Lewiston’s Natalie Beaudoin prepares to pull up and take a shot while being defended by Oxford Hills’ Ella Pelletier during a December game in Paris. Brewster Burns photo

Lewiston High School senior-to-be Natalie Beaudoin announced on social media that she has verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Vermont following her high school career.

“Playing basketball at the Division 1 level has been a goal of mine since I began AAU in 4th grade,” Beaudoin wrote on Thursday. “I’m so thankful to the teammates, coaches, family & friends who have helped me achieve this dream of mine along the way.”

The 6-foot Beaudoin averaged 14.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a junior for the Blue Devils. She made 25 3-pointers, was a 74% free-throw shooter and tallied 35 steals.

Beaudoin is the second player from Lewiston to commit to play NCAA Division I basketball in the past few months. In the spring, Emily Strachan, who graduated from Lewiston High School in 2021 and from Central Maine Community College in 2023, committed to play at Cal-State Fullerton this upcoming season.

“Couldn’t be prouder of this kid,” Lewiston and CMCC alumnus Kristina Blais, who is currently the head coach at Edward Little, wrote, referring to Beaudoin, on Twitter, “and happier for Lewiston – 2 young women committed D1 … Incredible for our hometown, keep paving the way!!”

Recent Oxford Hills graduate Sierra Carson committed last summer to continue her career at Division-I Dartmouth.

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