Biography:

Victoria Hayward is the youngest person ever named to the Senior National Team, having joined in 2009 at age 16. Hayward played with the Senior Team at the 2009 World Cup of Softball before she made her junior debut at the 2010 Junior World Championships and Canadian Open, winning silver in both. In 2011 Hayward played in the Junior World Championships as well as the World Cup of Softball and the Pan American Games where Canada won silver. Hayward played collegiate softball at the University of Washington and during her four years was a four-time All-Pac-12 Conference selection and two-time All-Pacific Region selection. In her senior year, Hayward finished atop the Pac-12 Conference in steals (28) and ranked fifth in both batting average (.414) and on-base percentage (.513), garnering her First Team All-America honors by the NFCA. Drafted 19th overall by the Pennsylvania Rebellion in the 2014 National Pro Fastpitch draft, Hayward spent the 2014-15 school season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Seattle University Redhawks.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Rick and Karen Hayward… Younger brother Kristian Hayward… Getting into the Sport: Started playing softball at age 8 when her dad signed her up for a recreational league… Outside Interests: University of Washington (graduated 2014, double major in political science and communications), Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge (graduate student)… Enjoys exploring the region she is playing in and collecting art during her travels… Odds and Ends: Role model is Ashley Charters from the University of Washington… Favourite quote: “The first step in getting the world to believe in you, is believing in yourself”… Nickname: Vic

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

PAG: 2011 – SILVER ISF WCh: 2014 – 4th; 2012 – 4th; 2010 – BRONZE
PAC: 2013 – SILVER; 2009 – SILVER WCup: 2014 –SILVER; 2013 – 4th; 2012 – BRONZE; 2011 – BRONZE; 2010 – 4th; 2009 – BRONZE