Neshaminy’s Mackensie Compton Commits to Providence
It was love at first sight for Neshaminy High School junior Mackensie Compton with Providence College. The varsity softball player has given a verbal commitment to attend Providence for her freshman year in Fall 2016. “When I visited, I fell in love with the school,” she said. “It was really beautiful and it was full of great people. Everybody was very nice. And I just fell in love with the coaching staff. It felt like home away from home.”
Compton plays travel softball for the Rock 18 Gold, where many of her teammates have already committed to schools. This encouraged Compton to search for the right school for herself. She visited Seton Hall and Boston College, but found a home in Providence. Now that she has committed to a school she can focus on her last two seasons as a high school varsity player. “It’s really a big relief,” she said. “We go to all these college showcases and on my (travel) team there were only three girls who were uncommitted and I was one of them.”
Compton has been on the varsity team since her freshman year, and is looking forward to her final two seasons. “Everybody in high school was a great role model,” she said. ”Ever since my freshman year … They accepted everybody and made everybody feel at home. They made me want to be like them. When in my junior year and senior year, I want the younger players to feel like that.”
Providence has struggled in the reconfigured Big East, with a record of 6-29 last year (4-15 in conference play). Mackensie, however, is up to the challenge.
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