Makena Brocki Season 2023

HometownChino Hills, Calif.

Through 2024 season
A veteran, who leads by example … Versatile fielder who can play in the infield and outfield … Continues to get better at the plate.
SDSU Career Rankings (after the 2023 season): T-5th in triples (8)
* 2023 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District
* 2023 All-Mountain West First Team
* Three-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2021-23)
* Three-time Academic All-Mountain West (2021-23)
Started in 49 of the team’s 51 games including 33 at second base and 13 in the outfield … Batted .252 (35-for-139) with nine doubles, 17 RBIs and 14 runs scored… Reached base at a .299 clip… Walked 11 times and stole three bases in four attempts… Logged six multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games… Tallied two hits and a pair of RBIs at Cal State Fullerton on March 9… On March 16, vs. Utah State, drove in two runs with a pair of runs scored and a hit… Hit a pair of doubles, scoring once, in the second game of a doubleheader on April 3 at New Mexico… In a three-game series at San Jose State, had six hits including a double and scored two runs while driving in a pair… Knocked a two-run double in the regular season finale at UNLV.

SDSU Single-Season Rankings (after the 2023 season): T-1st in sacrifice flies (5), T-2nd in triples (5)
NCAA Rankings: T-28th in triples (5), T-29th in sacrifice flies (5)
Moved back to the infield (second base) after spending 2022 in the outfield and 2021 at third base … Was named to the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District team … Earned first-team all-Mountain West honors for her conference play, batting .371 (23-for-62) with 19 RBIs, 13 runs, eight doubles and four triples, while slugging .629 with a .423 on-base percentage … Overall hit .297 (44-for-148) with a home run, 33 RBIs, 22 runs, 13 doubles and five triples … Added five sacrifice flies, tied for the most in SDSU single-season history, while her five triples tied for second in program history … Started 54 of the team’s 56 games with 42 coming at second base, eight in right field and four in center field … Hit .474 (9-for-19) in the NCAA tournament (six games) with a home run, three RBIs, four runs and a triple … Had nine multi-RBI games (fourth on team) and 11 multi-hit games (T-5th on team) … Had a season-long eight-game hitting streak from March 28-April 12 and ended her season on a seven-game hitting streak in the postseason.

Was a regular at third base and in the starting lineup … Started in 43 games and played in 48 … Batted .275 (33-for-120) with 22 RBIs and 19 runs scored … Had an on base percentage of .341 … Committed just eight errors in 130 fielding chances for a fielding percentage of .938 … Started and played in 23 games in Mountain West play … Recorded a multi-hit game in each game of the Fresno State series, March 25-27 … Scored three runs, stole a base, and recorded five RBIs during a series sweep against San Jose State, April 29 - May 1 … Recorded a season high of three RBIs in a game against New Mexico on May 12 … Had a season high of six assists in the Aztecs win against Cal State Fullerton on May 21.

Was a regular in the starting lineup for most of the season at third base ... Started 25 games and played in 41 ... Batted .192 (15-for-78) with six RBIs, 11 runs, a double and five walks ... Committed just four errors in 91 fielding chances for an impressive .956 fielding percentage ... In Mountain West play, started 10 games and played in 22, batting .231 with two RBIs and six runs ... Scored a run in her first career game in the season opener at San Diego on Feb. 17 ... Had first first career hit in the first game of a doubleheader with UC Davis on Feb. 20 ... Had her first multi-hit game with two singles and an RBI in SDSU's 3-0 win over No. 5/6 Washington on Feb. 26 in the second game ... Had another two hits with a stolen base in the nightcap at California Baptist on March 5 ... Registered two hits, including her first career double, an RBI and two runs against San Jose State on April 18 ... Was 1-for-1 with an RBI, run and a walk at Utah State on April 25 ... Finished her season in style with two hits, going 2-for-2, in the finale vs. Fresno State.

Played her club ball for the OC Batbusters.

Comes to the Aztecs after earning five letters at Chino Hills High School ... Helped the Huskies to back-to-back league championships in 2018-19 (team was 9-2 overall and 1-0 in league before the 2020 season was cut short because of COVID ... Was a three-time first-team all-league performer ... According to MaxPreps, batted .381 (107-for-281) for her career with 46 RBIs, 84 runs, 15 doubles, four triples and two home runs, while posting a .422 on-base percentage and a .483 slugging percentage ... Also played soccer for four years at CHHS ... A scholar-athlete.

Makena Renee Brocky was born Nov. 12, 2001, in West Covina, Calif. ... Daughter of Mike Brocki and Rhonda Wheatley ...  Father, Mike, played baseball at Cal State Dominguez Hills and was in the Seattle Mariners organization, while mother, Rhonda, was an All-American softball player at Cal Poly Pomona ... Sister, Courtney Gano, was an all-Pac-12 Conference performer at Washington and eventually played for Team USA ... Picked San Diego State over Auburn, DePaul, New Mexico, Loyola Marymount, Portland State, Seattle and Dixie State ... Majoring in criminal justice.