This afternoon, surrounded by her family, friends, coaches, teammates, Lourdes faculty and administration, Maddy signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Villanova Wildcats.
Choosing to continue her education at Villanova was easy, according to Maddy. The quality of academics was her first consideration, and when she met the team and Coach Perretta, the rest was easy, commenting that “their style of play is a good match for me.”
Playing since the age of five in St. Martin’s CYO and several AAU programs, most recent being Hudson Valley Elite, Maddy arrived at Lourdes prepared to take her skills to the next level. A four-year Varsity player she has earned All-Section, All-Conference and All-League honors in 10th and 11th grades. In addition, she added All-State honors and Poughkeepsie Journal Player of the year in 11th grade. Most recently, Maddy was named as one of the Top Ten Seniors in NY State. Favorite memories include playing at the County Center twice and scoring her 1,000th point as a junior.
Lourdes Varsity Coach Al Viani praised Maddy’s demeanor and work ethic stating, “Maddy is a competitor on the court and wants to excel. Always fun to be around, she leads by example and I am fortunate to be able to coach her.” A scholar-athlete, Maddy also excels in the classroom and finds time to participate in the National Honor Society and SADD Club at Lourdes.
Excited for the upcoming season, Maddy is aiming to win a Sectional Title, and she is confident that her team can do it this year. She also expresses thanks to her parents and Coach Viani who are continuously so supportive of her.
We wish Maddy all the best for a fantastic senior year season and next year at Villanova as she begins this new chapter!