Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wolverines play UNH

On Friday October 19, the Wolverine Lacrosse team traveled to Durham, New Hampshire to play the Univeristy of New Hampshire, Bridgton Academy came home with the win 13-8

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wolverines play Dean College

On Sunday October 14th, the Wolverine Lacrosse team traveled to Franklin, MA to play the Dean College Bull Dogs. Through excellent ball control and defensive play, the Wolverine Lacrosse team was able to keep the Bulldogs to a single digit score. BA came home with the win 17-7.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Unfortunately our game vs UMaine has been cancelled. The Wolverines will travel to Franklin MA on Sunday to take on Dean College at 1pm.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


# First Last Ht. Wt. Pos. High School Hometown
1 Dylan Schulte 6' 170 M Senaca  Southhampton, NJ
3 Will Jennings 5'10'' 185 A Danvers  Danvers, MA
4 Jack McLellan 6' 195 LSM Xaverian Brothers Canton, MA
5 Conor Daley 5'11'' 175 D Branford Branford, CT
6 Mike Censorio 6' 195 D Mansfield Mansfield, MA
7 Chad Niergarth 5'10'' 160 A Woodgrove  Lovetsville, VA
8 Joe Batista 5'8'' 160 A Catholic Memorial Canton, MA
9 Zadek Burstein 6' 165 A Souhegan Amherst, NH
10 Connor  Richie 6'3'' 196 M Rome Free Acad. Rome, NY
11 Kiernan Quarton 6'1'' 170 G Brother Rice Birmingham, MI
12 Billy Able          
14 Cole German 5'11'' 175 D Amity Regional Woodbridge, CT
17 Brennen Morin 6' 170 D Minnechaug Reg. Wilbraham, MA
18 Nick Paine 5'10'' 165 M Salem  Peabody, MA
19 Tyler Daugstrup 5'11'' 170 M Rocky River Rocky River, OH
22 Jarrod Neumann 6'4'' 195 D Northampton Northampton, MA
24 Connor  Magregor 6'3'' 215 D Nashoba Bolton, MA
27 Chris Santanello 5'7'' 160 G West Springfield Springfield, MA
28 Shane Hughes 5'10'' 165 M York  York Beach, ME
31 Dale Mattice 6'1'' 210 M Victor Victor, NY
33 Ryan Lampman 6'4'' 205 D El Toro Trabuco Canyon, CA
36 Chuck Milligan 5'11'' 257 G Grosse Pointe South Grosse Pointe, MI
42 Chris Spada 6' 200 A Bergen Catholic River Vale, NJ
44 Kyle Miller 5'11'' 175 D Bethel Park Bethel Park, PA
55 Jackson Szurley 5'11'' 175 G Moses Brown Lincoln, RI

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lacrosse plays first game of the year!

The lacrosse team had their first match of the year on September 15th against the Bishop’s University Gaiters hailing from Lennoxville, Quebec. The Gaiters got an early 5-1 lead but that did not discourage the Wolverines. With great defensive play by Conor Daley, Jarrod Neumann, Jack McLellan, and Jackson Szurley, the team came back and tied the game 14-14.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lacrosse game Schedule

Bishops University HOME 1 pm
Navy Prep Newport, RI 1:00 PM
Navy Prep HOME 1:00 PM
U Maine Club HOME 3:00
Dean College Dean College 1 pm
U New Hampshire UNH 6 pm
Harvard Harvard

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jon Hunt Named New Head Lacrosse Coach at Bridgton

Bridgton Academy is pleased to announce Jon Hunt as the school’s new Head Lacrosse Coach.

Hunt joins Bridgton Academy from University of New England, where he has worked as the program’s Head Lacrosse Coach since 2005. Prior to taking over the program at UNE, Hunt served as an assistant lacrosse coach, first at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and then at Colby College in Maine. 

A graduate of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, Hunt holds a degree in Business Management. He was named Plymouth State University Male Athlete of the Year in 2000.

Hunt follows departing Head Lacrosse Coach Garrett Bamann ’00 into the leadership of a lacrosse program that has long been seen as one of the premier prep programs in the country. Coach Bamann and his wife (Associate Director of Admission, Jennifer Bamann) announced their departure from the Academy earlier this spring after they accepted new opportunities at the Storm King School in New York. “It’s a tough decision leaving a place I’ve called home for eight years, but we are very excited to start a new chapter in our life.  I am very excited about Jon Hunt becoming the head lacrosse coach.  He brings a sense of quiet professionalism and he has a thirst for learning.  I know he and his staff will keep the program moving in an upward direction.  Jon is a great coach who I feel has a humble attitude and an amazing ability to reach student athletes.  He has proven that he can be successful at all levels.  As an alum I feel very confident that he will uphold with the motto from Michael W. Fuller '82 "Expectations are High, Traditions are Rich,” Bamann said of the transition.

