Wolf twins finding their way with the Phoenix

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You can call them the Twin Towers or the Wolf Pack, they don’t mind.

“We’re just so used to it that we respond to either,” redshirt sophomore forward, Mackenzie Wolf, said.

Mackenzie and Madison Wolf are identical twins and if you’ve ever seen them play, there’s no denying their sixth sense on the court. 

“In high school our offense was the high-low and I don’t know how but I ended up on the high post and I could always find where Mady was open and she’d just score and I’d get all those assists,” Mackenzie said.

“And I’d like to say that it’s become more of an equal thing in college where we look for eachother and we’re able to throw passes to one another that, just crazy passes,” redshirt sophomore forward, Madison Wolf, said.

Aside from the numbers, if you’re wondering how to tell the Wolf twins apart on the court, Mackenzie wears a thicker headband on during the game, while Madison wears a thinner headband and an arm band on her right hand, but that didn’t always come easy for their teammates.

“No I could not actually,” senior forward Jessica Lindstrom said. “We’d play pickup and I’d be like I got that one and everybody else would be like I have the other one, so no we couldn’t, but now we can.”

“I actually played against them in high school a little bit so I could tell a little bit, but at first it was hard to adjust,” senior guard Allie LeClaire said.

After illustrious careers at Sheboygan North, the Wolf twins are still finding their niche on the collegiate level, where they also play the same position. Both sisters play forward.

“It’s so much more competitive, it’s a lot faster,” Madison said. “Everybody’s strong, everybody’s tall and we used to get away with just being the tall people on the court, so it’s a good pressure I believe.”

Mackenzie and Madison are just the latest generation in the Wolf family to play Division 1 college hoops. Their uncle Joe played at the University of North Carolina before going on to play in the NBA for 11 seasons. Their father Jeff, a fellow Tar Heel, had a basketball career overseas. 

“It’s always been a goal of ours when we were younger to play college basketball, so having the opportunity to come here an hour from home was a great opportunity for us,” Madison said.

“Everything just kind of worked out perfectly and we’re living our dreams I guess,” Mackenzie said.

“I don’t know that we’ve used them as efficiently as we’re going to need to use them obviously because they are in my opinion very special, we’re going to try and figure that out,” head coach Kevin Borseth said. “Pretty important we do because they’re potentially the future of our program.”

The duo admits they haven’t thought about life without each other after college, so for now they’ll continue to be each other’s biggest cheerleader on the bench, while the other is in action on the court.

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