Maddie Damon
Maddie  Damon


West Concord, Minn.

High School:


Lady Lightning


Softball Clinches Nebraska Series 6-4

Purdue sets a facility record in its comeback victory over Nebraska


Gophers Blank Boilermakers in Opener

Minnesota opens the series with a five-inning victory over Purdue


Wisconsin Takes The Series 2-1

Purdue's final attempt at a comeback fell short, leading to a 3-1 loss


Wisconsin Series Knotted At 1

Kaitlynn Moody and Maddie Damon held off the Badgers to tie the series


Illini Present First B1G Road Test For SB

Boilermakers prepare for a three-game series with Illinois

2016: Saw action in 18 games, starting nine ... posted a 4-6 record with 52 strikeouts in 63 innings, including three complete games and one combined shutout ... struck out five or batters three times, including a season-best 10 against Pacific ... acted as a pinch hitter or pinch runner in 13 games, tallying three hits and drawing one walk ... scored three runs, including the game winner against Nebraska, and drove in three RBI, including the game winner against Syracuse ... defensively, made good on all 13 chances for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

High School: Minnesota Miss Softball 2015 ... Minnesota's all-time strikeout leader with 1,642 ... a five-time Minnesota Class AA All-State first team selection ... a MaxPreps 2015 Medium Schools All-American ... a MaxPreps Underclass All-America honoree ... a four-time all-Hiawatha Valley League and all-section honoree ... led team to back-to-back state titles in 2014 and 2015, runner up finish in 2013 ... went 25-2 in the circle as a senior with a 0.16 ERA, 19 shutouts and 382 strikeouts in 175 innings ... managed a .433 average and 13 home runs at the plate ... posted a 26-0 record in the circle with a 0.22 ERA and 323 strikeouts in 160 innings as a junior ... earned first team-all-conference, first team all-section, first team all-state and Minnesota state all-tournament team honors as a junior, while setting the state record for perfect games in a season and issuing 20 shutouts, six no-hitters and 10 one-hitters ... as a sophomore, threw 225 strikeouts and posted a 1.24 ERA in 146 innings of work en route to Minnesota state all-tournament team, 2013 Hardware Hank Player of the Week and KTTC Sports Athlete of the Week honors .... managed 295 Ks and a 0.55 ERA in 165 innings of action as a rookie ... garnered KTTC and KAAL Sports Athlete of the Week honors ... played travel ball for the Lady Lightning.

Personal: Full name is Maddison Jo Damon ... born June 15, 1996 ... parents are Jim and Kim Damon ... has one brother, Ethan, and one sister, Halie.

Sweet or salty: salty
Chocolate or vanilla: chocolate
Dogs or cats: dogs
Cooking or eating: eating
Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: Big city
Coolest place I've ever been/most unique locale: Niagara Falls
Place I dream of visiting someday: Going on a cruise to anywhere
Person I look up to most & why: My mom. She has been there with me through everything and always supported me no matter what.
Best feeling in the field (defensively): diving after a ball
Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): squaring up on a ball and scoring a run
Best Feeling in the circle (pitching): Striking someone out
Favorite thing about my position: Being in control and the pressure that comes with having the ball in your hand every play.
Three words that describe me: Talkative, determined, passionate
One word to describe my game: Gritty
Team I am most excited to play in 2017: Northwestern
My most memorable sports moment: walkoff hit against Syracuse my freshman year
Celebrity crush: James Lafferty
Person I would like to have dinner with: Jesus
Best non-athletic talent: Dancing
My stupid human trick is: I can out-eat anyone in cereal
Dream job: Physical therapist
Song I have to listen to before a game: Do What I Want by Lil Uzi Vert
Favorite thing about playing at Bittinger Stadium: running out on the field and standing in the circle
My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: Ohio State
Place I am most excited to play in 2017: Hawaii
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: My mom

Favorite sweet treat: chocolate covered pretzels
Favorite ice cream flavor: Oreo
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite Athlete: Anthony Rizzo
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Movies: Dirty Dancing
Favorite Book: Second Chance
Favorite Musical Artist: Future
Favorite Type of Pizza: mushroom
Favorite Actor & Actress: Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev
Favorite Food: cereal
Favorite place on campus: Mackey
Favorite city: Rochester
Favorite outdoor activity: swimming
Favorite animal/furry friend: Tiger
Favorite class at Purdue: EDPS
Favorite Purdue professor: Mr. Olson


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