Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BA vs. UNH

Saturday, the BA Lacrosse Team faced the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. The Wildcats came out firing, stretching their lead to 5-1 going into the second quarter. The Wolverines fought back and clicked well. The defense kept the game close. The goal scores for the Wolverines were Zach Schwartz (Centerport, NY) added a hattrick, Joe Christman (Wilbraham, MA) had two, including one short handed, Colin Conley (Dudley, MA) with two, Cooper Chapman (Martha’s Vineyard, MA) with one, James May (Branford, CT) and Matt McCutcheon (Duxbury, MA) with one each. Even with all the scoring, it was not enough to beat UNH. BA lost 13-10.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

BA vs. 413 Lacrosse Team


        Bridgton Academy Lacrosse team traveled down to Springfield, MA on Saturday to take on 413 Lacrosse team at Western New England University. Although the Wolverines started out strong in the first half, they couldn’t close the deal in the second half, and ended up losing by a narrow margin of 13-12. The Wolverines leading scorer in the game was Zack Schwartz (Centerport, NY) with five goals. The three Wolverine goalies, Austin O’Connor (Bedford, MA), John Trutza (East Greenwich, RI) and Alex Addison (Annapolis, MD) each had a strong games, coming up with some big saves.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Joe Christman



Hometown: Wilbraham, MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Ben Harman. Andrew Leach is a colse second

Favorite Movie: End of Watch

Favorite Music Artist: ASAP Ferg

Friends would be surprised to know... I love superheroes

Goals for the year: Get a 3.5 and play lacrosse in college

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Christian Flores


Hometown: Avon, CT

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Floyd Mayweather

Favorite Movie: Anchorman

Favorite Music Artist: Biggie Smalls

Friends would be surprised to know... I have many leather bound books

Goals for the year: Go to a college of my choice and be on a college lacrosse roster

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Connor Eschmann



Hometown: Wrentham MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Muhammid Ali

Favorite Movie: Promethseus

Favorite Music Artist: Drake

Friends Would Be Surprised To Know...... I've never broken a bone in my life

Goals For The Year: To be top 20 for the class of 2014 at Bridgton Academy

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Evan Conway


Hometown: Waymouth, MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My Grand Father

Favorite Movie: Billy Madison

Favorite Music Artist: Matchbox 20

Friends would be surprised to know... I have an interest in the outdoors

Goals for the year: good grades, good friends, great experience, secure a spot on a 2015 college lacrosse roster.

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Will Hay



Hometown: Warwick, RI

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Shaun White

Favorite Movie: All movies with Mark Wahlberg

Favorite Music Artist: R&B and Hip Hop

Friends would be surprised to know... That I am an Eagle Scout

Goals for the year: Do the best I can and get the best experience.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Seamus White


Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Sport: Lacrosse

Favorite Movie: Happy Gilmore

Favorite Music Artist: Sublime

Goals for the year: Get into a good college

Wolverine Player Profile: Reese Van Beber




Hometown: Norcross, GA

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My Father

Favorite Movie: 7 Pounds

Favorite Music Artist: Kings Of Leon

Friends would be surprised to know... I enjoy the outdoors

Goals for the year: Get straight A's

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Thomas Lisiecki


Hometown: South Boston, MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Jimmy V

Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump

Favorite Music Artist: Florida- Georgia Line

Goals For The Year: Improve in the classroom

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Alex Addison


Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Grant Peacock

Favorite Movie: Gladiator

Favorite Music Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Friends would be surprised to know... I like to fish

Goals For the Year: Receive a roster spot in college

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

BA vs. Navy Prep





The Bridgton lacrosse team played Navy prep in their second meeting this fall. Goals for Bridgton came from Joe Christman (Wilbraham, MA), James May (Branford, CT), Nolan Robison (Timmonium, MD), Zack Shwartz (Centerport, NY), and three for Joe Parnell (Marshfield, MA). Despite the best efforts of the team the game ended 22-7. The Wolverines will travel to Western New England University to compete against Army Prep on 10/12/13.

Matt McCutcheon
Kevin Cadigan


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Joe Deane



Hometown: Madison, CT

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Peter Deane

Favorite Movie: Tommy Boy

Favorite Music Artist: Van Halen

Friends would be surprised to know... I love to skimboard

Goals for the year: Graduate with a 3.0 GPA and get accepted into college where I can play lacrosse at

BA vs. Maine Lobsterman


Bridgton’s lacrosse team took to the field this past Saturday against the Maine Lobsterman. The BA Team came out firing on all cylinders and continued to battle the whole game. Although the out come was not what the Wolverines where looking for, as it was a 17-8 loss, there was still some bright spots. As Joe Christman (Wilbraham, MA) had five goals, Grant Peacock (Montreal, CA), Matt McCutcheon (Duxbury, MA) and Colin Conley (Dudley, MA) each had a goal.

Connor Eschmann

Matt Serra

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Nolan Robison



Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Matt Stover

Favorite Movie: Step Brothers

Favorite Music Artist: Childish Gambino

Friends would be surprised to know... I make music in my free time

Goals for the year: Receive a 3.5 GPA and get accepted to college with my girlfriend

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Spencer Anderson

 Hometown: Portland, OR

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Coach Greg Lord

Favorite Movie: Disturbia

Favorite Music Artist: NAS

Friends would be surprised to know... I was born in British Columbia, Canada

Goals for the year: Play college lacrosse at the school of my choice

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Joe Parnell


Hometown: Marshfield, MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My Father

Favorite Movie: Law Abiding Citizen

Favorite Music Artist: Atmosphere

Friends would be surprised to know...  I have never read or seen Harry Potter

Goals for the year: To raise my GPA, and get into a college that I know I will succeed at

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Luke Packer




Hometown: Byfield, MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My Brother

Favorite Movie: Miracle

Favorite Music Artist: Eminem

Friends would be surprised to know... My father was in the military as an Air Force Pilot and served until he was a Lieutenant C.

Goals for the year: To become a stronger athlete and a stronger student.

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Austin O'Connor





Hometown: Bedford, MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Involved In: Student Office (secretary) all 4 years of high school, Eagle Scout, concert band
(percussion)

Role Model: Steve Jobs

Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting

Favorite Music Artist: Jason Aldean

Friends would be surprised... that I sometimes listen to classical music to help go to sleep.

Goals for the year: have a GPA of 3.8 or higher and get above a 1920 on the SAT's

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: CJ Young





Hometown: Hagerstown, MD

Sport: Lacrosse

Involved In: Coaching a youth lacrosse team and church youth group.

Role Model: My grandfather.

Favorite Movies:  Rock N' Rolla and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

Favorite Music Artist: Frank Sinatra.

Friends would be surprised to know... I was raised on farm until I was 12 and then moved.

Goals for the year: Develop myself into the most well rounded student-athlete I can be.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Zach Schwartz


Hometown: Centerport, NY

Sport: Lacrosse 

Role Model: My Grandparents

Favorite Movie: Contraband

Favorite Music Artist: Eminem 

Friends would be surprised to know... That i enjoy nature hikes

Goals for the year: Increase my GPA

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Grant Peacock




Hometown: Westmount, Quebec

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: Patrick Tillman

Favorite Movie: Snatch

Favorite Music Artist: Savant

Friends would be surprised to know... Back home I speak more french than english.

Goals for the year: Improve in athletics and academics

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Jimmy May





Hometown: Branford, CT

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My Parents

Favorite Movie: Remember The Titans

Favorite Music Artist: Gang Starr

Friends would be surprise to know... That I love synchronized swimming

Goals for the year: Boost my GPA, get into a good college, and have a successful lacrosse season

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: John Trutza



Hometown: East Greenwich, RI

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My Father

Favorite Movie: The Town

Favorite Music Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Friends would be surprise to know... I like animals

Goals for the year: Get on the path to success

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Alex Burdick




Hometown: Portland, OR

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My Dad

Favorite Movie: Donnie Darko

Favorite Music Artist: Radiohead

Friends would be surprised to know... I'm incredibly tech savvy

Goals for the year: Become a better student, lacrosse player and member of society.

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Kevin Cadigan



Hometown: Natick, MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My family

Favorite Movie: Miracle

Favorite Music Artist: Kenny Chesney

Friends would be surprised to know... I love to do extreme sports

Goals for the year: Receive a scholarship from a D1 school

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Matthew McCutcheon

Hometown: Duxbury, MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My Father, Bruce McCutcheon 

Favorite Movie: Friday Night Lights

Favorite Music Artist: Zac Brown Band

Friends would be surprised to know...  That I am an Eagle Scout

Goals for the year: To increase my skills in the classroom

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Charlie LaPrade


Hometown: Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Sport: Lacrosse 

Role Model: My father, the great Thomas Victor LaPrade

Favorite Movie: Billy Madison 

Favorite Music Artist: Slightly Stupid

Friends would be surprised to know... I joined two sports I had never played in high school before my senior year: Lacrosse and hockey.

