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 🙂