Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fall Recap on the Dawn of the Spring Season

The spring lacrosse season kicks off this weekend when the Wolverines head down to Weston, MA to participate in the Rivers School Jamboree.

With that in mind, let's take a look back at the fall season.

This is Bridgton Academy lacrosse 2010-2011 fall recap:

The Bridgton Academy Wolverines lacrosse team opened up the season on September 12, with a victory on the road. The team traveled to UMass Club and won 11-5. They then followed up a great first win with the toughest opponent that we would see all year long in Navy Prep on September 18.

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

The team added another win to their record when they beat Stonehill College 9-3 on September 26th. The game started slowly and it was close through the first half. However, the Wolverines found a spark and never looked back closing out the game with the win.

Up next the squad traveled to Providence, RI to face Navy Prep for a second time. In hopes of a victory, the team came out strong. There was even play, but with six minutes left in the first quarter Navy scored their first goal, and they struck again with 25 seconds left. The Wolverines tried to get back in the game but Navy prep matched our goals in the first half and kept scoring in the second half. They proved to have too much offensive firepower and the game ended with a 13-3 final score.

On October 9th BA hosted the Portland Lax Pros and held them to a one goal difference for the first three quarters of the game. While the team worked hard in the second half, the Lax Pros were able to slip four goals past the Wolverine’s goaltender to secure the 11-6 win.

The lacrosse team battled the wind and rain on October 15th, when they traveled to UNH Club to play a very impressive Wildcat’s club team. After an exciting back and forth game, the Wolverines came out on top with a close score of 9-8. “This was one of the best games all year long” said Coach Bamann.

October 24th saw the University of Maine’s Club make their way to North Bridgton. The Black and Grey put all they had on the field, which resulted in an 18-4 victory for the Wolverines.

The team was then back on the road as they traveled to Merrimack College to face Boston University’s Club team on October 29th. Coach Bamann only had good things to say after the game. “We started off really well moving the ball for some very unselfish play. As a team we were up and down field and made sure they weren’t in the game from the start. It was really great to see that eight of the fifteen goals we scored were assisted- it shows us working as a team,” said Bamann. The Wolverines finished the game with a 15-5 win.

The squad then took their longest road trip when they headed to Syracuse, NY where they faced a very talented Hill Academy on November 5th. The best game all year ended with the Wolverines winning 8-6. Coach Bamann was very pleased with the way his team came together, “I thought it was the best we played all year,” Bamann said.

He then added, “The Hill Academy was a very talented team and we proved ourselves against them. We took the lead and kept it the whole game. While they made a late comeback, they never went ahead. I am very proud of our guys and they played some great lacrosse. It was also great to see them perform in front of about 35 college coaches from Division I, II, and III schools.”

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Player Profile: Alec Westerhoff

HOMETOWN: LaGrange Park, IL

HIGH SCHOOL: Lyons Township

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was outgoing and energetic

HEARD ABOUT BA: I played for True Lacrosse which was a travel team and my coach mentioned it to me

GOALS AT BA: I am here to get my grades up, get into school, and improve my lacrosse skills

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: You have a lot more freedom

BEST THING ABOUT BA: The calzones and traveling with the lacrosse team

WORST THING ABOUT BA: The cafeteria food and walking the hills

ACTIVITIES AT BA: I play lacrosse and work with Coach Sawicki in the training room

OUTSIDE OF BA: I play travel lacrosse

ROLE MODEL: My older cousin- he is a great college athlete and I really look up to him


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: The Blackhawks and Syracuse Lacrosse


FAVORITE MUSIC: Anything as long as its not techno


FAVORITE QUOTE: “If you’re going to put the gear on mind as well play the game” –Coach Lounsbury

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I used to be addicted to skateboarding

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Stay at your goals and give it your best

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Season is Just Around the Corner

With the team back from spring break the guys are hitting the gym until the snow melts and they can take the field. With their spring season just around the corner they are gearing up for their season opener on April 2nd at the Rivers School Jamboree.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Schedule released

The Bridgton Academy Athletic Department is pleased to announce the lacrosse schedule for spring 2011. Athletic Director Joe Sawicki had this to say about the schedule, "The Wolverines will have their work cut out for them this spring. We will be taking on some of the best prep competition in the country with Andover, Exeter, and Avon. This will all be great preparation for the end of the season with the first ever Newport Cup down at Navy Prep. This will be a tremendous all-PG event with Navy Prep, Army Prep, and Hill Academy (ONT). There is a lot to be excited about this spring!"

The spring schedule:

4/2 @ Rivers Jamboree 12:00
4/6 @ Holderness Jamboree 1:30
4/10 @ Western New England College JV 2:00
4/13 @ Phillips Exeter Academy 3:30
4/16 @ Bowdoin JV 1:00
4/20 @ Avon Old Farms 4:00
4/23 @ Phillips Academy (Andover) 4:30
4/27 HOME vs. Hyde School 4:00
5/4 @ New Hampton 6:00
5/7 @ Newport Cup vs. Navy Prep 1:00
5/8 @ Newport Cup-Consolation 11:00/Championship 2:00