|High School:||Murray HS|
Named an Academic All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPA) ... Scored four goals in nine attempts (.444) in 18 games ... Tallied ten assists and seven steals.
A standout water polo player and swimmer at Murray High School in Utah … Helped the water polo team to an undefeated season (30-0) and the state championship during her senior season … The 2013 Utah MVP … A first team All-American in 2013 along with being an Academic All-American three times (2011, 2012, 2013) … Also gained All-State honors in 2011, 2012, 2013 … Also a participant in the Olympic Development Program.
Born December 13, 1994 in Murray, Utah ... Her parents are Stephanie and Kevin Pollei … Has one brother (Jacob) and one sister (Kaitlin) … Roots for the Green Bay Packers … Her favorite actress is Sandra Bullock … Chasing Mavericks is her favorite movie … Loves to eat Mac & Cheese … Rascal Flatts is her favorite musical group and her favorite country singer Hunter Hayes … Chose CSUN because “I really like the water polo team and the academic program” … Her greatest sport moment was when her high school team won the state championship in 2013 and she received state MVP honors … The best athlete she has competed against is Betsy Armstrong … The best thing about being a student-athlete is “having a team that is always there for you” … The toughest part about being a student-athlete is “balancing everything” … Her favorite website is Twitter … The most famous person McKenzie has ever met was Miss America … Would like to have dinner with Bobby Flay … If McKenzie had a million dollars, she would put 2/3 of it in savings and the rest of the money would be used as needed … Her advice to young people is to “never give up on anything” … Few people know that McKenzie is a competitive cook and won best dessert in the state of Utah … Her family always makes her smile because “they are always there to support me” … Undeclared major.