24 Payton Van Kirk
24 - Payton Van Kirk
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ocean City, Md.
High School: Stephen Decatur
Position: Attack
gp 18
p 38
g 22
a 16

2019: 

  • Saw action in all 18 games for the Retrievers, starting in two.

  • Led the team with 38 points off 22 goals and 16 assists.

  • Against Hartford, had a four-point performance with three goals and one assist.

  • Had eight three-point games (American, Mount St. Mary’s, Temple, Stony Brook, UC Davis, Vermont, Binghamton, New Hampshire).

  • Recorded a point in 16 of the 18 games she played in.

  • Picked up three ground balls against Drexel and UAlbany.

  • Caused two turnovers against VCU.

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
Apr 3 Binghamton W, 10-9
Apr 6 at Hartford W, 16-1
Apr 13 at New Hampshire L, 15-10
Apr 20 UMass Lowell W, 11-5
Apr 27 at UAlbany L, 14-6
May 2 vs. Stony Brook L, 17-5
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 7
Points 38 17
Goals 22 7
Assists 16 10
Shots 72 39
Shooting percentage 30.6 17.9
Shots on goal 41 21
Shots on goal percentage 56.9 53.8
Free position goals-shots 2-8 1-3
Ground balls 11 3
Draw controls 1 0
Turnovers 48 29
Caused turnovers 4 1
Fouls 18 6
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 13 at American W, 9-8 1 2 3 0-0 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 2 50.0
Feb 16 at VCU W, 11-8 2 0 2 0-0 1 0 3 2 2 100.0 2 100.0
Feb 21 Mount St. Mary's L, 9-8 2 1 3 0-1 0 0 1 0 3 66.7 3 100.0
Feb 27 Maryland L, 18-1 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Mar 2 at Lehigh L, 15-7 2 0 2 0-0 1 0 0 0 3 66.7 3 100.0
Mar 9 Temple L, 16-12 3 0 3 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 100.0 3 100.0
Mar 13 Stony Brook L, 16-5 0 3 3 0-0 0 0 5 0 3 0.0 1 33.3
Mar 16 Drexel L, 10-6 2 0 2 1-1 3 0 0 0 6 33.3 3 50.0
Mar 19 at Johns Hopkins L, 17-7 0 1 1 0-1 1 0 5 0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Mar 21 at Bucknell L, 11-10 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 5 0 2 0.0 1 50.0
Mar 27 UC Davis L, 10-7 2 1 3 0-0 1 1 1 1 2 100.0 2 100.0
Mar 30 at Vermont W, 14-13 1 2 3 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 40.0
Apr 3 Binghamton W, 10-9 0 3 3 0-1 0 0 3 0 7 0.0 4 57.1
Apr 6 at Hartford W, 16-1 3 1 4 0-0 0 0 6 0 7 42.9 5 71.4
Apr 13 at New Hampshire L, 15-10 2 1 3 1-1 0 0 5 0 6 33.3 5 83.3
Apr 20 UMass Lowell W, 11-5 1 0 1 0-1 0 0 4 0 5 20.0 3 60.0
Apr 27 at UAlbany L, 14-6 0 0 0 0-0 3 0 6 1 6 0.0 1 16.7
May 2 vs. Stony Brook L, 17-5 1 0 1 0-2 0 0 2 0 6 16.7 1 16.7
  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 18 2 22 16 38 2-8 11 1 48 4 72 30.6 41 56.9
Conference 7 1 7 10 17 1-3 3 0 29 1 39 17.9 21 53.8
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 2 10 9 19 1-4 4 1 15 1 30 33.3 19 63.3
Away 9 - 11 7 18 1-2 7 0 31 3 36 30.6 21 58.3
Neutral 1 - 1 0 1 0-2 0 0 2 0 6 16.7 1 16.7
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Wins 6 1 8 8 16 0-2 1 0 17 2 30 26.7 18 60.0
Losses 12 1 14 8 22 2-6 10 1 31 2 42 33.3 23 54.8
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February 4 - 5 4 9 0-1 1 0 6 2 10 50.0 7 70.0
March 8 1 10 7 17 1-2 7 1 16 1 25 40.0 15 60.0
April 5 1 6 5 11 1-3 3 0 24 1 31 19.4 18 58.1
May 1 - 1 0 1 0-2 0 0 2 0 6 16.7 1 16.7