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MacKenzie Brown
MacKenzie  Brown

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Bayonne, N.J.

High School:
Bayonne H.S.

Height:
5-2

Position:
2B/OF

05/10/2017

Eight Hawks Selected To The League’s All-Academic Team

Softball recognized for hard work off the field

05/02/2017

Douglas, Hawks Drop Two In Season Finale

The Shore concludes 2017 campaign with a pair of losses at Drexel

04/29/2017

Douglas, Hawks Keep MEAC Tourney Hopes Alive With Split At Howard

Douglas gets 100th career victory; Hawks force must win scenario in Sunday’s rubber match

04/14/2017

Hawks Swept In Doubleheader By Lady Pirates

Hampton blanks The Shore in game one; Hawks’ late rally falls short in the nightcap

03/21/2017

The Shore Sweeps Doubleheader At Savannah State

Hawks sweep Tigers for the first time in four years

04/26/2017

Softball vs. Morgan State (04.23.17)

Softball vs. Morgan State at Hawk Field on Senior Day (Photos by Joey Gardner)

02/23/2017

Softball vs. North Carolina Central (02.10.17)

Softball vs. North Carolina Central at the Campbell Invitational (Photos by Bennett Scarborough)

11/29/2016

Softball Alumni Game (10.15.16)

Softball Alumni Game at Hawks Field (Photos by Todd Dudek)

05/01/2016

UMES Softball v. Howard (04-30-16)

UMES Softball versus Howard at Hawks Field (Senior Day) Photos by Megan Raymond & UMES Media Relations

04/21/2016

UMES Softball v. UMBC (04-14-16)

UMES Softball v. UMBC at Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler)

Douglas on Brown: “Mackenzie has tremendous talent. She’s a solid contact hitter with strong defensive skills and will make a big contribution to the team for years.”

2017 (Sophomore):
Missed time due to injury ... Competed in 25 games (24 starts) ... Named to the 2017 MEAC Softball All-Academic Team ... went a perfect 2-of-2 with two RBIs (season-high), run scored, and a triple versus North Carolina Central (February 10) ... scored twice (career-high) in the game one win over Savannah State (March 21) ... went 2-of-5 with a RBI in the game two victory at Savannah State (March 21) ... hit first career homer versus Hampton (April 14) ... racked up two hits (career-high), two runs scored (career-high), two RBIs (season-high), and two stolen bases (career-high) in the road win at Howard (April 29) ... named to the 2017 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

2016 (Freshman):
Played 37 contests, including 33 starts ... before the season, College Sports Madness named Brown Preseason Rookie of the Year ... finished tied for second on the team in fielding percentage (.980) and third in stolen bases (5) ... in her collegiate debut against Coppin State (February 12), she posted stolen base and run scored ... registered her first-career hit at UMBC (February 28) ... posted a career-high three RBIs at South Carolina State (March 15) ... went 2-of-3 with a RBI and a stolen base in game one versus Delaware State (March 19) ... tallied two hits with a RBI and run scored in game two against Delaware State (March 19) ... went 2-of-4 with two runs scored and a stolen bases versus UMBC (April 14) ... went 2-of-3 with a double and RBI at Hampton (April 17).

High School/Club:
A two-sport letterman in softball and track … A two-time Hudson County Player of the Year (2014-15) … Named to the All-County First Team four consecutive seasons while earning 2015 All-State Second Team … Set a record for most unassisted double plays … Member of the New Jersey Heist in Bloomfield, New Jersey … Guided her squad to multiple honors, including 2014 Triple Crown Fall Rising Tournament, 2014 Colorado Long Peak Bracket, and 2015 Colorado Sparkler Long Peak Championship … Academically, member of the National Honors Society for two years (2014-15) and National Language Honors Society (2014-15) … Involved in the Bayonne’s Autistic Program.

Personal: Nickname is Kenz … Born February 17, 1997 in Bayonne Hospital … Daughter of Maureen and Norman Brown … Has two brothers, Daniel and Matthew … Major is Sociology/Social Work … Plans to work and become a Behavorist for autistic children … Best advice received/favorite saying is, “One day all of this will make sense, all of the hard work and time that was put in will pay off” by Sergio Rodriguez … Hobbies outside of sports are writing and spending time with family and friends … Favorite book/author is The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by Shakespeare … Favorite movie is Good Will Hunting … Personal best sports moment is winning the 2015 Colorado Sparkler Long Peak Championship … Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is teaching autistic children how to play softball … Most influential person is Sergio Rodriguez because of his endless support … Personal athletic goal before the season is reaching her full potential … Personal athletic goal before graduating is staying healthy all four seasons.

BROWN'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB TB OB% SB-ATT FLD%
2016 .274 37-33 62 12 17 1 0 0 7 .290 3 18 .318 5-6 .980
2017 .169 25-24 65 8 11 0 1 1 6 .246 3 16 .206 3-5 .926
TOTAL .220 62-57 127 20 28 1 1 1 13 .268 6 34 .261 8-11 .961

Career Highs
At-bat: 5 (at Savannah State, March 21, 2017)
Hits: 2 (6x, last: at Howard, April 29, 2017)
RBIs: 3 (at South Carolina State, March 15, 2016)
Doubles: 1 (at Hampton, April 17, 2016)
Triples: 1 (v. North Carolina Central, Feb. 10, 2017)
Home Runs: 1 (v. Hampton, April 14, 2017)
Runs Scored: 2 (3x, last: at Howard, April 29, 2017)
Walks: 1 (6x, last: at South Carolina State, March 22, 2017)
Stolen Bases: 2 (at Howard, April 29, 2017)

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