Growing up, Madison Evans wouldn’t have described herself as the greatest athlete. She focused on gymnastics before trying a variety of other sports until she finally found the one that was right for her. Her parents had always told her it was important to stay active and to be involved with a team, but Evans couldn’t quite ever find the place that suited her best.
When the Trinity Western women’s volleyball coach Ryan Hofer first saw Alison Quiring playing, he was impressed. What he saw was a talented athlete from Brandon, Man. with great height who could move amazingly well for her height. She even had an older sister, Angelica Quiring, who was already an established player with the Calgary Dinos. Then, after a visit to TWU during that same year, Quiring liked what she saw and committed.