pathology and Audiology degree and plans to continue her education at Loyola by earning a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology.