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Kenzi Maguire

  • position IF
  • height 5-3
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Hudson, Fla.
  • Major Education Technology
  • High school River Ridge High School
  • position IF
  • height 5-3
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Hudson, Fla.
  • Major Education Technology
  • High school River Ridge High School

Kenzi Maguire Bio

2021 (GRADUATE SENIOR):
One of the best defensive players in South Carolina history… Kenzi Maguire finished her historic Carolina career in 2021… She posted a career best in batting average (.427), games played and started (52), runs (55), hits (64, tied with 2018), triples (3), RBI (38), slugging percentage (.613), hit by pitches (24) and on-base percentage (.550)… Notably became the school record holder in hit by pitches in a career with 82.

2020 (RS-SENIOR): 
Hit. 328 in 23 games, drawing 23 starts at shortstop for Carolina… Posted 20 hits in 61 at-bats with 22 runs, five doubles and two home runs… Slugged .508 with 14 walks and nine hit by pitches on her way to a .512 on-base percentage… Finished a perfect 1-for-1 on stolen bases… Had four multi-hit games and one multi-RBI game… Had a six-game hitting streak at one point and posted a 41-game reached base streak dating back to 2019 that was snapped on Mar. 11 against Winthrop… Started the year with a 2-for-2 performance against Ohio State on Feb. 7… Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Boston College in a 3-2(8) win… Posted a perfect 3-for-3 night with two runs and three RBI in a 10-0 (5) win over Charlotte on Feb. 29… Named a CoSIDA Academic All-American for the first time in her career. 

2019 (RS-JUNIOR):
Batted .321 in 47 games, earning 46 starts while fighting through injury troubles… Had 44 hits in 137 at-bats with 10 doubles and a career-best five home runs… Scored 31 runs and brought home 27 RBI… Slugged .518 with a .447 on-base percentage thanks in part to 32 free bases, 20 of which were walks… Started the year strong with a 1-for-4 outing with two RBI against BYU in the season opener… Hit her first home run at Beckham Field in her career on Feb. 27 against Coastal Carolina… Went 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI in a victory over Winthrop on Feb. 24… Followed it up with a 2-for-2 performance with two runs and three RBI in the win against the Chanticleers… Finished the season with hits in the final six games, including at least two in the final two… Produced a .365 on-base percentage in SEC games… Had a career-best in home runs, slugging percentage, walks and on-base percentage… Had 12 multi-hit games with nine multi-RBI contests… Finished the year with a season-best six-game hit streak… Reached base in her final 15 games, a 2019 season high for her.

2018 (RS-SOPHOMORE):
Started all 66 games at shortstop for the Gamecocks… Produced one of her finer seasons at Carolina with a career best in batting average (.315), at bats (203), runs (49), hits (64), doubles (14), triples (2), RBI (32), total bases (88), walks (18), on-base percentage (.417) and stolen bases (11)… Found plenty of success throughout the year at the plate with 16 multi-hit games, nine multi-RBI games and an 11-game hitting streak and 23-game reached base streak, both of which were bests for Carolina… Hit .313 in conference play with 16 runs and 25 hits… Batted a team-best .441 with 45 hits as the leadoff hitter to start an inning… Started the season reaching base in the first 23 games, including a hit in 19 of those games… Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over Hofstra in Miami (2/10)… Produced with a season-best four RBI in a win over Marshall (3/4)… Hit her first home run of the season to help the Gamecocks to a win at Ole Miss in a 2-for-4 game with two runs scored (3/17)… Scored the winning run against Tennessee to lead the Gamecocks to a sweep over the Volunteers (3/23)… Followed that moment up with a 3-for-3 day with two runs scored the following day to seal the series victory over Tennessee (3/24)… Hit the go-ahead home run at Texas A&M in the top of the sixth to lead the Gamecocks to their second-ever win in College Station (4/1)… Fielded what would later be voted as the SEC Defensive Play of the Year in a win over Mississippi State (4/28)… Had a season-high four runs scored in a win over Charleston Southern (5/2)… Was named to the All-SEC Second Team and was an All-Region Second Team honoree… Named SEC Player of the Week for the first time in her career (4/10).

2017 (SOPHOMORE):
Started the first nine games at shortstop before an injury curtailed her season … Applied for a medical redshirt … Scored three times while doubling twice and driving in three runs in the Sunday win over Presbyterian (2/12) … Posted a single in the seventh-inning rally that handed head coach Beverly Smith her 200th win in the triumph against Charlotte (2/12) … Went 2-for-4 against Texas (2/17) before suffering the injury … Played in the final three games of the Texas Invitational (2/17-19), scoring a run in the Louisiana Tech win … Gained placement on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2016 (FRESHMAN):
Started 45 games, all at shortstop, while making three appearances off the bench … Posted the second-highest hit-by-pitch total for a Gamecock in history with 15, tying for fourth in the Southeastern Conference … Hit .270 with a .386 on-base percentage … Her 98 assists led the team, while her 2.04 assists per game ranked fourth on the single-season charts for a Gamecock shortstop … Posted a .965 fielding percentage, the third-best mark for an SC shortstop in the SEC era (since 1997) … Went 3-for-3 day with a double and a run in her debut vs. No. 2/2 Michigan (2/12) … That started a six-game hitting streak … On the last game of the streak, she drove in two, scored twice and drew a walk in the UNCG win (2/19) … In the next game against Ohio (2/20), was hit by a pitch in an 0-for-2 contest … Hit twice, drew two more walks, scored a run and posted a sacrifice bunt in the Michigan State win (3/5) … Reached base three times on a walk and two hit-by-pitches in the SEC opener against No. 17/15 Kentucky (3/11) … Doubled in game one of the doubleheader at No. 3/3 Auburn before going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the finale (3/26) … Doubled and drove in a run in a 2-for-4 day against Troy (4/3) … Went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the first game at Arkansas (4/8) … Also had one hit on Saturday and two on Sunday against the Razorbacks (4/9-10) … Doubled in Sunday’s win over Mississippi (4/15) … Drove in a run in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional opening win over No. 24/24 USF (5/20) … Had a two-RBI single that proved to be the difference in the win at No. 16/14 Missouri … Posted a hit on Championship Sunday against No. 7/7 Florida State (5/22) … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll and to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete list.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Played four years of softball and two years of volleyball at River Ridge High in New Port Richey, Fla. … 2014 Tampa Bay Times Player of the Year … Also Suncoast Player of the Year and Sunshine Conference Player of the Year … Hit .598 as a junior with seven home runs, 12 triples, 15 doubles and 45 RBI … Missed her senior season with an injury … Played travel ball with Team North Florida … Earned the Army Scholar-Athlete Award.

PERSONAL:
Kenzi Marie Maguire is the daughter of Kevin and Amy Maguire … Has two brothers, Kevin Jr. and Ty… Picked South Carolina over Oregon and Arkansas … Says Derek Jeter is her favorite athlete … Studying sport and entertainment management.

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