Mike McKenzie | Head Coach | Softball | Aurora University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

We obviously look for top players that are looking for a little smaller institution and we want good players from good families. I think “character” is a very difficult thing to recruit. We have been very fortunate over the years but it is easy to get “tricked” every once in a while.


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

We had a Center Fielder that just graduated last year that got better and better each year. She did not hardly play for us her first two years, but she worked her tail off and made the most of her 4-year career. Last year on our 39-8 team, she hit in the 3-slot and she made All-Conference. Most players would have quit or transferred after their sophomore year but she is very thankful that she stayed and worked hard.