Maddy “Biscuit” Boyle began playing ultimate at Williamsburg Middle School in 2009. Before shredding people on the ultimate field, they were renowned in the middle school wrestling and softball scenes. In eighth grade, Maddy’s unrivaled work ethic and coachability secured their spot on varsity at HB Woodlawn. Their powerful denial defense was instrumental in Swing Vote’s YCC championship wins in 2015 and 2016, and they played club ultimate for Grit and practiced with Scandal. In 2019, Maddy earned a gold medal with the U.S. U-24 Women’s National Team, contributing lock down defense and consistent offensive movement.
Maddy joined Fugue in 2017 and was Ultiworld’s Rookie of the Year. Their speed, explosiveness and intelligent cutting makes them one of the hardest players to guard in college ultimate. Maddy’s athleticism and aggressiveness pushes their opponents to improve. They put in the work outside of practice, inspiring their teammates to do the same. Maddy has captained Fugue for two seasons, creating productive practice plans and building the team’s mental toughness. As a youth coach in Washington, D.C. and Eugene, they have brought their intelligence and enthusiasm to grow ultimate. Balancing skilled play and spirit of the game, Maddy represents everything the Callahan Award stands for. Prioritizing gender and racial equity, and giving 100% effort at every opportunity, Maddy improves every year while putting their teammates’ needs above their own. Maddy is deserving of the Callahan Award because of their talent, athleticism, work ethic, passion and infinite support for their teammates and opponents.View Nominee Video