University of Maine junior guard Anne Simon takes a shot against Providence on Nov. 13, 2021, at The Pit in Memorial Gymnasium in Orono. Credit: Seth Poplaski / UMaine Athletics

Junior guard Anne Simon didn’t set any goals when she came to the University of Maine on a basketball scholarship.

But the native of Sandweiler, Luxembourg, attained a noteworthy milestone on Wednesday night when she became just the 23rd player in school history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark.

Simon is the 10th player to accomplish the feat in the last three years but did so in impressive fashion, as not only is she still a junior, but last year’s campaign was shortened to 20 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simon’s 14-foot jump shot from the right of the key with 7:10 left in the second quarter of UMaine’s 64-55 victory over Albany at the Memorial Gym in Orono gave her 1,000 for her career.

She finished with 17 points and now has 1,009 career points.

“She is just a great player,” UMaine head coach Amy Vachon said. “She can score on all three levels.”

Simon knows the list of players who have scored 1,000 points at UMaine is an impressive one.

“It’s actually a nice accomplishment. I was happy I could do it here on the home court. It was fun to celebrate with the fans and the team,” said the 2020-21 All-America East first team guard. “I never set a goal that I wanted to reach 1,000 points but it’s nice to do it.”

Simon has been a model of consistency.

She has scored in double figures in 21 of UMaine’s 22 games this season, including a current streak of 15 in a row.

She has scored 10 or more points in 54 of her 73 career games.

“She is a great scorer. We are all happy for her,” said UMaine graduate student forward Maeve Carroll.

Simon leads the conference in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game. She is averaging nearly two points per game more than runner up Birna Benonysdottir from Binghamton.

She is also top in steals with three per game, and that is good enough for 12th in the country. New Hampshire’s Amanda Torres is next with 1.9 steals per game.

Simon has also averaged 4.5 rebounds and 1.96 assists per game.

She is averaging 13.8 points and 2.1 steals for her career along with five rebounds.

The 5-foot-8 psychology major who speaks four languages was the America East Rookie of the Year in 2019-20 and was a second team All-America East selection. She was chosen to the first team last season.

Simon and her teammates will travel to take on league leader Stony Brook on Saturday at 2 p.m.