BYU's Carlee Payne named scholar all-American

By Whitney Jordan

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 28 2011 10:38 a.m. MST

BYU's Carlee Payne and San Diego State goal keeper Aubree Southwick collide near San Diego State's goal during the Mountain West Conference championship game at BYU in Provo on Saturday, November 7, 2009. San Diego State won 1-0.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

PROVO — Junior Carlee Payne of the BYU women's soccer team was named to the Scholar All-America Third Team for her excellence in the classroom and on the field, throughout the 2011 season.

She was the only women's soccer player from the West Coast Conference included on any of the three teams.

As a starting forward, Payne led the team with 34 shots while contributing the second-most goals on the team and nine assists. The five goals Payne added this season put her at 11th place on BYU's all-time career goals leaderboard.

Payne helped lead the team to an 11-5-3 season record and a 5-2-1 conference record in its first year with the WCC.

Also included in Payne's postseason honors is an All-West Region Second Team award, an All-Conference Academic award and an All-WCC Second Team ward.

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