Makinzie Short joins the Huskers from Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colo., where she plays under Coach Joe Swanson. Short played for the school during her first two years before spending her junior and senior years in the developmental academy. As a freshman at Peak to Peak Charter School in 2016, Short was named MVP when she helped the team to the Elite Eight of the 3A Playoffs. As a sophomore in 2017, the team made the finals of the 3A Playoffs. Over the span of two years, Short compiled 598 minutes, earning 43 saves and posted nine shutouts.
Short played for the Real Colorado Developmental Academy under Coach Jared Spires during her junior and senior years of high school. The team won the Developmental Academy U-16/17 title. Short also played club soccer for FC Boulder from 2013 to 2017.
Makinzie is the daughter of Guy and Stephanie Short, and was born on Aug. 9, 2001. She has one brother, Collin.
Short on Nebraska
“When I visited Nebraska, I knew I had found my home. Not only does Nebraska have an amazing soccer program with unforgettable facilities, but more importantly, I knew right away that Nebraska would be committed to developing me as a top student-athlete and also a student leader and individual. After meeting the coaches and players, I knew instantly that Nebraska was where I was meant to be. I am so excited to call Lincoln my home for the next four years!”