“It’s been unbelievable. I’m still sometimes in a little shock from it. We had an awesome year at Donegal and then being able to go and play again with Team USA, it’s just unbelievable.” — Mackenzie Allessie, Donegal graduate, Ohio State freshman and Team USA player
Allessie, being honored as the Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame/LNP Scholastic Girls Athlete of the Year for the 2018-19 school year, scored the game-winning goal in overtime for a state field hockey title last November. Her 124th tally of the season was also the 351st of her career — adding to the national record she established in October 2018.
For her troubles she showed up as one of Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd.” How would the Ohio State recruit cap her accolade-after-accolade senior season? Only by joining the United States National Team a month later.