It’s going to take a long time to list all of the school records Madi McCoy will own when she plays her last game at Washington High School.
Almost as long as it takes to recite the pitching and slugging star’s injury history.
“Ankle, six times. My arm, shoulder, elbow, that’s every year. Hip, now. It’s bad.,” said McCoy. “I don’t know why. And I drink a lot of milk.”
The Washington senior has battled injuries her whole career but it’s not stopped her from being one of the area’s best softball players for four seasons.
“I think I was born to stick through and toughen it out,” said McCoy. “My brother is the same. You will never know when he is hurt or sick.”
Her brother is Mason McCoy. He’s a former Washington star, now currently playing baseball at the University of Iowa.
He sets records in earning the MVP of the prestigious Northwoods League last summer playing in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
And he’s Madi’s role model.
“I’m very proud of what she’s done and who she’s become as a person and player,” Mason McCoy said. “It’ll be neat to see what she’ll do in the future. She always said, I don’t want to live in your shadow. It’s not like that. She’s having a tremendous year.”
Mason is home for a couple days in between the conclusion of his Big Ten season adn the start of him summer season.
“As a player, as a person,” said Madi McCoy. ” don’t think I could ask for a better brother to look up to.”
While, Madi McCoy looks to her brother for inspiration, Washington looks to her, nagging injuries and all, to lead the Lady Panthers back to state again this year. She is two wins away from accomplishing that.