Each month we are going to take the time to get to know one of our PSL officials better. This is a great way to know the person who dedicates their free time to umpiring or refereeing your games.
Our September PSL Official of the Month is Maddie! Get to know Maddie better and be sure to say hi to her at your next PSL game.
How long have you been officiating with the PSL? I started officiating in the summer of 2018. I’m heading into my second season of officiating now!
Which sport(s) do you officiate? Slow Pitch Softball.
What is your favorite PSL officiating memory? My favorite PSL officiating memory is running into an old friend from my hometown in Austin, Texas. We played recreational softball together when we were 8-years-old. I had no idea that she was living in Pittsburgh, let alone, playing slow pitch softball in the league that I would be officiating. It was really awesome to reconnect over the same sport that brought us together!
What do you do for a living? I work as a medical scribe for a living. My ultimate goal is to attend medical school and become a doctor. I am currently applying for the 2019 cycle. I work remotely for my job, so it’s really great to get outside, be around others, and officiate during the evenings.
Why did you decide to officiate with the PSL? I decided to join PSL because I love the game. I am constantly looking for ways to stay involved whether that is with coaching for the University of Pittsburgh’s softball team, working camps, or umpiring.
Anything you’d like to share about yourself with the PSL community? A fun fact about myself is that I played fastpitch softball for Georgia Tech. During my freshman year, I started at left field, center field, third base, and first base, all before making it over to second base. I played out the rest of my three years at third base, coming to really love the position.