Madeline Buckley enters her second season as a Tufts University women's soccer assistant. She was on the staff of last year's team, which advanced to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) final and earned an NCAA berth.
Buckley was previously the top assistant coach for the Wheelock College women’s soccer team for two seasons in 2015 and 2016.
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. In 2013, her team won the NCAA Division III National Championship as she collected many individual accolades while scoring a career-high 27 points. During her four-year career, Buckley landed 10th on the Herons' 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. She also earned spots on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-East Region First Team, the NSCAA All-American Third Team, the NSCAA Scholar All-American Second Team, and the Capitol One Academic All-District team.
Off the field, Buckley is very involved in many community service projects. She has volunteered with the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, New York as well as at Boston Children’s Hospital. She was the Hope House manager raising funds and supporting cancer foundations and people around the Geneva, New York area. Simultaneously, she is an activist for the Be Positive Cancer Foundation based out of Wilmington, Delaware.