Senior defenseman becomes first two-time Academic All-American in Air Force hockey history
2012-13 (Junior) Played in 30 of the 37 games ... Named the AHA Defenseman of the Year and first-team all-AHA ... Earned the team's Defensive Player of the Year Award ... The team's top scoring defenseman with 20 points (8-12-20) despite missing seven games with injury ... Led the team with six PPG ... +10 on the season ... Ranked sixth in the AHA in points by a defenseman in all games ... In AHA games only, ranked fifth with 17 points ... Scored a goal in each game at RIT ... Had 11 points in his last nine games ... Career-high four points (1-3-4) vs. Niagara, March 2 ... Named the AHA Player of the Week, first time in his career, with five points (1-4-5) vs. 13th-ranked Niagara ... Scored two goals in the 4-3 overtime loss to Canisius, March 16.
2011-12 (Sophomore) Played in all 39 games and had two goals and 16 assists for 18 points ... Tied for fifth on the team in assists ... Two goals and 10 assists in conference games ... +11 in conference games was the fourth best on the team and the second best among the defensemen ... Tied his season best with two assists in the 4-2 win at Army ... Tied his season best with two assists in the 3-0 win over Robert Morris in the final regular season game (Feb. 25) as the Falcons clinched the AHA regular season title ... Two assists in the 4-3 win over UConn in the first game of the AHA Quarterfinals.
2010-11 (Freshman) Named to the AHA all-rookie team ... Played in all 38 games and had 19 points on five goals and 14 assists ... The No. 2 scoring freshman on the team ... +8 was the fourth best on the team ... The top-scoring freshman defenseman in the AHA with 18 points in 27 league games (5-13-18) ... First career goal came against Niagara, Nov. 20 ... Tied his season best with two points (1-1-2) vs. UConn, Jan. 22.
Before Air Force Named to the NAHL all-West Division team ... Played in 56 regular-season games for the Wenatchee Wild of the NAHL ... Played for coach Paul Baxter ... Ranked eighth in the league in points by a defenseman with 31 points on nine goals and 22 assists ... Five power-play goals, one short-handed goal and one game-winner ... In 10 playoff games in 2009-10, he had seven points, all assists, the third-most of any defenseman ... Named to the all-tournament team at the NAHL's Robertson Cup as he helped lead the Wild to the tournament's semifinals ... In 2008-09, had 28 points in 57 regular-season games on four goals and 24 assists ... Earned the NAHL Academic Achievement award ... Graduated from St. Vincent High School ... Played two years of high school baseball and was the league MVP.
Personal Member of Cadet Squadron 3... Parents are Tom and Cynthia McKenzie ... Has one sister ... Major is aeronautical engineering ... Minor is French ... This past summer, travelled to France as part of the Cadet Summer Language Immersion Program ... Was also the obstacle course commander during Basic Cadet Training ... On the dean's list every semester ... On the commandant's list three times and superintendent's list twice ... Long-term goal is to be a developmental engineer ... Greatest moment in sports was winning the AHA Championship twice ... Started playing ice hockey at age five ... Favorite NHL team is the San Jose Sharks ... Favorite player is Sharks' defenseman Dan Boyle.