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Jacori Hayes

School

Wake Forest University

Position
Midfielder
Major
Physics

Classroom

Jacori Hayes is a physics major at Wake Forest and was named to the 2014, 2015 and 2016 All-ACC Academic Teams. Additionally, Hayes earned 2015 NSCAA Scholar All-South Region honors and 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. In his time at Wake Forest, Hayes has built a GPA of 3.758

Character

From Coach Bobby Muuss: “Jacori is the ultimate human being. He is as humble as anyone I have ever met with his talent. He’s an Academic All-ACC kid that led the team in community service as a captain, and he’s one of the first kids to sign up when we do clinics. He goes to the local club to sign autographs often, and he’s a physics major graduating in three and a half years.”

Community

A continued participant in community service throughout his time at Wake Forest, Hayes has helped the team in community service projects for Habitat for Humanity and Santa’s Helpers, to name a few. He also serves as a “coach” at nearly all men’s soccer camps and clinics to help kids in the local community grow in the game. A captain for the Demon Deacons last year, Hayes helped the men’s soccer team win the CHAMPS Cup for the 2015-16 academic year. The CHAMPS Cup keeps a running tally throughout the year for community service hours for all Wake Forest athletic programs.

Competition

Hayes has come on strong since the start of his junior season. As of September 29, in 27 games, Hayes had scored six goals, all of which have gone down as game-winners. His game-winning tallies have come against Santa Clara, South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisville (twice in back-to-back games) and Cleveland State. Competitive honors for Hayes thus far include being named to the 2013 All-ACC Freshman Team and to the 2015 All-ACC First Team. He also was named to the 2015 NSCAA All-South Region Second Team and to the 2015 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team. To start the 2016 season, Hayes was named the No. 10 player in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer.