Carter Payne, a 2019 Phoenix Shadow Mountain High School graduate who went on to engage in two yrs of soccer at Michigan just before heading to a level of the USL, was killed in a hit-and-operate in Statesboro, Georgia, early Saturday.
According to Statesboro law enforcement, Payne, 21, was riding a Lime electric powered scooter when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver then fled the scene. Payne was flown to a hospital in Savannah, Ga., wherever he died from his injuries.
Just after paying his sophomore yr participating in for Shadow Mountain’s varsity staff, Payne commenced taking part in for the Barcelona Residency Academy in Casa Grande.
“We are devastated by the tragic reduction of one of our possess, Barca alum, Carter Payne,” the academy wrote in a statement Sunday. “Carter was an remarkable brother, teammate, and student-athlete who will be sorely skipped. We mail our really like and assist to Carter’s household and mates through this incredibly hard time.”
Payne was actively playing for Tormenta FC 2 in USL League Two. He also formerly played for Oregon-based mostly PDX FC soon after spending the 2019 and 2020 seasons at Michigan, the place he was an Academic All-Huge Ten selection.
On Sunday, Tormenta FC produced the Carter Payne Fund. Donations will go in the direction of Payne’s relatives, as well as a new scholarship in Payne’s name, which will address group and uniform expenses for just one Tormenta FC academy player each and every yr.
Although Payne hardly ever performed for the club, Phoenix Soaring additional their aid Monday, quote-tweeting the donation hyperlink.
“We’re devastated about the loss of Carter Payne and mail our condolences to Carter’s household and to his soccer households at (Tormenta FC, Sporting Arizona, Michigan soccer and Barcelona Residency Academy),” Soaring wrote. “If you are able to, remember to donate to the Carter Payne Fund underneath.”
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 shed his existence in a visitors accident on July 9 in Statesboro, Ga,” the league wrote. “Our views are with Payne’s household and the total Tormenta FC community — teammates, coaches, employees and supporters. The USL invites all League Two clubs to honor David Carter Payne prior to their future match.”
The University of Michigan also posted a tweet:
Theo Mackie handles Arizona superior school sports and Phoenix Growing FC. He can be attained by email at [email protected] and on Twitter @theo_mackie.