2015 - 2016 GATORADE
NATIONAL SOFTBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MADILYN "BUBBA"
NICKLES
RHP
MERCED HS
MERCED, CALIFORNIA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-8
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
20-5
RECORD
0.63
ERA
308
STRIKEOUTS

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-8 senior right-handed pitcher and shortstop compiled a 20-5 record in the circle along with a 0.63 ERA this past season, leading the Bears (22-7) to the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Division I Tournament in the one-loss elimination bracket. Ni

Academic Achievement


Nickles has maintained a 3.95 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary Character


She has volunteered locally as part of multiple community-service initiatives through her school's Rotary International Interact Club. Nickles has also donated her time generously to youth players, serving as a volunteer assistant for the past four years

THE INTERVIEW


G: What one piece of advice do you have for freshman about being a successful high school student athlete?

MN: Set your goals early and stick to your priorities. Get your studies and your workouts in first, before heading out for the extra stuff.

G: What is your favorite highlight from this year?

MN: Earning a spot on the USA Women's National Elite Team!

G: What training habit has the most impact on your performance?

MN: Regular workouts with my speed, agility & conditioning coach at Bonsu Elite Athletics

G: What have you learned from your coach that you will never forget?

MN: Never expect yourself to do more than what you are capable of doing.