2011 - Freshman: Saw her first collegiate time against Oregon.
High School: Four-year varsity starter at Shaker Heights, captaining the team her junior and senior seasons ... Two-time All-Greater Cleveland First Team (2009-10) and Honorable Mention (2007-08) ... All-LEL Conference First Team selection in 2009-10 ... LEL Conference Player of the Year after her junior season ... First Team All-Sun Press East in 2010 ... Earned Northeast Ohio All-Conference Scholar accolades during senior season ... 2009 Regional Champions, 2009 Blue Chip Showcase Champions, 2009-10 State Cup Champions and 2009-10 MRL Premier Division Champions with her club programs ... Member of the Ohio North State ODP team from 2005-09 ... Four-year honor roll student and an honors graduate of Shaker Heights.
Personal: Daughter of David and Linda Taylor ... Has two siblings, Matt and Alyssa ... Major is kinesiology.
Getting to Know Mackenzie: Why did you choose to become an Illini?: "I felt so much love from the coaching staff and I heard great things about them and their program. I also love the Big Ten Conference and the big state school spirit." ... Favorite Athletic Moment: "Scoring a 40-yard goal in my first National League game." ... Favorite Athletic Teams: Spain and Germany's Men's National Soccer Teams and the Cleveland Indians ... Favorite Quote: "Life is tough. I recommend getting a manicure and a really cute helmet." -Anonymous ... Favorite Books: To Kill A Mockingbird, Cry Beloved Country and My Sister's Keeper ... What's your biggest sports thrill?: "My high school soccer team's run through the playoffs, making it to the OHSAA Final Four. The defense had five shutouts in seven games leading to the semifinals."
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