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Mackenzie Lawson
Player Profile:
Mackenzie Lawson 2322641
Position: Infield
Year: Senior
Hometown: Troy, Mo.
High School: Troy Buchanan
Major: B.S. Accounting

Career Statistics & Career Highs

Earned a master's degree in accounting ... concluded her career 10th on SLU's career home runs list (15).

2019 • SENIOR | Game-by-Game StatsSeason Highs
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades.
• Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
• Atlantic 10 Player of the Week April 22.
• Played in all 52 games and started 51.
• Team-high eight home runs – tied for sixth in the A-10, tied for eighth all-time at SLU.
• 91 assists – second on the team, sixth in the A-10.
• Four sacrifice bunts – second on the team, tied for 16th in the A-10.
• Two triples – tied for second on the team, tied for 13th in the A-10.

• 207 chances – fourth on the team, 17th in the A-10.
• Third on the team in walks (13) and putouts (103), tied for third in RBI (26).
• A-10 rankings in conference games only – tied for sixth in home runs (five); tied for eighth in RBI (18); tied for 12th in assists (35); 14th in slugging percentage (.649); tied for 15th in extra-base hits (eight); tied for 16th in total bases (37); 20th in putouts (54) and chances (92).
• Posted career highs for a season in games (52), starts (51), batting average (.242), runs (22), hits (31), home runs (eight), triples (two), RBI (26), total bases (63), slugging percentage (.492), sacrifice bunts (four), putouts (103) and assists (91).
• Tied the school record of two sacrifice bunts vs. St. Bonaventure.
• Had a three-hit outing vs. La Salle, one of her seven multi-hit games.
• Turned in eight multi-RBI games, including four vs. Rhode Island and three vs. Saint Joseph's, Rhode Island, Northern Colorado and Wright State.
• Registered a .316 batting average in conference games.
• Batted .615 (8-for-13) during a five-game hitting streak.
• Ranked third on the team with nine 2-out RBI.
• Homered vs. Massachusetts at the A-10 Championship.
• Launched a walk-off three-run home run in game one of a doubleheader vs. Rhode Island, and followed with a grand slam in game two.

2018 • JUNIOR | Game-by-Game Stats
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades.
• A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
• Played in 46 games and started 34.
• A-10 rankings (all games) – tied for 19th in assists (64).
• No. 3 on the team – assists, stolen bases (career-high-tying five).
• Posted a .409 slugging percentage.
• Had a .276 batting average in conference play.
• Tied the team season high of two stolen bases (career high) vs. Massachusetts-Lowell.
• Season highs – two runs (tied career high) vs. Akron; two hits (tied career high) vs. four opponents; two RBIs vs. two opponents; two walks (tied career high) vs. Southern Miss; six putouts (tied career high) vs. Louisiana Tech; five assists (career high) vs. Murray State.
• Was 4-for-10 with three walks during a season-long four-game hitting streak.
• Drove in the winning run with an eighth-inning double, her second hit of the game, in SLU’s win over George Mason in the A-10 Championship first round.
• Hit a solo home run in a 5-4 win over Murray State.
• Another solo homer helped the Billikens best Saint Joseph’s 3-1.
• Went 4-for-8 with a double and a triple in the George Mason series.
• Her sixth-inning pinch-hit single ignited a rally that lifted SLU to a 6-4 win over La Salle in the series finale.

2017 • SOPHOMORE | Game-by-Game Stats
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades.
• Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll (minimum 3.5 GPA) both semesters.
• Started all 46 games in which she appeared.
• Atlantic 10 rankings (conference games) – tied for fifth in walks (16).
• Tied for No. 2 on the team – sacrifice bunts (three).
• No. 3 on the team – assists (58), double plays (four).
• Tied for No. 3 on the team – hit by pitch (three).
• Posted a .263 batting average, a .434 on-base percentage and a .474 slugging percentage in conference games.
• 14 of her 20 RBIs and three of her four home runs were recorded in conference games.
• Career single-game highs – two hits vs. Northwestern State, Rhode Island, La Salle and St. Bonaventure; three RBIs vs. George Washington and George Mason; two runs vs. Austin Peay and St. Bonaventure; four assists vs. George Mason (twice); six putouts vs. Memphis.
• Had a team-high 21-game streak of reaching base by hit or walk.
• Assembled a seven-game hitting streak (8-for-20, .400, two home runs, eight RBIs).
• Posted four multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games.
• Beat George Mason with a walk-off three-run home run.
• Doubled twice vs. Northwestern State.

2016 • FRESHMAN | Game-by-Game Stats
• Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades.
• Named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.5 GPA) both semesters.
• Used primarily as a pinch runner.
• Drew starting assignments at second base vs. BYU and Maryland.
• Had a single vs. La Salle.
• Stole five bases in six attempts, including one vs. George Washington in the A-10 Championship.
• Handled 12 chances without an error.

PRIOR TO SLU
Was a middle infielder … named first-team All-District three times, first-team All-Conference twice and second-team All-Conference once during her four-year career … earned Troy Buchanan's Silver Slugger Award as a senior, hitting .460 with two home runs, 35 RBIs and 12 doubles and handling 74 chances without an error … helped lead the Trojans to the 2011 state title as well as a sectional championship, two district crowns and three conference championships … as a member of the St. Louis Esprit Gold travel team, she hit .341 in summer 2014 and earned a starting nod in the Missouri All-Star Game … four-year Troy Buchanan Scholar Athlete and honor roll student … National Honor Society member.

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