May 1st, 2020

20 Questions with Maddy Johnson

Samantha Stallings


20 Questions with Maddy Johnson
Photo provided by Maddy Johnson

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports post the Campbellsville University- Louisville “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


Name: Maddy Johnson 

Current School: Mercy Academy 

Current Sports Playing: Softball 

Grade school: St. Gabriel

High School GPA: 4.0


1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating Holy Cross in the 7th region Semi-Final my junior year. 


2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Kraft Mac and Cheese 


3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Sucker by The Jonas Brothers 


4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up Shawn Johnson because she proved to me that you should never give up no matter how many times you fail. 


5. What is your favorite movie quote? “As if” -Cher Horowitz 


6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith is a big part of my life and it is something that I even carry with me through sports. 


7. What is your favorite cartoon character? My favorite cartoon character is definitely Elsa from Frozen (if that counts as a cartoon!!)


8. All-time favorite board game? Clue


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? IPhone. My favorite app would have to be Twitter. 


10. What is your favorite local restaurant? It’s a tie between Aspen Creek, Impellizzeri’s, and the Stephen Foster Restaurant 


11. What is your favorite reality TV show? My favorite reality TV show is Survivor. It my dream to one day be on the show!


12. What is your greatest fear? My greatest fear is spiders. 


13. What is your best quality/characteristic? The best quality that I have is that is am very optimistic. 


14. Favorite junk/comfort food?  My favorite comfort food is cherry cheesecake 


15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite hour of the day is 11pm because it’s when I go to bed. 


16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? My nickname is MJ, and I got it when I was  eight and there were 3 Maddys on my team.


17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Doors to Hope is my favorite place to volunteer. 


18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? My hidden talent is that I can solve a rubik’s cube. 


19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one to travel forward or backward which would you select and why? I would choose to go back to see what my parents were like when they were younger. 


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 Neil Armstrong if the moon landing was real or fake.



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