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.”
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
Career Highs At-bat: 4 (v. UMBC, April 14, 2016) Hits: 2 (4x, last: at Hampton, April 17, 2016) RBIs: 3 (at South Carolina State, March 15, 2016) Doubles: 1 (at Hampton, April 17, 2016) Runs Scored: 2 (v. UMBC, April 14, 2016) Walks: 1 (at Drexel, April 27, 2016) Stolen Bases: 1 (at Drexel, April 27, 2016)