Serving as one of the Jays’ team captains as a sophomore, Madelyn played in all 19 matches ... She earned the start in 18 contests, collecting one goal on seven shots ... Asked to anchor the defenders, Buckner’s goal came on a corner kick against Omaha on Sept. 7 in the Jays’ 4-1 win.
Buckner was an impact defender from the moment she stepped on the Creighton campus, starting all 18 matches ... Following the season, Buckner was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team ... She wrapped up her freshman campaign with six shots, including four on goal.
Buckner graduated from St. James Academy in 2011 ... A two-year
letterwinner at both St. James Academy and St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Buckner led St. Thomas Aquinas HS to first place and third place finishes at the state tournament in her freshman and sophomore seasons, respectively ... Buckner guided St. James Academy to the state title in her senior campaign ... Was named All-State First Team following her junior season and All-Sun First Team that season as well ... Earned Heart of America Classic All-Tournament Team and MO-KAN All-Tournament honors in her career.
Madelyn played club soccer for Kansas City FC and was selected to the Missouri ODP in 2009 as well as the Kansas ODP in 2008.
The daughter of L.J. and Angie Buckner, Madelyn was born on Nov. 5, 1992, in New Haven, Conn. ... She has four siblings, Elena (23), Alex (19), Adrian (9) and Ryan (9) ... Madelyn is pursuing an exercise science major.