Female Athlete of the Week: Maddie Kelley, junior basketball player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Jan. 12 to Jan. 19 Why Madalyn Kelley was selected: Against DeSales, Kelley recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Two days later, she tallied 12 points and seven rebounds against Eastern, allowing her to average 13.5 points and nine rebounds on the week.


Kirsten Peters

Female Athlete of the Week: Maddie Kelley

Name: Maddie Kelley

Year: Junior

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Dallas, Pa.

High School: Dallas HS

Position: Guard

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The nursing program has a really great reputation with a high NCLEX passing rate that enhanced my decision to come to Wilkes. 

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I still haven’t decided which field of nursing I would like to work in yet.

Favorite building on campus? 

Marts Center.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope that my team ends on a strong note this season, and we win more conference games than we did last season. 

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing when I was 5 years old because my parents signed me up.

Favorite thing to do during practice?


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

Our consistency from game to game.

Other interests or hobbies off of the court? 

Outside of playing basketball, I love taking my dogs on walks and hanging out with family or friends.

Most influential person(s) in your life?

My mom and dad.

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

Princess Diana.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Stewart.

Coke or Pepsi?

Coke, if I had to pick.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Fruit Friday.

A quote you live your life by?

“Everything happens for a reason.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means to be the best possible version of yourself.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

The dawgs.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor