Getting to know… Madeleine Brownsey Senior Lacrosse Player

Getting to know... Madeleine Brownsey Senior Lacrosse Player

Madeleine Brownsey is a senior marketing and sports management major from Saint Basil Academy in Glenside, Pa.

Q:What was the driving force behind your decision to come to Wilkes?

A: I had never actually heard of Wilkes until I was recruited by a former Wilkes field hockey coach at one of my high school tournaments. I came here to play field hockey originally and then ended up switching over to lacrosse.

Q: Do you have any post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

A: I really enjoy event planning and creative advertising, so I’m thinking I’ll head in one of those directions post-graduation. My ultimate goal is to work on the business side for a major league sports team.

Q:What are your hopes for your next season as a Colonel?

A: My hope for this season, like any season, is to make it to the MAC championship. It’d be an awesome way for the rest of the seniors and me to finish our college careers.

Q: When and why did you first begin playing lacrosse?

A: I played for a club team in grade school but had to stop playing in high school because my school did not have it. I kind of just picked it back up in college.

Q: Do you have other sports/interests/hobbies off of the field?

A: I’m a big Flyers fan, and my hobbies include weekly trips to Dagwood’s.

Q: Who would you say is the most influential person in your life? Why?

A: The most influential person in my life is probably my dad. He was a lacrosse player for Penn State, so he’s always been my coach from home. He’s really shaped me into the athlete I am today.

Q: A quote you live your life by?

A: “All things must pass.” – George Harrison

Q: What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

A: “Being Colonel” is representing this school in a way that shows pride, dedication,commitment and the ability to excel in anything that you are passionate about, regardless of who you are or what you enjoy.

Q: If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

A: I would love to have dinner with Anne Shirley.