Payton Reis, a senior at Royal Palm Beach High School, signed her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 14 to play volleyball at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
Reis is a four-year high school varsity starter and has played club volleyball for five years. This year, she helped the Wildcat volleyball team to a district title by beating first seed West Boca Raton High School.
Reis was selected to the Team Florida HP All Stars as an alternate out of hundreds of girls who tried out. She was one of 50 players singled out during the DC Unsigned Showcase at the Capitol Hill Classic in February out of more than 600 volleyball players participating.
In 2017, Reis was selected to the Volleyball Factory National Team, and in 2016 was listed to the AVCA Phenom List.
Reis received multiple scholarship offers at the middle blocker position and chose the University of New Haven for its successful volleyball program, which made it to the Final 8 of the NCAA Tournament last year. She plans on pursuing a degree in sports management while attending the university and is looking forward to playing volleyball at the next level.