Auburn, ME - The Central Maine Lady Mustangs, coming off their first playoff appearance in program history, have signed their first recruit for 2019. Taylor Henry (Rumford, ME), a forward from Mountain Valley High School has committed to play for the Mustangs next fall.
Taylor has taken an unusual path to the Mustangs. She spent this past season as the goal keeper for Mountain Valley because they were in desperate need and in spite of being new to the position, was named MVC 1st team All-Conference for her work in the net.
Mountain Valley coach, Jeffrey Pelletier, commented, "As a forward, she was a great distributor for our offense, always looking to make the right pass. She started developing her left foot, which expanded her game a lot and is a smart player when it comes to taking angles to the ball. Taylor is a coachable young lady with great attitude and drive."
According to Mustangs head coach, Rob Rodriguez, "Any player who is willing to unselfishly commit her final season of high school ball to doing whatever her team needs her to do is exactly the type of player we want in a Mustang uniform."
On her commitment to Central Maine, Taylor mentioned, "I chose CM because all of the people there are so welcoming and willing to help and the campus is not overwhelming in size. I think college soccer will be a different experience because the players are there to play and give 100% all the time. I am looking forward to making new friends and I think I will be a good teammate, unselfish, and willing to do my best all the time."
Taylor is also an all-academic selection for the Mountain Valley Conference and will be enrolled in the General Studies program at CM.