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.