April 24, 2018
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UMaine women’s soccer standouts earn recognition


ORONO, Maine — University of Maine women’s soccer student-athlete Meaghan Bradica (Stony Creek, Ontario) has been named the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Education and Human Development.

This weekend, Bradica will receive her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and physical education. She was one of nine graduating seniors recognized by the university on Tuesday.

Bradica was a four-year member of the Maine women’s soccer program and played 60 career games as a back. She excelled in the classroom and was named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner and named to Team Maine for having the highest grade point average on the women’s soccer team.

She also was named to the America East Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

Bradica was involved in numerous volunteer activities during her time at UMaine. She plans to attend graduate school.

UMaine’s Bijman, Malone nominated

UMaine women’s soccer standouts Lisa Bijman (Brantford, Ontario) and Maggie Malone (Halifax, Nova Scotia) are Maine’s nominees for the 2014 America East Woman of the Year.

They are two of nine nominees announced Tuesday by America East.

Bijman is a KPE major, pursuing minors in pre-med and chemistry with a 3.96 grade point average. She was recently named the America East Fall Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s soccer.

Bijman was co-captain during 2013 and started all 19 games at midfield. She earned a spot on the America East first team and the America East All-Academic Team.

Bijman has been named to the America East Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner. The dean’s list student was a five-time Presidential Scholar for having a perfect 4.0 semester GPA.

She has spent hundreds of hours volunteering in the Orono community, including serving as R.E.A.C.H. (Respect Education Action Community Hope) president and an organic chemistry teaching assistant.

Malone is a KPE/exercise science major, who last season was named the America East Defender of the Year. She was chosen for the America East first team and the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I All-Northeast Region Third Team.

She started all 68 games for the Black Bears during her four years in Orono.

Malone is a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner and has been named to the America East Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. She also has been a dean’s list selection.

Malone has volunteered hundreds of hours of her time in organizations such as Black Bear Mentors, Strong Mind Strong Body Inc., Mighty Mites and numerous other projects.

To be nominated for America East Woman of the Year, student-athletes must have completed intercollegiate eligibility by the end of the 2014 spring season or received an undergraduate degree prior to the conclusion of the summer 2014 term and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Three finalists will be revealed on May 20, and the winner will be announced June 3 at the conference’s Annual Meeting in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.


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