College Bound: Maddie Fuller

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Maddie Fuller was a big reason why Heritage Hills won their first softball sectional championship since 2014 as she wrapped up her senior season with a .280 batting average, 28 hits, 18 RBIs and a fielding percentage of .981. Fuller is one of two Patriot softball players who will be playing collegiately next year as pitcher Meagan Kralj will head to Rend Lake College.

A Q&A with Heritage Hills alum Maddie Fuller who will be playing collegiate softball at Olney Central College.

What was the biggest factor into your decision to play sports collegiately? The biggest factor was my love for the game. My mom, Jeni, introduced me to the game when I was a little girl and my love for it blossomed.

What stood out about Olney Central over the other schools that you visited? The biggest thing that stood out was the atmosphere, when I first arrived there it felt like I was back home.

During your time at Heritage Hills, who or what do you feel most prepared you for playing sports in college? My mom is the biggest contributor to preparing me for college softball, the reason for this is because she was the one that helped me fall in love with the game and she was the only one that believed in me when no one else did.

What was your biggest accomplishment during your time at Heritage Hills? My biggest accomplishment was making the All-District and All-Conference teams my junior year.

If you could describe your high school athletic experience in one word, what would it be? Love — it showed me that no matter what happens on or off the field, your teammates will always be there for you and will always love you.


College Bound profiles local high school graduates who will be taking their talents to the next level by playing sports collegiately.


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