Blanchard’s Madison Briscoe – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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Blanchard senior Madison Briscoe is currently in her final slowpitch softball season for the Lady Lions. She has played softball since she was three years old. In addition to her love of the game, Briscoe’s competitive nature drives her to work that much harder, even if just for bragging rights amongst friends.

“Over the years I play the game for the excitement and the love of it,” she said. “I love playing for my high school for bragging rights of friends on the opposing team.”

Through the good times and the bad, Briscoe is very close with her teammates.

“My teammates mean the world to me,” she said. “We are one big, loving family. We joke around, laugh, and fight but at the end of the day we all love each other.”

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Many of her coaches over the years have made an impact on her as well. She especially credits three coaches as being influences in her life: Desiree Booker, Nick Abbot, and Shania Beck.

“They have helped me improve my softball skills and they have also helped shape me into the woman I am becoming,” she said.

The kind of player Briscoe aims to be is one of good character, which to her means being consistent in her attitude on and off the field. She is motivated by her desire to set an example for her younger siblings and anyone else who may be watching.

“Having a good character means being a good player on and off the field. I want to set a good example for the underclassmen around me to be a good teammate and a good person,” she said. “Also, not wanting to lose a game and put everything I have on the field.”

Outside of softball Briscoe is involved in Student Council, FCCLA (Future Career and Community Leaders of America), NHS (National Honor Society), book club, and FCS (Future  Christian Students). After high school she plans on attending Oklahoma Baptist University to receive her RN license, then going on to specialize as a neonatal nurse.