University of Maine head coach Josette Babineau announced two new additions to the field hockey team for the 2014-15 season, as Madison Cummings (Belfast, Maine/Belfast HS) and Emily Corbett (Listowel, Ontario/Old Dominion) have joined the squad. Cummings plays as a forward while Corbett will slot in in as a goalkeeper.
Cummings attended Belfast High School from 2010-14 and accumulated 49 career goals and 35 assists. Her best season came in her junior year when she tallied 20 goals and 10 assists and set the school record for most goals in a season. Cummings helped Belfast earn a state championship as well as a state runner-up finish in her high school career. As far as individual awards are concerned she was named team MVP her final three years at Belfast as well as earning All-Rookie and All-State awards. She also earned an All-Academic award for her work in the classroom.
Cummings competed for the Maine Majestix club team and won a National Festival U19 championship as well competing at NIT's and the Disney Showcase. She also participated in the futures program since 2007 playing in National Futures three times (2010, 2011 and 2012). The new Maine forward was also a part of the 2011 junior Olympics.
Cummings was a multi-sport athlete playing softball, basketball as well as varsity track and field. Her sister, Brittney played field hockey from 2007-11.
Corbett transfers to Maine from Old Dominion having played field hockey, ice hockey, soccer and track and field at the Listowel District Secondary School, in Listowel, Ontario Canada. She was a two-time captain on the field hockey team in 2011 and 2012 and earned team MVP honors during her senior year. Corbett was a member of the Ontario Provincial U18 team, which won gold in 2011, and silver in 2012. She was also part of the Ontario Provincial U23 team in 2013.
The Black Bears will open the season on the road, as they will head to Michigan, playing Central Michigan and Michigan State on Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. and on Aug. 31 at 11 a.m., respectively. Maine won't hit their home field until Sept. 20 when they host Bryant for a 2 p.m. showdown.