Here at Sox On 35th, we boast a talented and passionate group of contributors that provides coverage all year long. To help you get familiar with our staff, we will be rolling out our “Meet the Team” article series throughout the year. In this edition, we get to know Maddie Spagnola.
My name is Maddie Spagnola and I am from Elgin, IL. In 2022, I graduated from Quincy University where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and my MBA. I also had the privilege of playing college basketball at QU and one year at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. Currently, I am living in Quincy where I coach at John Wood Community College and work at a bank. I plan on moving back to Chicago in the near future.
I was born and raised a Chicago sports fan. My love for sports originated when I started watching Derrick Rose in 2008 during his rookie year in Chicago (fulfilled my lifelong dream and met him in 2022). I am an extremely passionate Chicago Bears and White Sox fan – just check my Twitter. One day I’d love to possibly own my own business in the sports world. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to help write for Sox On 35th and share my passion for this team with everyone.
White Sox Nation, let’s ride.
- Page Role: Contributor
- Hometown: Elgin, IL
- Current Town: Quincy, IL
- Education/Major: Finance, MBA – Quincy University
- Favorite White Sox Player: Paul Konerko
- Favorite non-White Sox Player: Anthony Rizzo
- Favorite Thing About Being a White Sox Fan: Being delusional with the rest of the fandom
- Least Favorite Baseball Team: Cleveland Guardians
- Favorite White Sox Uniform: Southside City Connect
- “Mount Rushmore” of White Sox Players: Paul Konerko, Jose Abreu, Mark Buehrle, Luis Robert Jr. (I’m predicting his greatness).
- Favorite In-Person White Sox Memory: Getting on Jumbotron with my family back in 2021.
- Least Favorite In-Person White Sox Memory: In 2021 went to the Yankees Series and Abreu hit a home run to tie the game to go into extra innings, only to end up losing the game.
- Favorite Baseball Movie: Moneyball
- Favorite Baseball Stat: ERA
- Favorite Ballpark Food: Ballpark hot dog
- Favorite Ballpark: Busch Stadium
- Ballpark You Want to Visit: Oracle Park
- All-time Favorite Broadcaster: Steve Stone
- Favorite Fast Food: Chipotle
- Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds
- Favorite Hobbies: Working out, cooking, watching all sports
- Dream Vacation: Bora Bora
- Favorite Band/Artist: Morgan Wallen
- Who has inspired you the most in your life? Derrick Rose
- Favorite Professional Team Aside from Baseball: Chicago Bears
- Favorite Personal Sports Moment: Winning Super Sectionals my senior year of high school to advance to go to state.
- If you could have dinner with four people dead or alive who would it be? Michael Jordan, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson
- If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 2011 (Derrick Rose’s MVP Season; best year of my life)