Mackenzie Bigbee out for the season


Brian Mozey/Iowa State Daily

Junior right side hitter Mackenzie Bigbee jumps to spike the ball over the West Virginia blockers. Bigbee had nine kills and four digs in the 21-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-16 match win on Oct. 4. 

Brian Mozey

Senior Mackenzie Bigbee will be out for the rest of the volleyball season with a knee injury. 

Bigbee had surgery on her right knee on Oct. 7 to fix a tear in her meniscus. After the surgery, the ISU Athletic Department  said she would be back in 2-4 weeks if the surgery went well. 

After examining her right knee again, the doctors found a blood clot. She will be re-evaluated in the next couple weeks, but ISU volleyball coach Christy Johnson-Lynch thinks it’s going to be tough to come back and play. 

Johnson-Lynch said they expect Bigbee to be out for the rest of the season. Bigbee will continue to be on the team for upcoming matches and practices. 

Johnson-Lynch sees Bigbee as a motivational coach on the sideline. She hopes to see her provide feedback to the younger players and help them throughout the matches and practices. 

“[Mackenzie Bigbee] is a tremendous teammate, tremendous player and tremendous character,” Johnson-Lynch said. “She may not be on the floor, but her contribution is incredibly important.”