Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bridgton Academy Lacrosse Plays on Sunday, November 2oth at: Lincoln-Sudbury HS.

10:00- Bridgton Academy VS NH Tomahawks Purple/ FLD 1
12:00-Bridgton Academy VS Rebel Empire / FLD 3
2:00- Bridgton academy VS Duxbury Blue/ FLD 1
Hello Parents, Alumni and friends of Bridgton Academy lacrosse: The team will be traveling down to Sudbury, MA to play in the Beantown Classic on Sunday, November 20th. One Important note that there are two sites now. Bridgton will be playing in the Varsity division which is playing at Lincoln-Sudbury High school-Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School
390 Lincoln Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 Directions to LS
Phone: 978.443.9961 / 781.259.9527 Fax: 978.443.8824

The JV division will be playing at the Fore Kicks complex at Marlborough. There were too many teams signed up and therefore they had to change the venue of the varsity showcase. I would still encourage parents to bring food , they have given us permission to tailgate. Be advised that Bridgton Academy will be playing our games at Lincoln- Sudbury High school, Not at Fore Kicks in Marlborough, MA.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BA Dominates Crimson Classic

The Bridgton Academy lacrosse team traveled down to Cambridge, Mass to play in a showcase at Harvard University. The first game was at 8:00 A.M., so the guys had to leave at 4:30 A.M. The game started out pretty slow as we were matched up with the best team at the showcase - the Clams Club team out of Mass. The Clams got up 4-2, however Bridgton tied it up and went into the half with a score of 4-4. In the second half, Bridgton scored two goals right off the bat. It didn't take long for the Clams to answer back with one of their own. With the determination to win the game, Bridgton cruised for the remainder of the second half to beat them by 4 or 5 goals. "We moved the ball well and scored on most of our chances," commented Coach Bamann. He added, "I was very impressed with how well we played, and I heard from a lot of coaches stating the same thing."

In the second game of the day, Bridgton played a Canadian team from Mississauga, Ontario. Their box style threw Bridgton off a little, and as a result, they scored first. After that, Bridgton was able to beat their goalie with well placed shots. For most of the first half, they were able to hang in there with Bridgton. However, sloppy plays and penalties allowed the Wolverines to capitalize on their mistakes. As a result, we beat them by 2 or 3 goals. "I was most impressed by our composure," said coach Bamann. "Their team got very chippy, and for a while it was an ugly game. In the end, our guys kept control and it showed."

In the third and final game of the day, Bridgton went up against the New Hampshire Tomahawks Club team, who proved to be a tough opponent. Their defense and goalies played well, and they came up with some huge stops. Again, Bridgton's opponent scored first, but the Wolverines quickly tied it up. The score remained 1-1 through the first half and it was very frustrating. Both teams scored to open up the second half to make it 2-2. With time running out Bridgton went ahead and won the game 3-2.

This was a great day and the coaching staff was very happy that the guys were able to stay unbeaten. It was another successful showcase as we played in front of 70 coaches and there were 60 teams. It is nice to see the guys really play well as a team. Coach Bamann commented,
"I like the chemistry going into the last event in the fall."

Up next, the Wolverines are heading to Marlborough, MA on Sunday, November 20th to play in the Beantown Fall showcase.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lacrosse Represents BA in UMASS Showcase

The Bridgton Academy Wolverines traveled down to UMASS for their first recruiting showcase of the fall. This included over 80 elite travel teams and had over 100 div 1,2,3 college coaches in attendance. For the BA wolverines this was very exciting chance to play in front of so many highly respected college coaches and a chance to prove themselves. The Wolverines won all three games that day and each player was able to generate a great deal of interest- evident on the game tape as college coaches had taken up half of Bridgton's sideline. Coach Bamann feels these showcases are great, commenting, "We let everyone know that Bridgton Academy can play with anybody out there and our student athletes have a lot to offer.”

The Wolverines finish up with two more showcases and then their fall season will be complete.

Coach Bamann added, "I am so proud of our young men and look forward to the spring as well."

Monday, November 7, 2011

BA Blows Past Lax Pros

Bridgton Academy took the field for their last home game against Lax pros men’s Lacrosse Club. The wolverines didn’t disappoint as they cruised to a 15-7 victory. “I was very impressed with how far we have come as a team in such a short time. I am very proud of our young men and I feel they will be a huge asset to a college coach next year.” Said coach Bamann.

In the game, Jake Johnson (Trabuco Canyon, CA) and Blake Pendelton (Wayland, MA) led the scoring with three goals apiece. Lawrence Dee (Charlotte, VT) added two goals and an assist, while Dan Duffy (Wakefield, RI), Nick Gorrasi (Sandwich, MA), and Cullen Reinartz (Ada, MI) tallied two goals each. To round out the scoring, Dylan Parlee (Essex, MA) and Chris Dolewa (Saco, ME) each added a goal, and Ryan O’Sullivan (Centreville, MA) got an assist.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Player Profile: Jake Johnson

HOMETOWN: Trabuco Canyon, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: El Toro High School

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was random, but I got along well with everyone

HEARD ABOUT BA: I met with Rick Pound who is an Athletic Recruiter, as well as Coach Bamann’s Middle School lacrosse coach

GOALS AT BA: I want to build my skills on the lacrosse field and in the classroom while making some great friends

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: It’s a lot more supportive and a tight knit community

BEST THING ABOUT BA: How nice everyone is

WORST THING ABOUT BA: It’s a long way from home

ACTIVITIES AT BA: Lacrosse, Ceramics, 3 v. 3 Hockey, Tour Guide

OUTSIDE OF BA: I surf, spear fish, play video games, play with my dog, eat at chipotle, and lounge


FAVORITE BOOK: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (it sounds a lot worse than it is)

FAVORITE MOVIES: Old School and Animal House

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: The San Diego Chargers


FAVORITE MUSIC: Anything and everything

FAVORITE MEAL: Wahoo’s Chicken Plate

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Fortune Favors the Bold”- Virgil

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I love the movie The Notebook

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Committing is the hardest part, it gets easier from there