UCU Student Spotlight

  • Avery O'Neal, Volleyball
    March 26, 2019
    "Make the most out of your time. College goes by fast. Take the time to go to school events and make friends. Also, make sure you’re in a degree you’re going to love."
  • Tanton Mattson, Football
    March 21, 2019
    "I love simply going to practice everyday and being with my teammates. I have made lifelong relationships."
  • Jessica D'Auria, Volleyball
    March 26, 2019
    "Don’t put so much pressure on yourself as a freshman. Even though it’s hard to realize no one expecting you to play like you’re a senior going for their 1,000th point. You have four more years to get better. Just make sure you make the most of that time."
  • Kaitlyn Reny, Swimming
    March 28, 2019
    "The InCommand sessions have helped me see other athletes points of views and how even though we are athletes, we are also students who have similar problems, we just handle them differently, which is not a bad thing."
  • Jeremy Spiegel, Men's Soccer
    March 27, 2019
    "My hopes for the future are to become the captain of a tugboat in NYC and buy a lake house on lake Winnipesaukee."
  • Cole Brundige, Cross Country
    April 22, 2019
    "I came to Maine Maritime because of a desire to do something different versus just going to a state school. The small campus and high job placement was a big draw as well."
  • Joshua Roberts, Swimming
    March 28, 2019
    "I chose Maine Maritime Academy because of the focused programs that are offered here, and the job placement after graduation."
  • Liam Veverka, Cross Country
    April 03, 2019
    "I chose Maine Maritime Academy because of the small campus with it's global connection."
  • Sierra James, Cross Country & Lacrosse
    March 21, 2019
    "I came to Maine Maritime Academy for the small classroom size and the amazing hands-on experiences. It is pretty unique to have professors that come to your sporting events and as you how your teams are doing in class."
  • Ashlyn Royal, Swimming
    March 27, 2019
    "I came to MMA for the hands on experience and the dual major (Marine Biology and SVO) that is unique to Maine Maritime Academy."
  • Evan Backus, Men's Soccer
    March 27, 2019
    "I chose Maine Maritime Academy because I have always been interested in engineering and once I knew how successful the school was and that I could continue my soccer career it felt like I had no other choice."
  • Justin Pinard, Football
    March 21, 2019
    "I wake up every morning thinking how thinking how this school will help me provide for my future family."
  • Megan McLean, Women's Basketball
    December 10, 2018
    "The best advice Coach has give me is 'It is what it is.' This helps me relax in stressful situations."
  • Joey Moir, Golf
    October 01, 2018
    "I really enjoy the comfort that Maine Maritime will always take care of me. Maine Maritime has so many contacts that you are almost guaranteed a job after graduation. I also enjoy the small classroom size, and how willing teachers are to make sure you succeed. Being able to golf was also a big plus."
  • Jordan Susi, Football
    March 20, 2018
    "The best advice my coach has given me is to treat this team like your brotherhood because chances are we will all be working together on a ship side by side when we graduate."
  • Eryn Doiron, Women's Soccer & Basketball
    March 20, 2018
    "Being a two-sport athlete I'd have to say my family got me very into sports. My brother got me into soccer. I grew up watching him play and wanted to be like him and my dad got me into basketball because we were the only two in the house he played it so he made me want to keep pursuing it."
  • Nathan Granholm, Men's Lacrosse
    March 20, 2018
    "The opportunities to travel and the hands-on aspects of the education made my decision to come to Maine Maritime Academy very easy."
  • Sydney Adams, Women's Volleyball & Lacrosse
    March 18, 2018
    "I came to Maine Maritime Academy because of the small niche feeling of the campus and the many hands on opportunities made available to students."
  • Emily Conway, Women's Soccer
    March 16, 2018
    "I came to Maine Maritime Academy because of the soccer program, the academic program, and the atmosphere."
  • Mason Whitaker, Men's Soccer
    March 13, 2018
    "My favorite moment at Maine Maritime Academy was definitely when we won our conference quarterfinal game against Thomas."
  • Amanda Holewiak, Women's Basketball
    February 14, 2018
    " I came to Maine Maritime Academy because it allowed me to pursue a sport I loved while getting a great education from a school that will give me the tools to succeed."
  • Mikayla Charters, Women's Basketball
    February 05, 2018
    "I came to to Maine Maritime Academy because of the 'family' feeling and the job placement rate."
  • Riley MacLeod, Men's Basketball
    January 03, 2018
    "When I was very young I grew up playing and my love for the game kept getting stronger and stronger. My parents have been very supportive dedicating their weekends to driving me to all my games so I always play hard for them."
  • Nicholas DePatsy, Men's Basketball
    October 10, 2017
    "Winning is the biggest motivator for me. Nothing is better than being the best."
  • Maria Perez, Volleyball
    October 10, 2017
    "I came to Maine Maritime Academy because of the "hands-on experience" the school offers and the privilege of being a student-athlete."
  • Cody O'Brien, Football
    October 09, 2017
    "A good leader would never ask someone to do something they wouldn't do themselves."
  • Alayne Felix, Women's Basketball
    June 07, 2017
    "I chose to come to Maine Maritime Academy because of the opportunity for success post-graduation."
  • Morgan Maxwell, Women's Lacrosse
    March 20, 2017
    "My teammates motivate me, especially the ones that have been there since the very beginning, we started together, and without them, we wouldn't be where we are today. We've made history."
  • Brendan Newcomb, Men's Basketball
    "Coach tells me to just play ball, and it helps me relax on the court to let the game come to me. He is always there with advice for any off-court situation as well."
  • Susana DeFrank, Women's Soccer
    "Each game that I succeed in allows me to share my passion for everyone watching to experience and hopefully enjoy the beautiful game as much as I do."