May 24, 2020

Bradstreet leaving Central Aroostook hoop post

A former high school and University of Maine basketball star is leaving her high school coaching position.

Julie Bradstreet, who skippered the Central Aroostook of Mars Hill girls basketball team for nine seasons, resigned last week, said SAD 42 superintendent Roger Shaw.

Shaw said Bradstreet, who also taught first grade in the school system, is making a move down to central Maine, somewhere in the Waterville-Augusta area – a move, he said, she has “wanted to make for some time.”

Shaw added that Bradstreet, a Central Aroostook alumna, would likely pursue a coaching position.

“I would expect coaching to be in her future,” he said.

Bradstreet was named the Class D girls Coach of the Year by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches in 1993, the same year she led the Panthers to the Class D Eastern Maine title.

Central Aroostook, which went to the Class D tournament every year Bradstreet coached except for 1994, lost in the quarterfinals of the 2001 tournament to eventual state champ Woodland.

At Maine, Bradstreet co-captained coach Trish Roberts’ team her senior year. A guard, she was as a second-team All North Atlantic Conference (now America East) player for two years, was a Maine Scholar-Athlete twice, and was named to the NAC All-Academic team.

Bradstreet still holds UMaine records for most steals in a game (10) and most steals in a season (107) and is sixth on the career assists list (330)

During her high school career, she was Central Aroostook’s all-time leading scorer with 2,164 points to go with 1,034 career rebounds. She was a first-team Bangor Daily News All-Maine selection her senior year after making the third team in her junior year and receiving an honorable mention as a sophomore.

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