Makayla Littlebear is a junior at Sapulpa High School where she competes on the Chieftains softball team. Littlebear starts at third base and is currently hitting .400 with an on-base percentage of .438 on the season. She has started since her freshman year and has taken on more of a leadership role as an upperclassman, according to coach Sarah Carriger.
“Makayla is one of the most composed and level players on the field,” Carriger said. “She is always calm and composed, and that demeanor flows over for her teammates.”
“I can always count on her to come to practice or a game with the energy needed,” she continued. “Because of this energy, her teammates look to her as a leader as well getting them ready to play.”
Outside of athletics, Littlebear is involved in Key Club and NHS, thanks to her 4.0 GPA. She also participates in community service around Sapulpa with her Key Club members and with her church.
“Makayla is incredibly smart and works hard on and off the field,” Carriger said. “She is a great athlete to have on our team and is someone who has stepped up and led by her actions.”
Upon graduation, Littlebear would like to continue playing softball and potentially major in Radiology. She would like to credit all those responsible for her success on and off the field.
“My teammates push me, and they’re the reason I go all out and make plays,” Littlebear said. “My coaches also push me to be the best I can be and my family is my number one fan group.”