South Portland senior Juliana Selser, joined by her parents, Jeff and Julie, sister, Evelyn, and many teammates, beams after signing her National Letter of Intent Thursday to attend and play soccer at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Selser, who was named to the all-conference, regional and state teams this past fall, despite having her season cut short due to a collarbone injury, will also compete in track (due to NCAA rules, she can’t sign that NLI until April).
“I’ve dreamed of playing in college since I was four and I’m so excited to start my journey in two sports,” said Selser, the reigning Class A state champion in the 800 in both indoor and outdoor track. “I wanted to go somewhere in the mountains, but within five minutes of meeting the coaches and looking around the campus, I fell in love with the school.”
“Juliana has a relentless work ethic above everything else,” said Jeff Selser, who is also South Portland’s girls’ soccer coach. “She’s dedicated to both sports. She tries to find what her weaknesses are, then turn them into strengths. She never gives up.”