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Madawaska standout returning to Husson men’s soccer team

The Husson University men’s soccer program will boast 10 newcomers this fall, including five players from Maine and one from New Hampshire, as well as an international quartet representing Brazil, Morocco, Norway and Spain.

But not all of the recruits are truly newcomers.

Ian Lee of Madawaska, who played for Husson two years ago, is back for his final season of soccer after taking last year off to concentrate on his studies.

The midfielder-forward was a four-year starter at Madawaska High School who amassed a state-record 127 goals, including 38 as a senior while leading the Owls to the Eastern Maine Class C championship.

He initially attended the University of Maine in 2014 to study chemical engineering but his soccer was limited to club play as the Black Bears do not have a men’s varsity program in the sport.

Lee then transferred to Husson and played in eight games in both 2015 and 2016 before taking last year off to concentrate on academics — he’s now pursuing a doctorate in pharmacy.

“I can’t explain how happy I am that Ian has decided to come back on board with the team to see out his senior year,” Husson head coach Gavin Penny said in a press release. “Ian has already proven he can score goals in college when he played for us a couple of seasons back.

To read the rest of “Madawaska standout returning to Husson men’s soccer team,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Ernie Clark, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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