Bridgton Academy’s Headmaster, Grady Vigneau said of Hunt, “Jon Hunt upholds the credibility and trust of Bridgton Academy lacrosse, perpetuating the quality of preparation and respect for the game built by legendary head coach, Mike Fuller and enhanced most recently by Garrett Bamann (BA’00).  Jon’s knowledge of the game and teaching skills are outshined only by his network of college coaching connections and two-way trust and respect that characterize them.  As a college head coach, Jon knows what college coaches need from their incoming student-athletes.  As BA’s head coach, he will prepare our student-athletes with extraordinary insight, perception, and skill.”

“Bridgton Academy is truly a special place. My family and I are very excited to be joining this community. It will be an honor to contribute to the growth of many Bridgton Wolverines and to help prepare them for their future endeavors,” affirmed Hunt upon accepting the position. 

In addition to his coaching responsibilities at UNE, Hunt has been a committee member of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee, a committee chair of the Commonwealth Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse, a rater for the NCAA Poll Committee, a conference representative for the NCAA Regional Leadership Conference, and the Head Coach for the NEILA East/West Senior All-Star Game.

As the Bridgton lacrosse program has developed and grown over the years, it has enjoyed an impressive college placement record, and has seen many alumni go on to play in the NCAA lacrosse tournaments. This past spring, thirteen Bridgton alumni made it to the NCAA tournaments, a trend Hunt is excited to see continue and be part of it.

Hunt and his wife Jessica and son Samuel will be living on campus.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bridgton Lacrosse at Navy Prep

It's NCAA Tournament Time Again!

Congratulations to the thirteen Bridgton alumni that helped their respective colleges reach the tournaments this year.

Division 1:
In an interesting head-to-head Wolverine match-up, Art Kell ’08, playing for the University of Massachusetts, will take on his classmate and former BA teammate Patrick Campbell ’08, who plays for Colgate University. This first round match will take place on Saturday, May 12th at 2:30 PM and will be televised live on ESPN3.
Division 2:
Three Wolverines represent BA on the LeMoyne College team. Alec Westerhoff ‘11, Kam Bumpus ‘10, and Matt Janetos ’10. LeMoyne is one of four teams competing for the Division II Championship, and will play Limestone on Saturday, May 19th.

Division 3:
Eight Wolverines are competing this year at the D-3 level. Tyler O'Keefe ‘08 is playing for Springfield University. Nick Jez ‘08 and Pat White ‘08 are playing for Western New England University. Casey Helms ’10 is on Ohio Wesleyan, and JP Coombe ’10 can be found on the Stevenson team. AJ Himes ’07 is on the Washington College roster, Charlie Stephens ’10 on Cabrini, and Lanny Ellis ’08 is playing for Salisbury. All D-3 games will be played this Wednesday, May 9th. To view the Division Three bracket, please click here.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Newport Cup, Newport RI May 5th and 6th

Hello Parents, Alumni and friends of Bridgton Academy lacrosse.  I wanted to welcome you to the last games of the season.  We will be playing the Newport Cup at Navy Prep in Newport Rhode Island.  Our First game is on Saturday May 5th at 3:00 against Army Prep.  If we win on Saturday we play at 1:00 against the winner of Hill Academy/Navy Prep on Sunday May 6th in the championship game.  If we lose we play at 11:00 on Sunday May 6th against the loser of Hill Academy/Navy Prep.

Important info-  If you plan on coming to the game I need some information from you:  The base is extremely tight this year.  Two other teams were not allowed on because of lack of information.  If you plan on coming I need- (make,model, year, Vin # of car you will be driving through the gate as well as last 4 digits of social security # for all passengers and drivers)  I needs this information by this Saturday or Sunday at the latest.  If you have not given me this you will not be let on the base.  Email me at or call at (207)595-8504

For our banquet Saturday night.  It is at Dan Duffy's house and so I need parents to email Deb Dalvatore ( immediately if you are coming.  She needs to know how many people she should count on.

