ORONO, Maine — Former Belfast High School standout Madison Cummings and Emily Corbett of Listowel, Ontario, have joined the University of Maine field hockey team, head coach Josette Babineau announced in a news release Wednesday.
Cummings is a forward and Corbett is a goalkeeper.
Cummings attended Belfast from 2010 to 2014 and accumulated 49 career goals and 35 assists. Her best season came in her junior year when she tallied 20 goals and 10 assists and she set the school record for most goals in a season.
She helped Belfast earn a state championship as well as a state runner-up finish.
Cummings competed for the Maine Majestix club team and won a National Festival U19 championship. She also participated in the futures program since 2007, playing in National Futures three times.
She was a multi-sport athlete, playing softball, basketball as well as varsity track and field.
Corbett transfers to Maine from Old Dominion and played field hockey, ice hockey, soccer and track and field at the Listowel District Secondary School.
She was a two-time captain on the field hockey team in 2011 and 2012. She was a member of the Ontario Provincial U18 team, which won gold in 2011, and silver in 2012. She was also part of the Ontario Provincial U23 team in 2013.
The Black Bears will open the season on the road, as they will head to Michigan, playing Central Michigan and Michigan State at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 and at 11 a.m. Aug. 31, respectively. Maine won’t hit its home field until Sept. 20 when it hosts Bryant at 2 p.m.
Alum returning to Bowdoin as coach
Ellery Gould, a 2012 Bowdoin College graduate, has been named assistant coach for the women’s soccer program at the Brunswick-based school.
A two-sport standout while attending Bowdoin, Gould will return to Brunswick to assist head coach Brianne Weaver, who has led the Polar Bears to consecutive NCAA Tournament berths for the first time since 1999-2000.
Gould was the Polar Bears’ top scorer in each of her four seasons. In her senior year of 2011, she had a hand in more than half of the club’s 31 goals. She holds the school’s all-time marks in goals (46) and points (103) and is the only soccer player in Bowdoin history — men’s or women’s — to surpass 100 career points.
On the basketball team, she played in 115 career games and ranks among the program’s best with a career .724 free throw percentage and helped the team to four straight NCAA Tournament bids.
The Polar Bears will open their 2014 campaign on Sept. 6 when they travel to Wesleyan University.