Sally Maxwell of South Portland peaked in her starry field hockey career at Boston University this past fall in her senior season to become BU's Woman Athlete of the Year.
Her strong all-round play gained her the following honors: First Team All-North Atlantic Conference; First Team All-Boston Four; First Team All-Northeast Region; First Team All-American; NAC Player of the Year; Boston Four Player of the Year.
In addition, she was one of sixteen selected for the United States team in teh International Field Hockey Federation's first Junior Women's World Cup play last summer in Gloucester, Ontario.
Maxwell rated as one of the United States Junior team's fastest players, which wasn't surprising in view of her sprinting and middle distance stardom for South Portland High's track teams which complemented her All-Star field hockey performances.
As captain of the BU Terriers in her senior season in 1989, the 5'5'' forward was Boston Four Player of the Week and NAC Player of the Week.
She also moved into sole possession of second place on the University's All-Time scoring scroll with a career total of 34 points.
She was also a two-time All-Northeast Region choice.
Sally's overall performance also led to a tryout for the United States National team.
Among many highlights of her collegiate career was an assist on BU's goal that downed Lock Have, 1-0, for the 1987 ECAC championship and the game-winning goal in a 32-0 tourney win over Dartmouth in her sophomore capmaign.
She was twice All-State as an inner at South Portland, setting school and league scoring records in 1985.
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