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Makenzie Terrell named to Capital District Sports Women of the Year 2020 Class

SCHENECTADY, NY – Makenzie Terrell, a senior at Middleburgh High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.

Makenzie, who competes in basketball and softball, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets for the Gala will go on sale on Monday, April 13 at and at the Proctors Box Office.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year (CDSWOY) honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics and community service. More information is provided at the website,

Academically, Makenzie ranks fourth overall in her MCS Class of 2020. She received the Class of 2020 Award of Top 5 Students in Rank in 2016, 2018 and 2019. She received the MCS Class of 2020 Award of Health Science Achievement and has received the High Honor Certificate of Achievement in each of her four years. Makenzie is a NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete and WAC Scholar Athlete and received the 2019 Timothy Murphy Scholar Athlete Award of Citizenship.

Athletically, Makenzie was honored with the Girls Varsity Softball Coach’s Choice Award in 2019. Last season, she was the Girls Varsity Basketball Defensive MVP and captain and won the team’s Most Improved Award in 2017. Makenzie was an Elk’s Hoop Shoot Foul Shooting Contest Regional Finalist in 2016. Makenzie’s community service includes serving in the MCS SADD organization, the Rotary Interact Club, Tutor for Liberty Partnership and Youth as Leaders Athletic Association. She is the treasurer of the MCS National Honor Society.

CDSWOY will announce the next student-athlete on March 17 and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 7.


“Despite a health issue that makes competing difficult, particularly during softball season, Makenzie not only perseveres but takes on a leadership role in all she does. This past winter season, she broke her wrist on the very first night of basketball practice, yet she not only attended all games and practices while injured, she also assisted in the Athletic Office. She attends many other events to support her peers in their athletic endeavors and is an active member of the Athletic Association.

Outside of sports, Makenzie is an exemplary student and excellent role model. She was just named 4th in her class for overall ranking, and she maintains a high level of academics. She is an active member of several clubs, all with a smile on her face. Makenzie demonstrates the qualities we encourage all of our young female athletes to aspire to. She is more then deserving of this recognition.”

— Melinda Narzymski, Special Education Teacher/Case Manager, Co-Athletic Director

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