Get to know: Carlee Payne

Freshman Carlee Payne played a game-changing role in the Cougars' win over No. 20 UConn and No. 9 West Virginia (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Who is your favorite athlete and why? Monta Ellis because he works hard is a baller.

How old were you when you first started playing soccer? Five years old.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career? Going to Nationals with my club team and committing to play for BYU.

What is one item you must have with you when you travel? My iPod and cell phone.

What is the first person you call after a game? My mom or dad!

If you could meet any person, dead or alive, who would it be? Keith Urban.

What is one of your biggest pet peeves? When people chew with their mouths open.

What is one movie you must have in your movie collection? The Notebook.

What is your favorite television show? Prison Break.

What is your favorite thing about playing at South Field? The energy of the crowd!

Before BYU 

2008, 2009 Times High School Player of the year, NCS Player of the year 2009... All-league 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009... HS Team was ranked #1 in the Nation by ESPN Rise ... Tri-Valley Herald All East Bay in 2007, 2008, 2009... High School team captain in 2009... NCS finalists 2007, 2008, 2009, EBAL Champions 2009... team MVP 2008, 2009... FHS athlete of the month 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009... 13-year member of the Pleasanton Rage and team captain in 2007, 2009... Trained for 10 years with Philippe Blin... USYSA West Regional Champions 2007, 2009... Regional Finalist 2006... Regional Semi-Finalist 2003... Northern Cal State Cup Champions 2003, 2006, 2009... State Cup Finalist 2005, 2007, 2008...Surf Cup Finalist 2003, 2006... GSSL League Champions 2004, 2008, 2009... National Championships 2007, 2009... FWRL fall Finalist 2008... Cal-North State and Region IV Olympic Development Program Team 2003-2007... ODP National Pool 2007...four time NCS Scholar Athlete 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009...GPA 3.7

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