A trio of former MDI High School Trojans are representing on the Maine Maritime Academy Women's Lacrosse Team this season!

The Mariners play their 1st game on the road in Standish against St. Joseph's College on March 4th. To see their full schedule click HERE

Photo Maine Maritime Academy

Lily Cook in her 1st year at Maine Maritime Academy will be playing Midfield

Lily Cook Photo Maine Maritime Academy

Natasha Olearcek in her 2nd year at Maine Maritime Academy will be playing goalie.

Natasha Olearcek Photo Maine Maritime Academy

Shelby O'Neil returns to the sidelines for the 2nd season as Assistant Coach (How did I not know she was a coach last year??)

Shelby O'Neil Photo Maine Maritime Academy

Shelby O'Neil said in a MMA press release "The game of lacrosse has made a significant impact on my life. Not only has it taught me a certain type of skill set that I can and will carry on and off the field, but also in my life as a professional mariner. A team is much like that of a crew on a vessel; a family that works and learns together to get the job done. The ability to pass along these skills and love of the game to the next generation of Mariners, is a true honor. I am confident the Mariners Women's Lacrosse program will make a positive impact on their lives, as it did for mine."

O'Neil, a native of Bar Harbor majored in Vessel Operations and Technology. She holds a 1600 GRT Mates license and 100 GRT Masters license.  After graduating in May of 2018, she went on to work for the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company as a Mate and a Captain, operating their powerful jet powered catamarans. She has since moved on and has begun to expand her professional maritime career by working as a Mate on a tugboat doing ship assist and general barge transportation. Most recently, Shelby has taken on working as a Private Yacht Captain in the summertime.

A two-year member of the Mariners lacrosse team, O'Neil left her mark on the record books and earned 2018 All-North Atlantic Second Team accolades. The former midfielder is the single-game leader in points (8), goals (7), shots (13), draw controls (10), caused turnovers (6), and free-position goals (4), while also being the single-season leader in caused turnovers (22).