Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Boston Blitz Is Almost Here!

To start off the New Year, coaches and admissions counselors will be traveling around Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine to meet with high school students interested in a year at Bridgton Academy. If you are would like to set up a meeting, call or email a coach today!


Here is the list of head coaches with phone numbers and email addresses:

Lacrosse- Garrett Bamann, 207-647-3322 ext. 211, gbamann@bridgtonacademy.org

Hockey- Jon Lounsbury, 207-647-3322 ext. 232, jlounsbury@bridgtonacademy.org

Football- Rick Marcella, 207-647-3322 ext. 235, marcella@bridgtonacademy.org

Basketball- Whit Lesure, 207-647-3322 ext. 233, wlesure@bridgtonacademy.org

Soccer- Alan Ashenfelter, 207-647-3322 ext. 231, aashenfelter@bridgtonacademy.org

Baseball- Aaron Izaryk, 207-647-3322 ext. 236, aizaryk@bridgtonacademy.org

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Player Profile: Jeff Pearce




HOMETOWN: Stonington, CT

HIGH SCHOOL: Stonington High School

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was a soccer and lacrosse player, I snowboarded, and hung out with my friends

HEARD ABOUT BA: My cousin is friends with Coach Bamann and told me about it

GOALS AT BA: I want to stay on honor roll while improving on the field and in the classroom

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: It is a lot more focused. Most of the kids are here for the same reason so everyone around you is trying to accomplish the same goals.

BEST THING ABOUT BA: Being able to focus on yourself

WORST THING ABOUT BA: The food

ACTIVITIES AT BA: lacrosse, occasionally soccer, snowboarding, hanging out, dorm wars

OUTSIDE OF BA: I love snowboarding and going to the beach

ROLE MODEL: My Mom

FAVORITE BOOK: Alive

FAVORITE MOVIES: The Departed

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: The Sabers

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Chris Barney

FAVORITE MUSIC: Slightly Stoopid

FAVORITE MEAL: Enchiladas and Chicken Croquets

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I don’t know how to play checkers and I have never played. But I am really good at monopoly.

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: If you put in the effort you will be rewarded

Friday, December 17, 2010

Admissions Counselors in MA, CT, and ME!

On January 4-6 the admissions office will have various counselors and coaches around Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. They will be visiting various schools over the few days to talk with any students who are interested in a year at BA.


Coach Bamann will be in CT visiting Avon, Farmington, Simsbury, Granby, East Granby, Lewis Mills, Canton, East Hartford, Southington, Rham, Rockville, Conentry, Windsor Locks, and Windsor High School. Meanwhile Coach Prudden will be in Mass visiting Burriville, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Westwood, Hopkinton, Bellingham, Dover-Sherborne, Ashland, and Norton . Coach Armour will also be visiting Bolton, Harvard, Westborough, Grafton, Hopedale, Milford, Sutton, and Upton. We also have various other coaches around Mass, Maine, and Connecticut who would love to set up a meeting. If you or someone you might know is interested in meeting with a coach, you can contact Coach Bamann via email at gbamann@bridgtonacademy.org or by phone at 207-647-3322 x211.

Admissions Counselors in MA, CT, and ME!

On January 4-6 the admissions office will have various counselors and coaches around Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. They will be visiting various schools over the few days to talk with any students who are interested in a year at BA.


Coach Bamann will be in CT visiting Avon, Farmington, Simsbury, Granby, East Granby, Lewis Mills, Canton, East Hartford, Southington, Rham, Rockville, Conentry, Windsor Locks, and Windsor High School. Meanwhile Coach Prudden will be in Mass visiting Burriville, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Westwood, Hopkinton, Bellingham, Dover-Sherborne, Ashland, and Norton . Coach Armour will also be visiting Bolton, Harvard, Westborough, Grafton, Hopedale, Milford, Sutton, and Upton. We also have various other coaches around Mass, Maine, and Connecticut who would love to set up a meeting. If you or someone you might know is interested in meeting with a coach, you can contact Coach Marcella via email at marcella@bridgtonacademy.org or by phone at 207-647-3322 x235.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nesdale awarded Co-Athlete of The Month for October


One of the aspects of Bridgton Academy that is celebrated is the transformation of our young men. Colin's athletic transformation shone bright during the month of October. Though it did not start well as the Wolverines were upended on Parent's Weekend, they bounced back and proved to be a formidable opponent. For the rest of the month, they were undefeated with wins againsts UNH, BU, and UMaine. The pinnacle was a 9-6 win over a highly touted Hill Academy from Ontario, Canada. Colin led the way as the last line of defense and proved himself worthy over and over again. His work off the field has been remarkable as well. For all his endeavors, Colin is awarded C0-Athlete of The Month for October. You can read about it here:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Player Profile: Tucker Drimal


HOMETOWN: Weston, CT

HIGH SCHOOL: Weston High School

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was enthusiastic but a bit distracted at times. I was also definitely eager to learn.

HEARD ABOUT BA: Through Andrew Copelan (the lacrosse coach at Fairfield University)

GOALS AT BA: To reach my highest potential as an athlete and a student

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: A bit more structured and there is a lot less to distract you

BEST THING ABOUT BA: The gorgeous New England foliage

WORST THING ABOUT BA: The large hill in the middle of campus

ACTIVITIES AT BA: lacrosse

OUTSIDE OF BA: I like to go boating, hang out with friends, and hang out with my little brother and dog

ROLE MODEL: John Gagliarti

FAVORITE BOOK: Scar Tissue- Anthony Kiedis

FAVORITE MOVIES: Lord Of The Rings, Rudy, Old School, Wedding Crashers

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: The New York Giants and the New York Yankees

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Tim Lincecum

FAVORITE MUSIC: Dave Matthews Band and the Doobie Brothers. I really like a variety of music.

FAVORITE MEAL: Buffalo Chicken Patties

FAVORITE QUOTE: “You’re my boy blue”

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I am learning how to knit and crochet

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: This is the year that makes the difference