Maddie Burdick is a freshman midfielder from Milton, Ga. As an early enrollee, she began classes at Georgia in January 2014 and participated in the Bulldogs’ spring season. Her Q&A is the first in what will be a weekly series on Georgiadogs.com called “Getting To Know The Freshmen,” compiled by student coach Jill Maloney.
Q: What's been the biggest change from high school that you've experienced so far?
A: The biggest change from high school has to be balancing my schedule and managing my time between practice, class, studying, and tutoring.
Q: What's been the best moment for you so far?
The best moment for me so far was in the spring when our team got to meet Michelle Akers and spend the day volunteering at her farm.
Q: What has it been like coming in with such a big freshman class?
A: It was a little overwhelming at first because there were so many of us and only a few knew each other. I would say everyone is comfortable around one another off the field, and now we are continuing to learn how each of us plays on the field.
Q: What was it like coming in for conditioning in July?
A: I came in January and stayed all summer to rehab for my injury.
Q: How did you find the team dynamic and chemistry coming in? What/who helped the transition?
A: The team dynamic and chemistry was awesome coming in. When I enrolled in January, [Taylor Donohue] and [Jill Maloney] were very helpful since the year before they also graduated high school early and enrolled at UGA in January.
Q: How does it feel getting to play for the University of Georgia?
A: It feels like a dream getting to the play for the University of Georgia. Years ago I never would have guessed that I would end up at UGA playing the sport I love.
Q: What made you choose Georgia?
A: I chose Georgia because of the beautiful campus, the state-of-the-art facilities, the team chemistry, the support staff, and all of the opportunities the university had to offer.
Q: What is a personal goal you have for this season?
A: I would love for our team to make it into the NCAA tournament this year.
Q: What would your last meal be?
A: Filet Mignon.
Q: What is your spirit animal?
A: No idea!
Q: What actress would you want to play you in your biopic?
A: Jennifer Lawrence or Missy Peregrym.
Q: What’s on your Netflix queue?
A: House of Cards, Prison Break, Sherlock, and American Horror Story.
Q: What would the title of your memoir be?
A: How to Persevere
Q: If you had to do karaoke, what would you sing?