OLLU women’s soccer adds Abigail Payne from El Paso

The women’s soccer team is proud to announce the signing of incoming freshman Abigail Payne. She will join the team in 2020-2021.

Head Coach Arthur Salazar said, “We have gained another solid player from El Paso with the addition of Abigail. She is a versatile defender who will help further strengthen our backline. Abigail’s coaches and teammates speak highly of her, and we are excited to see what she will bring to the program.”

Payne is a midfielder from Bel Air High School in El Paso, Texas.

Payne was named defensive MVP and awarded the Rose Award while in high school. She heard about OLLU from a campus visit last year.

Her athletic role model is professional soccer player Julie Ertz. Her favorite quote is “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”