Kaylyn Bourque has been around sports since the day she was born, literally. Her mom was at a Portland Sea Dogs minor league baseball game when she went into labor. Born July 4, 2006, Kaylyn has grown up in a family that loves sports.
Kaylyn’s love for hockey started when she was just 7 years-old. She came home from school with a flyer about the Central Maine youth hockey program. She pleaded with her parents to play hockey. Her mom, Cathy, a standout basketball player at the University of New England, had visions of Kaylyn playing basketball, but she could quickly tell Kaylyn really wanted to try hockey.
Cathy and her husband Brian could see Kaylyn’s passion when she talked about playing hockey. They supported her and it wasn’t long before her grandfather helped build a rink for Kaylyn in the front yard. By age 8 she was featured as the Dunkin Donuts athlete of the Month. From age 7-14 Kaylyn was already playing on boys teams.
Today, the front yard rink is a lot bigger at 56’ x 32’ and is maintained by the entire Bourque family. After a snow storm, Kaylyn can be found snow blowing the rink to get ready to start practicing again.
It’s Kaylyn’s commitment to the sport that has led to more opportunities for her. Kaylyn plays for her high school team, the Winslow/Gardiner/Brewer/Messalonskee/Lawrence/Erskine Academy Black Tigers and the Casco Bay Mariners 19U team.
In 2018 Kaylyn played on the USA Hockey Development Team in Burlington, Vermont and won a gold medal at the Winter Classic Tournament in New Hampshire.
At the start of her high school career, Kaylyn was named Freshman of the Year. She has led the team in scoring for the past two seasons and was named to the All-Conference team the past two seasons. During that time, she also played for the Maine Gladiators 16U Tier 2 (New England) in 2022.
In her sophomore year, Bourque was the leading goal scorer in the state with the 33 goals for the Black Tigers. She finished the season with 44 points in a COVID-shorten 15 game season. She averaged more than 3 points per game.
In addition to playing hockey, Kaylyn is a standout lacrosse player and set the single-game scoring record at Lawrence High School with 10 goals in one game. Her freshman year, she scored 30 goals and then scored 48 goals in her sophomore hear, establishing her as one of the best lacrosse players in the state.
Bourque plans to play Division 1 ice hockey and then professionally for the Boston Pride. To stay on top of her game, she
takes Tabata classes to stay in the best shape possible for all her sports. Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.
In addition to her athletic achievements, Kaylyn Bourque was the first athlete in the country to complete Pliable’s 10-Step Athlete Branding Playbook, including building her own website at KaylynBourque.com.
Kaylyn is also active in her community by volunteering at the Lawrence Public Library and is a member of a club at Lawrence High School that focuses on drug-prevention awareness.
You can view Kaylyn’s NCSA profile here: https://recruit-match.ncsasports.org/clientrms/athletes/7140889
High School: Lawrence High School
Shoots (Left/right): Right
Birthplace: Portland, ME
Hometown: Benton, ME
High School: Lawrence High School
College: Actively looking and researching