Madi Kingdon Rishel

Madi Kingdon Rishel

Athlete Bio




Phoenix, AZ


Sunnyslope High School (Phoenix, Arizona) University of Arizona

Most Notable

  • Named AVCA All-America Third-Team in 2014 as a senior at University of Arizona


  • 2019: FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Weeks 1, 2, 3); Pan American Cup (Gold); Pan American Games (7th)
  • 2018: FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Six (Gold)
  • 2017: Pan American Cup (Gold); FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Place); USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil; FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Bronze)
  • 2016: Pan American Cup (Bronze)

Did You Know:

  • Finished career at University of Arizona ranked second in both career kills (1,943) and career digs (1,366)
  • Named AVCA Sand Volleyball All-American in 2015 while playing at University of Arizona
  • Graduated from University of Arizona in 2015 with degree in sport management/marketing
  • Selected to 2011 U.S. Women's Junior National Team that finished fourth at the FIVB Women's U20 World Championship in Peru
  • Named to U.S. Women's Junior A2 Team (now known as U.S. Collegiate National Team) and helpd USA Red to the silver medal at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships
  • Parents are Russell and Martha Kingdon
  • Brother is Grant Kingdon
  • Married to Paul Rishel
  • Began playing volleyball in 2006

Madi Kingdon's Favorites
Food: Lasagna ... Book: The Alchemist ... Music Type: Country/Pop ... Musical Person: Justin Timberlake ... Movie: Shawshank Redemption ... Actress/Actor: Kate Hudson/Ryan Gosling ... Professional Team: Seattle Seahawks ... Athlete: Stephen Curry

Hobbies and Interests: Wakeboarding, riding bikes and being outdoors

Most Admired Person: My mom because "because she is the most confident, generous, loving, kind-hearted person I know."

Happiest Moment in Life: "My wedding day"

Path to the Podium

  • Started playing indoor youth volleyball with Arizona Storm in 2005
  • Helped the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Peru
  • Named to U.S. Women’s National A2 Team (now known as U.S. Collegiate National Team) leading USA Red to silver at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships
  • Selected 2014 AVCA Third-Team All-American for indoor volleyball and 2015 AVCA All-American in beach volleyball while at University of Arizona
  • Made debut with U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2016 Pan American Cup

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