Madison Stuart is a senior outside hitter for the Carl Albert Lady Titan volleyball team and defensive specialist. Stuart believes in a team-first mentality and always tries to bring a positive attitude to the court. As a senior Stuart has a mature perspective and over the course of her career has learned a lot of lessons by playing volleyball and applies these traits on and off the court on a daily basis.
“Some of the qualities I love to see in my teammates are selflessness,” Stuart said. “Selflessness can go a long way not just in volleyball but in your everyday life.”
Stuart loves to see her teammates come together to accomplish common goals and work for each other.
“I love to see my teammates not playing for themselves and solely for everyone else,” Stuart said.
Stuart first started playing volleyball in elementary school and her passion for the game has never wavered.
“I started playing volleyball in the fourth grade and I really just fell in love,” Stuart said. “My favorite aspect of the sport is definitely my teammate. I always have someone to lean on no matter what in volleyball.”
As the fall season continues Stuart has set some goals for herself as well as her team.
“I have a couple goals this year for volleyball as well as academics. I want to win state this year after being so close last year and falling short in the finals vs. Mount St. Mary,” Stuart said. “An academic goal I have for myself is keeping my 4.0 GPA that I have had since freshman year.”
When it comes to inspirational figures, Stuart doesn’t have to look too far, as she often finds comfort and inspiration from one of her teammates.
“Someone that inspires me everyday is Rylee Reese, she is a junior on the volleyball team,” Stuart said. “She always has a smile, is always so positive, always encouraging, and has never talked bad about anyone. Everyone needs a Rylee in their life!”
Looking ahead to the rest of the volleyball schedule there is one game that Stuart is particularly excited about.
“I am super excited for the Piedmont game this season,” Stuart said. “It is our first time playing Piedmont at home in three years!”
As Stuart’s senior season comes to a close she is already thinking about and planning for her future.
“I plan on attending Rose State College to get my associates degree and then transferring to a university to pursue my doctorate in the field to become a dentist.”