Bridgton Academy lacrosse is staying at the:
Best Western
Admiral Kalfbus Highway
Newport, RI  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bridgton Falls to Army

The Bridgton Academy Wolverine lacrosse Team traveled down to West Point New York to face two Army teams. The first was a JV team comprised of all varsity players in their freshman and sophomore year. This turned out to be a very tough game which Bridgton lost by a large margin.

The next day, Bridgton then faced Army Prep. Their team was at an equal or better skill level than the JV players. We again faced an uphill battle, but in the end, Bridgton lost.

Even though the Wolverine lost both games, Coach Bamann commented, "I feel it is good for our team to play such talented teams as Army was. We as a team can take a lot away from those games. We wish the baseball team luck and we will have a week off of games heading into the Newport cup on the 5th and 6th of May."

Friday, April 20, 2012

West Point Trip

Hello Parents:

For the West Point Trip I wanted to let you know that Joan Gibaldi will be bringing two large 3 ft subs for the post game meal.  Dee's and the Warden's will be bringing Gatorade and water.  They wanted any other parents who are making the trip to bring cookies, fruit, snacks.  Thanks and we will see you tonight.

Coach Bamann

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hello Parents:

I wanted to inform you again that we going to have our annual banquet in RI this year. Deb Salvatore (Dan Duffy's Mother) was gracious enough to open here home to all of us. As you know we will be playing at NAVY Prep that weekend and we wanted to invite all parents and and extended family to attend our Dinner and Banquet on Saturday May 5th at 6:30. We have our first game on Saturday the 5th at 3:00 pm and immediately following the game we will all travel to the Dan Duffy's house to enjoy. The Coaching staff will also give out our team awards as well as watch a video highlighting the year.

If you are planning on coming please RSVP as soon as possible. You can either email Deb Salvatore at or Garrett Bamann at

I would like these RSVP's by the end of April because Deb is preparing all of the food. Parents can also feel free to email Deb and ask if she needs anything. Thank you very much for your support all year and look forward to seeing all of you in Rhode Island.

Garrett Bamann
Bridgton Academy Lacrosse will embark on there long tradition of playing at Historical West Point this weekend. The Wolverine Lacrosse Team will be leaving tomorrow and will play West Point JV team on Friday April 20th at 7:00 pm at Michie Stadium. We will then play Army Prep School at there new stadium at 11:00 am on Saturday April 21st. Immediately after our game on Saturday we will watch Army's varsity team play host to Holy Cross.

To parents friends and alums: we will have a tailgate after Friday night game and you are also welcome to hang out Saturday as well. Both game are on the West Point campus. Army prep in a new barracks that is close to the hospital on the campus.

Bridgton Academy lacrosse Team will be staying at
Hampton Inn
544 Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524

Any Questions please email

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BA Falls to Phillips Exeter Academy

The lacrosse team was on the road as they traveled to Phillips Exeter Academy and suffered a 9-2 loss. Check back later for the full story.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bridgton Drops Tough Game to Navy Prep

The lacrosse team suffered a tough loss to Navy Prep this past weekend. While Bridgton's offense had chances to score early in the game, they were not able to capitalize. Navy netted a few quick goals to take the lead. Jake Johnson (Trabuco Canyon, CA) scored for the Wolverines to lessen Navy's lead. By the end of the first quarter, Bridgton was down 6-1. Navy continued to pressure Bridgton's defense scoring a handful more goals in the next two quarters. Late in the game, Abel Warden (Johnson, VT) netted the Wolverines second and final goal in the 12-2 loss to Navy Prep.

While it was a tough loss, Coach Bamann saw some highlights in the game. "We had some strong players in the game. Guys like Tre Sanders (Alexandria, VA), Walt Hinnent (Winston Salem, NC), Bryson Weberg (Parksville, BC), Chris Gibaldi (Rocky Point, NY), Dan Duffy (Wakefield, RI), and Warden held the team together from defense. Chris Smith (Montclair, NJ) and Tyler Abernathy (Winston Salem, NC) also played a strong game this weekend."

Up next, the Lacrosse team travels to Phillips Exeter on Wednesday to play at 3:30 P.M.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bridgton Continutes to Dominate

The lacrosse team traveled to Holderness, NH this week to play two teams in a round robin scrimmage. As Bridgton took the field against the Holderness School in game one, the Bulls jumped out to a 5-2 lead at the half. With two minutes to play, Bridgton went ahead 7-6. However, Holderness capitalized on a poor play by Bridgton and tied up the game. With no overtime in the tournament, Bridgton ended their first game tied 7-7 with Holderness.

