2014: Played in all 18 matches as a rookie, starting all but one game and playing 1,522 minutes ... Recorded his first point assisting on John Manga's second goal of the game ... Scored his first career goal in the 3-2 loss to UCF.
Prior to UC: Product of Cincinnati's Summit Country Day School ... helped the Silver Knights to state championships each of the past two seasons ... named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, while also taking home Ohio player of the year honors ... made 86 career starts for Summit ... was a teammate of classmate Jack Clark on the Cincinnati United Premier Gold team ... won a pair of state championships the past two years with CUP-Gold while winning a U.S. Youth Soccer regional title and finishing as the national runner-up in 2013.
Personal: Born November 2, 1995, in Cincinnati ... son of Eric and Eileen Hay ... has one brother, Ethan.
Dayes on Hay: "Christian is a very versatile player who we see primarily playing in midfield. He is very athletic and is very good at winning balls and starting the attack from the holding midfield position. He is well suited to the college game and we expect him to make an immediate impact. He was also one of the top players in Ohio and has shown outstanding leadership qualities with his high school and club teams."