The Lady Timberwolves are a force to be reckoned with on the court. One of those Wolves just happens to be Mackenzie Dahl. This athletic junior has played great so far this season, and we are excited to see what she can accomplish this year.
Mackenzie is very proud of her team and what they have accomplished up until now. She can see their hard work and dedication paying off on the court and really wants to bring pride to those who come to support the team and watch them play. Mackenzie is one of the taller players, so naturally she plays high or low post, but sometimes she plays the wing position, proving she is a very flexible player. Knowing you have flexible teammates like this is helpful but you also have to be able to trust each other. This is something Mackenzie feels is very important. Trust and confidence in your teammates will help them all keep that fire and drive for all four quarters.
Mackenzie loves the bond all her teammates have and knows it allows them to be able to have that ever-important trust in one another on the court. Even if one of them makes a mistake she knows her team will be there with full support. With all this trust on the court, it allows Mackenzie to strive to reach her goals. One of her goals is being more confident in herself and trusting she can do the things she sets her mind to. We know she can reach this goal, especially if she keeps up her hard work and determination at practice.
As her skills begin to grow, she will become an even stronger player on the court, which will come in handy when they get another chance to play White Swan. This is one game she really looks forward to playing again. They had a close game last time, and Mackenzie would love to beat them on Timberwolf territory. One skill Mackenzie would like to get better at is not hesitating when shooting the ball and being more comfortable driving to the hoop. Improving these skills can help her become a better player and help her team even more. Another thing that helps build these skills and one Mackenzie enjoys is scrimmaging. “It really stimulates game play and helps get us in the fast-paced mindset,” she states.
Even though Mackenzie has some mad skills on the court, if she could have one superpower it would be a photographic memory. “Plays could be run perfectly and I could remember the other teams’ habits,” she says. Her favorite snack to have on the bus is any kind of cracker and dried fruit. Mackenzie also plays soccer and softball, a sport for every season.
We are excited to get to see Mackenzie play so be sure to come out, cheer her on, and see all those skills in action. Their next home game will be Friday the 14th against Kittitas.