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Khanyisile Mzizi makes waves in the US

by Staff reporter
15 Dec 2023 at 07:18hrs | Views
ZIMBABWEAN hockey player Khanyisile Mzizi who is with the University of Lynchburg continues to make waves in the United States of America (USA) where she recently earned second-team All-America awards from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

She won the award together with Marlou Wendricks.

The duo represents the programme's third pair of All-Americans and first since 2019.

Mzizi was one of four freshmen to earn All-America status in 2023.

Aubrey Clark from Messiah and Marli McDorman from Salisbury joined Mzizi on the second team, and Ingrid Tomovski from MIT earned a third-team nod.

The first-year player from Bulawayo was also the ODAC's rookie of the year after posting nine goals and seven assists on the season, good for a tie for the fourth-most points in the conference.

Mzizi was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's rookie of the year in 2023 and landed on the conference's first team after scoring nine goals with seven assists as a freshman.

She helped the Hornets win their 22nd conference title, go undefeated in conference play, and to the quarter-finals of the NCAA tournament.

She scored the game-winning goal in overtime of the Round of 16 against York (Pa.) to punch Lynchburg's sixth ticket to the NCAA quarter-finals.

Mzizi is not the only Lynchburg student-athlete to compete in Chile on a global scale this month. Sophomore swimmer Mei White won gold at the 2023 Parapan American Games last month.

The star, who plays link, made her senior debut for Zimbabwe at the Central South Africa hockey qualifiers, having previously represented Zimbabwe at Junior level in the Under-21 World Cup where they finished 12 out of 16 teams. She also plays right back and sometimes left back.

Source - B-Metro
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