Name: Mackenzie Marrell
School: Trinity Christian Academy
Sport: Varsity Softball
Parents: Roosevelt and Chenee Marell II
What is your main position, and what other positions do you play?
Main: Right Field
2017: Varsity Starter
2018: Varsity Starter
2018: MAIST All - Tournament team
2018: 4A second Team All - State
2018: 1st Team All Classifications First Coast
2019: 4A State Champion
2019: 4A First Team All- State
2019: 2nd Team All Classifications First Coast
2020: Semper Fidelis All- American Nominee
Describe your career at Trinity (JH, JV, Varsity), coaches, and team success during that time.
This experience has been great. I played JH softball my first year, and at the end of the year, I was pulled up to the varsity roster -- and have been there ever since.
When did you start playing softball?
I started playing softball when I was four years old, and I have loved it ever since.
Why do you attend Trinity, and in what grade did you begin?
I attended Trinity to play softball, and I have been here since 7th grade.
Where else have you played softball?
I have played on many travel softball teams that have allowed me to travel to California, Colorado, North Carolina, and many other places.
What other sports do you play?
I play volleyball for Trinity right now, but I haven’t always played two sports.
Describe your academic success and personal fulfillment at Trinity.
I have been able to make some of my best friends, but I have also been able to line my classes up with the degree I want to study.
Where do you plan to play college softball?
I plan to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
What college teams have shown interest in you?
Many schools have shown interest such as Florida, Virginia Tech, FIU, and many others, but none of them hit home like UNCC.
Do you have any siblings who play sports?
I do not have any siblings who play sports.
How much have your parents helped you in your softball pursuit?
My parents have been my biggest supporters and my biggest critics. They have been my drivers and my motivators.
Whom else would you like to thank for your success?
I also would like to thank my trainer, Coach Jayson Smith, for helping me recover from my surgeries. I would also like to thank my grandparents because without them I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Lastly, I would like to thank my church family and my friends who have been with me through thick and thin and have been supporting me since I was little.