Madison Quest follows parents' footsteps to Wisconsin

NOW: Madison Quest follows parents’ footsteps to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A volleyball player named Madison is heading to Madison. CBS 58's Darius Joshua introduces Madison Quest, a future Badger following in her parents' footsteps.

"Our basement is almost like Badger-themed," said Madison Quest, junior at Divine Saviors Holy Angels. 

Quest's father, Matt, played for the basketball team and her mother, Pauline, played for the volleyball team so she grew up rooting for the Badgers.

Madison Quest

"When I was younger, I didn’t really see myself there or exactly know what level I was going to be able to play at," Quest said. 

As her skills on the court grew, heading out west felt like the natural fit.

"Just the amazing culture that surrounded Wisconsin, the competition and it's just really where I fell in love as a school and program," said Quest. 

Quest currently plays for her club team with the Milwaukee Sting, where she is coached by one of her mom's teammates. Amy Wagner.

"All of our kids from our teammates we call them baby Badgers. So we get so excited for what she's doing and just that next generation coming in. Excited to see what she's able to do," said Amy Wagner, Milwaukee Sting 17 Gold head coach. 

The junior is the top volleyball recruit in the state according to, has helped DSHA to back-to-back state title, and is this past year's Gatorade Player of the Year -- but she's not satisfied.

"She's always working hard to get better. Always looking for advice, always doing what she can to keep improving her skills and also make her teammates better as well," said Caitie Ratkowski, DSHA Volleyball head coach. 

"I'll be able to continue to grow and accomplish even more," Quest said. 

Quest wants to hang another banner before her high school career is done, but she also has Team USA aspirations as well. 

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