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#10 Sydney Payne
Position: Forward
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bradenton, Fla.
High School: Bradenton Prep
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At Stanford: Brings a strong attacking presence ... a versatile player ... has the ability to play midfield, as well as forward.

As a Junior in 2012: Played in 22 matches, starting five ... scored career-high 14 points ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... started the first five matches of the season ... gave Stanford a 2-1 lead against eventual NCAA finalistPenn State, with a 10-yard shot in the 63rd minute (Aug. 24) in match Stanford would win 3-2 ... scored perhaps the goal of the year in NCAA first round against Idaho State (Nov. 9) when she struck a half-volley into the upper corner for a 3-0 lead.

As a Sophomore in 2011: Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... started the first 14 matches ... scored twice in 4-1 victory at Georgetown (Aug. 29) for her first collegiate multi-goal performance ... first was scored on a 60th minute breakaway, the next on a rebound in the 80th ... had the sixth-highest goal total on the team, with five ... credited with two game-winning goals, vs. Arizona (Sept. 24) in a 7-0 victory and USC (Oct. 7), in a 3-0 result.

As a Freshman in 2010: Played in 19 matches, starting four ... Payne's four starts came in the team's first four matches, at forward ... scored on a rebound for her first collegiate goal, at Boston University (Aug. 22) to give Stanford a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute of a 2-1 victory ... scored and had two assists in a 3-0 victory over Sacramento State in the first round of the NCAA tournament (Nov. 12) ... three minutes after entering a scoreless match, Payne backheeled a cross from Camille Levin into the goal, in the 66th minute, and then set up the next two goals ... started season opener at Boston College (Aug. 20) in her collegiate debut.

National Team Experience: Called into the U.S. Under-20 national team camp in July, 2011 ... played for the U.S. in the U-17 CONCACAF Championship in Trinidad and Tobago in 2008 ... a member of the U.S. national team pools in the U-14, U-15, U-16, and U-17 age groups.

High School/Club: A 2010 graduate of Bradenton Preparatory Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... graduated from high school in three years ... did not play for high school team... attended the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Fla. in 2008 and 2009 ... was an NSCAA Youth All-American in 2008 and 2009 ... named the IMG Soccer Academy's MVP in 2009 ... named to the all-star team at the 2009 adidas Elite Soccer Program camp ... attended the Japan Football Association Soccer Academy at J-Village in Fukushima, Japan ... played club soccer for RSL Florida (2007-2010) and won age-group state championships in Colorado and Florida ... played for Florida and Region III Olympic Development Program teams from 2007-10.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Tammy Payne ... identical twin sister Shelby also plays soccer for Stanford ... academic interests include pre-med ... enjoys snowboarding, listening to music, reading, and volunteering with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Payne's career statistics:

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2010 19-4 7 2 3 7
2011 26-15 32 5 3 13
2012 22-5 22 5 4 14
Totals 67-24 61 12 10 34