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Prolific profile: Northside’s Madelyne Lee

Madelyne Lee

Parents: Todd and Jina Lee

Year: Senior

Sports played (ninth-12th): Travel and high school softball

Awards/accolades: Defensive Most Valuable Player; All-Region ninth-12th grade; GACA All-Star

Clubs/extracurricular activities: Beta Club, Partners Club, FCA


What do you like most about your sport?

The competitive drive and constantly being challenged. Most of all the life lessons that I have learned from softball and the friendships I’ve made.


What makes your sport challenging/difficult?

Softball is a game of failure. The majority of the greatest hitters bat .300, so you fail more than you succeed. So you have to be mentally strong.


How do you typically approach game day/time? Do you have any specific routines, etc?

I always do my hair a certain way. I’m superstitious about it. (Also) I try to visualize what my opponent will be like and try and prepare myself for what I’m going to see.


How do you overcome mistakes?

I learn from them. Figure out what I did wrong and adjust when I get the next opportunity.


What’s been your most memorable game/event to date?

My junior year versus Veterans. We played them on their Senior Night and beat them. It was an awesome team win.


In your family, who “likes” your sport the most?

I feel my dad likes softball the most because he grew up around sports and played college and minor league baseball.


Is there anyone who has been a special mentor to you? In what way(s)?

Coach DeFeo and Coach McHugh. Each has taught me that softball is not everything. They taught me that lessons and relationships from this game are forever.


What do you like to do in your down time (when not practicing/playing)?

There’s not much time when I’m not doing something softball related. I (do) enjoy spending time with my family, my dog and my friends.


What is your favorite food/hobbies?

I love Chic-fil-A. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I also enjoy going deer hunting with my dad.


Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

My mom because she is a strong and amazing woman who is a great example to follow.


What was the scariest/most cherished thing you have had to do so far in your life?

Deciding where I am going to go to college, which I still haven’t figured out yet!


What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?

When I was younger, around 14, someone told my dad: “She’s gonna be something special.”

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