LISBON — Chase Collier could have been a record-hound. With plenty of talent, and a strong supporting cast, the Lisbon senior had a perfect setup to be among the state’s top scoring forwards.

But she also knew that if her Greyhounds stood a chance at returning to a regional final, she needed to be more than a scoring forward.

She needed to make plays, help command the middle of the field, and play a strong, two-way game.

She did that and more, helping a team of only three seniors to a solid finish and yet another deep playoff run.

“She’s been a key contributor for us all four years here, and it’s really nice to see her get the accolades,” Lisbon coach Julie Petrie said earlier this fall. “She’s been involved in some big games for us.”

You can add another accolade to her growing list. Collier, a Miss Maine Field Hockey finalist, is also the 2016 Sun Journal all-region field hockey player of the year.

“She’s one of the most humble athletes we’ve had here,” Petrie said. “That’s why I am so excited for her. I am sure she enjoys it, but she works so hard for everything she has. She’s always been about what’s best for the team, not what’s best for her.”

Already among the top scoring forwards in Lisbon High School field hockey history, Collier can now say she’s among the best all-around players Maine has ever had to offer with her selection to the Miss Maine Field Hockey list of semifinalists.

Collier joins York High School star midfielder Lily Posternak and Belfast High School forward Kylie Nelson.

A four-year varsity player, Collier scored 15 goals and added nine assists this season, bringing her career totals to 36 goals and 20 assists. She was a Mountain Valley Conference second-team selection as a sophomore, and has earned first-team honors each of the past two seasons. She was a Maine Field Hockey Association all-state selection in 2015, as well, and is this year’s MVC player of the year.

“This year has been different, but in a good way,” Petrie said. “There’s a younger group around her, so she’s had to be patient. She’s not a flashy scorer, but she does so much more, all over the field.

“And she’s doing it with people all over her,” Petrie added. “There have been games where she has two, three even four people on her at some points.”


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