Miss Maine 2022
I'm Jessica MacNeill, your first USOA Miss Maine 2022 queen! I am very excited and honored to have won this title to embrace the USOA pageant motto to "Empower women, Inspire others and Uplift everyone" throughout my reign, as well as carrying it with me after. I've recently graduated with my undergraduate degree in Sports Management with a minor in Communications from Endicott College (2020) and furthered my education by returning to Endicott for their fifth-year graduate program where I received my Master's in Business Administration (2021). I've always had a large passion for sports and how much more can come from them other than just a good exercise. All my life I've been involved in sports and growing up, I was constantly going from one practice to the next. I will never forget being picked up from dance rehearsals to eat and change in the car on my way to basketball practice. I've always felt that I had a good equal balance of girly-
girl and tom-boy personality. I think it's very important to embrace both sides and my platform works towards embracing women in sports! It's okay to have your hair slicked back in a perfect ballerina bun while sprinting down the court for an open lay-up. Putting not only female athletes in the limelight but all women in the sports industry. Creating equal opportunities for women in sports is something I work at on a regular basis as I try and tap into the sports industry myself. Thank you all for the love and support and I cannot wait to see what this year brings!