Athlete of the Week: MacKenzie Edwards

From the moment MacKenzie Edwards stepped foot on the Colorado Mesa campus she knew she wanted to be a Maverick. Now more than 5 years later she is one of the top volleyball players in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

She is this week’s athlete of the week.

As a Freshman MacKenzie Edwards didn’t see the court much for CMU, but now as a junior she’s a cornerstone for the program headed into the future.

“My sophomore year that was just kind of like my breakout year due to my team and how the team itself was just getting better over the past few years. So I think that really has helped everyone step their level of play up,” said Edwards

So far this season Edwards leads the Mavs with 163 kills and the coaching staff had a chance to see some of that power in her when she was just a junior in high school.

"Before her junior year she took a swing and actually gave our current setter or the setter that was on our roster then a concussion. That setter said you better recruit that kid and she has been a maverick ever since," said head coach Dave Fleming.

She has played volleyball since she was 9 years old and the countless hour of hard work has made her the player she is today.

“We didn’t really know what we were going to get when she first got here or put on a maverick uniform. She has kind of exceeded expectations and we are really happy that she is going to be around for another year and a half,” said Fleming.

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