Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Here are some notes on a few central Mainers now playing in college:
• Lehigh senior Cameron Omsberg (Messalonskee boys soccer) was named Tuesday as one of 30 men’s soccer players in the country who are candidates for the Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) award. That list will be narrowed down to 10 finalists about halfway through the regular season.
The CLASS award looks at a student’s performance in four areas: Community, classroom, character, and competition. Omsberg, who is a journalism major and history minor, has a 3.28 GPA. He has been involved in a reading program at a local elementary school, and has gone on two Church Mission trips to Honduras, with each lasting two weeks. Omsberg also was a second-team all-Patriot League selection last fall, when Lehigh finished third in the country in team defense (0.41 goals allowed per game).
• University of New Hampshire goalie Lexy Cole (Messalonskee field hockey) saw her first collegiate action Friday in a 7-1 victory over the University of the Pacific. Cole played the last 3 minutes and 53 seconds, and did not face a shot. Cole is a freshman and UNH is 3-3 this season.
• UMaine-Fort Kent freshman Megan Perry (Nokomis girls soccer) has moved into a starting role for the Bengals. Perry has started two of UMFK’s five game at midfielder, and has two goals and an assist. On Tuesday, UMFK defeated Maine Maritime Academy, 5-1, in Castine, and MMA’s only goal came with 17 seconds left in the game.