BEFORE HOLY CROSS: Two-year member of the varsity soccer team at Seton Hall Preparatory School for coach Marty Berman … Tallied five goals and six assists as a senior … Won the team’s Unsung Hero Award during his senior … Earned All-County honors as a senior … Team won the 2010 and 2011 Super Essex Conference and Essex County titles … Team was ranked No. 1 in the country by ESPN RISE in the 2010 season … Also played club soccer for FC Copa Boca for coach Mike Reid … Team captain for four years (2008-2012) … The team was Ranked as high as No. 1 in the state of New Jersey and No. 15 in the country by Gotsoccer.com in 2012 … Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Son of Kevin and Theresa Buckley … Father is a 1983 graduate of Holy Cross and played rugby … Mother ran cross country at the University of Scranton (Class of 1984) … Has two brothers (Casey and Owen) and one sister (Elizabeth) … His grandfather Carl Buckley (Class of 1945), uncle Carl Jr. (Class of 1979) and great uncle J. Bruce (Class of 1952) all attended Holy Cross.