Though no events or games are taking place this fall on campus, St. Bonaventure student-athletes still have great stories to tell. During the fall semester, GoBonnies.com will feature members from each of our 17 Division I teams – how they're adjusting to the new norms of campus life, preparing for the upcoming seasons and more.
In this edition, we feature women's basketball freshman Maddie Dziezgowski.
Dziezgowski joins the women's basketball program from Bethel Park, Pa. She was a four-year letterwinner for Bethel Park High School where she averaged 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as a senior. Dziezgowski was a 1,000-point scorer and was a two-time First-Team All-Section selection.
Dziezgowski is studying biochemistry at St. Bonaventure.
Did you engage in any new activities or pick up any new hobbies during quarantine?
I mostly just did more of my hobbies that I do not usually have a lot of time for like board games, reading and spending time outside.
What has been keeping you motivated?
Just focusing on what I can control, working hard, staying positive and making the best out of things.
What do you think of this year's team?
I think we are a great group that really cares for and supports one another.
Why did you choose St. Bonaventure?
I chose St. Bonaventure because I love the beautiful campus that felt like home. Also, the awesome program, coaching staff and the superior academics.
What are you doing for fun using social distancing?
I read, watch Netflix, hangout with my roommate and take walks outside.
Who do you look up to on the team?
I'm learning so much from all my teammates, especially Olivia Brown. She has been so supportive and encouraging. Olivia is always working hard and has a positive attitude.
What advice would you give your fellow Bonnies?
Work hard and never take any moments for granted.
What do you hope to bring to the team this year?
I hope to bring a hardworking, positive attitude and a 110 percent effort.
What is one goal you want to accomplish this year?
Hustle all the time, do all the little things and be a great teammate.
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