My name is Mackenzie Lawter and I am a catcher at Virginia Tech. I am a junior this year and I am double majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Political Science. I am from South Boston, Virginia, which is about three hours from Virginia Tech. That’s one reason why I love being at Tech, because it is close enough for my parents to come to Blacksburg for all of our games. I also have three older sisters who have played a big part in my softball career, so it’s important to me that I get to see them so often throughout the season.
I started playing softball when I was about five and have been playing ever since. I did not start catching until I was around 9. I enjoy catching because I am involved in every play and can see everything going on. Another part of catching that I enjoy is creating relationships with the pitchers and building trust with them.
This week has been a busy but exciting week for our team as we have been preparing to travel. Our first tournament of the season is at Coastal Carolina, and we play five games over the course of the weekend. In order to prepare to start traveling, we have all been trying to get ahead on our schoolwork as much as we can. Next week will be no different as we prepare to play our second tournament in Clearwater, Florida. We leave on Wednesday to travel, which is a day earlier than this week. Because of this, we will be utilizing our time traveling and our few days back in Blacksburg to keep up on schoolwork. Our whole team is really looking forward to getting the season started and I cannot wait keep you guys updated throughout the year!