Boesel Earns All-America Honors
Yorba Linda native becomes second All-American under Beverly Smith
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —- South Carolina softball’s Mackenzie Boesel has been named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American, the organization announced Wednesday. Selected to the third team, Boesel is the second Gamecock to earn All-America accolades under head coach Beverly Smith.
“I am thrilled that Mackenzie Boesel is being recognized as an All-American,” Smith said. “She is so deserving. She has dedicated herself to excellence the moment she arrived on campus. Her legacy will be indelibly etched in Gamecock Softball history.”
A native of Yorba Linda, Calif., Boesel finished her career in 2021 hitting .416 in 52 games with 154 at-bats. She posted 47 runs with 64 hits, 16 of which were doubles. She showed off her power with six home runs on her way to 37 RBI. She drew 35 walks and three hit by pitches to earn a .528 on-base percentage. She finished the season a perfect 8-for-8 on stolen bases.
In conference play, she hit a team-best .384 on 28 hits with 12 runs and 15 RBI. She flashed her speed with eight doubles and slugged .575. Thanks in part to 13 walks, she finished SEC action with a .471 on-base percentage. For her efforts in league play, Boesel was named to the All-SEC Second Team.
In the South Carolina record book, Boesel finished with the most career walks, home runs, doubles, tied for the best on-base percentage and had the most assists as a second baseman.
Boesel is a two-time All-SEC selection, a three-time Academic All-American and closed her scholarly career with a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout her five years in the classroom.
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- Mackenzie Boesel is the first Gamecock since Alaynie Page in 2015 to earn All-America honors and is the program’s second All-American since 1999.
- Boesel becomes the 15th player in program history to be named an All-American.
- This marks South Carolina’s 29th All-America selection.
- The previous three Gamecocks to be named an All-American before Boesel in 2021? Pagie in 2015 (first team), Megan Matthews in 1999 (third team) and Kim Pietro in 1999 (first team).