D’Youville head women’s basketball coach Danny Glover has announced the hiring of Payce Lange as the programs graduate assistant for the 2020-21 season.
Coach Glover and the entire staff were excited to announce the hiring of Payce. “We are really fortunate to have Payce on staff” said Glover. “Her basketball knowledge, passion for the game, and eagerness to learn will help strengthen our staff. Payce joins D’Youville after an impressive four-year career at Kean University. Glover added “Her experience and dedication to playing at a high level is going to benefit our players as she works with them throughout the season.”
Payce’s playing career at Kean University saw her achieve many accolades and honors both on and off the court. On the court, her play spoke for itself. In her final season as a Cougar, Lange finished 33rd in all of NCAA Division III in points per game (19.2) and finished in the top 100 in steals per game (2.58). In addition, she tallied 6.7 rebounds per game as she finished her Kean career with 1,221 career points. Lange was also named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Year in addition to first-team honors. She also was selected as the D3hoops.com Atlantic Region Player of the Year with first-team honors as well as a first-team member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. She capped off her career by being named to the D3hoops.com All-American team.
Off the court, Lange excelled in the classroom earning her degree in Exercise and Science with a minor in Marketing. She achieved Dean’s List honors every semester as a student-athlete, graduating with high honors of Magna Cum Laude. In addition, Payce was a three time Chi Alpha Sigma Academic honoree and named to the All Eastern College Athletic Conference Academic Team.
“I am looking forward to enhancing my knowledge of the game with the D’Youville women’s basketball coaching staff and players. I am also thrilled to be expanding my education in the MBA program, which will provide me an abundance of opportunities down the line.” Said Lange. “D’Youville will set me up to succeed both in the classroom and on the court again. I am excited for this next step to learn from one of the most outstanding and successful universities, athletic departments, and women’s basketball programs in New York.”
A native of Tewksbury, N.J. , Lange was a standout at Voorhees HS before committing to Kean University.