Monday, November 17, 2008

Wolverines Attend Showcase, Attract Colleges Attention

The Bridgton Academy Wolverines split into two teams this weekend for a two day showcase event at the Hampshire Dome which featured more then 500 players from across the country and over 130 college coaches to impress. The format consisted of 7 on 7 games lasting just 25 minutes apiece from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Our Wolverines showed themselves very well attracting a number of college coaches interests.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bridgton Academy Connection In Major League Lacrosse

There is little question Steven Brooks and Terry Kimener were familiar with one another, they had likely even had their paths cross at least a time or two. When you play for one of the most prestigious Lacrosse programs in the country such as Syracuse and UMBC it is bound to happen. Both Brooks and Kimener had more then successful careers in college. Brooks was a 2 time All-American Selction (2007, 2008) at Syracuse and led them to a National Championship in 2008, Kimener earned All-American status three times (2006,200y7, 2008) while at UMBC.

Both Brooks and Kimener had aspirations of playing professional lacrosse and on May 28, 2008 it became a reality. The Chicago Machine of Major League Lacrosse held the rights to the number 4, 6, and 8 picks overall in the first round of the 2008 MLL draft. They then used the number 6 pick to select Brooks, and minutes later the number 8 pick to select Kimener.

Brooks and Kimener, although never teammates, had come close once before. Both had made the decision to attend Bridgton Academy Prep in Maine before moving on to play their collegiate careers. Brooks was a member of the Bridgton Academy Wolverines during the 2003 season, and Kimener followed as a member of the 2004 team. With Bridgton Academy being such a unique one year only preparatory school, each season the team is made up of completely different players.

Shortly after being drafted Brooks and Kimener found themselves adjusting to their new lifestyle, a large part of which consisting of being on the road and calling various hotels home. Much of a teams chemistry and player relationships are often developed off the field during these road trips, and Brooks and Kimener have had the opportunity to become great friends in addition to teammates, as they are roommates during the season.

Although Brooks and Kimener never attended college together and their one year experience at Bridgton Academy occurred one year apart, it is no coincidence they have become such good friends, and teammates in such a short amout of time. Ask anyone who has ever attended Bridgton Academy and they will tell you about the lifetime brotherhood they develop with their classmates, Brooks and Kimener are both apart of that brotherhood, only in this case one brother happens to be a year older then the other.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wolverines Fall To UMass Club Team 8-7 in OT

The Bridgton Academy Wolverines Lacrosse team traveled down to Amherst, MA this past Sunday, only to suffer a tough 8-7 loss in overtime. Ben Cullen led the attack scoring five goals. This was the Wolverines fourth game this fall in an effort to continue building team chemistry and showcase their talents in preparation for their regular season come spring.

The Wolverines will again be in action this weekend (November 15th & 16th) as they travel down to Bedford, NH for a two day showcase in front of over one hundred college coaches. Both days action is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Good Story on Bridgton Academy

We got a bit of press over in the Maine Sunday Telegram this past weekend- check it out.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wolverines fall to Navy Prep 15-8

The Bridgton Academy Lacrosse team hosted Navy Prep this past weekend in their lone home contest as part of their fall schedule. The opening quarter saw Navy Prep take a quick 6-0 lead which proved too difficult for the Wolverines to overcome. The Wolverines were able to turn things around over the next two quarters and cut the lead down to five with just under seven minutes to go in the third quarter at 9-4, however, Navy Prep would go on to score three times in the next two minutes and 20 seconds to take a commanding 12-4 lead before holding on for a 15-8 victory.

The Wolverines offensive attack was lead by James Burke who tallied 4 goals and 3 assists on the afternoon. More scoring results to come!

Bridgton Academy will be on the road for the remainder of their fall schedule, starting this Sunday, November 2nd, when they travel down to Boston to face Harvard University, game time is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wolverine Black on Grey Scrimage

The Wolverine lacrosse team held a Black on Grey scrimmage on the Sunday of Parents Weekend. It was a great day to be outside and play lacrosse, below are a few images from the scrimmage.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Story on Steven Brooks '03

It's always nice to see a Bridgton Academy alum get a bit of media attention, and recently Steven Brooks '03 has been seeing a fair amount of it. Cover of the July issue of Inside Lacrosse magazine where he was named Midfielder of the Year and a good piece on talking about his PG experience.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2008-2009 Season To Soon Be Under Way

Coach Jones will be welcoming the 2008-2009 team to campus at registration on Friday, August 29th. The Wolverine Lacrosse Team looks to have another great season with a complete new group of young men. Stay tuned for updates and fall ball reports.