2010: Had her moments of greatness in her second year as the staff’s ace … Struggled at times, but was also hurt by a lack of run support several times … Pitched well toward the end of the season, earning a spot on the ACC’s All-Tournament Team … Went 10-20 in the circle with a save … Had an ERA of 3.06 with 143 strikeouts in 176.0 innings pitched … Appeared in 39 games, starting 30 … Threw a one-hit shutout against Chattanooga and a two-hit shutout against North Carolina … Had a career-high 12 strikeouts against Liberty … Shut out second-seeded Virginia in eight innings in the first round of the ACC Championship.
2009: Moved into the role of the No. 1 pitcher and had her breakout moments … Won 22 games, the seventh-most in school history and pitched eight shutouts … Threw a one-hitter with seven strikeouts against Troy in a 1-0 win … Struck out nine against Appalachian State … Posted a 22-18 overall record with two saves … Had an ERA of 2.73 with 168 strikeouts in 238.2 innings pitched … Appeared in 50 games, starting 35 … Had 26 complete games.
2008: Became a solid No. 2 pitcher behind All-American Angela Tincher in her freshman season … Appeared in 20 games, starting 12 … Went 2-6 with a 3.62 ERA and two saves … Threw 58.0 innings with two complete games and 60 strikeouts … Tossed a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts in a win over Texas-Arlington, her collegiate debut … Came in and threw solid relief against Tennessee at the Regionals.
High School: Played for Coach Kacey Pedigo at Mt. Juliet High School … Led her team to two state runner-up finishes … Was named MVP of District 9AAA and the MVP of the district tournament as a senior … Named first-team all-midstate … Went 29-7 with a 0.14 ERA her final season … Threw 227 innings, striking out 342 … Walked just 39 on the year … Threw nine no-hitters, two perfect games and had 15 shutouts … Named to the TSWA All-State Class AAA Softball Team as a senior … Named MVP of the Tennessee-Kentucky all-star softball series after striking out 13 in a no-hitter … Named second-team all-state as a junior … Member of the Gold Club, which is awarded for academic excellence.
Personal: Mackenzie Alaina Roark … Born June 16, 1989, in Nashville, TN … Daughter of David and Judy Roark … Has three siblings, Stacey, Stephanie and Stephen … Majoring interdisciplinary studies.