Had a productive first season for the Aggies ... Played a vital role for the Aggies offensively and gave them another presence at the net ... Her experience playing as a freshman should be a benefit for the Aggies in 2019 … Extremely quick off the ground defensively … With her height, she can play above the net which will allow her to put pressure on opposing teams … Has experience at both pins and in the middle offensively and can hit several play sets which will make her fun to watch for Aggie fans … Will also enhance the Aggies program academically.
2018 Season: Played in 84 sets over 26 matches and made nine starts … Recorded 123 kills, 60 digs and 34 blocks and averaged 1.46 kills and 0.40 blocks … Started the season with a season-high 13 kills and added three digs on Sept. 1 … Recorded a season-high .471 hitting percentage at Savannah State on Oct. 6 … Nearly recorded a double-double against Delaware State on Sept. 7 with nine kills and a season-high 15 digs … Posted a season-best four blocks at Coppin State on Sept. 22 and at Savannah State Oct. 6 … Helped the Aggies end a 40-match losing streak to Florida A&M as she posted eight kills and a .294 hitting percentage in the Aggies MEAC tournament semifinal win over the Rattlers.
High School: Played high school volleyball at Pickerington High School under Eric Hughes … Holds Pickerington career school record for blocks and was honorable mention all-district as a senior … During her final three years was named second-team All-Ohio Cardinal Conference … Academically, she received an Academic Pin and made the Distinguished Honor Roll throughout high school … Played for the Mintonette Volleyball Club under club director Max Miller.
Personal: Full name is Macenzie Richards … She was born Aug. 12, 2000 … She is the daughter of Michelle and William Richards … She is a criminal justice … Her career goal is to be a forensic scientist.