Having played nearly every sport since she was a kid, there really isn’t anything that Snow Canyon’s Madison Mooring hasn’t tried or already accomplished.
The three-sport athlete has the athleticism that leaves scouts drooling and finished her senior season with a state championship.
Mooring, who will attend Snow College on a basketball scholarship, led the Warriors to 3A state basketball championship despite dealing with the flu.
It seemed like a page out of Michael Jordan’s famous “Flu Game” during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz.
The senior point guard was visibly weak but somehow managed to come up with 16 points including a nifty three-point play late in the game as well as several free throws down the stretch to give Snow Canyon a 58-54 victory over Cedar.
“This was my last game so I knew that whatever I had left in my body I had to get it out and fight through that,” Mooring told reporters after the game.
With the win, Snow Canyon finished the season with an impressive 24-2 record and broke the school record for wins (24) in a season.
“Taking state was definitely one of my favorite moments of my high school career,” she added. “Just knowing that I did it with my teammates and those seniors who I’ve been playing with since I was a kid and accomplishing out goals was incredible.”
Growing up, Mooring played every sport that she could think of. However, soccer was not on her list.
“Her older brother played and when she came to his games she always said it was boring,” said Erin Mooring, Madison’s mother.
Fast forward a decade later and Madison — who had never played organized soccer growing up — quickly became a star on the soccer team.
“She’s pretty gifted and is very determined to be great at whatever she puts her mind to,” Erin said of Madison’s achievements.
“I didn’t think I would ever play soccer but I’m glad I did. I had great coaches and teammates and although I didn’t have a lot of action playing goalie, I did get a nice tan,” she said laughing.
Mooring, who sports a 3.7 GPA, finished this past year as one of the top keepers in 3A and helped the Warriors advance to the 3A semifinals before a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Cedar.
After soccer and basketball season, Mooring didn’t have any time to relax with softball season in full swing, but she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
“I love playing sports and I love competition no matter what it is,” Madison said. “I always have to be doing something.”
“So was always hyper and so active growing up and it hasn’t changed,” Erin said jokingly.
After signing with Snow College, Madison will join her teammate Shaylee Reed and Pine View’s Tayvia Ah’Quin on the Lady Badger basketball court.
“I’m super excited to go to Snow College and play basketball with Tayvia and Shaylee,” Madison said. “Those are two of my closest friends and having them with me is going to be a lot of fun. I’m excited to travel and to meet new people and just to play basketball at the college level.”
“To see her continue her education and to play a sport that she loves is a huge blessing,” Erin added. “We’re so proud of her and grateful to see all of her hard work pay off.”