Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Player Profile: Sean Fosse


IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was a diehard lacrosse player who procrastinated too much in school and would rather find an excuse to hang out with friends and not do work

HEARD ABOUT BA: From my mom who had looked into schools for my brothers when she found BA

GOALS AT BA: I want to walk out with a mindset to complete all of my work and not have it be a big deal. Plus I want to leave with a 3.6 GPA and go to school to play D1 lacrosse.

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: Because its structured. Its built so that you want to succeed where as high school seems like you are just pressured to go through the motions. BA is a positive pressure.

BEST THING ABOUT BA: The athletics and coaches

WORST THING ABOUT BA: Hands down no girls, but really the worst is being away from home and even that’s not too bad

ACTIVITIES AT BA: Lacrosse, Paintball, Dorm Wars, maybe Rugby

OUTSIDE OF BA: I enjoy playing lacrosse with my brothers and hanging out with friends

ROLE MODEL: Spencer Wright (my high school lacrosse coach and all around genius)

FAVORITE BOOK: A Long Way Gone- Ishmael Beah


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: RIP New York Titans- now it’s the Boston Blazers

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Spencer Wright and Oliver Kahn

FAVORITE MUSIC: Music that makes people get rowdy- i.e. techno or techno

FAVORITE MEAL: Breakfast- eggs, bacon, toast, and waffles

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I used to go to dance conventions where I would tap dance and perform hip hop routines when I was younger and I was an avid artist in high school

BA PROSECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Exactly how awesome the laundry loops are

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lacrosse Takes Down Stonehill

The lacrosse team added another win to their record this week as they beat Stonehill College 7-3. There was a slow start to the game and it was close through the first half. “I thought the team looked a little sloppy on the field,” said Coach Bamann.

However, with Matt Stango (Jupiter, FL) scoring four of the Wolverines seven goals, Stonehill could not hold on. Andrew Suh (Colchester, CT) added a goal and an assist and had 6 ground balls for the day. Both Edward Suh (Colchester, CT) and Alec Westerhoff (LeGrange Park, IL) tallied goals as well. Chris Longo (Somers, NY) kept BA in the game with seven saves in net.

BA dominated the game on the field as well as in the books. Chris Barney (Cheshire, CT) kept BA in the game winning 8 of 13 face-offs and six ground balls. BA outshot the Skyhawks by 21 shots (35-14) and scooped 22 more ground balls than Stonehill (49-27). BA also had 17 successful clears of the 20 they attempted.

While there was a slow start, Coach Bamann was happy with the day’s performance. “The offense had a lot of good opportunities but we weren’t able to capitalize on them. Stonehill’s goalie also had a number of great saves. Defensively we played great and kept them out. This game is a great transition to the rest of the season,” said Bamann.

The team is working hard in practice this week for their game at Navy Prep (Newport, RI) on Saturday October 2nd at 1:00 P.M.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Directions to Stonehill

Here is a link for directions to Stonehill College for the lacrosse game being played Sunday.


A note from Coach Bamann: Game time is at 2:00 on the turf field stadium.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Player Profile: Colin Nesdale

HOMETOWN: Cheshire, CT

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was a lacrosse player, a hockey player for a few years, and I was talkative and energetic.

HEARD ABOUT BA: My coach Erik Bailey went here and Matt Cyr ’08 went to my high school and both told me about it.

GOALS AT BA: To improve my grades and my athletics

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: It’s a lot more structured and helps you stay focused on school and sports




OUTSIDE OF BA: I try to keep my room clean

ROLE MODEL: My parents

FAVORITE BOOK: The Power of One


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Virginia Cavaliers





BA PROSECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: It is worth it to come here and try and do everything you are supposed to.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lacrosse falls to Navy

The wolverine lacrosse team put up a good fight against the Naval Academy Prep team but lost 13-6. The wolverines played a solid game for the first three quarters with even play. However, concentration was broken in the fourth and the level of play decreased and the Naval Academy took advantage and scored 7 of their 13 goals.

After the first quarter, Navy was up 2-0. Play was very even and no one team clearly dominated. Navy put up a strong attack, but BA was able to hold them to two goals. BA went into the second quarter looking to even out the score. After another goal by Navy, Sean Williamson (Falmouth, MA) scored with an assist from Matt Stango (Jupiter, FL) with 1:48 left in the first half. While the Wolverines ended the first half down 3-1, they were looking to come back even stronger in the second half.

Ian Farley (Camillus, NY) started off the half with a goal four minutes in with an assit from Storm Stockstill (Jupiter, FL). Unfortunately, it wasn't enough at that point to put BA in the lead. While they still continued with strong play and solid defense, Navy came back and scored four goals, putting them ahead 7-2 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, BA came out strong once again. With 12:58 left in the game Nate Nichols (Penn Yan, NY) scored BA's third goal of the game. However, play seemed to dissolve for BA as Navy answered back with three goals in the next 3 minutes. Alec Westerhoff (LaGrange Park, IL) scored with eight minutes to go. Navy scored once more, but Westerhoff assisted Jeremy Buckley (Norwell, MA) as he added to the Wolverine's goals. While Navy scored two more goals in the next minute, bringing their final tally to 13, BA scored again with 18.4 seconds left when Farley finished a pass from Edward Suh (Colcester, CT)to bring the final score to 13-6.

