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Mackenzie Ponnet
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Joseph Kling
Birth Date May 16, 1993 (25 years old)
Home Town Phoenix, AZ
Resides Hermosa Beach, CA
College Grand Canyon University
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 13th (3 times) $3,250
   AVP 13th (3 times) $3,250
International 33rd $500
   FIVB 33rd $500
NORCECA 1st $0
   NORCECA 1st $0
Overall 1st $3,750
 
Bio Bits

Mackenzie grew up in Prescott, Arizona and attended Prescott High school.  After she graduated high school, she attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona for 5 years and played indoor and beach volleyball for the school.  Mackenzie obtained her Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Masters of Science in Accounting degrees at Grand Canyon University.  

2016 Beach – Had a 21-5 record at No. 1 doubles with partner Shannon Dugan.. Named to First-Team Academic All-America Team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Team.. Earned the award of AVCA Collegiate Beach-All American with Dugan.. Won the Gold bracket at the LSU Beach Invitational.

2015 Beach – Had a 16-7 record in the regular season.. Advanced to the semifinals in the USAV Chula Vista Tournament.. Won the gold bracket of the Sand Volleyball Showcase in Hawai’i.. Competed in the AVCA Best of the Rest Sand Volleyball Pairs competition, earning a 3-1 record to advance to the 2015 AVCA Pairs Championship.. ..Advanced to the semifinals in the championship.. Selected as a 2015 AVCA Collegiate Sand All-American.

2014 Beach– Earned an 18-4 regular season record.. Was invited to play in the AVCA Sand Volleyball Pairs Championship to go 3-3 in postseason play.. Was a member of the first pair to earn a slot in national postseason competition.

2014 Indoor-- In win over Albany, became program's first player with 2,000 career digs ... named to Lumberjack Classic All-Tournament team ... Selected co-MVP and top libero of Texas Southern Invitational. 

2013 Beach – Played at No. 1 doubles all season and compiled a 3-7 record in the GCU inaugural beach volleyball season.. Partnered with Dugan to go 2-0 in the GCU Dual Tournament.

2013 Indoor -- Named to WAC All-Academic team .. led WAC in overall digs per set at 5.65 and WAC only contests at 5.33 ... With 28 digs at Utah Valley on Nov. 7, she became the program's all-time leader in digs. Currently with 1,877, she passed Laurann Durbin (2008-11), who finished with 1,730 ... had 38 digs, most by any player in a WAC match, in five-set WAC opener against Kansas City (Sept. 26) ... named to Big Green Invitational All-Tournament team ... set school and WAC single-match record with 52 digs in five-set match against Central Connecticut State on Sept. 13 in Hanover, N.H. and was named WAC Player of the Week (Sept. 16) ... Named to preseason All-WAC team ... had 36 digs in first D-I match against Weber State ... selected to Wolf Pack Invitational All-Tournament team. 

2012 Indoor– Selected Daktronics, Inc., NCAA Division II Third Team All-American … Named Honorable Mention AVCA All-American … Chosen for Capital One Academic All-District 8 Team … Named AVCA All-West Region … Selected First Team Daktronics, Inc., All-West Region … PacWes All-Academic team choice … Named First team All-PacWest and league Libero of the Year … Named to GCU Invitational All-Tournament team… ranked No. 10 in the nation at 5.95 digs per set ... set single-season school mark with 661 digs ... had 30-plus digs six times. 
 
2011 Indoor– Named to 2011-12 PacWest All-Academic Team … AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year … AVCA West Region Honorable Mention … 2011 PacWest Co-Libero of the Year … Averaged 5.39 digs per set, ranking No. 22 in the nation … Had 561 total digs …Had double figures in digs in 28 of 29 matches, including a season-high 35 in Sept. 10 victory over Hawai’i Pacific …Tallied at least 20 digs 13 times, including a 31-dig performance at Western New Mexico Oct. 25 … Had 24 service aces, including a season-high four at California Baptist on Oct. 29 …Totaled 79 assists with a season-best seven at Dominican on Oct. 8 … Played outside hitter in first collegiate match Sept. 2 vs. Minnesota State and had four kills and 10 digs 
 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th
2016 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 50.0 190th 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2017 AVP 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,250.00 765.0 45th 3 2 1 0 0 0 1
2018 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 75.0 41st 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  9
(619th)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,250.00
(333rd)
890.0   3 2 2 0 1 0 1
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th
2018 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500.00 50.0 315th 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500.00 50.0   0 0 0 0 0 1 0
 
 
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th
2018 NORCECA 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 $0.00 260.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  3
(177th)
1
(44th)
1 0 1 0 0 0 $0.00 260.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  13 1
(268th)
1 0 1 0 0 0 $3,750.00
(954th)
1,200.0   3 2 2 0 1 1 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 4/15/2018 NORCECA Aguascalientes Kimberly Smith 13  
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th
Molly Turner 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,000 388.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
Christina Matthews 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 185.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Christina Vucich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250 192.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kimberly Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 75.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Shannon Dugan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,250 890.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th
Kimberly Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th
Kimberly Smith 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 $500 385.0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Molly Turner 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,000 388.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
Christina Matthews 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 185.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Christina Vucich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250 192.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shannon Dugan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
 
Total 13 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 $3,750 1,200.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 1
 
 
Location Summary
 
United States
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th
California: Hermosa Beach AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 120.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
California: Huntington Beach AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 145.0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
California: Manhattan Beach AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 53.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
California: San Francisco AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 95.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Illinois: Chicago AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250 192.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 90.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Texas: Austin AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 75.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Washington: Seattle AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 120.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,250 890.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1
 
International
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th
United States: Huntington Beach FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
 
