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Payton Caffrey


Player profile

(Updated July 2021)
Redshirt Senior
Chuluota, Fla.
high school
Winter Springs


Year Overall Tournament Dual
2019 31-6 2-2 29-4
2020 13-0 0-0 13-0
2021 29-6 0-0 29-6
Total 73-12 (.859) 2-2 71-10 (.877)


Record Book:

Payton Caffrey finished the 2021 season ranking fourth all-time at FSU in career winning percentage (.859) and 18th all-time in wins (73).


  • 2021 NCAA All-Tournament Team w/ Molly McBain (Pair 3)
  • CCSA All-Tournament w/ Molly McBain (2021)
  • 2019 CCSA Pair of the Tournament w/ Molly McBain
  • CCSA Co-Pair of the Week w/ Sara Putt (March 13, 2019)


Finished the season with a 29-6 record and a 15-2 record in conference play… she went 8-0 on court three and 21-6 on court four throughout the 2021 season… she was 11-2 on the season when partnering with Liz Waters-Leiga, 2-0 with Jenna Johnson 6-4 with Madison Fitzpatrick, 3-0 with Sara Putt and a perfect 7-0 with Molly McBain… Caffrey and McBain were named to the CCSA All-Tournament team and were a part of the 2021 NCAA All-Tournament Team for pair three… throughout the 2021 season, Caffrey earned a 19-6 record against ranked teams, including 10 wins against top-10 opponents… she defeated No. 6 Cal Poly, No. 1 LSU, No. 10 TCU, No. 9 TCU and No. 4 UCLA on court four and No. 7 TCU, No. 4 LSU (twice), No. 6 Stanford and No. 2 USC on court three.

SENIOR (2020):

Finished the season with a perfect 13-0 record and as one of six individuals that finished the season undefeated with more than 10 matches played…played all 13 matches with freshman Liz Waters-Leiga…the pair went 12-0 on court four and 1-0 on court three…earned seven ranked wins, including wins over No. 9 Stetson, No. 7 Cal Poly, No. 10 Grand Canyon and No. 4 USC…held her opponent to 10 or fewer points in a set six times…along with Waters-Leiga she outscored her opponent by an average of 7.6 points per set win on her way to dominating all 13 matches she played.

Junior (2019):

In her first season playing beach volleyball, she led the team in wins (31) and winning percentage (.838) placing her tied for 16th in singles season wins and in 17th in single-season winning percentage… played all season on either court three or four coming away with a 3-2 record on court three and a 26-2 record on court four, placing her tied for third in all-time wins on court four… started her beach career off by winning her first seven matches and won 13 matches in a row heading into the NCAA Championship… earned 23 wins against ranked teams, including wins over No.1 UCLA, No. 2 USC, No. 3 Pepperdine, No. 4 LSU and No. 5 Hawaii… earned CCA Pair of the Week with Sara Putt on March 13th after defeating No. 2 USC, No. 8 Long Beach State, No. 3 Pepperdine, No. 5 Hawaii, and No. 1 UCLA… played all season with two different partners, starting the season with Sara Putt, the two went 12-2 together with all 12 wins on court four… she finished the season with Molly McBain and went 17-2 with 14 of those wins on court four… won all five of her matches during the CCSA Championship with Molly McBain en route to CCSA Pair of the Tournament honors.


As an outside hitter for Florida State’s indoor volleyball team, Caffrey was named the 2018 ACC Player of the Year and an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention in her first semester in Tallahassee. Caffrey transferred to FSU following a two-year career at West Virginia.

Full Indoor Bio


Born on Sept. 1 … Also plays on FSU’s indoor volleyball team … Daughter of Michael and Mary Caffrey … Majoring in exercise physiology.