Maddison Linavong is a soccer player from Allen, TX. She played for Allen High School before joining the team at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. She primarily plays midfielder.
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Madison Linavong was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in the nearby suburb of Allen. Her parents introduced her to athletics at an early age, signing her up for a local soccer league when she was four years old. They encouraged her to try a variety of sports and activities including; cheer, dance and golf but it was soccer that captured her heart. “She was not as attached to those sports as soccer because of the team aspect of the game”, her father Tho said.
Madison would go on to have an incredible career at Allen High School receiving all district honors and being named first team twice. She was named captain of the team at Allen High School as a senior and had an incredible year. Madison helped lead her club to the Elite Soccer National League (ECNL) U18/19G national finals in Florida and the U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS) national finals in Denver.
Upon graduating from Allen in 2021 Madison signed with the University of Central Oklahoma Broncos a NCAA Division II program out of Edmund, OK, where she made an immediate impact. During her freshman season she played in all twenty-one games including sixteen starts. She had a team high 29 shots on goal with four going in to help lead her team to the semifinals of the MIAA Championship and the NCAA DII national tournament. As of the time of this article Madison was leading the NCAA DII in assist for the 2022 season.
Madison traces her Lao ancestry to the Vientiane area.
Photos by UCO Photo Services
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Information for this article came from the Linavong family. UCO photos are courtesy of UCO Photo Services. A special thank you to Chris Brannick, Assistant Athletic Director -Media Relations at The University of Central Oklahoma.
Last Updated: September 17, 2022