Macon-East’s Madisyn Kennedy is the AISA All-Metro girls basketball player of the year. She’s a Mississippi State softball signee.
A. Stacy Long, Montgomery Advertiser
5-10 senior guard
*Second-team AISA All-State.
*Averaged 20.2 points this season, more than 8 points higher than any other All-Metro nominee. Posted a 6.9-rebound average.
*Amassed 1,633 points (a 17.9 average) and 731 rebounds (8.0) over the last four seasons.
*Three-time All-State. Three-time All-Metro.
*Two-time AISA All-Metro girls basketball player of the year. Two-time AISA All-Metro volleyball player of the year.
*Was AISA All-Metro softball player of the year as a sophomore (but Macon-East teammate Taylor McKinney dethroned her last year). This year, TBA.
*Mississippi State softball signee. Plays shortstop.
Have you forgiven Taylor yet? Or just put her on notice?
I was never mad. This year, whoever earns it, earns it. I have to keep working hard. If I earn it, I earn it.
To help your chances, are you going to pitch like Taylor?
I don’t pitch. Nope. I gave up that a long time ago.
What’s with this vicious rumor that you’re moving to the outfield?
No. I don’t know if you’d want that. That would be bad.
How would you rate your basketball season?
As a team, it was up and down. We played hard every day, and that’s all you can ask.
Surprised you scored 1,633 points the last four years?
I did not know that. Wow. I guess that’s decent.
How good is “Captain Marvel”?
I really liked it, honestly. I liked that it had a strong female lead.
When is the last time you did like her and kicked butt and took names?
Oh, I don’t know. Most recent, probably volleyball state. That was really fun, but I don’t know what all I do. I’m just in the moment.
When is the last time someone from the other team got mad at you?
Probably the last time we played. I don’t know.
Are you stricken with senior-itis yet?
I don’t know if it’s senior-itis, but I definitely realize I’m going to miss a lot of things. I’ll be driving to school and think, “Wow, I’ll never do this again next year. Or ever.”
What final exam do you dread the most?
I’m trying not to take any final exams. I want to be exempt, and it looks pretty good right now. I don’t want to take any of them.
Besides your keychain, what all MSU gear do you have?
Some shirts and sweatshirts. The regular stuff. I don’t ring my cowbell very often, just on occasion, like a football game or something.
Where’s your cowbell?
Have you learned the MSU version of the Ole Miss cheer? (Hotty, toddy, gosh almighty. When’s Ole Miss going to beat somebody?)
Yes, I have heard that, but I haven’t learned it yet. I haven’t thought about it.
Are you going to be back for All-Metro softball player of the year?