BRUNSWICK, Maine – Madeline Buckley has been named assistant coach of the Bowdoin women's soccer program.
Buckley comes to Bowdoin after two years as an assistant coach at Tufts University. Prior to that she was the top assistant coach for Wheelock College in 2015 and '16. Buckley assumes the position left by Ellery Gould '12, who was named head coach at California Institute of Technology in April.
A 2015 graduate of William Smith College, Buckley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Critical Social Science while minoring in Education. Buckley was a four-year varsity women's soccer player at William Smith and, in 2013, helped lead the Herons to the NCAA Division III Championship with a career-high 27 points. During her four-year career, Buckley landed 10th on the program's all-time scoring list at 83 points. Buckley was named the Liberty League Player of the Year and the ECAC Upstate Offensive Player of the Year.
An active participant in numerous community service initiatives, Buckley received the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup in 2015, presented by Athletes for a Better World, given annually to one collegiate athlete across all divisions who best display character, teamwork and citizenship, central to transforming individuals, sports and society.
Head coach Brianne Smithson and the Polar Bears will begin their 2019 season on Wednesday, September 4 at Babson. The complete 2019 schedule is available here.