BEFLAST — Three high school field hockey players, including one from Waldo County, have been named as finalists for Miss Maine Field Hockey, an award presented by the Maine Field Hockey Association.
The finalists are Samantha McGrath of Kennebunk High School, Madison Shorey of Belfast Area High School and Sage Works of York High School.
The winner will be selected by coaches that are members of the MFHA with the winner announced at the all-state banquet Dec. 5 at the Augusta Civic Center.
McGrath is a midfielder at Kennebunk and has been part of the varsity team for four seasons, the last three as a team representative. She was the team MVP in 2019 and 2021, SMAA first team in 2018, 2019 and 2021, and SMAA Player of the Year in 2021. She was a MFHA all-state selectee in 2018, 2019 and 2021. A member of the Coastal Field Hockey Club, she will study and play at either Saint Anslem College or St. Michael’s College. She has recorded 26 career goals, with 17 coming this season, 17 career assists (six this season), and two defensive saves (both this season).
Shorey is a goalkeeper for Belfast and has been a varsity field hockey player for three years, sporting the captain badge this season. Her accolades include the BAHS coach’s award in 2019, KVAC Class all-rookie team in 2018 and MFHA all-state selection in 2021. A member of the Black Bear Elite Field Hockey Club, she has verbally committed to play and study at Converse University. She has recorded 14 shut outs in her career, including six this season, and boasts a .785 save percentage.
Works is a back and midfielder for York and has been a varsity player for four seasons including team captain this season. Accolades include WMC second team in 2018, WMC first team in 2019 and 2021 and MFHA all-state selection in 2019 and 2021. A member of the Seacoast United Field Hockey Club, she is hoping to be accepted at Stanford University, University of Chicago, Villanova University, Vanderbilt University, Cornell University, Yale University, John Hopkins University, Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania and Colgate University.