UConn Softball: Where Are They Now? - Archive
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut softball team rolls on with the “UConn Softball: Where Are They Now?” series today with Maddy Schiappa, a graduate of the Class of 2014.
Each Friday throughout the summer, fans can catch up with a Husky softball alum via @UConnSoftball on Twitter and UConn Softball on Facebook, as well as stay updated on all other softball news at uconnhuskies.com.
Schiappa had a very successful career in Storrs under head coach Karen Mullins, finishing tied for fifth in program history with 35 stolen bases. In her final three seasons at UConn, she finished in the top three in batting average every year, including a team-best .353 in 2012.
A native of Bedford, N.H., Schiappa currently lives in Boston, Mass. – just one-and-a-half hours from the UConn campus. She was a member of the last Husky team coached by Mullins, who retired after 31 seasons at the helm in 2014.
Read Schiappa’s responses below to get caught up with her, as well as enjoy her favorite memories at UConn:
Where do you live now?
What was your major at UConn?
Psychology/International Business Management
Where did/do you work?
Sophos – A cybersecurity company
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment since graduating from UConn?
Figuring out what I am truly interested in for a career and getting a job in that field.
What's your favorite UConn softball memory?
This is really hard, because I have so many memories. My favorites were usually outside of softball, the meals we had on the road or the bus rides where we played games to keep us entertained. Ashley LaPenta singing on the bus with giant headphones is a great example.
All you can eat wings and pizza at Wooster Street Pizza was the best all together. Getting absolutely awful junk food for studying during finals; we were all in it together. The time we used the tarp for a slip and slide at an away game during a rain delay where no one was ashamed to wear just their spandex for better speed on the tarp!
When Coach D would have to spend extra time with me to teach me how to not fall on my knees when sliding, which you would think would be very easy, but she stuck with me no matter how bad I was at sliding. When Coach Mullins had us play catch with…air…because of a rain delay and all the teams would walk by us with a smirk and we just could not help but to laugh at ourselves. When someone on the bench had an opportunity in the field and aced it always made me smile.
All my favorite memories were when we felt together and supportive of each other, or were just having a really good laugh! As you can see, a very hard question! UConn softball was a lifestyle and it has so many memories, you cannot just pick one!