Ohana Tigers Fastpitch Organization:
Name: Madison Lourenco
Hometown: Fontana, CA
Grad Year: 2022
Travel Team: Ohana Tigers - Quarles
High School: Summit High School, CA
Pop Times: 1.83
Coaches: Joey & Shaun Quarles
Overhand Velocity: 69 mph
Exit Velocity off Tee: 76
Home to First or 20 yds: 2.8
Intended Study Major: Criminology
Recruiting Profile Page: https://sportsrecruits.com/athlete/madison_lourenco
Who are you? I am a 17 year old high school Senior that hopes to continue playing softball at the college level.
How did your softball journey begin? I started at the age of 4 in tee ball. My first travel team was when I was 9 when I played with Batbusters - Lujan. To this day I still keep in touch with that team. We were a special group!
You have a proven and impressive history as a Catcher? I’ve always been told I have a high softball IQ. I’ve been fortunate to have coaches that have asked my opinions and talked situations over with me. I am the eyes and ears on the field for my team so I need to be at my best as well as have their trust.
Do you call games and if so, can you please explain the preparation and game time execution? Yes, I honestly call pitches that I know are my pitcher’s strengths. I am aware of where the batters are in the lineup and how they position themselves in the box. As the game goes on, I adjust my calls to how they are performing.
What are you thinking when you have speedy runners on-base and you know they are going to try to steal on you? Ball first…also what pitch the pitcher should throw to help execute the play.
What is your greatest strengths as a softball player and why should coaches want you on their team? I can be the biggest cheerleader out on the field! I like to know that my team will feel fully supported by me no matter what! I also don’t have a bad bat either ;).
You have an outstanding bat and most always puts the ball in-play with hard solid hits. You are a legit Home Run threat. What kind of hitter are you and what are your most recent offensive stats? Awe, thanks! I am described as a power-hitter, for the most part I’m very disciplined. I try my best to work the count to hit the ball or try to get an outside pitch early. I hit in the 3-4 hole. My slugging percentage is currently 1.471 and batting .525 I have 6 Home Runs and 16 RBIs.
Why should college coaches recruit you to join their team? Not only do I have a strong bat, but I can play multiple positions. I’m never too afraid to be put in a different position, I go where coach needs me the most at the time. Also, you can ask any of my pitchers…I am a pitcher's catcher, I do my best to make her look her best and I’m not afraid to stick a pitch a bit longer to get her call even with a runner-on.
What is your favorite sports memory and greatest achievement? Getting First Team All-League my freshman year!
How do you handle adversity and even failure? I like to think I handle adversity head-on with a calm, cool, collected mindset! I try my best to stay positive no matter what!
How would your teammates and friends describe you? I would hope they would describe me as kind, helpful, and a leader! I also tend to give kind of a hippie vibe!
If you could spend a day with any softball player, former or current, who would it be and why? Jocelyn Alo. I would love to know her secret on hitting so many Home Runs.
What is your softball dream/goal? To end up at a school with a great coach and awesome environment.
Describe your perfect softball team. A team where everyone fulfills their role and has each other’s back.
When deciding on what college team to play for what are the most important things you’re looking for? I think coaching staff, team chemistry, and team reputation are most important!
Are you willing to leave California to play softball and if so what are the circumstances? Originally I never wanted to leave California but as time has passed and I have matured, I am open to the opportunity!
Please tell us about all the extra work you put into your development and improvements such as strength and conditioning to private lessons. I have been fortunate to have some amazing coaches over the years. My catching coach was Mark Campbell for over 4 years and I learned everything from him. My hitting coach is George Takeda, he made me the hitter I am today! I also work out at EM and try my best to stay in shape!
What gets you hyped or ready before a game? Good music and a spicy Coke from McDonald’s
What is your favorite jersey number and why did you choose it? #32, originally it was because Sierra Romero was my favorite player. Later, it just became a part of me.
What other hobbies do you have to balance out softball and your personal life? Not really a hobby but I do work at Starbucks and I enjoy mixing drinks. I also like to binge watch TV series or movies!
What bit of advice or mentorship can you share with younger players or others who strive to be successful as you? Focus on mechanics and never give up!
Who would you like to thank for your softball achievements and support? I have so many people to thank! First, I’d thank my parents. George Takeda who literally built my swing up from the bottom to make it what it is today, Mike Smith, my team Spain coach who has always given me help whenever needed, and Kristi Whitcomb, my high school coach and mentor and all the other coaches that believe in me!
Additional Information About Madison:
Walk up Song: Who Dat Boy
Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo
Favorite Song: For Tonight
Favorite Music Artist: Giveon
Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite Sports Celebrity: Malia Quarles
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter Deathly Shallows Part 2
Favorite Sports Movie: The Blind Side
Favorite TV Show: The Silent Sea
Favorite Book: The Maze Runner
Favorite Travel Spot: San Francisco
Favorite Quote: “You know you are on the right path when things stop being easy”