AOTW: Chris Maderitz, sophomore tennis player

Why Chris Maderitz was selected: Maderitz posted a 6-0, 6-0 sweep against Penn College on Sept. 30. His record stands at 4-0 and has not dropped a set to date.


Nicole Gaetani

Chris Maderitz Sophomore Tennis Player

Name: Chris Maderitz

Year: Sophomore

Major: Finance

Hometown: York, Pa.

High School: Central York

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

Tennis was the main driving force as I wasn’t sure if this was necessarily … the place I wanted to be. (Coach Leicht) showed how close the team was and how they were like family.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

Not entirely sure what I want to do. If worse comes to worse I’ll probably teach tennis.

Favorite building on campus?


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope we win our 11th conference championship in a row and make (it) to nationals once again.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

Started playing because I would always watch on TV but never actually play.

Coke or Pepsi?


If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

I would add lights to the tennis courts for night matches.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Watching football and hanging with friends.

Most influential person in your life?

Mom and Dad.

A quote you live your life by?

“Dont waste your time or time will waste you.” -Matt Bellamy

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

Representing the school both on the field as well as in the classroom.

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

Vince Lombardi.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My tennis team for always being by my side.