Nickname: Maddog Burns, Madson
Sport: Field Hockey
Hometown: Vienna, Va.
Major: Environmental Studies



Three words to describe yourself?   1) Energetic 2) Goofy 3) Caring

What has been your most embarrassing moment?   I can't tell you all the details about the most embarrassing moment because I would have to move across the country, but I passed out in front of my whole high school when I donated blood.  

Do you room with athletes? What's that like?   I room with two girls who use to play hockey (Alexa Branco and Emily Arnot) and two girls on the dance team (Laura Seitz and Daphne Donnellen). We get along so well because we are always laughing and dancing.

What is a fun fact about yourself?  I found a hamster in the middle of the road this past summer at midnight and kept her as a pet until my cat ate her... but she lived a good life! Her name was Trudy.  

Where is the coolest place you've traveled?   I have only been out of the country once so I would have to say the Bahamas. I plan to go to Europe after I graduate!

What's one song on your iPod that nobody would know?   Kansas- Carry on Wayward Son or Chingy- Holiday Inn.

Favorite TV show or program?   I LOVE Parks and Recreations, Modern Family, American Horror Story and Criminal Minds. My lifelong goal has always been making it onto SNL with Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig.

What do you like to do on your spare time?   Anything that allows me to be outside. Dancing, singing, hanging out with my friends. I've been told I need to find more hobbies, but I can't be inside for too much of the day. I always have to be busy!

Favorite Meal?   I have the biggest sweet tooth so really anything sweet. Blue rasberry shaved ice has to be my all time favorite thing to eat.

Who is your favorite musical artist?  I would have to say Bubba Sparx. I can't wait til his next album. He is the song bird of our generation.

Any hidden talents?   I used to be a great singer in middle school, but I have lost my voice so many times from screaming at games that I can't anymore. I had a solo in my middle school chorus concert. I can still belt out songs in the locker room when I'm trying to pump up the team.

What are your biggest pet peeves?   I love the environment and protecting it so wasting food/water/energy. I always finish everything on my plate when I go to dinner. I also make sure I turn off the lights every time I leave the room and I never leave water running for too long. Remember to recycle.

What are three things that are on your bucket list?   1) Visit every national park in the U.S. 2) Learn to scuba dive.  3) Skydive somewhere in Europe.

Do you have any pets?   I actually am a crazy pet lady. I have 6 pets at home: 3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 ferret. I had two hamsters, but they both passed away this summer. 

What is your favorite cereal?   CAP'N CRUNCH OOPS ALL BERRIES. I LOVE CAPTAIN CRUNCH!!!!

Dream job?   Host the Madison O'Beirne Show while also teaching environmental science on the side and solving world hunger.



Who would you like to trade places with for a day?   Amy Poehler. She is my idol and I love her.

If you could describe your life as a movie what movie would it be?   A comedy about my life. I seem to always embarrass myself, but if it makes people laugh it makes me happy.

If you were an animal which one would you be and why? A ferret because they are always running around really fast and making funny noises.

If you had one wish, what would it be?   This is a lofty wish, but I would love to solve all the problems in the world especially global climate change. I care about everyone and everything on this planet. I would wish for no more wars.

What superpower would you want, or what superhero would you want to be?   I would want to fly because R. Kelly believes he can and I respect him.

What cartoon character would you be?   Clarence from the show Clarence. I highly recommend watching one episode; it's on cartoon network. He is the biggest goon and makes everyone laugh.

Talent you would most like to have?   I'd like to be able to draw well. I do draw really good stick figures. Or I'd like to be able to do a standing flip.



Most memorable moment as a member of the Blue Hens?   Winning the CAA's two years in a row with the best teammates in the country.

Any superstitions?   I may be one of the more superstitious field hockey players. I always have to eat gummy worms/bears or chocolate before a game or else I get too nervous.

What do you and your team do to get students to go to your game?   I personally run through the streets screaming on game day (just kidding). But my team tries to post about it on social media. We play really well as a team when we have lots of fans come out so really anything that draws fans to Rullo Stadium.

What is your game-day playlist?   It's all over the place, but The Weather Girls- It's Raining Men is on it for sure. Gets me going. Fergie- Fergalicious and Fetty Way- 679. My team loves Kygo so I have to throw some of his songs in the mix and you always have to have some Whitney Houston and Beyonce. They are powerful women.   

What was the best advice ever given to you?   Play every game like it's your last. I am a stong believer in giving 100% effort in everything you do in life because you owe it to yourself and your team. 

Compiled by Shannon Hawley, Athletics Media Relations Student Intern