Name: Mary Catherine Saladino
Class Year: Freshman
Family members: James Saladino (dad), Mary Hartill (mom), Joseph Saladino (brother), Jessie Saladino(sister), Madelyn Saladino (sister)
Hobbies/Interests: Going to the beach, playing with my dogs
Why did you choose Geneseo? I chose Geneseo because I love the atmosphere and knew that I would fit in great here.
TV show: The Office
Food: Baked ziti
Musician/artist/band: J. Cole
Vacation spot: Montauk, Long Island
Volleyball drill: two touch
My idea of happiness is: Being surrounded by all the people I care about and knowing that they care about me too.
A quote that motivates/inspires you: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”
What was the greatest compliment you’ve ever received? Someone couldn’t believe how far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown in such a short amount of time and they were proud that I never gave up and told me I was a driven and determined person.
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 25: Go skydiving
Post-college/career plans: My plan is to get a job in New York City at an accounting firm, live there for a few years and then eventually move back to Long Island.
Biggest pet peeve: My biggest pet peeve is when people only have negative things to say because I am a positive person it puts me in a bad mood when someone never has anything good to say.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, name 3 things/people you’d have to have with you to survive: My mom, my bed, my dog
Three things you think your closest friends would say when asked about you as a person: Loyal, outgoing, and energetic
What is your greatest achievement in your life thus far? Playing the sport I love on a collegiate level
If you could be ANYONE other than yourself for a day, who would it be and why? Michael Jordan because he was cut from the basketball team in jr high and ended up being one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history
Name: Madeleine Walz McLaughlin
Nickname(s): Maddie, Mad, Mads
Class Year: 2022
Family members: Mary and Peter McLaughlin, brothers Charlie (20) and Henry (17)
Hobbies/Interests: Being in the great outdoors; card tricks; spending time with family/friends; and eating dried mango.
Why did you choose Geneseo? The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the volleyball team is B.A.
TV show: Parks and Rec
Musician/artist/band: Don’t have one; I have a very eclectic taste in music
Vacation spot: Anywhere that has sushi
Volleyball drill: 1-2-1
My idea of happiness is: Playing pretty much any sport, or eating really good food with really good people.
A quote that motivates/inspires you: “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
What was the greatest compliment you’ve ever received? I’ve been told I’m a good friend to everyone.
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 25: Be a contestant on the Bachelor, and learn how to play one piano song really well.
Post-college/career plans: Just like my major, I currently have no idea.
Biggest pet peeve: Improper grammar
If you were stuck on a deserted island, name 3 things/people you’d have to have with you to survive: My cat, a deck of cards, and a sushi-making kit (if that’s a thing).
Three things you think your closest friends would say when asked about you as a person: Tall, annoyingly obsessed with grammar, really tall.
What is your greatest achievement in your life thus far? Overcoming a nearly three-year-long illness during high school and returning to sports.
If you could be ANYONE other than yourself for a day, who would it be and why? Sam Mendelsohn, because I’ve always wanted to be short for a day 🙂
Happy Monday, all! Here to share a fantastic fundraising opportunity for our program — our very first Geneseo Volleyball Ace Club!
Our Ace Club works like this:
You choose an amount that you’d like to pledge towards the total number of aces we will accumulate by the end of our season. This amount can be fixed ($0.25, $0.50, $1, $2, $5) or it can be customized to whatever amount you’d like. At the end of the season, the total amount of your donation will be calculated (amount pledged x total # of aces) and you will be notified of your amount and how to complete your donation! What a fun way to not only help support our program, but to also encourage you to follow our success all year long!
Donations must be pledged in writing (via email or mail) to Coach Drews.
**Pledges to our Ace Club will be accepted for the entire 2018-2019 academic year! All of those made during the season will be collected at the end of the season. Pledges made after the season will be collected immediately.
We thank you in advance for your support of our program and your participation in our Ace Club! Through your support, costs for the following events/items will be greatly offset: end of season banquet, team bonding trips & activities, travel gear, leadership development materials.
Contact Head Coach Hunter Drews to make your pledge today!
Name: Morgan Renee Michalski
Nickname(s): Morg or Mo
Major(s): Childhood education/ Special ed
Class Year: 2022
Family members: Tom and Tara Michalski, sister Stephanie Michalski-Bauer (23)
Hobbies/Interests: I love doing arts and crafts, I love to shop, mostly for clothes and jewelry, and I love to travel with my family. We go on a big family vacation every other summer and it’s a blast!
Color: Light pink
Movie: Breakfast Club and High School Musical (all of them)
TV show: Friends
Food: Baked potato with sour cream and butter
Musician/artist/band: Ariana Grande and Beyonce
Vacation spot: Any place relaxing like the beach or in the mountains
Volleyball drill: Hitters vs defense
My idea of happiness is: Appreciating the little things in life, such as the sunset, a group of friends, or a specific moment in time.
A quote that motivates/inspires you: “It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine” -Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)
What was the greatest compliment you’ve ever received? Friends from school have told me that I have a big heart.
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 25: Travel to NYC on a train.
Post-college/career plans: Go back to Buffalo and have a small family, working as an elementary school teacher, living a happy life.
Biggest pet peeve: When people think they are entitled to something and don’t work for it.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, name 3 things/people you’d have to have with you to survive: My mom, a pillow, & a bag of trail mix with M&Ms in it.
What is your greatest achievement in your life thus far? Making it to college and playing the sport I love, and being happy with my life at this moment.
If you could be ANYONE other than yourself for a day, who would it be and why? Anyone of my friends or anyone in my life, for sort of like a self evaluation.
Why did you choose Geneseo? I came for a summer camp and fell in love with the campus, it is what I pictured a college looked like. The volleyball team was also a big influence on picking Geneseo, the team is full of great personalities!