Duke Women's Soccer BIO
10 Toni Payne
Career: One of the most dynamic and skilled players with the ball to play at Duke ... netted 10 goals and 10 assists in her first two years for 30 points, including three game-winning goals ... started 39-of-42 matches at Duke.
National Team Experience: Trained with the U.S. U-20 National Team in May of 2014 ... traveled to Sweden in the summer of 2013 with the U.S. U-20 National Team ... attended the U.S. U-20 National Team training camp in February and August of 2013 … member of the U.S. U-17 National team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala and qualified for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … traveled to Croatia, Slovenia and La Manga with the U-17 national team …. played with the U.S. U-15 National Team.
Sophomore (2014): Started all 18 of Duke’s contests in the midfield and forward slots ... Second Team All-ACC selection ... netted a career-high seven goals, five assists and career-high 19 points ... posted two game-winning goals against UAB and Boston College ... ranked ninth in the ACC with 2.89 shots per game ... named to Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament team ... collected goals in three straight games against 13th-ranked West Virginia, UAB and 18th-ranked Arkansas ... ACC Player of the Week on Sept. 2, after notching two goals and an assist against West Virginia and UAB ... netted two assists against Arkansas and a total of four points ... posted four goals against ACC opponents -- Boston College, Virginia, Wake Forest and Pittsburgh ... attempted a career-high seven shots against West Virginia ... earned CS360 Primetime Performer honors after totaling goals against Virginia and Boston College ... named to All White Kit Preseason Midfielder of the Year list ... played 1,437 minutes and took 52 shots.
Freshman (2013): Saw action in all 24 games, starting 21 ... earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors ... named to Preseason TopDrawerSoccer All-Freshman team ... selected to Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team ... earned 11 points, with three goals and five assists ... scored the game-winning goal against Miami Sept. 12 ... all three goals came against ACC opponents (Maryland, Miami and Notre Dame) ... recorded five assists, including two in Duke’s 6-3 win over Pittsburgh Oct. 27 ... posted an assist at 12th-ranked Notre Dame in her first collegiate contest ... took 37 shots ... tallied 1,875 minutes played.
Regional Team Experience: Member of the 95 ODP Regional III team and the 95 ODP Alabama State team … traveled with the ODP region team in 2010 on the Costa Rica tour … went to Germany and France on tours in 2011 with the region squad.
High School/Club: Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year ... ranked No. 10 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com top 150 ranking of the club soccer players ... listed No. 2 in the South Atlantic region rankings by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... NSCAA All-America as a junior and senior … 2013 Elite Soccer Report Spring All-America ... three-time Birmingham News All-State first team selection … NSCAA All-State and NSCAA Alabama Player of the Year as a senior ... All-Metro Team as a junior … collected 37 goals and 25 assists her junior year at Oak Mountain H.S. … Birmingham News State & Metro Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013 … scored a season-high five goals on eight shots … led her squad to a 28-2 overall record and the state championship … as a sophomore, registered nine goals and six assists, while taking 18 shots … played club soccer for Busa 95 ECNL and Concorde Fire 95 ECNL … led Busa 95 Elite to the State Cup Championship and the Region III Premier League Championships 2008-10 … competed in the 2010 Disney Showcase and was a finalist, while winning the 2008 3v3 World Championship with the Atlanta Soccer Association … participated in the West Hamm United ID camp and the ECNL Disney Showcase All- Star team … lettered in track & field as well as cross country as a freshman and sophomore.
Personal: Full name is Antionette Oyedupe Payne ... born April 22, 1995 in Birmingham, Ala. ... daughter of Oyeleke and Mojemilat Payne … both parents were born in Nigeria … has one brother, Stephen (17), and one sister, Nicole (14) … member of the Minority Students Association her final two years at Oak Mountain H.S. ... majoring in political science.