Farley led the scoring with two goals while Westerhoff had both a goal and an assist. Stockstill also added an assit for BA. Colin Nesdale (Cheshire, CT) kept the defense in the game with 15 saves for the day. Bridgton beat Navy in ground balls 33-31 and won 12 of the 22 faceoffs. Navy only managed to out shoot BA 34 to 28.

When asked about the game, Coach Bamann was positive about the days performance. "We played well, we just didn't take care of the ball on offense and the defense gave it back to Navy too many times. They were able to capitalize and score on our turnovers. Nesdale did a great job in goal, keeping us in the game. Overall it was just too little too late, but I am happy with the game and where we will go from here," says Bamann.

With a change in scheduling the Wolverine's next match up will be on the road as they travel to Stonehill College to play on Sunday September 26th at 2:00 P.M. Check back for directions to the game.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Player Profile: Tom Garofano

HOMETOWN: North Andover Mass

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was the funny guy

HEARD ABOUT BA: From a few alumni I know, Sean Daily and Josh Aresnault '06

GOALS AT BA: I want to do well in school overall and finish out the lacrosse season

BA IS DIFFERENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL: It is a lot more regimented, everything is on a schedule



ACTIVITIES AT BA: Lacrosse and work study

OUTSIDE OF BA: I really enjoy hanging out with friends


FAVORITE BOOK: The Twilight Series but New Moon if my favorite





MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: Everyone knows everything about me.

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Enjoy your time at BA and make the most of it

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Student Profile: Ryan Gilligan

HOMETOWN: Beverly, Massachusetts

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I played two years of football, four years of hockey (2 year captain), and four years of lacrosse (1 year captain)

HEARD ABOUT BA: From past BA students that came from Beverly. I have always known about it.

GOALS AT BA: Improve myself athletically and academically.

BA IS DIFFERENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL: It is a lot more personal. There is a much smaller student to staff ratio which is nice. At BA you also have a lot more responsibility which is important for college.

BEST THING ABOUT BA: The kids- especially the lacrosse team.

WORST THING ABOUT BA: No sleeping in.

ACTIVITIES AT BA: Lifting, Lacrosse, Intramurals

OUTSIDE OF BA: I participated in a lot of community service. I also love fishing, sports, movies, boating, and the beach.

ROLE MODEL: Bobby Hull

FAVORITE BOOK: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM AND ATHLETE: Notre Dame Football and Sydney Crosby


FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I used to do musicals and sing a lot

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENT SHOULD KNOW: Make sure you know what you want to do after BA. Have an idea so you can use your time here to work towards it. Set goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lacrosse Opens With A Win

The Bridgton Academy Wolverines lacrosse team opened up the season with a victory on the road. The team travelled to UMass this weekend and won 11-5. Coach Bamann was very happy with the game saying, “The team played great. It was a little sloppy in the beginning buts it’s our first game so that’s to be expected.”

The game started off with Bridgton dominating the play. For the first few minutes the ball never left BA’s offensive zone. Then UMass took control of the ball and scored on their first trip down the field. Bridgton didn’t give up and answered right back when Ian Farley (Camillus, NY) scored with an assist from Matt Stango (Jupiter, FL). In the next few minutes of play there were two more goals exchanged before Edward Suh (Colchester, CT) cut through the UMass defense and fed a pass to Stango who turned it into Bridgton’s 3rd goal of the game putting BA ahead 3-2 at the end of the first quarter.

“The team played a very unselfish game,” said Coach Bamann. “We moved the ball well and there were a lot of assisted goals which is always nice to see.”

Farley led the scoring with four goals. Alec Westerhoff (LeGrange Park, IL) also lit up the scoreboard with three goals and two assists while Sean Williamson (Falmouth, MA) added a goal and an assist. The rest of the Wolverine goals were scored by Nate Nichols (Penn Yan, NY) and Storm Stockstill (Jupiter, FL) with assists from Spencer Matches (Sammamish, WA) , Jacob Luchovich (Stonington, CT), and Chris Barney (Cheshire, CT). BA out shot UMass 25-7 and had 37 ground balls while UMass only had 23. Bridgton also won 14 out of the 20 face-offs in the game.

With a win in the books the Wolverines look forward to their next contest. They will face Navy Prep at home on Saturday September 18th. Game time is set for 1:00 P.M.

Williamson looks for the open pass

Matches wins the face-off

Evan O'Donnell (Monclair, NJ) defends an oncoming Umass forward

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lacrosse Hits the Road for Season Opener

The lacrosse team will be traveling to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to face their club team in the Wolverine's season opener. The game will take place on Sunday September 12th at 2:00 P.M.

Parents: The lockeroom is in the Garber Field but the team playing on the big field in front of athletic complex (adjacent to Hockey Rink)

Here is a link to the U MASS website for driving directions:


Monday, September 6, 2010

Lacrosse Takes the Field

On Saturday the lacrosse team stepped on the field for an intrasquad scrimmage. The team split into two and faced each other in a very well played game. The coaches took it as an opportunity to see the skill level and make any changes that needed to be made. Coach Bamann was very happy with what he saw. "I thought that both teams played hard this weekend. I saw good effort and the guys showed a lot of promise."

With one scrimmage under their belt, the team is working as hard as ever to prepare for their first regular season game. On September 12th they will travel to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to face their club team at 2:00 P.M.