Jake Johnson (Trabuco Canyon, CA), Lawrence Dee (Charlotte, VT), and Dylan Parlee (Essex, MA) each tallied two goals each for the Wolverines, while Blake Pendelton (Wayland, MA) netted one. Tyler Abernathy (Winston Salem, NC) played in net blocking five shots in the game. Christian Houk (Tivoli, NY) and Tony Marcella (Bridgton, ME) combined to go 7-13 for face-offs.

In the second game of the day, the Wolverines played Kimball Union Academy. Bridgton came out strong, and took a lead the held onto for the remainder of the game to win 10-3.

Against Kimball Union, Johnson tallied three more goals for the day. While Pendleton added two more. Dee added a goal and an assist, and Parlee tallied a goal and two assists. Chris Dolewa (Saco, ME), Dan Duffy (Wakefield, RI), and Abel Warden (Johnson, VT) all added goals in the game. Chris Smith (Montclair, NJ) played in net with five saves in the game. Houk and Marcella combine for face-offs going 9-12 in the game.

Coach Bamann added after the games, “The Wolverine defense of Korin Sunday (Hogansburg, NY), Bryson Weberg (Parksville, BC), Walter Hinnent (Winston Salem, NC), Chris Gibaldi (Rocky Point, NY), Smith, and Abernethy were great in both games and should be proud of how they played.”

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wolverines Open the Spring Season With A Win

The Bridgton Academy lacrosse team opened up their spring season with a 14-5 victory over the Lumberjacks Men’s team. The team traveled to Portland, ME to play under the lights at Deering High School. As the game started off, the Wolverines jumped to a quick 4-0 lead and kept the momentum on their side for the remainder of the game. At one point the Lumberjacks lessened the lead to 7-2, but Bridgton pulled ahead for a 14-5 win.

Larry Dee (Charlotte, VT) led the offense with four goals and two assists in the game. Ryan O’Sullivan (Centreville, VA) added three goals, while Jake Johnson (Trabuco Canyon, CA), Chris Dolewa (Saco, ME), and Karlos Locke (Owings Mills, MD) each tallied two. Dylan Parlee (Essex, MA) and Christian Houk (Tivoli, NY) rounded out the scoring with a goal apiece. Nick Gorassi (Sandwich, MA) had a solid game contributing three assists in the win. Houk and Tony Marcella (Bridgton, ME) combined to win 16 of 19 faceoffs. Chris Smith (Montclair, NJ) played in net for the Wolverines and blocked six shots that came his way.

The lacrosse team will hit the road again this Wednesday as they head to New Hampshire for the Holderness Jamboree. They will then host rival NAPS on Saturday the 7th for one of their biggest games of the year.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Wolverine lacrosse Team will be playing Saturday 3/31/12

Lumberjacks LC at 6:00 pm in Portland Maine at Deering high school.

Playing at memorial field
370 Stevens ave.
Portland, ME 04103

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Opener is a Few Days Away!

With the nice weather we are having, the team has been able to take to the field to practice before their spring opener. The lacrosse team will travel to Portland, ME this Saturday to play the WarPigs Club at 6:00 P.M. Make sure to stop by if you are in the area!

Monday, March 19, 2012

BA Alumni Continue to Find Success on the Field

Congratulations to all alumni who are finding great success this season! This past week, a number of guys had big games.

Congrats to Grant Kaleikau '08-Delaware- Grant is 4th in points in DI with (13g,17a) 30 points. He is also 2nd on the list for assist leaders and 38th for goal leaders.

Art Kell '08-UMass- Art is 47th on the DI point leader list with (10g, 8a) 18 points. He is also 37th on the DI assist leaders.

AJ Oliver '11-Guilford- nice 7-5 win vs. Farmingdale.

Tyler O'Keefe '08-Springfield- Had a nice 14-5 win against over Middlebury after being named team captain.

Pat White '08, Nick Jez '08-Western New England- White had (3g) and Jez had (1g) in a 12-5 win against Trinity.

JP Coombe '10-Stevenson- Scored (1g) in a 7-5 win against York.

Casey Helms '10-Ohio Wesleyan-Nice 21-7 win against Trine.

Kevin Looney '10-Whittier- Had (3g,1a) in a 15-2 win against Christopher Newport.

Charlie Stephens '10-Cabrini- Nice 7-3 win vs. Swarthmore and 8-1 win vs. Gettysburg.

