- Best First Year Player 2018
Growing up playing footy with her family in the backyard, it wasn't until 2017 that Maddi took up the game seriously when she was convinced by few friends to have a kick at the St Kilda Sharks in the VFLW.
Making a relatively immediate impact for the Sharks, a number of AFLW Clubs began enquiring about the newest team member, before Carlton swooped with putting Maddi on the Rookie List ahead of the 2018 Season. In an amazing effort, Maddi featured in all of Carlton's 2018 games playing largely in the midfield where it was evident her confidence and ability grew as the season went on. This resulted in Maddi being awarded Carlton's Best First Year Player. However at the conclusion of what was a disappointing season for the Blues, as well as losing their coach, Maddi accepted an offer to join Melbourne which funnily enough had tried to gain her services as a Rookie the season before.
Maddi is a former elite Netballer where she played for Melbourne University Lightning, Melbourne, and Ballarat Pride.