McAuley senior Rebecca Knight signs her National Letter of Intent Wednesday morning to attend and play basketball at the University of Maine. Knight, flanked by parents, Greg and Diane, with athletic director Joe Kilmartin and coach Amy Vachon also in the photo, committed early to U. Maine and coach, Cindy Blodgett.

“I’m excited,” Knight said. “I really wanted to stay in Maine, represent the state and be close to my family. I want to help build up a program. I felt at home there.”

Knight, an Alfred resident, who has been a three-year contributor to the always-competitive Lions girls’ basketball squad, is uncertain on a major, but is interested in becoming an athletic trainer. She has high hopes for her senior season.

“I want to win a state championship and stay healthy,” said Knight, who missed several games last winter. “We have a lot of expectations.”