Bangor Excessive Faculty senior midfielder Olivia Scott has performed for College of Maine girls’s soccer coach Scott Atherley’s Seacoast United membership staff in the course of the offseason for 5 years.
And she or he can be enjoying for Atherley once more subsequent fall as she has verbally dedicated to play at UMaine.
“I’m extraordinarily excited. I can’t watch for it,” Scott mentioned. “It’s one thing I wished to do for therefore lengthy. Having performed for Coach Atherley for 5 years, I do know his teaching model, and he is aware of all the great and dangerous that comes with me.
Scott had been exploring schools within the mid-Atlantic states since her household is initially from Delaware, however she mentioned she couldn’t cross up the chance to play for him once more.
“I verbally dedicated to him an hour after he supplied me a roster spot,” mentioned Scott, who can be a recruited walk-on. “He is a good coach, and he’s a enjoyable coach to play for. He motivates you. He’s additionally a fantastic particular person.”
Atherley can’t touch upon Scott as a result of NCAA pointers pertaining to verbal commitments.
Scott had seven objectives and eight assists for the Rams final season.
Bangor Excessive Faculty first-year coach Jay Kemble mentioned Scott has rather a lot to supply the Black Bears.
“She is dogged when it comes to getting the ball,” mentioned Kemble. “She is relentless in her pursuit of the ball in a managed method.
“She has nice instincts when it comes to the place her teammates are and he or she is bodily robust. She doesn’t get got rid of the ball. She has put the time in to grow to be bodily robust. And she or he has ok foot quickness to get her toes across the ball and make a crisp cross or get off a superb shot earlier than the opposite staff catches as much as her,” he added.
Scott is aware of the faculty recreation is rather more bodily and mentioned she has been lifting weights for 2 years to extend her energy.
“I’m very a lot into health in my private life anyway,” mentioned Scott who has been working with a energy and conditioning coach for a number of years and is aware of the coaching program utilized by the ladies’s soccer staff. “I do know the depth of their exercises. I’m excited for that side of it.”
Scott mentioned she has at all times loved going to UMaine video games and is aware of it’s going to be a large leap.
“It will take lots of work, however being in an atmosphere with women who play at such a excessive degree will push me to grow to be even higher,” she mentioned.
Scott is certainly one of a number of gamers from the Bangor space to earn a roster spot at UMaine lately, becoming a member of Bangor’s Ashley Robinson, Grace MacLean, Lauren Younger and Anna-Maria Dagher together with Hermon’s Kaitlin and Michaela Saulter and Brewer’s Maria Low.
Saulter is certainly one of six Maine natives on the present roster together with Rockport’s Kristina Kelly, Windham’s Abbey Thornton, York’s Delaney LaBonte, Gorham’s Madison Michaud and Kittery’s Sophia Santamaria.
Scott’s going to UMaine is contingent on her being accepted into the college and assembly NCAA eligibility necessities.