Position: Middle Blocker
Hometown/Residence: Vestavia, Hills, Alabama/Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Birth Date: Aug. 9, 1993
Club Team: Team Sting (Birmingham, Ala.)
High School/Grad Year: Vestavia Hills High School (Vestavia Hills, Ala.)/2011
College Status: Verbaled to LSU
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: None
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Selected to U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team. 2009 – Competed on the USA Continental Red Team at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships and won the silver bracket. 2008 – Attended the USA Volleyball High Performance A3 Camp at Birmingham, Ala.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Named All-Alabama State in Class 6A, along with All-Metro Team…Ranked as Top Five Hitters in metro area. 2007 – Began playing club volleyball for Alabama Juniors.
PERSONAL: Born Madison Layne Mahaffey on Aug. 9, 1993, in Mandeville, Louisiana.… Father is Mike Mahaffey (1964) and Mother is Kris Mahaffey (1960).… Mother played basketball at University of Mississippi (1980-1982) and Father participated in track at Mississippi State University (1982-1984)…Brother is Cody Mahaffey (1991)… Hobbies include riding horses, hanging out with friends, texting and being with family …Favorite food is any type of pasta…Favorite book is Twilight Series…Favorite musical categories are rap, country, rock and really anything else…Favorite musician is Tim McGraw…Favorite movie is Forrest Gump…Favorite professional team is New Orleans Saints…Favorite athlete is Drew Brees…Most admired people are her parents because “for everything they have done for me.”…Happiest moment in life was “making the U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team.”
INTERESTING NOTE: “I was introduced to Volleyball in 7th grade, I was very uncoordinated and not athletic. I did not see the court my 7th or 8th grade year, but I stuck with it and played club my 8th grade summer going into high school and made the JV team as a Freshman. Since then I have started on all of my high school teams and have been a part of the Varsity team since my sophomore year. Through this I have learned that hard work and dedication pay off. USA volleyball has allowed me to meet a lot of great people and make some new friends! There’s something about wearing USA on your jersey that is very special. GO USA!!”