Women's Soccer
Payton Robertson - Women's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 40


  • position Midfielder
  • height 5-9
  • class Fifth Year
  • Hometown Toronto, Canada
  • Previous School Buffalo
  • High school Northern Secondary High School
  • Major Community and Leadership Development

2023 (Fifth-Year): 

  • SEC Preseason Watchlist
  • 2023 United Soccer Coaches Players to Watch list
  • Appeared in all 19 matches, making three starts
  • Scored a goal in 3-0 road victory at Iowa State
  • Had six shots, three of which were on frame
  • Totaled 567 minutes played for the year
  • Played a season-high 72 minutes in season-opener vs. EKU
  • CSC Academic All-District selection

From Buffalo – 

2022 (Senior): Started all 21 games as a senior… Named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region Second Team… Earned Second Team All-MAC Recognition… Made her impact known on both ends of the field, scoring one goal and led the team and ranked second in the MAC with eight total assists… Helped lead the UB defense to a program-record 14 clean sheets on the season…Scored a goal and added an assist in the season opener against Binghamton (8/18)… Assisted on the game-winning goal against Akron in the MAC-opener (9/22)… Recorded a pair of assists in a big win over Eastern Michigan (10/9)… Assisted on both goals in the final regular season game at Kent State to help UB secure the MAC regular season title (10/27)… Earned Academic All-MAC honors for the second time in her career.

2021 (Junior): One of four Bulls to appear and start in all 20 games for the Bulls as a junior… Named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s All-Midwest Region First Team… Earned All-MAC First Team honors… Led the team in tackles, aerial duals and interceptions while helping lead the UB defense to eight clean sheets on the season and a goals against average of 0.96… Was a major factor on set pieces, with her lone goal of the year being a game-winning header off a corner kick to lead the Bulls to a double overtime win over Central Michigan in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals… Recorded an assist in the win at Yale (8/27)… Earned Academic All-MAC honors for the first time in her career.

2020 (Sophomore): One of five Bulls to start all eight games as a sophomore… Mainstay in the midfield for the Bulls, taking six shots while helping the UB backline secure four clean sheets on the season while holding opponents to a 0.59 goals-against average.

Before Buffalo: Robertson comes to Buffalo from the University of Memphis where she appeared in two matches for the Tigers. She made her collegiate debut in the season opener against Little Rock (Aug. 23) and played a season-high 30 minutes against Southeastern Louisiana (Sept. 12), posting two shots on goal against the Lions. She was a multi-sport athlete at Northern Secondary School and played for the Unionville Milliken Soccer Club. Robertson was a member of the U15 Ontario Provincial team. Along with soccer, she lettered in basketball for three seasons and volleyball for two years. Off the pitch, she also earned scholars certificate honors.

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