Each week O Heroes sits down with one of our student-athletes to get to know more about them on and off the field.

This week's feature is on
Maddy Mercier, a 5-7 senior defender on the Oregon women’s soccer team.

Maddy is currently pursing an undergraduate degree in Human Physiology (Pre-Med). Her presence in the classroom and on the field is matched by her 
extraordinary involvement within the Eugene-Springfield community through her commitment to O Heroes. 
Even with her demanding schedule, Maddy excels as an O Hero. 

Among many other O Heroes projects that she has volunteered for, Maddy worked especially close with the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Valley on the remodel of the "O Heroes room". This past summer, Maddy joined 20 fellow student-athletes for the Courts for Kids service trip to the Dominican Republic where she worked to build a sport court for the community.

Post-graduation, Maddy plans to move to Seattle, attend medical school and continuing her passion for working with kids and volunteering at local hospitals.