Mikayla Colohan Cluff - Professional Soccer Player, Davis High Graduate, Hometown Hero
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Mikayla played 4 years of soccer at Davis High School, setting a Utah high school assists record twice as the school won the state championships for three years straight. Mikayla was named to the All-State First team each year from 2014 to 2016.
Mikayla played club soccer for La Roca Futbol Club for 7 years and captained the Olympic Development Program Region IV team in 2015.
Mikayla played 5 seasons of college soccer at Brigham Young University between 2017 and 2021 while also earning a degree in exercise and wellness. As a freshman, she registered an assist against Penn State in her Cougars debut. She ended her first year with 3 goals and 5 assists in 11 appearances, and was named to the All-West Coast Conference Freshman Team.
Mikayla started all 19 games as a sophomore, where she totaled 5 goals and led the team with 7 assists as BYU claimed the West Coast Conference (WCC) regular season title. At the end of the season, Cluff was named to the 2018 All-WCC first team as well as the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region first team and All-America second team.
On January 13, 2021, Cluff was selected in the second round (14th overall) of the 2021 National Women's Soccer League draft by Orlando Pride. Despite not declaring, a rule change amid the COVID-19 pandemic meant that any player who had exhausted 3 years of college eligibility could be selected. Having returned to BYU for the 2021 NCAA college soccer season, Cluff signed a 2-year contract with Orlando ahead of the 2022 season on January 26, 2022. She made her professional debut on March 19, 2022, starting in the season opener against Washington Spirit in the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup. She scored her first NWSL goal on May 18, 2022 against North Carolina Courage.
Mikayla continues to uphold and sustain the Constitution of the United States of America, as demonstrated on the professional soccer field amongst her peers by Standing to the Pledge of Allegiance.
Through her demonstration of athletic ability and personal integrity, Mikayla Colohan Cluff demonstrates the outstanding character and qualities valued and cherished by residents of Kaysville Utah.