2011 Recruit MacKenzie Roddy Featured on California TV Station Inland Empire Media Group catches up with San Bernardino native
Jan. 21, 2011
PROFILE: MacKenzie Roddy 6-1 Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon
High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner at Cajon High School ... Led the Cowboys to three consecutive San Andreas League championships and a perfect 34-0 record in league play ... As team captain senior year, hit .426 with 304 kills, 93 blocks and 67 aces in 27 matches ... Garnered SAL MVP, team MVP and first team all-San Bernardino County honors in 2010 ... Named Team MVP, first team all-league and second team all-county as a junior ... In 33 matches, hit .436 with 207 kills, 98 blocks and 34 aces in her junior year ... Earned first team all-league as a sophomore ... Led CHS to two consecutive SAL championships as a freshman and sophomore ... Named Team MVP as a sophomore ... Earned second team all-league sophomore year and third team all-league freshman year ... Recognized as Team Rookie of the Year in her first season.
Club: Rancho Valley ... Helped RVVC to eighth place finish in Southern California in 2009, finishing second at regionals ... Key member of RVVC's fifth place team at Volleyball Festival in 2008 ... Helped RVVC finish 18th and 53rd in Southern California in 2008 and 2007, respectively.
Personal: Born May 10, 1993 ... Intends to major in business ... Daughter of Robert and Dawn Roddy ... Sisters, Jessica and Paige, both played collegiate tennis for California Baptist and Concordia, respectively ... Spent three years in the Honor Guard and as a Presidential Scholar ... Member of the National Honor Society, California Scholastic Federation, Earth Club, Bowling Club and Senior International Bachelorette Club ... Participated in the National Junior Tennis League for two years ... Volunteers at the Disability Festival ... Likes reading, cooking and arts and crafts ... Admires Roger Federer for his self-motivation and determination ... Played tennis her whole life and quit after her sophomore year to focus solely on volleyball, which she didn't start playing until her sophomore year.
NIU Head Coach Ray Gooden's Comments: "MacKenzie is one the more versatile players that I've seen in awhile. Not only can she do really good things in the middle, she has the ability to play both pins, as well as do things in the back row. I really like what MacKenzie can do."