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Outside Hitter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
High School: Frisco


Career Stats

2017 (Stats): Earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors ... Named to the 2017 Duke Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Earned a spot of the Fight in the Fort at TCU All-Tournament Team ... Tabbed ACC Freshman of the Week Sept. 11 after leading Duke to the Fight in the Fort at TCU title ... Named to the 2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 31 matches ... Ranked second on the team with 350 kills and a 2.92 kills-per-set average ... Became the first Duke freshman with 350-plus kills since Rachael Moss in 2006 ... Recorded double-digit kills in 23 of Duke’s 31 matches ... Totaled a season-high 19 kills Oct. 15 versus Florida State ... Hit over .300 10 times.

High School: Four-year high school letterwinner … Played two seasons at Trinity Christian Academy and two seasons at Frisco High School … 2016 district Co-MVP and team MVP … Two-time all-state selection and first team academic all-district honoree … Earned second team Dallas Morning News Sports Day All-Area accolades as a senior … Collected Max Preps Player of the Match distinction 10 times during her high school career … Tabbed No. 83 on's list of Top 100 Senior Aces … Led Trinity Christian Academy to the TAPPS District 1 – 5A regional finals as a sophomore and state semifinals as a freshman … Voted Team MVP, District 1 – 5A Newcomer of the Year, first team all-district and first-team all-state her freshman season … Also played for Texas Advantage Volleyball (TAV) … Team ranked No. 1 in the country … Led club squad to the USA Volleyball Nationals 17 Open Nationals Championship … Collected USA Volleyball MVP and All-Tournament honors at the national championship … Club team won or medaled in every tournament played … Toured Europe with TAV 18 Black … Member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and National French Honor Society.

Personal: Born Payton K. Schwantz Feb. 11, 1999 … Daughter of Randy and Lori Schwantz … Has three older sisters (Kendall, Hunter and Reagan) … Sister Kendall played basketball at Samford University … Sister Hunter was a member of the Oklahoma University rowing team.


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VB: Payton Schwantz & Leah Meyer Postgame vs. Pitt
Schwantz: Duke 3, Wake Forest 1