Calais High School’s Maddy McVicar and Washburn High’s Mackenzie Worcester have had remarkable athletic careers at their respective schools.

McVicar and Worcester were both second-team selections to the Bangor Daily News All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team last month.

They are concluding their careers on the softball field this spring before taking their basketball careers to college next fall.

McVicar will play at the University of Maine, and Worcester will don the green and white colors of Husson University in Bangor.

In addition to basketball, McVicar and Worcester were both excellent soccer players.

Worcester also ran cross country. McVicar has been the catcher for the softball team for four years, and Worcester is playing softball for the first time this spring.

“I played softball through middle school, but it was different when I got into high school,” said Worcester. “I had to choose between AAU basketball and softball, and I decided to play AAU.

“But I wanted to do one more sport this spring before I got done,” she added.

Worcester and McVicar have had the kind of success every athlete dreams about.

Worcester has been on six state championship teams. She led the Beavers to four Class D titles in basketball, one D championship in soccer and a Class C crown in cross-country. They also won another Eastern Maine title in soccer.

McVicar guided the Blue Devils to a Class C basketball state crown in 2014 and Eastern Maine titles in softball last season and basketball in 2013. The Blue Devils lost to Bucksport in two Eastern Maine softball title games and have reached the semifinals in soccer.

McVicar scored over 1,000 points in her basketball career and was a versatile player on the soccer team, playing wherever the team needed her the most.

McVicar and Worcester admit that they are going to miss being multiple-sport athletes when they go to college, but they also know college sports involve an intense commitment.

“If I didn’t play three sports, I would have gotten bored,” said McVicar, who will be exposed to a year-round training regimen for coach Richard Barron’s Black Bears in addition to a longer season.

“I’m still going to play slow-pitch softball in the summer just for fun. And I’ll pick up a softball when I go home and play with my little sister, Sophie,” said McVicar, whose sister is in sixth grade.

Worcester, who is the state’s third-leading all-time schoolgirl goal scorer in soccer with 153 goals, trailing only former Lee Academy star Shelby Pickering (178) and Waterville’s Jordan Pellerin (171), said she hasn’t closed the book on her soccer career.

“The former soccer coach [Carly Gettler] contacted me about playing soccer, but when she left [in February], I decided to play just basketball next season. Then, if I think it’s doable, I’ll try to play two sports the following year,” said Worcester, who scored 2,001 points in her basketball career.

“I look forward to playing basketball at Husson, but soccer is the sport I will miss the most,” she added.

Worcester said she is enjoying her first varsity softball season. She is the shortstop. The third baseman is her basketball, soccer and cross-country teammate Joan Overman, who also is playing her first season of softball.

“Mikayla Churchill came out for basketball for the first time this past winter. We got her to play basketball. She wanted us to play softball so we did,” said Worcester, who is glad she decided to play softball.

“I missed playing with my friends. It took me a little bit to get used to it, especially my hitting. I’m still struggling with that. But my fielding came back to me pretty well. And having played other sports with those girls meant there was no problem with team chemistry,” said Worcester.

Both players know they will be a major adjustment in college, especially McVicar, who attended several Maine games this season.

“The college game is more physical and quicker. They’re all well-rounded athletes. I’ve got to work on my arms and my legs and my core. I’ve got to get stronger and develop my foot speed,” said McVicar who plans to play some organized basketball this summer in addition to working out.

Worcester will also pursue summer basketball opportunities and work out in preparation for her Husson career. She will join older brother Mitch, who plays for the Husson men’s team.

“I’m excited about Husson,” she said.