• Pomerado News Feature (12/12/18)
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2018
All-CCAA honorable mention ... CCAA All-Tournament Team ... CCAA Player of the Week (9/4) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/4) ... Started all 23 games played on right side of midfield ... Fourth on team with 12 total points from four goals (third) and four assists (tied fourth), all career bests ... Earned start on right side of midfield in opener at Concordia Irvine (8/30) and provided decisive goal at 86:23 for come-from-behind 2-1 triumph, slamming home Summer Bales' left-sided cross from close range at far post with right foot ... Produced second late winner in as many games to begin year, at 84:00 for lone goal in home opener vs. No. 7 Western Washington (9/1), latching onto fellow sophomore Caitlin McCarthy's through ball, rounding goalie with body fake and tapping into empty net ... Only missed regular-season finale at Chico State (10/27).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017
Appeared in first 19 games as a forward and outside midfielder ... Drew starts in both CCAA Tournament games on the right side of midfield, before sitting out NCAA Championship due to injury ... Made college debut in opener vs. Point Loma (8/31) ... Entered at forward at 36:00 and scored first career goal at 43:02 to give UC San Diego a 2-0 lead, with left-footed blast from 25 yards that went over goalkeeper.
Competed for Arsenal FC as a high school senior ... 2016 San Diego Surf Cup finalist and Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) champion ... Previously played for San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC) freshman through junior year ... Two-time SDSC Coaches' Award recipient (U-13 in 2013 as a freshman and U-19 in 2015 as a junior).
A 2017 graduate of San Diego's Rancho Bernardo High School ... Four-year varsity starter and senior team captain ... All-CIF San Diego Section Second Team, All-Palomar League Second Team and Team Offensive MVP as a junior, aiding Broncos to first CIF San Diego Section Open Division final, where they fell 4-2 in overtime ... Tallied 34 goals and 12 assists for career (10 goals and one assist as a senior, 10 goals and three assists as a junior, nine goals and two assists as a sophomore and five goals and six assists as a freshman) ... San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team as a junior and senior ... Also competed in track as a three-year varsity sprinter through junior year ... Broke 4x100 relay school record (47.37) as a sophomore, earning All-CIFSDS and All-Palomar League First Team distinctions ... All-Palomar League First Team as a freshman as well ... San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team as a junior ... Scholar-Athlete in soccer (2016-17) and track (2016).
Born Jan. 13 in San Diego ... Given name is Madison ... Parents are Ulysses and Jennifer Samilo, who both attended UC San Diego ... Has a younger sister named Myliani ... Marine biology major at Roosevelt College ... Considering career as a marine biologist after graduating from UC San Diego ... Most memorable soccer moment is blasting 15-yard volley into back of net to help high school team to 3-2 win in 2016 CIF semis ... Enjoys going to the beach, drawing and painting ... Cheers for world champion U.S. women's national team ... Favorite athletes are current USWNT star Sydney Leroux and legend Mia Hamm ... Top movie is The Last Song ... Listens to Sia, Linkin Park and Chance the Rapper ... Loves French fries and strawberries ... Plays the violin and viola.