Maddie Buckingham to hitch Edison State Volleyball

Maddie Buckingham to join Edison State Volleyball

By Drew Terhall

ANSONIA — Ansonia senior Maddie Buckingham might be taking part in volleyball subsequent fall at Edison State. She signed her letter of intent on Dec. 18 to play for the Girl Chargers.

Buckingham mentioned after a dialog with Edison State head coach Julia Brandewie, her resolution to hitch the group and and earn a scholarship grew to become straightforward.

“I thought of it lots. After speaking with their coach, she positively made my resolution a lot simpler. Having the ability to get two free years of school is so good. I didn’t wish to go to an costly faculty. I didn’t wish to be in debt my complete life. Positively the very best resolution,” Buckingham mentioned.

Buckingham has been a two time member of the All-WOAC First Group the final two seasons. She was a member of the All-WOAC Second Group in 2021 and a honorable point out her freshman season. She was a District 9 honorable point out her junior yr and was District 9 Second Group her senior yr.

She owns the varsity report for digs in a profession after surpassing the 890th mark her senior season. She was fifth within the WOAC in digs final season with 389. Buckingham additionally has report for aces in a season.

Ansonia volleyball head coach Lydia Schlarman mentioned Buckingham has been a pleasure to have on and off the courtroom and was somebody everybody on the group revered.

“She’s a pleasure to be round, all the time has a smile on her face. The youthful ladies are right here tonight. That reveals lots,” Schlarman mentioned. “They appear as much as her. I really feel like numerous the women on the group do.”

Schlarman additionally mentioned Buckingham will discover success on the subsequent stage and slot in effectively along with her character.

Her expertise will shine for Edison State, however Buckingham’s willingness to proceed to study will solely make her a significantly better participant on the subsequent stage.

“She’s going to make a extremely good backrow participant for them. She’s prepared to study though she is aware of lots concerning the sport and has numerous property to convey. She’s all the time prepared to study,” Schlarman mentioned.

Buckingham is worked up to hitch a group that was shut to creating a run for a NJCAA Division II Nationwide Championship. Final season, Edison State was a sport away from profitable their district and shifting on the championship bracket.

“I feel we’ll be actually good. The best way she was speaking, I hope we will make it to nationals this yr. They nearly made it final yr,” Buckingham mentioned.

Whereas at Edison State, Buckingham plans on majoring in early childhood schooling.

Contact Day by day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]