Born December 15, 1981, in Woodbury, N.J. ... son of Eileen Crain and Brad Crain ... enrolled in the College of Engineering ... member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Issaquah High School
Earned three letters as a shortstop for coach Rob Reese ... honorable mention All-KingCo as a sophomore, second-team as a junior and first-team as a senior ... captain of the team as a junior and senior ... Issaquah posted a 66-15 record during his three varsity seasons, capped by a 24-5 mark his senior campaign, when the team won the AAA state title ... KingCo champs and fourth in state his junior year ... as a senior, hit .400 with 24 RBI and led the league in doubles ... hit .434 as a junior ... twice had seven RBI in a single game as a senior ... played club soccer with fellow UW baseball player Brandon Jacobson, captaining Eastside FC for four years ... a National Honor Society member with a 3.6 high school GPA.
MATT PAYNE’S CAREER BATTING STATISTICS:
Year Avg. G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg% BB HBP SO SB/A 2001 .000 3/1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0/0