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Madison Pearson

Madison Pearson

Volleyball / Middle Hitter / Junior / Edmond, Okla.

Major: Politicial Science

Madison Pearson is a junior middle hitter on the Maroon volleyball team. Pearson has helped lead UChicago to a 9-0 record to start the season. She leads the team with 23 blocks and ranks second on the team with a .312 hitting percentage. Pearson is also averaging 2.16 kills per set and has served up 17 aces.

Head Coach Sharon Dingman: "Madison is having her best start as a Maroon and has been integral to our 9-0 record. She is playing at a high level on both offense and defense. Madison is one of the best teammates a team and coaches could ever have. She cares deeply about her teammates' success and how she can help them accomplish their goals. Madison’s has a work output that is off the charts. One of the best things our program has going for it is Madison setting an example every drill, every workout, every day."

Teammate Aasha Dave: "Having Madison as a teammate and a friend is such a blessing. She is literally the kindest, most selfless person I know and would do anything for anyone on the team before thinking about herself. She is also so funny and she brings so much to the team’s fun personality during practice and matches. On the court, Madison is one of the best middle hitters I have ever seen. She is tough and fearless on the court and I would never want to be on the other side of the net defending her attacks because nine times out of 10, she bounces the ball. She is also such a leader for the other middles during every practice and looks out for us specifically because she is the oldest (and definitely wisest). So basically, Madison rocks. She also came up with our pre-game hype routine which will definitely be used for years to come, so her legacy will always be with the team!"


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