Colgate women’s tennis announces class of 2021

Raiders Add Deeter for 2017-18 Season, Comes to Colgate from Western Reserve Academy

Colgate women’s tennis head coach Bobby Pennington has announced the addition of MacKenzie Deeter for the 2017-18 season, Colgate’s only member of the Class of 2021.

“I am thrilled to welcome Mackenzie to the women’s team,” Pennington said. “I am confident she will be an impact player on our squad and help contribute to the momentum we have built from our winning season last year.”

The Raiders are coming off their best season since 2012-13, finishing last season with a record of 9-9. Colgate’s 3-1 record in Patriot League play also stood as their best finish in the league since 2006-07, when they also finished 3-1.

Deeter will look to jump into a lineup that graduated three players from the Class of 2017, led by Academic All-Patriot League Selection Kaelin Brittin (McLean, Virginia) as well as Hannah Fleckenstein (Newburgh) and Kirstie Woodbury (Winnetka, Ill.).

The Raiders most notably return Two-time Second Team All-Patriot League selection Lauren Hyland (Greenwich, Conn.), who has competed at No. 1 Singles and Doubles for each of her first two seasons at Colgate.

MacKenzie Deeter


Wadsworth, Ohio

Before Colgate

Graduated from Western Reserve Academy in 2017…Four-year letter winner in tennis…Dorm prefect for two years…Served as Chief Admissions Ambassador…French Club President…Had the supporting lead role in the school’s play “Legally Blonde.”

Stats: Posted a 7-6 record at No. 1 singles in senior season…Posted a 67-12 record over her four seasons between No. 1 and No. 2 singles.

Honors: Three-time team MVP…Led Western Reserve to first WRA Doubles Invitational win, competing in Flight A…National ranking has climbed as high as No. 256 on July 5, 2017…Three-star recruit according to


Born: Full name is MacKenzie Rae Deeter…Born in Santa Monica, California.

Family: Daughter of Walter and Christine Deeter…Has one brother.

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