June 30th, 2017

20 Questions with Madison Dykes

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Madison Dykes
Dykes was one of Mercy's top hitters this past season / photo provided by the Dykes family

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Sullivan “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Madison Dykes

Age: 16

Current school: Mercy Academy

Current Sports playing: Softball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Athanasuis

Colleges considering or attending: WKU and Campbellsville

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Going to state freshman and junior year. Playing 14 innings vs South Warren in state tournament this year even though we lost we played our hearts out.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Snickers

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? “If I were a boy....” – Beyoncé

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Alex Hugo- she always gives 100 percent in every game, hits the ball so well and she played for Georgia which is my dream school.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Why you wanna marry me anyway? So I can kiss you anytime I want.” – Sweet Home Alabama

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? Our team prays before every game/practice and my two other outfielders say a prayer with me between innings.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Stitch

8. All-time favorite board game? Sorry

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone - Snapchat

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Kai Lana sushi

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Kardashians

12. What is your greatest fear? Drowning, spiders

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Humor

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Takis

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 3:30 p.m. school is out and I can take a nap before practice.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Madawg - Jordan Vorbrink started calling me this before I came to Mercy. Rosie - my middle name is Rose.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? T J middle as a mentor.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can roll my tongue like a wave.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Travel back - would like to tell my Papaw goodbye since I didn't get to before he passed away.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would ask Justin Bieber if he would marry me.



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