UMaine ladies’s soccer coach realizes dream that started in 1984

Connecticut native Scott Atherley first stepped on the College of Maine campus in Orono in 1984 as a soccer participant for the Black Bears.

He grew to become a workforce captain, assistant males’s coach and head males’s coach. In 1999, he coached the women and men. After that, he took over the ladies’s program solely.

Now it’s making its first journey to the NCAA Match by advantage of final Sunday’s 3-2 double-overtime win over UMass Lowell at Mahaney Diamond in Orono. The Black Bears, with an 11-1-6 report, will tackle Ivy League champion Harvard, in Saturday’s 5 p.m. NCAA first spherical sport in Cambridge, Massachusetts.