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Why Lehigh? “It was an unbeatable opportunity to get an education at such a great academic school and also get to play softball for a winning program. Lehigh has such a prestigious reputation—it really stood apart from the other schools that I considered.”
On Coach Troyan: “I really connected with him when I was recruited. He is so approachable to talk to, especially if you are having problems. He really cares about the team and makes us feel like a part of his family. He lets us know that academics are a priority and he is willing to help us in any way he can to get us to the academic goals we wish to achieve.”
On the Lehigh softball experience: “I love the “team” experience at Lehigh. We all support and encourage each other. We’re a team and we’re friends, both on and off the field.”
In high school: Four year letter winner played outfield and batted third for Plano Senior High School… helped lead the team to the Texas State 5A quarterfinals in 2010 and 2012 and Texas 5A state semifinals and Texas Region 1 Championship in 2011..
s a senior, batted .388 with 29 RBI and 38 runs scored… four-year All-District selection… named to All-Area All Star Team…..Earned Wildcat Team Leadership Award….Played club ball for Texas Elite… NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete four straight years… Honor Roll member as a junior and senior… involved in Friday Nite Friends – respite program for families with special needs/ medically fragile children… Special Olympics volunteer coach… participated in Head Start Program for disadvantaged children.
Personal: Daughter of Rick and Stephanie… brother Connor (17).
Getting to Know MacKenzie
What’s your favorite thing about Lehigh? I love the beauty of the campus. The architecture of the buildings and the old timey look of the town is something that I have always been fond of.
Major & Why: Business
Favorite Class at Lehigh: Sociology
Favorite Place on Campus: Front lawn of the UC
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Musical Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Walkup Song: Hall of Fame
Favorite Movie: Radio
Favorite TV Show: CSI: NY
Favorite Website: Amazon.com
Favorite Pro Team: New York Rangers
Favorite Athlete In Another Sport: Derek Jeter
Hobbies: Designing Nike ID shoes
Magazine Cover I'd Like To Be On: People
Place I'd Like To Visit: Scotland
Talent I’d Most Like To Have: To play the piano
Dream Job: Managing Under Armour
If I Didn't Play Softball, I Would Play: Soccer or basketball
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: give to Special Needs Kids so that they have all the equipment they need to strive in this world