Dayna Kingshott with her Owens Junior College shirt and CWA Girls' Elite Football Programme head coach, Jamie Buhlemann.

FOOTBALL: A College of West Anglia student is on target to become a star in stripes after being offered a scholarship in America.

Dayna Kingshott, who studies the sports science programme at CWA and is part of the girls’ elite football programme, has secured a full football scholarship to Owens Junior College, in Ohio.

The striker will be wearing the No.10 shirt for her new team when the US season kicks-off on August 1.

She is on track to achieve the highest grade possible of three distinctions for her extended diploma in sports science.

Her new team reached the national finals last season, losing to the eventual winners Monroe College.

Kingshott will make the move to America on July 25 and will train seven days a week at Owens Junior College as well as continuing her studying.

She said: “This is a dream come true. I have been playing since I was four and always wanted to live in America.

“To achieve this while being able to continue playing football is an amazing opportunity, which doesn’t seem to be real’.

Kingshott follows a well-trodden path across the Atlantic, following Dom Dwyer, Tom White, Mark Heath-Preston, Kyle Nichols, Tom McCarthy, Lee Woolmore, Nikita Morris and Chloe Burch, who have all excelled in the States since leaving CWA.