NORTHPORT — Camden Hills Regional High School graduate Morgan Mercier had an opportunity late last week and into the weekend to showcase the Midcoast to his Emmanuel College men’s soccer teammates and coaches as the team held a team-bonding preseason retreat at Point Lookout in Northport.
Daniel Roberts, the head coach of the Boston-based team, said Point Lookout became an option for the team’s preseason retreat when suggestions were solicited when the team decided it would be nice to visit somewhere rural and outside the big city life of Boston.
With a few players from Maine, including Mercier and a player from Scarborough and Gorham, Point Lookout was suggested and ultimately selected.
Highlighting the bonding-portion of the team’s trip was a cabin challenge where each group had to create a skit to perform in a team meeting, beach games, hiking and a pancake breakfast the Youngstown Inn in Lincolnville.
The breakfast, at the inn owned by the Mercier family, was hands-down the highlight of the trip for Mercier, who said the trip was “an awesome opportunity to show what Maine is about.”
The team held three training sessions at Point Lookout, which Roberts said was beneficial since the team’s facilities in Boston is currently under construction.
Emmanuel is looking to build off a 5-11-2 record in 2018, a season where the team was eliminated in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals for the sixth consecutive season.
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