UMaine-Farmington’s Terion Moss has been named to the D3hoops Preseason All-American third team for the 2022-23 season.

Moss, a senior, is the first UMF men’s basketball player to garner Preseason All-American honors. He enters his third full season (along with a COVID-shortened 2021 season) with the Beavers after transferring from the University of Maine in Orono following his freshman season.

UMaine-Farmington guard Terion Moss takes a 3-pointer during a game against UMaine-Augusta on Dec. 1, 2021, in Farmington. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

The Portland High School graduate, who was named Mr. Maine Basketball in 2018, is a two-time North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, including last season when he averaged 27 points (486 points in 18 games) and 4.9 assists per game. He also was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District team and the Maine Men’s Basketball Coaches and Writers Association State Player of the Year.

In November 2021, Moss set a program single-game record with 48 points against Southern Maine, and a few days later put up 46 against St. Joseph’s College.

Bates College senior Meghan Graff was previously chosen for the D3hoops women’s basketball Preseason All-American first team.

AWARD FOR STRACHAN: Central Maine Community College sophomore Emily Strachan was named Yankee Small College Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the first week of the season.


The Lewiston graduate averaged 18.3 points (pouring in 55 points in only 77 minutes) and 4.3 steals as the defending conference and national champion Mustangs went 3-0.

UMaine-Augusta’s Trevor Beals was chosen as the YSCC men’s basketball player of the week.

NAC PRESEASON POLLS: The North Atlantic Conference released its men’s and women’s basketball preseason coaches polls Monday, and the University of Maine at Farmington men are picked to finish first in the conference’s East Division.

The Beavers collected 34 points from the division’s six head coaches, including four first-place votes. Husson University received one first-place vote and 30 poll points to rank second, followed by University of Maine at Presque Isle, which received the other first-place vote. Ranked fourth through sixth in the East are Maine Maritime Academy, Northern Vermont-Lyndon and Thomas College.

SUNY Delhi was ranked No. 1 in the West Division, with 34 points and four first-place votes. SUNY Poly, two other first-place votes and 32 points overall, is slotted at No. 2 in the poll. Rounding out the rankings are Northern Vermont-Johnson, SUNY Canton, and in a tie for fifth were Cazenovia and SUNY Cobleskill.

In the women’s coaches poll, UMaine-Farmington is picked to place fifth in the East Division, with 11 points. Topping the poll in the East is Husson, with all six first-place votes, followed by Maine Maritime Academy, UMaine-Presque Isle and Northern Vermont-Lyndon and Thomas College.


In the West, SUNY Poly collected four first-place votes to lead the rankings, followed by SUNY Cobleskill with the other two first-place votes. The rest of the rankings in the West: SUNY Canton in third, a tie for fourth between Cazenovia and Northern Vermont-Johnson, and SUNY Delhi in sixth.

AREA GRADS HONORED: Winthrop High School graduates Katie and Maddie Perkins received New England Collegiate Conference field hockey awards and helped the Eagles repeat as conference champions over the weekend.

Perkins, a senior, was announced Friday as the NECC Offensive Player of the Year, while Maddie Perkins, a freshman, was chosen as rookie of the year. Katie Perkins scored seven goals and led the NECC with 17 points in conference play. Maddie Perkins scored five goals and had four assists.

Husson goalie Kimmie Goddard is the conference’s defensive player of the year. Mountain Valley graduate Leigha Carrier and Lisbon grad Mallory Fairbanks were named to the all-conference first team.

More accolades came for Husson’s players with area ties after the Eagles wrapped up the NECC conference championship by defeating New England College 2-1 in Sunday’s championship game in Bangor.

Katie Perkins was named the tournament’s most valuable player. She was joined on the all-tournament team by Carrier, who assisted on the game’s first goal, Fairbanks, Goddard and their Husson teammate, Teagan Blackie.


UMaine-Farmington’s Mya Daniels and Erica Johnson were also selected to the all-tournament team.

NAC POSTSEASON RECOGNITION: University of Maine at Farmington junior Audrey Fletcher was recently named to the North Atlantic Conference’s women’s soccer first team.

Fletcher, a former Monmouth Academy standout, played a part in 16 of the Beavers’ 29 goals this season, scoring 10 goals and assisting on six. The midfielder tied for fourth in the conference in goals and points, ranked second in assists and tied for second in game-winning goals, with three. Fletcher was voted to the NAC second team after the 2021 season.

She is one of a handful of UMF players honored by the conference. Freshman defender Grace Dwyer and senior midfielder Emily Boyle are on the second team, and Grace Mahmood is on the third team. Junior defender Abby Lebel, a Lisbon High School graduate, was named to the all-sportsmanship team.

Former Mt. Blue standout Emma White, a sophomore midfielder at Maine Maritime, also was picked for the All-NAC third team. She scored four goals and tallied eight points.

One UMF men’s soccer player, senior midfielder Aric Belanger, was chosen for the All-NAC first team.

Beavers senior goalie Jonah Sautter, another Lisbon graduate, was tabbed for the second team after making 62 saves with a 1.16 goals against average and a .785 save percentage in 15 starts. He previously garnered first-team honors in 2021.

UMF junior defender Will Dowse and junior forward Zach Chiasson are on the third team, and former Lewiston High School player Yusuf Mohamed, a senior forward, was selected to the all-sportsmanship team.

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