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Kaylyn Bourque, is a multi-sport athlete at Kents Hill in Kents Hill, Maine. She is one of the top female ice hockey and lacrosse players in the state.
On November 1, 2022, Kaylyn Bourque announced that she has transferred from Lawrence High School in Fairfield, Maine. Bourque, has played the past two seasons for the Winslow/Gardiner/Erskine/Lawrence/Messalonskee/Brewer Black Tigers.
At age 16, Bourque led the state in scoring for the Black Tigers as a sophomore with 33 goals in 15 games. She also played for the Maine Gladiators before joining the Casco Bay Mariners Tier II U19 team. She currently leads the Mariners in scoring and had one of her goals nominated to SportsCenter.
By transferring to Kents Hill, Bourque will compete in the NEPSAC and play with and against some of the top ice hockey players across the country.
“Since I was 7 years old, it has been my dream to play professional women’s ice hockey. Today, my passion and pursuit of that dream is stronger than ever as I take an important next step in my career. I am excited to announce I have been recruited and accepted by Kents Hill Prep School. Starting this hockey season, I look forward to building on my academic and athletic career with the Huskies. Attending prep school will help me get more exposure and take a step closer to playing college hockey,” said Bourque in an Instagram post with her announcement.
Kents Hill Prep School is located in Kents Hill, Maine, just 12 miles from the state capitol of Augusta. The location in Central Maine was part of the reason Bourque chose the prep school, which is less than an hour from Bourque’s hometown of Benton, Maine.
In addition to hockey, Kaylyn is a standout lacrosse player. Prior to transferring to Kents Hill, she set the single game scoring record at Lawrence High School with 10 goals in one game. In her sophomore season, Kaylyn led the Lawrence Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 50 goals and established herself as one of the top players in the state.
She also plays soccer and is a former USA Track and Field State Champion in high jump, long jump and 4 x 10 relay.
Video highlights of Kaylyn playing hockey
Kaylyn Bourque's official website
Name pronunciation: Kaylyn (KAY-lin) Bourque (BORK)
Zoom interviews: Yes
Recent media coverage:
1/31/22 - Kennebec Journal story
2/15/22 - WABI TV story
2/17/22- WGME TV story
2/17/22 - FOX 23 story
2/28/22 - WGME highlight goal
4/21/22 - 1160 The Score
6/1/22 - WGME TV
8/14/22 - WABI story about Kaylyn and Alyssa Bourque producing a PSA for the Waterville Humane Society
2/2/23 - Kaylyn Bourque enjoying first season with Kents Hill
Facebook: Kaylyn Bourque
Facebook: Kaylyn Bourque
Sports: Hockey, soccer and lacrosse
Team(s): Kents Hill Huskies and Casco Bay Mariners Tier II U-19 team
Position: Forward (hockey) Middie/Attack (lacrosse)
Academics: GPA: 93.18, Honor Roll every quarter since 2014, 2022 Student of the Month (Dec.)
College: Actively being recruited by D1 and D3 schools
How old were you when you started playing your sport? Kaylyn started playing hockey in 2nd grade (age 7).
Why or how did you start playing your sport? Kaylyn brought home a Central Maine Hockey flyer from school, her parents were hesitant at first but it was clear Kaylyn wanted to play hockey. Cathy Bourque (mom) played basketball and softball in high school, then college basketball at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.
Family: Kaylyn’s sister Alyssa is a member of the University of Vermont track and field team. Ryan is her older brother who is attending college at the University of Maine in Orono. She is the daughter of Cathy and Brian Bourque.
Community involvement: Volunteers at the Lawrence Public Library, local food pantry, helped build a community ice hockey rink, and anti-drug education and volunteer skating with the Girl Scouts
Best skills as an athlete: Wrist shot and passing.
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