No. 4 UConn defeats No. 3 North Carolina in penalty strokes to advance to the National Championship.
2014: Earned starts in each of UConn's 23 games...Scored four goals, including the game-winner in the national championship game against Syracuse, and dished out two assists for a total of 10 points on the season...Tallied a season-best three points with one goal and two assists in the Huskies impressive 8-3 win over Yale (Oct. 19)... Scored a goal in UConn's 4-1 win over Temple (Nov. 9) in the Big East Tournament championship game.
2013: Started in all 25 of UConn's games... Recorded five goals and tallied 10 total points throughout the year... notched a goal against Duke in the National Championship game (Nov. 24)... Sported a .700 shot-on-goal percentage... Recorded the game-winning goals against Providence (Oct. 5) and Georgetown (Oct. 18)... Was one of 10 different Huskies to record at least one score.
2012:Saw the field in all 22 of the Huskies' games and earned nine starts ... Scored one goal on just two shots on goal from the midfield ... Her goal came during UConn's season-opening 3-0 victory over Bucknell (Aug. 25).
High School:Competed at Harpursville Central High School for coach Nicole Huston ... Scored 55 goals and dished-out 38 assists in her four years at Harpursville Central, including 20 goals and 12 assists during her senior season ... Honored as a First Team All-State selection during her sophomore, junior and senior years and honored as a First Team All-Star in each of her four seasons ... A team captain during her senior year, Townsend was selected as the team MVP all four years ... Selected to compete in the Outdoor Nationals from 2008-11 and competed in the Empire State Games in 2010 ... Played in the Junior Olympics in 2008 and 2009.
Personal:Mckenzie Townsend ... Parents David and Lisa Townsend ... A human development and family studies major ... Born Nov. 4, 1994 in Harpursville, N.Y. ... A three-sport athlete in high school, Townsend also competed on the softball and basketball team ... A First Team All-State selection in softball during her junior and senior years, she was the team captain in 2012 ... Basketball team was the state runner-up.