WEEK #43: MADDI M.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Maddi, I am from Kingston, Ontario and I am 18 years old. I am currently doing a victory lap at Frontenac Secondary School. Next year I plan to attend university and study Con Ed as well as play varsity basketball. I spend most of my time working out or spending time with my friends.
Growing up sports was, and still is, a huge part of my identity. I played basketball, hockey and lacrosse growing up and loved every second of it. In high school I decided to focus on basketball, but also picked up a new sport and started playing rugby. Basketball is definitely the sport that I enjoy the most, but I will say rugby season is one of the best times of the year and even though I am done playing I will always be a fan. During my time at Frontenac S.S. I have been to 3 OFSAA competitions, winning 2 and learning LOTS of valuable lessons (the hard way) at the other.
Sports has given me the opportunity to make lifelong friends and meet people that I would never have crossed paths with otherwise. Being involved with sports from such a young age has provided me with so many opportunities in life to grow as a player and a person. I would not be where I am today without sports!
Who is your favourite female athlete? Why?
My favourite female athlete is Clara Hughes. Even though I don’t cycle or skate like Clara does, I find her story very inspiring, and I think she is an incredible athlete/person. When Clara first became very open about her struggles with mental health, I know female athletes everywhere including myself were reassured that we weren’t alone and that we no longer had to be silent.