WOMEN'S SOCCER / BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Two-sport standout Madison Mader from the women’s soccer and beach volleyball teams has been named the 2017-18 Rio Hondo College Female Athlete of the Year.
Mader recently wrapped up the spring season as a member of the women’s beach volleyball team. In just her first season competing in the sport, Mader teamed with Andrea Velasco to form Rio Hondo’s No. 1 doubles team. The duo finished fourth at the South Coast Conference Championships and earned a spot in the Southern California Regionals.
But it was on the soccer field where Mader shined most. This past fall, she led Rio Hondo with 13 goals, 12 assists, and 38 points on her way to being named the South Coast Conference North Division Offensive Player of the Year. The feat is even more impressive considering Mader was the SCC North Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman in 2016.
Mader recently signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and soccer career at Cal State LA.