Cougars soccer adds Kilburn in net

Madison Kilburn will step onto the Cougars’ women’s soccer 2021 roster with experience in both net and on the field. 

A product of Neepawa, MB, the 5’2 goalkeeper started playing soccer at a young age. She turned to more competitive teams as her skills developed, playing for the Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute soccer team, Minnedosa Mustangs club team and the senior women’s soccer league. She competed in net for the Minnedosa Mustangs futsal team as well. Kilburn enjoys being active, working out and playing various other sports like volleyball and curling. 

“I’m a positive, hard working athlete with a competitive edge while displaying proper sportsmanship,” says Kilburn. “There’s always room for improvement and self challenge while playing soccer, which is one reason why I love the sport.” 

Co-Coach Kate Broadhead is pleased to have the versatile athlete on the team for the upcoming season. 

“We’d be comfortable putting Madison anywhere on the field. She brings a youthful energy and solid experience between the posts,” said Co-Coach Kate Broadhead. “Off the goal line she is a supportive play-maker and can hold her own in a battle.”

Kilburn has consistently achieved honour roll status through her years in high school. Growing up she actively volunteered in the Neepawa community including time with the H.O.P.E Group (Helping Our world Pursue Equality) and Peer Helpers which helps to raise awareness for mental help initiatives. 

Kilburn will be attending the college’s Social Service Worker program in the fall. She intends to help others and is looking forward to learning more about topics like mental health, addictions, cross cultural awareness and family government.

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