Female Athlete of the Month: Madelyn (Cody) Cislo

Madelyn Cislo female athlete Nov. 2017.

By Balinda Zimmerman

Madelyn (Mady) Cislo was born June, 2000 to Andrew and Kari Csokasy Cislo. Andrew’s family are fourth generation Milan residents and Kari comes from Tecumseh. The family welcomed her brother Ben three years later and the family has never lived anywhere but here. Her mom, Kari was a swimmer and her dad played basketball and baseball but neither was as aggressive about their sport as Madelyn.
Madelyn has lettered two years in soccer and is a four-year lettering swimmer for MHS. She has swum since she began about eight years ago and got hooked. She swims a variety of events for the Milan team at any given meet including the butterfly, breaststroke, and backstroke.
Madelyn is a three time Monroe County Swimmer of the Year, a ten-time All State Swimmer is the current State Record Holder in the 200 Individual Medley, setting the record in 2016 in Division 3 with a time of 2:04.62. She has already qualified for state in all of her events but she is not sure yet in which events she will swim this year. It will all depend on the top skills of each team member as to how Coach Kerry and Coach Heikka will divide the girls’ events but Mady will likely swim the 200 IM, the 100 butterfly, and both the 200 and 400 relays.
There is not much time for outside hobbies when you are number one in the State because the time necessary to maintain the skill level is upward of 3 and 4 hours a day. She swims before school and after, every day. Mady does find a little time for shopping and baking though, two of her favorite things in life. She grew up helping her grandma bake and now she loves to make cakes, cookies and other baked goods she finds on Pinterest.
She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Code Red Robotics, National Honor Society, Interact Club and she sits on the Milan Youth Council. She does all of this while maintaining a 4.0+ and is in the top five percent of her graduating class of 2018. She has had seven Math, History, English and Science AP classes during her high school years and says she currently loves her calculus class.
Madelyn visited Oakland University in September, and was one in a million college recruits offered a full-ride scholarship, on the spot. She liked the college atmosphere and the swim program but is also highly interested in the Industrial Systems Engineering program they have so she committed right away.
Mady is excited to represent her hometown and travel to Knoxville, Tennessee in December to compete in the Winter Junior National Championships where she will be swimming the 100 backstroke.
At print time Cislo took both the 200 IM and 100 Fly winning the Huron League Championship.

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