Total 13 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 $3,750 1,200.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 1
 
 
Season Summaries 2016-18
 
2016 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/5-8 Huntington Beach Shannon Dugan Q35 29   50
Q1: d. Gigi Hernandez / Iya Lindahl (Q30)  21-18, 21-7 (0:34)
Q2: l. Meg Dawson / Andrea Peterson (Q3)  15-21, 14-21
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 1-1  
Sets Won-Lost: 2-2  
Points Scored-Allowed: 71-67
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 29th
Points: 50
Ranking: 190th
 
2017 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/4-7 Huntington Beach Christina Matthews Q31 17   95
Q1: d. Rio Frohoff / Piper Monk-Heidrich (Q34)  21-18, 22-20 (0:38)
Q2: d. Leah DeKok / Amanda Wiggins (Q2)  21-17, 21-14 (0:37)
Q3: d. Mariko Coverdale / Chelsea Hayes (Q50)  21-15, 21-14 (0:41)
Q4: l. Alix Klineman / Jace Pardon (Q7,16)  16-21, 20-22 (0:36)
6/8-11 New York Christina Matthews Q17 21   90
Q2: d. Branagan Fuller / Brandie Wilkerson (Q16)  19-21, 21-18, 15-12 (0:56)
Q3: l. Lane Carico / Sarah Pavan (Q1,12)  17-21, 21-19, 6-15 (1:00)
6/22-25 Seattle Molly Turner Q6,14 13 $1,000.00 120
Q1: d. Francesca Goncalves / Gigi Hernandez (Q27)  21-14, 23-21 (0:39)
Q2: d. Christina Matthews / Kristine Monforte (Q11)  21-17, 21-11 (0:34)
Q3: d. Delaney Knudsen / Deahna Kraft (Q14)  21-17, 21-19 (0:30)
W1: l. Kim DiCello / Emily Stockman (3)  16-21, 16-21 (0:37)     
C1: l. Kimberly Smith / Xi Zhang (11)  21-18, 19-21, 10-15 (0:53)     
7/6-9 San Francisco Molly Turner Q5 17   95
Q2: d. Julianne Lackey / Katie Lindstrom (Q37)  21-16, 21-19 (0:35)
Q3: d. Christina Matthews / Kristen Petrasic (Q12)  19-21, 21-17, 15-8 (0:47)
Q4: l. Lara Dykstra / Allie Wheeler (Q4,14)  18-21, 20-22 (0:42)
7/20-23 Hermosa Beach Molly Turner Q4,17 13 $1,000.00 120
Q2: d. Devon Newberry / Lindsey Sparks (Q61)  21-17, 19-21, 15-13 (0:53)
Q3: d. Carlee Roethlisberger / Kersti Whitney (Q36)  21-14, 21-13 (0:33)
Q4: d. Kaitlyn Leary / Erin O'Connor (Q13)  18-21, 21-16, 15-13 (0:48)
W1: d. Briana Hinga / Bre Moreland (16)  21-18, 21-11 (0:36)     
W2: l. Emily Day / Brittany Hochevar (1)  15-21, 16-21 (0:36)     
C1: d. Christina Vucich / Amanda Wiggins (Q7,18)  21-17, 21-19 (0:39)     
C2: l. Sheila Shaw / Xi Zhang (9)  19-21, 20-22 (0:37)     
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
8/17-20 Manhattan Beach Molly Turner Q8 57   53
Q2: l. Morgan Martin / Kobi Pekich (Q57)  19-21, 17-21 (0:42)
8/31-9/3 Chicago Christina Vucich Q8,24 13 $1,250.00 192
Q2: d. Andrea Nucete-Elliott / Mel Sadler (Q25)  21-16, 21-13 (0:36)
Q3: d. Taylor Nutterfield / Claire Wolfe (Q9)  21-15, 21-11 (0:33)
W1: l. Caitlin Ledoux / Maria Clara Salgado (9)  16-21, 21-18, 11-15 (0:50)     
C1: d. Jenny Kropp / Heather McGuire (10)  21-17, 21-17 (0:38)     
C2: l. Karissa Cook / Katie Spieler (Q2,18)  21-13, 20-22, 10-15 (0:53)     
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 17-10  
Sets Won-Lost: 38-24  
Points Scored-Allowed: 1173-1079
Tournaments Played: 7
Best Finish: 13th (3 times)
Winnings: $3,250
Points: 765
Ranking: 45th
 
2018 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/17-20 Austin Kimberly Smith Q3 21   75
Q2: d. Vanessa Freire / Tory Paranagua (Q30)  21-14, 21-10 (0:36)
Q3: l. Katie Horton / Hailey Luke (Q51)  17-21, 16-21 (0:35)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 1-1  
Sets Won-Lost: 2-2  
Points Scored-Allowed: 75-66
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 21st
Points: 75
Ranking: 41st
 
2018 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/1-6 Huntington Beach, United States Kimberly Smith 31 33 $500.00 50
W1: l. Lane Carico / Caitlin Ledoux (34)  11-21, 17-21 (0:30)     
C1: l. Amanda Dowdy / Irene Pollock (29)  21-16, 11-21, 10-15 (0:45)     
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-2  
Sets Won-Lost: 1-4  
Points Scored-Allowed: 70-94
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 33rd
Winnings: $500
Points: 50
Ranking: 315th
 
2018 NORCECA
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
4/13-15 Aguascalientes, Mexico Kimberly Smith 13 1   100
4/20-22 La Paz, Mexico Kimberly Smith 5 2   90
4/27-29 Varadero, Cuba Kimberly Smith 5 4   70
Summary   
Tournaments Played: 3
Best Finish: 1st
Points: 260
Ranking: 1st
 

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