Christina Mosher was only familiar with one of the names on the list of finalists for the job, but she had a hunch who might ultimately be her new coach at the University of Maine.

“I didn’t really know any of the other people on the list, but I knew her,” said Mosher of Cindy Blodgett. “So I thought all along that she’d be up there to get it.”

Not many female basketball players in Maine don’t know who Cindy Blodgett is. So it was really no surprise when Mosher’s hunch came true Wednesday. The Mt. Blue senior learned that her new coach at Maine will be one of the state’s most storied athletes.

“I’m excited,” Mosher said. “I think it will be really cool. I think it will be really exciting to play for her. She played there obviously. She’s had a lot of experiences in other places and gone to the next level after that as well as being an assistant coach too.”

Mosher is one of a handful of new recruits from Maine, including Hampden’s Tanna Ross and Biddeford’s Emily Rousseau. They’d been left wondering what the future holds when Ann McInerny, the coach they had expected to play for, resigned earlier this spring.

“I think it will be a good situation because it will be a fresh start for everybody,” said Mosher. “She’ll get to see us for the first time, and we’ll get to see her. It’s like a new beginning for everybody.”

Mosher reached the 1,000-point milestone this season and had set a career at Maine as one of her goals as a young basketball player. She doesn’t know what to expect from Blodgett as a head coach, but admits it will be exciting as both players and coach adjust to a new situation.

“I think it will be all new for everybody,” she said. “I’ll just go in and see what we’ve got and go from there.”

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