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Mackinsey Yoes, a 2012 graduate of New Tech High @ Coppell and member of the Coppell Cowgirl Softball team, will play for nationally ranked Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, next school year.

Mackinsey, "Mack, #33," started playing softball at an early age. She has played for the Coppell Girls Softball Association, all four years at CHS, and many years of club softball, reaching Gold Level Status. Mackinsey has also played for nationally ranked club teams and traveled the country to prestigious tournaments the past several years.

Mackinsey is considered a true utility player, which is someone who can play several positions. She is a catcher and utility player for her club team, and she played outstandingly at second base and as a catcher for the Cowgirls these past years.

"Playing softball for Coppell High School was so much fun and will be something I will never forget," she said.

Mackinsey was a varsity captain and three-year varsity letterman at CHS, and she has earned many awards in her softball career. She received the honored 2012 Cowgirl of the Year Award, All-District recognition and is a two-year All-District Academic Achievement recipient. For her dedication to the softball program at Coppell High School, Mackinsey received a Coppell Softball Booster Scholarship. In 2010, she was named the Coppell Cowgirl Defensive Player of the Year.

Mackinsey said she is excited to play for Blinn's head coach Rick Church and his staff, and she wants to take her skills to the next level.

The Blinn coaches were recently recognized as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s NJCAA Division I Regional Coaching Staff of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. Mackinsey looks forward to next year as the Blinn Buccaneers softball team tries to achieve its seventh trip to the national tournament, conference championship and regional championship.