Makenna Stott, 8, is only a second grader at Rivergold Elementary School, but she has some big dreams. Like one day playing for U.C.L.A. and the biggest dream being the youngest girl to ever play on the Team USA womern’s soccer team.
Most second graders are just ‘testing’ athletics to see what they like - softball, gymnastics, track, dancing - but few have the drive and motivation to take on the task that Stott is doing - hosting a Youth Soccer Camp, with a portion of the registration fees benefiting the Mountain Area Youth Soccer League.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 4 - 8 and will be held 9 - 10 a.m., June 2, at Minarets High School.
“I have been playing soccer for a year and would love to teach others the things that I have learned,” Stott said. “Soccer is my favorite thing to do and I hope a lot of kids will join me at my first annual camp. I plan to attend the U.C.L.A youth soccer camp this summer to improve my skills.”
Stott, the daughter of Nick Stott of Coarsegold, was a member of the undefeated Fall Mountain Area Soccer League under 8 team, and in eight games for the Rivergold Dragonflies she scored 19 goals.
She also took part in the 2017 Indoor Winter League, playing for the Central Cal Cosmos, also going undefeated while contributing 14 goals and nine assists in eight games.
She is currently preparing to play for the Fugman Panthers of the Clovis Junior Soccer League. From the looks of her stats it sounds like the Rivergold youngster has a thing or two she is eager to pass on to fellow players.
Makenna designed her camp logo and Stott is currently trying to raise funds for equipment and shirts for the camp.
Camp fee is $15 with $5 of each registration being donated to the Mountain Area Youth Soccer League.
Details: www.MakennaStottSoccer.com, Nick Stott, (559) 676-3188.