Hayes Named Patriot League Women’s Soccer Offensive Player Of The Year

Nov. 2, 2015

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Senior Rosy Hayes was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year by a vote of the conference’s coaches and was one of three Loyola University Maryland women’s soccer players to be named to an All-Patriot League team.

After leading the League in points during the conference season, Hayes was the only unanimous selection to the All-Patriot League First Team. Senior Charlotte Miller and junior Nicole Wahlig were named to the All-Patriot League Second Team.

Hayes becomes the program’s first major award winner since joining the League in 2013. She not only leads the Patriot League in points (11), but is tied for first in goals (4) and assists (3) in League only contests. Throughout the regular season, Hayes has scored eight goals, including two in a 2-0 win at UMBC to become the first Greyhound to record multiple goals in a game since Nichole Schiro recorded a hat trick in 2012. She also netted a League-best four game-winning goals this year. For her career, the midfielder from Northport, New York, has 13 goals, nine assists and 35 points.

Miller is making her second-straight appearance on the All-Patriot League Second Team. The forward from Scarsdale, New York, is tied for eighth in the Patriot League in points (8), tied for sixth in goals (3) and tied for ninth in assists (2) in conference only games this season. Throughout her career, Miller has contributed 10 goals, 11 assists and 31 points.

Wahlig picks up her first all-league accolade after anchoring Loyola’s defense at the center back position. The East Meadow, New York, native has recorded one goal and two assists this season and was named the Corvias Patriot League Defender of the Week after leading Loyola to a shutout win against crosstown rival UMBC. Wahlig has started every game of her career, scoring four goals and helping the Greyhounds to 13 shutouts.

After finishing the regular season tied for third with Navy and Colgate, Loyola earned the No. 4 seed and will host the fifth-seeded Raiders Tuesday in a Patriot League quarterfinal game at Ridley Athletic Complex. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.