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Peters scores 100th goal in his career

HOULTON, Maine – On May 18 senior Meghan Peters of Hodgdon High School scored her 100th goal for the Northern Maine Moose in a home game against Oceanside High School. In just 24 varsity games, Peters has scored 115 goals, including 67 this season. This season marked the second year that Northern Maine Moose competed as a varsity sport in the Maine Principal’s Association Class C division.

Peters was also an exceptional athlete on Hodgdon’s varsity football, basketball and softball teams, helping them all to the playoffs. Off the field, Peters excelled in the classroom, evident by the fact that she was the valedictorian of Hodgdon High School.

Peters played for Northern Maine Moose since 7th grade and developed her love of lacrosse in the offseason playing for travel teams in the Northeast.

Official Bob Webster hands Meghan Peters of the Northern Maine Moose the ball for her 100th goal during a game last month in Houlton. (Thanks photo)

Coach Ken Ervin said, “Meghan is a complete player and a great teammate. Her dedication to becoming a better player was evident every year. Meghan was clearly the best player on the pitch in most matches, as evidenced by every facet of the match, from winning the draw to weaving through defenders, making crisp passes to her teammates, attacking the goal and the scoring. Scoring a lot of goals in so few games against the opponent’s best defenders.”

Ervin added that Peters has been nominated as a Maine Lacrosse All-American player and as a Maine Lacrosse All-Academic student-athlete.

In the fall, Peters will attend Bates College, where he will major in political science, with plans to attend law school afterward. She is considering playing lacrosse for the Bobcats.

Founded in 2017, Northern Maine Moose continues to provide play opportunities for families in the greater Houlton area. This spring, 152 boys and girls from groups 1 to 12 participated. Northern Maine Moose has a boys and girls varsity lacrosse team based at Houlton High School, with co-op play opportunities for surrounding schools. This year the girls team included players from Central Aroostook High School, Hodgdon High School and Greater Houlton Christian Academy.

Meghan Peters of the Northern Maine Moose, a recent graduate of Hodgdon High School, presents her 100th goal ball to her parents Jim and Julie. (Thanks photo)