Maggie Warner was a sixth-grader when goalie Holly Stam backstopped Pingree to a NEPSAC championship in 2016 before taking her game -- and her 6-foot frame -- to Duke, where she would eventually be voted a team captain.
"She was like 6-foot-5 to me," recalled Warner. "She was huge, she was loud and she was going to Duke."
Three years later, Warner found herself across the field from Stam in an open game organized by Pingree coach Doc Simpson in the preseason for his players and alums.
"I was competing with her in my mind," said Warner. "I thought, 'If I can compete with Holly Stam, there’s nothing I can’t do.'"