Student athlete signs letter of intent to play softball at St. John Fisher


Mackenzie Bowerman and family as she signs her letter for St John Fisher
Pictured with Mackenzie (L to R): Tim Sitterly, Amy Bowerman, Ronnie Bowerman, Duane Merry

Canajoharie High School senior Mackenzie Bowerman signed a letter of intent on Friday, June 7 to play softball at St. John Fisher this fall. Bowerman’s achievements and talents on the field granted her the 2017 Section 2 all-star pitcher award.

Bowerman will accept a scholarship to play softball at St. John Fisher. The college’s softball team is a competitive NCAA Division III program. Bowerman will major in Sports Management.

Bowerman’s most memorable experiences at Canajoharie was hitting a grand slam her sophomore year against Fort Plain to win the division in the WAC. Another memorable experience for Bowerman was hitting a three-run home run in the sectional game vs. Greenwich this past year.

Bowerman’s most influential person is her hitting coach, Brain DiPiazza.

“(DiPiazza) taught me to really go after it and get it,” Bowerman said. “Never once has he ever been easy on me, and he really showed me what it takes to make/play at the college level.”

Bowerman’s mother is also an influential person in her life.

“My mom, Amy, always pushes me never to give up, to never settle for easy, and what it is like to be my best possible self.”

Highlights of Bowerman’s career include:

  • WAC first team Varsity 9-11
  • Varsity MVP 9-11
  • 19 strikeout game (out of 21 outs) vs. OESJ as a sophomore
  • Junior year sportsmanship award in basketball