Presque Isle, ME – The University of Maine at Presque Isle brings in another local stud to an Owls roster. Women's soccer recruit Amelia Ivey, out of Houlton, Maine, soon to be graduate of Houlton High School.
Ivey played both midfielder and center back in her four years as a Houlton starter. Her head coach Tim Tweedie spoke about Ivey's flexibility on the field, "Amelia is a smart, dedicated player. Her best attribute is her positional flexibility. She can be a standout player no matter which position she plays on the field, 2-10. It's easy to win games with players like Amelia!"
As a sophomore, Ivey helped her team win State in 2017. In her junior year, Ivey was named to the All-Aroostook League and PVC All-Conference 3rd Team. Her recognition for her great play grew the following year as she was named to the All-Aroostook League, PVC All-Conference 1st Team, All-Academic Team, Northern Maine Class C State Team, Northern Maine State Team, and Maine Soccer Coaches All-star Team.
Ivey played for Seacoast, a club team out of Bangor, Maine. Her coach of the team, Coach Marina Cameron spoke on the type of player Ivey is, "Amelia showed up to every practice and game with the desire to improve not only herself, but every teammate. She quite literally left everything out on the field every time she stepped onto it."
Ivey will major in Exercise Science while planning to become a psychical Therapist Assistant. Ivey spoke on her commitment to UMPI "I fell in love with the game of soccer at a young age. My parents and coaches have taught me to always be determined to be the best I can, which I will continue to do throughout my college career. Walking off the field at my last high school game was heartbreaking, I realized I was not ready to hang up my cleats yet." Ivey continued, "Coach [Marston] reached out to me and invited me to come meet the team, I have never met such welcoming girls. They were so good towards me joining the team that I knew we could accomplish a lot together. I am excited to be coming in and being able to continue playing the sport I fell involve with."