S-C’s Allison to Play Softball at CMU
Smith-Cotton High School senior Mackenzie Allison has accepted athletic and academic scholarships to play softball at Central Methodist University in Fayette.
Allison, the daughter of Angela and Jason Allison, played for the Lady Bandits travel
softball team for eight years, primarily as a middle infielder and pitcher. In her spring
season, she led the team in batting average at .410, scored 10 runs, had 9 RBI and an
OPS (on-base percentage and slugging percentage) of .920 over 27 games.
Allison also played varsity volleyball at Smith-Cotton for three years and earned
Academic All-State recognition. She has achieved varsity letters in HOSA (two years),
Student Council (three years), National Honor Society and Link Crew (one year each).
She has served as secretary for both HOSA and Student Council, was the Tutoring
Committee vice president and the NHS Veterans Committee vice president.
Dave Wehmeyer, Lady Bandits travel softball head coach, said: "Mackenzie Allison has
always been an outstanding team player. She has always put the team’s needs above
her wants. She … always goes above and beyond and eats, breathes and sleeps
Wehmeyer added that Allison is always willing to help younger players and maintains a
“I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in the next chapter of her life,” he said.
“Central Methodist University is adding an incredible athlete to their roster. ... It has
been a joy watching her grow in this sport and being a part of her life.”
In the photo:
Smith-Cotton High School senior Mackenzie Allison has accepted athletic and academic
scholarships to play softball at Central Methodist University in Fayette. Seated with her
are her parents, Jason and Angela Allison; back, from left: S-C Assistant Principal Joe
Doyle, Mid-Mo Elite Assistant Coach Kristy Woolery, brother Gage, Lady Bandits Head
Coach Dave Wehmeyer, and S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis.