2017 (Sr): Buckley was the voice of the ODU defense starting all 18 games in goal for the Lady Monarchs ... The senior captain helped ODU to a 9-9, 5-5 record while collecting a personal season best 162 saves ... At the beginning of the season she had 306 career saves sitting 9th in the ODU record book ... She bypassed her head coach, Heather Holt (386), and finished her career with 468 career saves sitting fourth in the record book ... Buckley led the team in ground balls with 47 and has 139 in her career good enough for 6th for career ground balls ... Her career GAA of 10.43 also placed her in the top ten in the career records ... Had a season-high six ground balls against William & Mary (3/15) ... Collected five ground balls four times against Liberty (3/4), Jacksonville (3/24), Coastal Carolina (4/9) and Kennesaw State (4/21) ... Forced a career and season-high three caused turnovers at Liberty ...
2016 (Jr.): A second team All-ASUN selection ... Also named second team VaSID All-State ... ASUN Defensive Player of the Week (3/1) ... Ranked in the top three in the conference in minutes played (1,115), goals against average (9.26) and save percentage (0.443) ... Held opponents to single digits in 12 of 20 games ... Played every minute of the A-Sun Tournament, totaling 11 saves over the two games and was named to the All-Tournament Team ... Tied her career-high 16 saves, set against Jacksonville (4/10), in the NCAA Tournament game at No. 19 Towson ... Made 10 or more saves five times ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015 (So.): Played in 13 games, making seven starts this season … Played a total of 480:24 minutes in goal and recorded a 7.62 goals-against average and a .512 save percentage … Only goalie in the Atlantic-Sun to have a save percentage above .500 and is 1-of-2 goalies to have a gaa below 8.0 … Finished the season with a 6-1 overall record and 64 saves … Recorded a season-high 10 saves in the 17-5 win over Furman (4/11) and was named A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts … Also scooped up 15 ground balls.
2014 (Fr.): Started in eight games this season ... Caused three turnovers ... Made 102 saves ... Had a 13.36 goals against average and a .423 save percentage.
PREP: Buckley was a four-year varsity starter and two-year captain, who accumulated 673 saves throughout her high school career ... Buckley was a Honorable Mention All-MET in 2012, and made the First Team All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference, as well as the All-County team in 2011 and 2013 ... As a senior, she earned the Northern High School's Female Senior Athlete of the Year Award, as well as the Northern High School Coaches' Award.
PERSONAL: Full name is Margaret Buckley ... Daughter of Jim and Lynn Buckley ... Has three brothers, Jimmy, Gavin and Logan ... One sister Ali ... Majoring in Health and Physical Education.