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Getting to know Maddie Chapin

Maddie Chapin

Andover Central soccer

Chapin, a senior defender, was also a key component in the basketball team's Class 5A championship. The Southwestern College soccer signee is known for intimidating opponents on the field and on the court with defensive intensity.

How tough are you when it comes to playing on the soccer field?

"I can be pretty tough at times. I mean if you you're coming toward me, I'm going to try my best to get the ball from you, and if you hit the ground, I'm sorry but that's just what happens. I like intimidating people. It's kind of cool. Then again, I don't know if I'm always able to intimidate people. I just try to be tough and act like I'm tough and get the ball."

So what are some of your intimidation methods?

"Well, I don't growl at people or anything like that. That's not the way I go. I will give a little shove. If they have the ball I'm going to at least put a little pressure on them. I don't want to make it easy for them. Then it's just being bigger, I guess. I like to work out, so that helps me be bigger and stronger."

Do you like doing anything else outside of soccer and basketball?

"I love the outdoors. I love hiking. I love Colorado. I really want to move there. Then there's snowboarding. I water ski, and I snow ski, too. I do a lot of water sports. I like to watch 'Criminal Minds' on TV."

What's your coolest outdoor adventure story?

"When I went hiking in Colorado, there was this cliff hangover, and we stayed under it while a tornado passed at the same time. We couldn't see it exactly, but you could hear it ripping through the trees. I was sitting on the edge, and I thought it was the coolest thing."

What are you looking forward to the most about college?

"I'm going with one of my best friends, so it's going to be a lot of fun. I'm just ready for a new group of people to hang out with and have a good time. Then with soccer, it's going to be fun playing with new girls, and I really like the coach. There will be new classes and I'll start a new chapter of my life and move on to adulthood."