Hayley Williams (Miami University – D1) made CCWHA and ACHA history when she joined the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL earlier this month. Williams is one of the first club hockey players to ever sign a professional hockey contract. Hayley’s hockey story
is interesting, to say the least and includes a three year gap from the ice. Hayley first joined the CCWHA as a member of the Robert Morris Eagles in 2013. This was her first time in a competitive uniform since leaving Bemjidi State University (NCAA Division 1) in 2010. Williams racked up an impressive 46 points (21 G, 25 A) in just 17 games during the 2013-2014 season leading both the Eagles as well as the entire CCWHA in points per game. While at RMU, she was selected to play in the World University Games for Team USA and was elected as an Assistant Captain. Hayley then went on to join the Miami University Redhawks for the 2014-2015 season and was again selected to serve as an Assistant Captain for Team USA at the World University Games.
On August 7, 2015, Hayley Williams signed with the Buffalo Beauts and will take part in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League. The CCWHA is incredibly proud of Hayley and all of her accomplishments! We will be watching as her career progresses throughout the next several seasons. Good luck Hayley!