Meet A First-Year: Maddie McLaughlin

Name:              Madeleine Walz McLaughlin

Nickname(s):   Maddie, Mad, Mads

Major(s): Undecided

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.



Color:  Turquoise

Movie: Avatar

TV show: Parks and Rec

Food:  Sushi

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 🙂



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