24 Payton Van Kirk
24 Payton Van Kirk
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ocean City, Md.
High School: Stephen Decatur
Position: Attack
gp 13
p 25
g 20
a 5

2018: Played in 13 games, starting in 12... Registered 25 points off 20 goals and five assists… Scored a career-high five goals against Vermont… Also picked up four ground balls against the Catamounts… Caused a turnover in six games (LIU Brooklyn, Coastal Carolina, Duquesne, New Hampshire, Siena, and UAlbany,)… Received ECAC Spring Academic Honor Roll honors.

2017: Appeared in all 17 games of the season, starting in 13… Recorded 23 goals and 6 assists… Recorded five points twice off three goals and two assists (vs. UMass Lowell, vs. Binghamton)... Picked up 10 ground balls and recorded 12 draw controls… Caused two turnovers twice (vs. UC Davis, vs. Binghamton).

2016: Led the freshmen in caused turnovers (5)… Started in 13 games and played in 14… Saw action in season home opener against VCU and picked up one goal… Scored two goals, picked up one ground ball, one caused turnover against Temple… Dished one helper in 9-7 win over Drexel… Scored one goal on a free position shot against La Salle…  Had one caused turnovers, one draw control, one groundball, and one assist against Winthrop… Scored season-high three goals against UMass Lowell… Picked up one groundball, had one caused turnover, and two goals against Stony Brook… Registered one point in games against Johns Hopkins, Binghamton, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Albany… Named to America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

BACKGROUND: A three-sport athlete at Stephen Decatur High School… A standout for the Seahawks' at midfield and attack... Helped lead Stephen Decatur to a 2015 state championship appearance and a state semifinals appearance in 2014... Named a US Lacrosse 2015 Academic All-American and a US Lacrosse 2015 All-American Honorable Mention in her senior season… Named the 2015 Daily Times Player of the Year... A four-time Daily Times Top Performing Athlete of the Year... Tallied 60 goals and 24 assists in her senior campaign en route to earning All-Conference First Team honors and being recognized as the Offensive MVP... Registered 40 goals and 23 assists en route to being named to the All-Bayside First Team in 2014… Helped the Seahawks to the state finals during her final season and the state semifinals in her junior campaign… Tallied 18 goals and 16 assists as a sophomore, earning All-Bayside Second Team honors… Competed in the Maryland Crab Bowl in 2014 and 2015… Also a four-year letterwinner in both soccer and basketball at Stephen Decatur… Won conference championships in lacrosse, basketball and soccer in her senior season, the first time in Stephen Decatur history... Named soccer team captain and earned All-Conference Second Team honors... Played club ball for Sea Bay Lacrosse for seven years… Recipient of the Presidential Community Service Award… A National Honor’s Society member… Graduated magna cum laude... A member of the Acts of Kindness Club… Daughter of Malcolm and Kristin Van Kirk… Malcolm played collegiate lacrosse at Penn State… Older sister of Lexie Van Kirk… Major is media and communication studies.

Recent Games
Mar 30 at UMass Lowell W, 9-7
Apr 4 at Binghamton L, 11-5
Apr 7 UAlbany L, 11-7
Apr 14 Vermont W, 16-14
Apr 21 at Stony Brook L, 22-7
Apr 28 Hartford W, 24-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 13 6
Points 25 12
Goals 20 11
Assists 5 1
Shots 49 23
Shooting percentage 40.8 47.8
Shots on goal 35 15
Shots on goal percentage 71.4 65.2
Free position goals-shots 5-12 2-6
Ground balls 21 12
Draw controls 0 0
Turnovers 14 9
Caused turnovers 6 2
Fouls 20 10
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 17 LIU Brooklyn W, 16-3 2 1 3 0-1 2 0 1 1 5 40.0 4 80.0
Feb 21 at Mount St. Mary's W, 9-8 2 0 2 2-3 0 0 1 0 6 33.3 4 66.7
Feb 24 VCU W, 21-9 1 1 2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 100.0
Feb 28 at Maryland L, 21-12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 American W, 14-12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 Coastal Carolina W, 13-10 1 1 2 1-2 3 0 2 1 4 25.0 3 75.0
Mar 10 at Duquesne W, 16-10 1 0 1 0-0 1 0 0 1 5 20.0 3 60.0
Mar 14 Johns Hopkins L, 13-9 1 0 1 0-0 2 0 1 0 1 100.0 1 100.0
Mar 17 at Longwood W, 13-10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 New Hampshire L, 11-9 1 0 1 0-0 2 0 1 1 1 100.0 1 100.0
Mar 28 Siena W, 13-3 1 1 2 0-0 1 0 0 1 4 25.0 4 100.0
Mar 30 at UMass Lowell W, 9-7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Binghamton L, 11-5 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 5 0 2 0.0 0 0.0
Apr 7 UAlbany L, 11-7 2 0 2 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 100.0 2 100.0
Apr 14 Vermont W, 16-14 5 0 5 1-4 4 0 1 0 11 45.5 6 54.5
Apr 21 at Stony Brook L, 22-7 1 0 1 0-0 2 0 1 0 4 25.0 4 100.0
Apr 28 Hartford W, 24-3 2 1 3 1-1 3 0 0 0 3 66.7 2 66.7
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2015-16 14 13 14 2 16 2-4 4 7 5 5 36 38.9 28 77.8
2016-17 17 13 23 6 29 4-9 10 12 23 6 57 40.4 40 70.2
2017-18 13 12 20 5 25 5-12 21 0 14 6 49 40.8 35 71.4
2018-19 18 2 22 16 38 2-8 11 1 48 4 72 30.6 41 56.9
Total 62 40 79 29 108 13-33 46 20 90 21 214 36.9 144 67.3
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 13 12 20 5 25 5-12 21 0 14 6 49 40.8 35 71.4
Conference 6 5 11 1 12 2-6 12 0 9 2 23 47.8 15 65.2
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 8 16 5 21 3-8 18 0 7 5 32 50.0 24 75.0
Away 4 4 4 0 4 2-4 3 0 7 1 17 23.5 11 64.7
Neutral - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 8 7 15 5 20 5-11 14 0 5 4 39 38.5 27 69.2
Losses 5 5 5 0 5 0-1 7 0 9 2 10 50.0 8 80.0
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February 3 3 5 2 7 2-4 2 0 2 1 12 41.7 9 75.0
March 5 5 5 2 7 1-2 9 0 4 4 15 33.3 12 80.0
April 5 4 10 1 11 2-6 10 0 8 1 22 45.5 14 63.6