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Payton Caffrey


Player profile

Outside Hitter
Chuluota, Fla.
high school
Winter Springs


AVCA East All-Region Team (2019)
All-ACC First Team (2019)
Preseason All-ACC Team (2019)
AVCA All-American Honorable Mention (2018)
AVCA All-East Region Player of the Year (2018)
AVCA All-East Region Team (2018)
ACC Player of the Year (2018)
All-ACC First Team (2018) Power 5 Player of the Week (11/8)
ACC Player of the Week (11/5)
ACC Player of the Week (10/16)
ACC Player of the Week (9/24)
Home2 Suites Tallahassee Seminole Invitational All-Tournament Team (2018)
All-Tournament Team, Colorado State Tournament (2018)
Preseason All-ACC (2018)
AVCA All-Midwest Regional Honorable Mention (2017)
All-Big 12 First Team (2017)
Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week Nov. 27 (2017)
Diet Coke Classic All-Tournament Team (2017)
WVU Invitational All-Tournament Team (2017)
Preseason All-Big 12 (2017)
AVCA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year (2016)
WVU Athletics Rookie of the Year (2016)
WVU Volleyball Offensive MVP (Team Award, 2016)
AVCA All-Midwest Region Team (2016)
Big 12 All-Conference First Team (2016)
Big 12 All-Freshman Team (2016)
Five-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week (2016)
WVU Invitational MVP (2016)
Named to Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team (2016)
Named to Cal Classic All-Tournament Team (2016)
Two-time WVU Student-Athlete of the Week (2016)


Caffrey and teammate Morgan Chacon competed on the beach volleyball team in spring 2019.

Full beach bio


Closed out an outstanding indoor volleyball career in leading the Seminoles offensively with 403 kills and ranked second in the ACC in both kills per set (4.03) and points per set (4.50)…named to the AVCA East Region Team and All-ACC First Team as she posted a .272 hitting percentage, was third on the team with 261 digs and finished with 54 blocks and 18 service aces…recorded 11 double-doubles on the season, including three 15/15 matches against Virginia, Miami and High Point…opened the season with nine kills and 12 digs against No. 5 Wisconsin…tallied 10 kills, 15 digs, two blocks and two service aces in a sweep of No. 3 Minnesota on August 31…blasted 22 kills on September 6 against FAU, along with 14 digs and three blocks…recorded 19 kills, 10 digs and two blocks at home versus St. John’s…opened ACC play with 20 kills, 12 digs, two blocks, three assists and two aces on the road at Duke (September 27)…posted 20 kills and 15 digs against Virginia…put down 12 kills and had four blocks and eight digs at home versus No. 4 Pitt on October 6…had 16 kills at a .438 clip against Boston College on October 18, and added six digs and a block…recorded 20+ kills in consecutive matches against Clemson and Miami on October 27 & 30, along with a total of 25 digs and five blocks…tallied a season-high 18 digs and had 16 kills in a road win at High Point on November 2…hit 16 kills and had two aces, three blocks and eight digs in a win on November 10 against Louisville…put down 17 kills and had 14 digs and two aces in the regular season finale at Miami on November 27…recorded 25 kills and added 14 digs and three blocks against UCF in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, marking the third-highest kill total by an FSU player in an NCAA Tournament match.


Was a dominant force as an attacker in her first season at Florida State, leading the team with 476 kills and 25 service aces as she was named an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention and earned AVCA All-East Region Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year honors…a three-time ACC Player of the Week recipient, she also added 181 digs and 62 blocks in her junior campaign for the Garnet and Gold…played in all 109 sets for the Seminoles and tallied nine or more kills in 28 of 29 matches on the season…recorded 19 kills and 20 digs against No. 9 Wisconsin on August 25…finished with 27 kills on the road at Colorado State on September 1…had 15 kills and 13 digs in a five-set match against Cincinnati on September 2…recorded 16 kills in a three-set victory versus VCU (Sept. 7)…recorded a double-double with 17 kills and 11 digs on September 16 on the road at Auburn…started ACC play with 13 kills, three digs and three blocks against Duke on September 21…was perfect with 18 kills and zero errors on September 23 against Wake Forest…recorded a season-high nine blocks against No. 8 Pitt on September 30…posted 26 kills and nine digs in a five-set win on the road at Syracuse. (October 14)…tallied 18 kills and 10 digs at Miami…tied a career-high with 28 kills in a four-set win on the road at Louisville on November 4…posted a double-double with a 20-kill and 11-dig performance on November 11 against Notre Dame…finished with 14 kills in the NCAA Tournament match at Florida on November 29.


Finished her sophomore season ranked second in the Big 12 in kills (245), ranked third in kills per set (3.77), third in points per set 4.42 … Led the Big 12 in both service aces (29, 0.45 per set) and total points (287) … Her 28 kills at Kansas on Nov. 25 was the most earned by a player in the Big 12 in any match in 2017 … Her 25 kills against Texas Tech (Nov. 11) is the second most earned by a player in the Big 12 Helped the Mountaineers advance to the NIVC Semifinals for the first time in program history Led the team with 13 kills against Ole Miss in the Semifinal match, marking her fifth straight match in a row leading the team in kills … Notched double-digit kills in 24 matches this season … Recorded 14 double-doubles on the year, totaling a season-best 17 digs in the Mountaineers’ 3-0 win over UMES in the NIVC First Round … Helped WVU to its first-ever win over a ranked opponent, recording a season-high 28 kills on 65 attacks to hit .308 at No. 14 Kansas (Nov. 25) … Was selected to the All-Big 12 Preseason Team in August … Earned all-tournament team honors at both the WVU Invitational (Aug. 25-26) and the Diet Coke Classic (Sept. 1-2) … Leads WVU in kills (436) and service aces (57) … Ranks No. 1 among all Big 12 players in service aces, averaging 0.47 per set … Also ranks inside the top 10 in points (second) and kills (fifth) … Earned All-Big 12 First Team recognition for the second consecutive season … Was tabbed as the Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 27 …Was named to the All-Midwest Regional Honorable Mention Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).


AVCA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year … WVU Athletics Rookie of the Year … Emerged as the Mountaineer’s primary outside hitter in 2016, finishing her successful rookie campaign with a team-best 4.44 kills per set (515 total) and 30 aces … Ranked second in the Big 12 in both kills (515) and points per set (4.42) … Two-time WVU Student-Athlete of the Week … Her 515 kills was a WVU freshman record, and ranks second in program history … Averaged 2.60 digs per set … Totaled 47 blocks … Registered a career-high 29 kills vs. Iowa State (Sept. 30) … Had a career-best 20 digs against TCU (Sept. 28) … Served five aces against No. 19 Santa Clara at the Cal Classic (Sept. 10) … Posted five blocks against Georgia Southern at the season-opening Penn State Classic (Aug. 28).


Born on Sept. 1 … Daughter of Michael and Mary Caffrey … Majoring in exercise physiology.