Mackenzie

Manuel

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#12

Forward
Height: 5'7"
Class: Freshman
City/State: Mandeville, La.
High School: Mandeville HS
Major: Biology
Experience: Redshirt

Bio

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Did not feature for the Tigers during her true freshman season in 2017 ... Received a redshirt to maintain her freshman year of eligibility.

PRIOR TO LSU
A prolific striker during her prep career at Mandeville (La.) High School under the direction of coach Sean Esker ... Played three seasons at Mandeville High School while missing her senior season due to a knee injury ... Still served as captain of her high school team during her senior season ... Burst onto the scene as a freshman while scoring a school record 59 goals in her debut season at the high school level ... Earned her first of three selections to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Winter-Spring All-American team in 2014 following her freshman season ... Also named an NSCAA Winter-Spring All-American in 2015 and 2016 ... One of the most decorated high school standouts in the state of Louisiana throughout her time at Mandeville High School ... Three-time NSCAA Louisiana High School State Player of the Year from 2014-16 ... Three-time all-state, all-district and all-metro selection in her career ... Was a two-year member of the Region III Olympic Development Program Team player pool ... Competed seven years with the Louisiana State ODP Team ... Invited to a U.S. Women's Youth National Team camp in Phoenix, Arizona, two times during her youth career ... Also a product of Mandeville Soccer Club and Baton Rouge Soccer Club ... Played with Mandeville Soccer Club for six years under coaches Aris Kyriakides and Wes Leake ... Played two years with the Baton Rouge Soccer Club under Roger Charcap and Gary Buete ... 2017 recipient of the Kelly C. O'Mahoney Soccer Award ... Also played basketball and ran track and cross country during her time at Mandeville High School.

PERSONAL
Born on March 4, 1999 ... Parents are Bret and Mimi Manuel ... Mother graduated from LSU ... Has one older sister, Elizabeth, who played four seasons with the women's soccer team at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette ... An honor student at Mandeville High School who graduated with a 4.0 unweighted and 4.3 weighted grade-point average ... Plans to major in biology at LSU.

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