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MacKenzie Gropel

MacKenzie Gropel

MacKenzie Gropel

17Adidas Assistant Coach

Phone: (480) 298-2577

MacKenzie returns to Platform Elite this year, but this time as a 1st year coach.  She began playing for Platform as a middle hitter on the 16-1 team when she first moved to the Quad Cities from Sioux Falls, SD in 2014.  The following year she transitioned to the setter position and played her remaining two high school club years on the 17 and 18 National teams.

Following high school graduation, MacKenzie attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA where she quickly assumed the role as the Beaver's 5-1 setter.  Over the course of the last two seasons she has recorded 1495 assists and 406 digs.  This season, she finished 3rd in the American Rivers Conference with 9.57 assists per set. 

MacKenzie is majoring in Elementary Education with a STEM endorsement.  She loves working with youth and is excited to bring her joy and passion for teaching/coaching back to her Platform family.