Hermon High School’s Claire Petersen, an All-State soccer player, is going to attend NCAA Division I Jacksonville State University in Alabama to play soccer this fall.
The Gamecocks, 11-10-1 last fall, are in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The midfielder was a perennial all-conference player who finished her Hermon High career with 49 goals and 42 assists.
“I’m really excited about it,” said Petersen.
Jacksonville State coach Neil Macdonald said in a press release that Petersen “is a central midfield players who is very talented with the ball. She has a good range of passing, and her decision-making in the middle of the field is excellent. She is a player who can score and make goals.”
Another local standout, Brewer High School center back Catelyn Kimball, is going to play at Division III Simmons College in Boston.
Simmons went 9-7-3 last fall under coach Erica Schuling and lost in penalty kicks to Johnson and Wales (Rhode Island) in the Great Northeastern Athletic Conference quarterfinals.
Kimball was a key component in Brewer High’s dramatic turnaround under first-year coach David Hamel last fall as the Witches went 7-5-2 to earn an Eastern Maine Class A playoff berth after going 3-51-2 in their previous three seasons.
Kimball was a four-year starter for the Witches and is a four-year member of the Brewer tennis team.