Messalonskee High School of Oakland field hockey star Haley Lowell said Boston University is “everything I was looking for in a college.”

The 5-foot-8 Lowell, a sophomore central midfielder for the Eagles, verbally committed to BU recently.

She chose BU over Northeastern and Massachusetts.

“BU is the best fit for me,” Lowell said. “I like the location, the high level of field hockey and the education. I love the coaching staff.

“I’m so excited,” Lowell added.

Boston University, under head coach Sally Starr, went 15-7 last season and earned an NCAA tournament berth. The Terriers beat Fairfield 6-1 in a play-in game before losing to No. 1 North Carolina 4-2 in their first-round game.

She will be a scholarship athlete.

Lowell had 16 goals and 7 assists for the Eagles, who went 14-0 during the regular season to earn the top seed in the Class A North Heal Point standings. They reached the regional final where they lost to Skowhegan 2-1 in overtime despite outshooting the Indians 28-4.

Lowell scored the goal for Messalonskee (16-1).

“Haley is every coach’s dream,” Messalonskee coach Katie McLaughlin said. “She sees the field as well as any player I’ve ever coached. She orchestrates the entire team. Thanks to her, we have great ball movement, whether it be from left to right or from offense to defense.”

McLaughlin also said Lowell is incredible when it comes to block tackles and she “baffles everyone how quickly and smoothly” she executes them.

She also called Lowell a “force to be reckoned with in the circle.

“She can place her shots accurately,” McLaughlin said.

Lowell, who started as a freshman, also plays lacrosse and runs the 800 meters, the mile and is on the 4×800 relay team during the indoor track season.

Lowell, who also plays for the Waterville-based Maine Majestix field hockey club, said she will work on all aspects of her game over the next two years in preparation for the college game.

“I’m definitely going to keep working on my shooting and my speed. You can always get better. And I want to keep developing my stick skills,” Lowell said.

McLaughlin said there’s no doubt in her mind that McLaughlin will be an impact freshman at BU.

“I can’t imagine her not being one. I compare her to Kristy Bernatchez,” McLaughlin said, referring to the former Messalonskee star who plays for the University of North Carolina.

She also noted Lowell had an exceptional maturity level, even as a freshman.

“She’s so much fun to watch. She’s so long, lanky and athletic, and she never gets tired,” McLaughlin said.

Lowell’s attending BU is contingent upon her acceptance into the school and meeting NCAA eligibility requirements.