Countdown to Sooner Soccer: 17 Days

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 06, 2013

COUNTDOWN to 2013: 17 Days
Madison Saliba

The countdown to the 2013 soccer season continues today, with only 17 days left until the Sooners open the year on the road at Tennessee on August 23. The full schedule is available on the soccer page at

With the 2013 season fast approaching, will highlight each of the players on the 2013 squad. Each post will help fans get to know the Sooners better before watching them on the field this fall.

The seventh edition of the Countdown features defender/forward Madison Saliba of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Elise Romano.

1. Nickname ... Madi, Maddog, Saliba

2. Biggest Compliment given ... That my heart is too big.

3. Biggest influence on your life ... That would be my mom. She is the strongest and most inspiring person I know.

4. Strengths ... I try to be as compassionate and optimistic as I can.

5. Weaknesses
... I can be too defensive and impatient.

6. Favorite Candy ... Reese's and anything sour!

7. Do you have any heroes?

My parents and sisters.

8. Do you have any hobbies, if so, please list them ...
My faith, spending time with friends and family, and crafting.

9. Name three people (famous, relatives, friends) you would invite to dinner?
Cameron Diaz, my grandma and my Uncle Kurt.

10. What is the last song downloaded on your IPod?
"Guinevere" by Eli Young Band

11. Favorite Movie ..."The Little Mermaid"

12. Favorite TV show ... Grey's Anatomy

13. Tell us something that we don't know about you?
I used to be a gymnast.

14. Describe yourself in five words ... Social, honest, energetic, motivated and compassionate

15. In five years, I will be ... a graduate of OU, either on my way to my career or graduate school.


Countdown to 2013 Archive

2013 Soccer Season Tickets
Season tickets for this fall are now available to the public on! CLICK HERE for more information on how to join the Sooners this season at John Crain Field.

Madison Saliba Bio Brief
Saliba helped lead Broken Arrow H.S. to back-to-back state semifinal appearances in Oklahoma. As a member of the Tulsa Hurricane Soccer Club, Saliba's aided her team to a U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship appearance and a Region III title in 2011.

Soccer 101 with Madison
What teams do you support?

US Women's National Team and the OKC Thunder. I love watching any baseball or football.

I play a bit like...
Megan Rapinoe

Biggest joker on the team?
Elise Romano

What is your best highlight moment? Your dream highlight moment?
Best highlight moment was going to the national finals in 2011. I would love to actually WIN a national championship.




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