Despite battling through nagging injuries and moving to the midfield, Buckner appeared in 16 matches in 2013 ... Madelyn’s first goal in her junior campaign came near her hometown, lifting Creighton to a 1-0 win over UMKC on Sept. 10 ... Buckner went on to record a point in back-to-back games in early October, notching an assist in the Bluejays’ 1-0 win at Seton Hall on Oct. 6 ... She followed that with a game-tying goal in a 2-1 loss to DePaul on Oct. 12. 2012 (Sophomore):
Serving as one of the Bluejays’ 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 Bluejays’ 4-1 win.2011 (Freshman):
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.High School:
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. Club Team:
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.Personal:
The daughter of L.J. and Angie Buckner, Madelyn was born on Nov. 5, 1992, in New Haven, Conn. ... She has four siblings, Elena (24), Alex (20), Adrian (10) and Ryan (10) ... Madelyn is pursuing an exercise science major.