Carter Payne, a 2019 Phoenix Shadow Mountain Substantial School graduate who went on to engage in two several years of soccer at Michigan just before heading to a amount of the USL, was killed in a strike-and-run in Statesboro, Georgia, early Saturday.
In accordance to Statesboro police, Payne, 21, was riding a Lime electrical scooter when he was struck by a car or truck. The driver then fled the scene. Payne was flown to a healthcare facility in Savannah, Ga., wherever he died from his accidents.
Right after paying out his sophomore year enjoying for Shadow Mountain’s varsity workforce, Payne commenced actively playing for the Barcelona Residency Academy in Casa Grande.
“We are devastated by the tragic loss of a single of our personal, Barca alum, Carter Payne,” the academy wrote in a assertion Sunday. “Carter was an extraordinary brother, teammate, and pupil-athlete who will be sorely missed. We ship our appreciate and guidance to Carter’s loved ones and close friends through this really challenging time.”
Payne was playing for Tormenta FC 2 in USL League Two. He also formerly played for Oregon-based mostly PDX FC soon after shelling out the 2019 and 2020 seasons at Michigan, wherever he was an Educational All-Massive Ten choice.
On Sunday, Tormenta FC made the Carter Payne Fund. Donations will go in direction of Payne’s family members, as very well as a new scholarship in Payne’s name, which will address staff and uniform charges for 1 Tormenta FC academy player every yr.
Although Payne never performed for the club, Phoenix Mounting additional their help Monday, estimate-tweeting the donation website link.
“We’re devastated about the reduction of Carter Payne and send our condolences to Carter’s family and to his soccer households at (Tormenta FC, Sporting Arizona, Michigan soccer and Barcelona Residency Academy),” Increasing wrote. “If you’re in a position to, be sure to donate to the Carter Payne Fund down below.”
USL also posted a statement encouraging its clubs to honor Payne.
“The USL mourns the passing of Tormenta FC 2 defender David Carter Payne, who tragically missing his lifestyle in a targeted visitors incident on July 9 in Statesboro, Ga,” the league wrote. “Our feelings are with Payne’s household and the total Tormenta FC neighborhood — teammates, coaches, staff and supporters. The USL invites all League Two clubs to honor David Carter Payne prior to their following match.”
The University of Michigan also posted a tweet:
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