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Mark McKenzie
Mark  McKenzie

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Bronx, N.Y.

High School:
YSC Academy (Pa.)

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
Defender

01/19/2018

McKenzie Signs Homegrown Deal with Philadelphia Union

Wake Forest freshman Mark McKenzie is one of five Demon Deacons to head to the MLS this offseason.

01/02/2018

Four Deacs Competing with U.S. Youth National Teams

Freshmen Mark McKenzie, Justin McMaster and Brandon Servania, as well as incoming freshman Isaiah Parente, are participating in the first-ever Youth National Team Summit Camp

09/23/2017

No. 4 Deacs Top Wolfpack behind Second-Half Surge

Wake Forest scored three goals in a span of less than eight minutes, including two within 20 seconds to beat NC State, 3-0.

08/13/2017

No. 2 Deacs Drop Exhibition Opener to Furman

Twenty-three different Demon Deacons saw game action in the 1-0 loss at Furman on Sunday.

12/02/2017

NCAA Quarterfinal: Stanford 2, Wake Forest 0

A historic season came to a close in a 2-0 loss to Stanford at Spry Stadium on Dec. 2.

11/08/2017

ACC SF: No. 1 Wake Forest 2, No. 5 Clemson 1

The Demon Deacons advanced to their second-straight ACC Championship game with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers in the semis.

Bakero profile


2017 (Freshman)
Signed a homegrown contract with the Philadelphia Union of the MLS after the season ... Missed two games while traveling to Spain for a pair of international friendlies with the U.S. U-18 National Team ... Made 16 total appearances, starting the last five games of the season ... Played the full 90 or more in shutouts against No. 17 Virginia, Columbia and No. 19 Butler in the ACC Championship game and second/third rounds of the NCAA Tournament ... Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after helping the Deacons shut out Virginia Tech and Virginia, as well as beat No. 5 Clemson ... Took five total shots, one of them on target.

Background
Rated as the No. 29 recruit in the country, including the No. 8 defender nationally ... Member of the U.S. U-18 Men's National Team, also attending camps for the U-18, U-16 and U-15 National Teams ... Played club soccer for the Delaware Rush and with the Philadelphia Union Academy, where he started 26 of the 27 games he played in the last two years ... Went to high school with current Wake Forest teammates Joey DeZart and Justin McMaster ... Chose Wake Forest over North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan State, Villanova and Delaware.

Personal
Full name is Mark Alexander McKenzie ... Born on Feb. 25, 1999 ... Son of Mark and Lynette McKenzie ... Considering studying Medicine ... Member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars.

Muuss' Take
"Mark is one of the most humble players I have recruited. He will be coming to Wake with a wealth of experience from playing full time in the USL and with the U18 National Team. Mark is a great 1v1 defender, has ability to hit the switch and is a natural born leader in the back of the team."

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