Getting to Know

Published 2:05 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Bowling Green School’s Madelyn Burch

Bowling Green School’s Madelyn Burch is a senior for the Lady Buccaneers. Burch plays softball and is a cheerleader.
Burch pitches in softball. Burch has been a first-team all-district player the last two years and she was a second-team player in 2016. Last season, she was the district defensive Most Valuable Player and all-MAIS (all-state).
“Obviously, she’s a senior. She’s a leader on the team. She’s a college pitcher. She’s committed to Coastal Alabama, so when she’s in the circle for us, we have a chance to win every game. Whether she’s on or not, we’ve got a shot to win. She’s going to keep us in every game. She can give up a lot of hits and still be fine because the amount of people she strikes out. The bigger the game, the better the opponent the better she pitches in my opinion. She tends to rise to the occasion,” Bowling Green coach David Hood Burris said.

What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?
The competiveness and the anxious feeling I get before stepping on the field for a game.

What do you like best about being a student athlete?
Representing my school while playing the sport I love.

Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?
Throughout my time at BG, I have had several coaches and they have all influenced me in different ways to become the best player I can be.

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?
My favorite athlete is (former University of Florida pitcher) Kelly Barnhill. During her time as a college softball pitcher, she faced many hardships, but always found a way to come back stronger than before.

Favorite team?
LSU Tigers.

Best thing about living in Washington Parish?
The best thing about living in Washington Parish is definitely the fair.