Weber High School keeper Stockton Short dives for a ball as he poses for a Deseret News Mr. Soccer photo in Pleasant View on Monday, June 13, 2022.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
For the longest time, Stockton Short and his family weren’t really soccer people. Their focus — and his focus while growing up — was always on the football field and the basketball court when it came to athletics.
The Weber High goalkeeper said that he never really played seriously competitive soccer until his sophomore year of high school.
Standing at 6-foot-3 with superb athleticism, Short possesses all the intangibles that a great keeper needs. Realizing that soccer was the sport that he felt the greatest connection to, Short decided to make the sport his main priority and set a goal to become the best goalie he could.
Championships at the regional and state level, broken records and the 2022 Deseret News Mr. Soccer award.
Short becomes the first goalkeeper to ever receive Mr. Soccer recognition.
“Getting a Mr. Soccer award or any Mr. ‘athlete’ award is something that young athletes dream about their whole life,” Short said. “It means a lot to me and I hope it’s a motivation to other goalkeepers out there that they can win the award if they perform and give it their all.”
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News