Steve Kozuhowski '08-Messiah- Had 2 saves in a 25-2 win over Rosemont.

Lanny Ellis '08-Salisbury- Nice 18-7 win over Ohio Weslyan and 13-6 win over Catholic.

AJ. Himes '07, Zach Fuller (son of Mike Fuller) -Washington College- Nice 20-1 win over Wesley and 13-6 win over Washington and Lee.

Sean Fosse '11-Skidmore- Nice 11-10 win over Trinity.

Matt Cyr '08-Clarkson- Finished the day (3g) in a 14-10 win over Brockport.

Eddie and Andrew Suh '11-Pfeiffer- nice 15-4 win over Rollins and 23-4 win over FIT.

Ryan Hunt '09-Merrimack- Nice 11-10 win over Limestone.

Evan Gallina '08-Siena- 22-17 win over Hartford

Pat Campbell '08-Colgate-Nice 13-9 win over Holy Cross

Art Kell '08- UMass- Had (3g,1a) in a 14-5 win over Hartford.

Chris Casey '07, Ian Farley '11- Sacred Heart- Won their game 9-6 against Manhattan last week.

Colin Nesdale '11-Binghamton- Had 13 saves in a 9-7 win against Siena and 4 saves in a loss against Colgate last week.

Chris Barney '11-Robert Morris-went 9-15 in faceoffs and had (1a) in a 9-7 win against Ohio State. Ohio State also had Steve Knezick '10 who went 8-17 in faceoffs, and Spencer Matches '11.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bridgon Alumni Off To A Great College Season!

Grant Kaleikau '08- University of Delaware, tallied 2 goals and 1 assist this past weekend against Loyola College. His 15 point (6g, 9A) total for the year puts him in 2nd place for all div 1 lacrosse. Congrats to teammate Evan O'Donnell '11 freshman defenseman as well for the win.

Evan Gallina '08- Siena College- Congrats on the win against Hobart College

Pat Campbell '08- Colgate University- Congrats on a win against UVM

Chris Barney '11- Robert Morris- Congrats on a win against Bellermine.

Art Kell '08- UMass, tallied 1 goal and 2 assists this past weekend against Bucknell and has four points on the season.

Jack Reynolds '08- U Albany lost a close game 12-9 to Syracuse.

Chris Casey '07- Sacred Heart, tallied 1 goal against Hofstra. Currently plays with BA alums- Ian Farley'11, and Jeff Pierce '11

Congrats to Steve Knezick '10 and Spencer Matches '11- Ohio State University for a huge upset win against U Denver this weekend

Chris Harren '08- Marist College- Congrats on being named captain for the 2011-2012 season as a senior midfielder.

Alec Westerhoff '11- Lemoyne College, scored his first collegiate goal this past weekend against Senton Hill and finished the day with 2 goals.

Cam Bumpus '10- Lemoyne College, Tallied 1 goal and 1 assist against Senton Hill this past weekend.

JP Coombe '10- Stevenson University, Tallied 1 goal this past weekend against Haverford

Matt Janetos '10- Lemoyne College as well for the win against Senton Hill

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Player Profile: Ryan O'Sullivan

Centreville, VA
HIGH SCHOOL: Westfield High School
IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was an honor roll student and I minded my own business. I worked hard on and off the field to get the job done.
HEARD ABOUT BA: Coach John Knowlan ‘85
GOALS AT BA: I want to improve both my SAT scores and my GPA. I want to work hard on the field, in the weight room, and in the classroom.
BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: You are surrounded by good people who care
BEST THING ABOUT BA: The infinite amount of help that teachers provide
WORST THING ABOUT BA: Getting used to the cold weather
ACTIVITIES AT BA: Lacrosse, skeet shooting, tour guide, volunteer for the food pantry
OUTSIDE OF BA: I hang out with friends
FAVORITE BOOK: Tuesdays with Morrie- Mitch Albom
FAVORITE MOVIES: Friday Night Lights, Anchorman
FAVORITE MEAL: Steak and Potatoes
FAVORITE QUOTE: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard
MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I am a tremendous unicyclist
BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Work hard and it will all pay off

Thursday, January 12, 2012

School Is Back In Session!

Following a relaxing winter break, the students are back on campus and school is in full swing. The lacrosse team is hitting the books and the gym to prepare for the second semester and their spring season. And of course, Mother Nature welcomed everyone back with a nice snow storm, which will make for some great after school skiing!