Payton now has 75 goals and 44 assists for 194 points, all career records at Nixa. She passed Jessie Yach (04-07) who had 73 goals, 31 assists and 177 points.
Payton will continue her soccer career for the Tusculum Pioneers, an NCAA Division II program in Greeneville, Tennessee. Payton has been named 1st team all conference three consecutive seasons (2011-13), and in 2013 was 1st Team All State, Team and District Offensive MVP as well as Southwest Player of the Year.
She plays Club with the Springfield Soccer Club Team. She’s pictured below in an advertisement I made for the 2012 State Cup held in Springfield that Summer.