Teen Lady Footballer and MYS Grant Recipient, Jamie Lau

As a two year participant in the My Yute Soccer Teen Mentor program, we are proud to introduce Miss Jamie Lau. She is also recently awarded the 2017 Kaleb McYates Memorial Grant for her efforts to deliver a MYS mini camp in Malawi this Spring.

Who is she?

Jamie is a junior at International High School in San Francisco. 

What's her position on the pitch? 

She plays attacking midfielder. 

When did it all begin? 

Jamie began her career in soccer where she grew up, in Oakland at the age of six.  Her parents introduced her and her two sisters to the game. She reflects on that time, "Without any knowledge of the rules of the sport, I immediately became attached to the action, excitement, and simplicity of the game. The significance of a team effort made the game both interactive and engaging."

What teams did she play for? 

After two years of playing with the Piedmont Soccer Club, she joined East Bay United Soccer Club, along with her sisters, and continues to play competitively with the league. 

Who's her favorite player? 

Abby Wambach is Jamie's favorite player. 

What are her greatest moments as a player?

"When I was goalie at a U-10 State Cup and I scored the winning penalty kick!" 

Jamie joined My Yute Soccer as a Teen Mentor, along with her older sister, Brianna, in 2015. Jamie has grown to be a leader in the program and she actively encourages other teens to consider MYS in their volunteer work. As she wrote in her application, "My Yute’s mission inspires me share my experiences with others, and pass on my knowledge to open up their worlds."

It's clear that soccer, excellence on and off the pitch, and giving back are all part of the Lau family tradition. We are so proud and luck to have Jamie on the My Yute Soccer team! 

Joanne da Luz