- U.S. National Team: U-17 WNT
- Position: Midfielder
- Date Of Birth: April 22, 1995
- Height: 5-3
- Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
- Club: Concorde Fire
U.S. National Teams: A member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala and qualified for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, she played in three games, starting one … Scored two goals with two assists during qualifying, tallying against the Bahamas and the winning goal against Panama … Has six goals in 11 international matches in 2012 heading into the Women’s World Cup … Attended the U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. Camp in 2009.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend Notre Dame in the fall of 2013 … Attends Oak Mountain High School … An NSCAA All-American and an All-Alabama Metro selection … Helped her high school win the Alabama state title as a junior.
Club: Has played from U-16 to present for the Concorde Fire South out of Atlanta, Ga. with U.S. teammate Jane Campbell … Played U-11 through U-16 with Birmingham United … Won the Alabama state title from U-14 through U-16s.
Personal: Full name is Antionette Oyedupe Payne … Goes by Toni … Both her parents were born in Nigeria and came to the USA for college … Middle name means “thank you God” in the Nigerian dialect of Yoruba… Ran cross country and track as a freshman and sophomore … Ran the 200M and 400M in track … Part of the Minority Students Association … Her mom ran track and cross-country at Alabama A&M … The three words that best describe her off the field are “nice, honest and funny” … The three words that best describe her on the field are “fast, deceptive and tough” … Once told her friends in Birmingham that she was going on a safari when she really was going to national team camp and every so often during camp would tweet that she saw lion or a gazelle … Favorite class is English … Dream job would be a movie star … Her favorite food is plantains … Favorite snack is Chex Mix … Favorite players are Shannon Boxx and Zinedine Zidane … Likes to listen to Beyonce and Chris Brown … Favorite superhero is Catwoman … Favorite cereal is Froot Loops with Marshmallows … Favorite dessert is apple pie with vanilla ice cream … Favorite smells are popcorn and vanilla.