Lourdes Athletic Director, Matt Petruzzelli paid tribute to Maddy’s illustrious career and accomplishments as he introduced her:
“Maddy played four years on the Varsity Girls’ Basketball team here at Lourdes under Coach Al Viani from 2014-2018. During her time as a Warrior Maddy accumulated multiple accolades and over 1,800 points in her career. As a Junior and Senior for the Warriors, Maddy was named the Poughkeepsie Journal Player of the Year, Conference MVP, and was recognized as an All-State selection. Maddy was recognized as an All-Section and All-League honoree three times respectively throughout her career. In her senior campaign, Maddy led the way for a very talented Warrior squad where she averaged 32 points and 13 rebounds per game.
Upon graduation from Lourdes, Maddy went on to play for the Villanova University Wildcats where she blossomed into one of the country’s best college basketball players. In her first campaign for the Wildcats, Maddy was named Philadelphia Big 5 and Big East Rookie of the Year. In the seasons to follow, Maddy re-wrote the record books at Villanova by becoming the All-Time Leading scorer in Men’s and Women’s Villanova basketball history, set the program record for points in an NCAA Tournament game with 35 in the First Round, set the single-game record for field goals made and points by going 20 of 26 shooting for 50 points vs. Seton Hall, and broke a 33-year school record for most free throws in a game going 16 of 17 from the line vs. Georgetown. Maddy also broke conference and national records by being the first male or female player in over a decade to log 37 consecutive 20+ point games, becoming the Philadelphia Big 5 Women’s Basketball All-Time leading scorer, Big East single-game record holder for field goals made, and points, Big East All-Time regular season leading scorer with 1,693 points and becoming just the fifth women’s basketball player to surpass 1,000 points in a season.
In her final season, Maddy was the leading scorer in Division 1 Women’s Basketball where she averaged 29.2 points per game and finished her college career with 2,896 points and 1,102 rebounds. She was also named an All-American by the Associated Press, WBCA, USBWA, and the John R. Wooden Committee, Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Katrina McClain Award Winner, and was Naismith Player of the Year and Wade Trophy finalist.
After leading the Wildcats to one of their best seasons in history Maddy was selected 3rd overall in the WNBA draft to the Dallas Wings! Maddy saw significant time in her rookie campaign and helped the Wings make the WNBA playoffs this past season.
We are excited to see what #20 does in the years to come in the WNBA and beyond!”