COLUMBUS, Ohio –Incoming Buckeye Mackenzie Allessie has been selected as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, USA Field Hockey announced earlier this month.
“I am so happy for Mackenzie and her family,” said Ohio State head coach Jarred Martin. “This has been a dream of hers to play on the US National Team, so to be named to the team as the youngest member just shows the dedication and love she has for this sport. She approaches the game with such focus and she loves competing. She looks forward to training at the highest level with fellow teammates who are the best in the country.”
Allessie finished her high school career with 124 goals during her senior season. Her final goal of her high school career was a game-winning overtime goal to secure the state championship for the Donegal High School field hockey team. With 351 goals for her career, the Mount Joy, Pa. native now holds a national record in career goals scored.
“I can’t wait to see what her hockey career brings, both to Ohio State Field Hockey as well as Team USA,” says Martin. “I am looking forward to coaching her in Scarlet and Gray but also seeing her compete in the Red, White, and Blue.”
Allessie has been on U.S. National Teams since 2016, playing for the U-17 and U-19 squads for the Germany and Ireland tours. She will join the Buckeyes in the fall as a part of the incoming freshman class.