HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters at Orange Lutheran HS ... Named to the 2016 MaxPreps All-America Second Team after her senior season, when she hit .418 with 35 runs scored, 13 doubles and 37 RBI ... A four-time first-team All-State selection by CalHiSports.com as well as a four-time All-Orange County pick ... The league's MVP in 2016, she gained first-team All-Trinity League honors four times ... Her junior season may have been her best, as she hit .462 with 36 runs scored, 13 doubles, eight homers and 37 RBI ... Also stole 40 bases in her four-year career with the Lancers ... Played on the travel-ball circuit with the SoCal A's ... Three times, she led her team to top-five national finishes in the Premier Girls Fastpitch national championships ... Played in the PGF All-American Game, which she said was her greatest athletic thrill ... Participated in the 2016 Louisville Slugger Hit Club with FloSoftball.com ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Earned four highest honor roll notations ... Graduated summa cum laude.
PERSONAL: Mackenzie Ann Boesel is the daughter of Terry and Joan Boesel ... Has one older sister, Brittany, who played at DePaul ... Chose South Carolina over Stanford, Northwestern and Florida ... Lists Blake Lively as her favorite actress and Mike Trout as her favorite athlete ... Majoring in sports and entertainment management, working towards her career goal of working for a professional sports team.