On June 25, 2015 MDI High School basketball star Sierra Tapley of Bar Harbor committed to attend the University of Maine, and play for the Black Bears and Coach Richard Barron beginning in September 2016.. She was the 2015 Big East Girl's Player of the Year. According to Tapley, she will receive a full scholarship.

Tapley, is the daughter of Wyman Tapley and Kelly Taine. She will be a senior at MDI High School in September 2015. Her attending  UMaine is subject to successful acceptance by the University and being cleared by the National Clearing House.