Presque Isle, ME – The University of Maine at Presque Isle women's soccer program adds a local recruit to their 2021 roster. Goal Keeper Sage Dubay from Caribou High School plans to attend UMPI in the fall as an undeclared major.
Dubay was a four year varsity athlete, while starting for three and a half of those years, as well as a captain her senior year. During her years on the team, they were the number one ranked team in Class B North her first year and making it to the quarterfinals in each of her first three years. During her senior year, Dubay helped lead the team to be named the Aroostook League Co-Champs.
Sage was named to the All-Aroostook team and to the Maine State Soccer Coaches Regional All-Star Team both her junior and senior years, named PVC All-Academic her senior year and PVC All-Conference junior year. Head Coach of the Caribou High School team, Coach Shea, spoke about how special of a player and person Sage was through her years on the team.
"Sage had an outstanding four year career at Caribou High School and will always hold a special place in my heart. She never gave anything less than her best, no matter what. She made some unforgettable plays, both in the goalie box and out. Capped off her senior year by scoring a penalty in her last regular season game. How many keepers can say that!? Sage has all the tools to be successful at the next level and I look forward to seeing her play at UM Presque Isle." - Coach Shea
UMPI head coach Aaron Marston spoke about Dubay, "I've been watching Sage play for a few years now and I've been impressed with her tenacity and leadership. She has worked hard over the last year and has shown great improvement and potential. I look forward to seeing her continue to develop in college."
Sage spoke about her decision to become an Owl. "UMPI is close to home, has a favorable student to teacher ratio, and has a really good women's soccer team. I have played with, or against, many of the girls and they are just awesome on the field. I look forward to the opportunity to play with them at the next level." Sage continued, "Coach Marston's commitment to the program and the girls factored heavily into my decision to attend UMPI. I immediately felt welcome and got excited to play when talking with him."