Maddie Clarfield: Maize & Blue Student Athlete of the Week

mott blog - satw - maddie clarfield mastheadOn most Thursday nights, the larger-than-life men and women of Michigan Athletics stop by to share jokes, smiles, friendship and a little cheer with children at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

We know our “Little Victors” look up to these students, and that’s why we’re pleased to present the Maize & Blue Student Athlete of the Week.  Each week, we’ll be shining a spotlight on one athlete to give our Little Victors and their families a closer look at some of the Conquering Heroes who dominate on the field, in the arena and in our hearts.

Congratulations to this week’s featured student athlete:

maddie clarfieldMaddie Clarfield
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Women’s Soccer

Malibu, California

High school:
Malibu High School, home of the Sharks!


Favorite class:
Management Operations

Favorite super hero:
Wonder Woman, because she is one of the only female super heroes who exists without being associated with a male and she has really amazing powers. She fights for the good of humanity and is a positive influence in people’s lives.

Favorite food:
Green beans

Pre-game ritual:
I like to call my parents before each game and take a little power nap.

Words of advice for the Little Victors:
Never give up on your dreams, you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Thank God for each day and live every moment to the fullest. Always pursue the things you love and never let someone else’s dreams for you influence your decisions. Thank you to all of the Little Victors that have inspired me in so many ways – Thursdays are the best day of the week!

Congratulations, Maddie!

Take the next step:


best children's hospitalUniversity of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked one of the best hospitals in the country. It was nationally ranked in all ten pediatric specialties in U.S. News Media Group’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” and among the 10 best children’s hospitals in the nation by Parents Magazine. In December 2011, the hospital opened our new 12-story, state-of-the-art facility offering cutting-edge specialty services for newborns, children and women.