Four Troy High School seniors make college choices


TROY — Four Troy High School seniors made their college choices official Thursday morning at the Trojan Activity Center.

Josh Mayfield

Troy quarterback Josh Mayfield will continue his career at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

“I really like the coaching staff,” Mayfield said about his college choice. “There were a couple of schools that were interested in me, but they were the ones that showed interest from the start. I really liked it when I visited there. It just felt like the place I should be.”

After guiding Troy to the playoffs in 2020 and leading them to a playoff win, the son of Jeff and Cheri Mayfield had high hopes for his senior season.

But, it ended after two games due to a shoulder injury.

“I always wanted to play college football,” Mayfield said. “I know my senior season didn’t go the way I expected. I haven’t touched a football in awhile. I can’t wait to get back out there.”

As a junior, he completed 46 of 87 passes for 719 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions.

He also rushed for 381 yards and six touchdowns on 71 carries.

Mayfield knows it will take time for him to get on the field at Centre College.

“They have a couple really good seniors,” he said. “Right now, I am just focusing on improving my mental game. I am excited about the opportunity.”

Kayleigh McMullen

McMullen will continue her bowling career at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.

“I really liked it there when I visited,” she said. “I like all the coaches.”

The daughter of Joe and Kelly McMullen has already made a name for herself at Troy on the lanes.

After advancing to state with the team her freshman and sophomore years, McMullen finished second at the state tournament a year ago as an individual.

She made an impact as a freshman, averaging 186.8 with a high game of 289.

As a sophomore, she improved that to 193.4 and as a junior she improved that to 196, finishing it off with a second place finish at state.

“Definitely (her best bowling is ahead of her),” McMullen said. “I have been to state every year. It is (winning state is a goal). The big goal is for the team to get back to state.”

Madalynn Hughes

The daughter of Pat and Rachel Hughes will continue her basketball career at Edison State Community College.

“Edison State gave me a scholarship, so it really was a no brainer,” Hughes said. “I like the coach and I like staying close to home. My family can come to my games and I will be able to come back and watch some Troy games.”

Hughes helped Troy to their first division title since 2013, averaging 5.5 points and hitting 21 3-pointers.

“We will see how it works out,” Hughes said. “There will probably be an opportunity to go on an play somewhere else and continue my academics after Edison State.”

Makenzee Maschino

The daughter of Craig and Danielle Maschino has never let anything get in the way of her basketball career.

She had to go through two ACL injuries in less than a year, but was determined to play at the next level.

And she will start her college career as a teammate of Hughes at Edison State.

“I was always going to play college basketball,” Maschino said. “Even after going through the ACL injuries. I really like the coaching staff at Edison State and they have helped me a lot. After that, I am hoping to go on play at a Division I or II school.”

Maschino’s physical presence on the floor helped the Trojans to win their first league title since 2013.

She averaged 5.6 points and 4.0 rebounds this season.

“I do (think her best basketball is in front of her),” Maschino said. “I am excited about the opportunity. It allows me to stay close to home and gives my family a chance to see me play.”

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