Cobra Spotlight- Mackenzie Baker, Women's Lacrosse

The "Cobra Spotlight" is a weekly highlight of a student-athlete at Coker College. Each week we take a different athlete from a different sport and display some facets to get more familiar with them. This week we take a look at Mackenzie Baker, a member of the women's lacrosse team.

Name: Mackenzie Baker

Sport: Women’s Lacrosse

Position: Midfielder

Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

Year: Freshman

Major: Communication

Why did you choose Coker? The size of Coker was appealing to me. I wanted a smaller school that had a tight-knit community. Also, Coker gave me the opportunity to play collegiate lacrosse.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related? Volunteering at the MS Bike Race with my team last semester was really fun.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? During the fall I really enjoyed going to the boathouse on the weekends with friends and playing beach volleyball.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? None right now, but if Coker had a swim team, I would definitely be on it!

Favorite class: English

Favorite professor: Professor Puffer

Plans after graduation: I plan on finding a well-paying job in my field of study and get a place of my own. Oh yeah, I want a dog too.

Favorite movie: Disney’s “Frozen”

Favorite type of music: Country

Favorite food: Anything from Chick-Fil-A

Favorite sports team: Florida State Seminoles…national champs!!!

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother

Most prized possession: My lacrosse stick, duh.

What is something people may not know about you? I was a three-year varsity swimmer in high school. I could have chosen swimming over lacrosse in college.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? My mom calls me “Grow.” She calls me that because when I was growing up it seemed to her like I never stopped growing.

One word that describes you: Tall

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