Position: Left-Handed Attacker
Height: 5-7
Birthdate: Feb. 5, 1985
Birthplace: Orange, Calif.
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
Residence: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Education: USC (2007)
Club: SoCal WP


INTERNATIONAL/CLUB: Scored four goals during 2007 Holiday Cup...Member of gold medal-winning team At 2007 World Championships...Member of U.S. Junior National Team, winning the gold medal at 2005 FINA Junior World Championship and a silver medal at the 2003 FINA Junior World Championship...Named Most Valuable Player at the 2003 Junior Nationals...Named as a four-time Junior Olympic All-American (1998-2001).

2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, 2nd place
2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 1st Place
2006 FINA World League Prelims, Montreal, Can 2nd Place
2006 Holiday Cup, Los Alamitos, Calif., 1st Place
2005 FINA Junior World Championships, Perth, Australia, 1st Place
2004 Junior Pan American Games, San Salvador, El Salvador, 1st Place
2003 FINA Junior World Championships, Calgary, Canada, 2nd Place
2002 Junior Pan American Games, Boca Raton, Fla., 1st Place

COLLEGE: 2007 MPSF Scholar Athlete...2007 ACWPC All- Academic Team...2006 All-MPSF and NCAA All-Tournament Second Team...Two-time Cutino Award nominee (2005-06)...USC's leading scorer as a sophomore and junior with 51 and 55 goals respectively...Entered her senior year with 165 career goals to rank her No. 6 in all-time scoring...Named to All-MPSF First Team and was first-team All-American in 2004 and 2005...Named NCAA Tournament MVP in 2004...Finished college with 209 goals...As a freshman, Hayes led the Women of Troy in scoring with 59 goals...Earned second team All-America and All-MPSF All-Freshman honors in 2004.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Co-CIF Player of the Year her senior season at Foothill High in Tustin, Calif....Named Sea View League most valuable player her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons...Her team won the CIF section title all four years...Member of honor roll all four years.

Hayes graduated with a degree in international relations...Parents are Dave and Vicki...Best moment in a game was winning the 2004 NCAA Championships with USC...Likes to play water polo because it's a team sport...Believes there's nothing better than having friends who share all that you go through...Got into water polo because her older brother played...Still plays because it's competitive and difficult which makes it much more exciting.

  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Movie: "Dumb and Dumber" and "Legally Blonde"
  • Favorite Actor: Jim Carrey
  • Favorite Actres: Reese Witherspoon
  • Favorite Songs: "One Love" by Mary J. Blige, "Apologize" by One Republic, "These Days" by Rascal Flatts
  • Personal Theme Song: "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera
  • Favorite Musicians: Rascal Flatts, Dixie Chicks, One Republic, Kelly Clarkson, and Justin Timberlake
  • Favorite Colors: Pink and black
  • Facebook or MySpace: Facebook
  • Coolest Person You Know: Older brother Ryan
  • Best Present Ever Received: Giant pink bean bag
  • Best Halloween Costume: Guy Baker
  • Magical Power if Available: Teleportation
  • Famous Friends or Relatives: Related to 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Sport to Play Other Than Water Polo: Soccer (terrible at soccer)
  • Words to Live By: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow." - Thomas Jefferson