Freshman (2013): Appeared in 53 sets during 16 matches on the season...totaled eight assists, two service aces, 55 digs and 2.0 total points...sixth on the team in digs (55) and digs per set (1.04)...made her collegiate debut against Rider (8/31), but did not record any stats...managed 18 digs at New Orleans (9/11)...tallied three service aces against Florida A&M (9/13)...notched nine digs versus Savannah State (9/21).
Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll Honors for a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the spring.
About Makenzie Frieden
Prep: Was a three-year letterwinner in volleyball at Friendswood High School in Friendswood, Texas...helped lead her team to a 42-5 record during her senior year, finishing first in District 24-4A and third in state...recorded 34 aces and a single-season Friendswood record 555 digs during her senior campaign...was the defensive MVP in 2011 and 2012...earned preseason All-State Honorable Mention honors, as well as being named the 24-4A All-District Defensive MVP and a 24-4A All-District Academic First Team member...was one of Vype's Top 40 players in the Houston area...made the Greater Houston Area All-Star Team, and was a TGCA 1st Team All State...also named to the TSWA 4A First Team All-State...played club volleyball for AVA 18 Rox, finishing second in the 18 Open in the Big South Qualifier...qualified for the 18 Open junior nationals...also lettered as a freshman in cross country and Friendswood High School, finishing 10th at the district cross country meet.
Personal: Born Makenzie Lee Frieden on December 13, 1994...daughter of Debi and Don Frieden...has one older brother, Marshall...plans to major in business at Tulane.