Goals for the year: I came to Bridgton Academy to become a better lacrosse player and a better person all around. Specifically, I would like to be accepted into a good school, study business and play varsity lacrosse.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Kevin Covino


Hometown: Chantilly,Virginia

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My parents

Favorite Movie: Return of the King (Lord of the rings)

Favorite Music Artist: Charles Hamilton

Friends would be surprised to know... I'm a dual citizen

Goals for the year: To reach my full potential in all endeavors of life.


Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Christopher Kelly


Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Sport: Lacrosse

Role Model: My Father

Favorite Movie: Top Gun

Favorite Music Artist: Avicii

Goals for the year... Be accepted to the college of my choice

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

BA vs. Navy Prep

The lacrosse team had a frustrating opening to their season, dropping their first game of the year on September 7 against a very strong Navy Prep team, 19-1. However, with a rematch looming during Parents and Alumni Homecoming Weekend on September 28, the BA lacrosse team has a shot at redemption.

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Matthew Serra


Hometown: Haverhill, MA

Sport: Lacrosse

Favorite Movie: The Other Guys

Favorite Music Artist: Big Punisher

Friends would be surprise to know... I ran a Spartan race.

Role Model: My father because he created his own company. That alone gives me all the determination I need to believe I can achieve anything.

Goals for the year: To receive as 3.4 GPA this year. Also to master both hands this year in lacrosse.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Christopher S. Santaniello


What is your hometown?
West Springfield, MA.

Where did you go to High School?
West Springfield High School.
           
Previous Team (If different than high school):
The West Springfield Terriers.

How did you hear about BA?
A friend of mind, who is an alum of 2011- Brendan Moore.

What are your goals at BA?
To improve my character.  Honestly?  Pretty much the same thing everybody says.  I want to learn how to succeed in the classroom while becoming a better athlete. 

Where are you looking for college?
I’m Committed to Springfield College and I plan on playing Lacrosse.

Is BA different than your high school?  If so, how?
Yes.  At Bridgton your teachers actually care about your success.

What is the best thing about BA?
Being able to develop relationships with people that I know will last- we just “bro out”.

What is the worst thing about BA?
Not being able to leave campus for the entire week.

What activities do you take part in at BA?
BA Experiences:
3 on 3 hockey
Candy making

What activities do you take part in outside of BA?  Hobbies?
I love grilling, cooking, playing poker and watching sports.

Who is your role model?
My pops.

What is your favorite book?
11 Seconds.

What is your favorite movie?
Jaws.

What is your favorite type of music?
Rock.

Who is your favorite band / musician?
Incubus

What is your favorite sports team?
The Yankees.

Who is your favorite athlete?
Derek Jeter.

What is your favorite meal?
My mom’s chicken marsala.

What is your favorite quote and who said it?
“Don’t Count the Days, Make the Days Count.”  Mr. Gately’s quote is the only one that I find myself thinking about every single day.

What would you like prospective BA students to know?
That it ACTUALLY IS the year that makes the difference.

Zadek R.W. Burstein


What is your hometown?
Amherst, NH.

Where did you go to High School?
Sowhegan High School.

Previous Team (If different than high school):
The Sowhegan Sabers.

How did you hear about BA?
My lacrosse coach, Jonathan Salch is an alum.  My lacrosse number, 9, is his old number.

What are your goals at BA?
To improve, both academically and athletically.  My ultimate goal is to improve my chances of getting into the school of my choice.

Where are you looking for college?
Roger Williams, St. Mike’s, Whittier and Stevenson University.

What is your dream school?
Syracuse.

Is BA different than your high school?  If so, how?
Yes.  First of all, it’s much more strict.  It’s also all guys, it’s a locked campus and I have mandatory study hall almost every night.

What is the best thing about BA?
The fact that I get to play lacrosse every day.

What is the worst thing about BA?
I don't like that it’s a locked campus.

What activities do you take part in at BA?
Experiences: Piano
iMovie
Skiing

What activities do you take part in outside of BA?  Hobbies?
I like to snowboard.

Who is your role model?
Jonathan Salch.

What is your favorite movie?
The Gods Must Be Crazy.

What is your favorite type of music?
Rap.

Who is your favorite band / musician?
Jurassic 5.

What is your favorite sports team?
The Boston Canons.

Who is your favorite athlete?
Probably Ray Lewis.

What is your favorite meal?
A cheesesteak.

What is your favorite quote and who said it?
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
- Jimi Hendrix

What would your friends be surprised to know about you?
I’ve biked to and around Nova Scotia.

What would you like prospective BA students to know?
Your time here will be completely worth it!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Shane C.F. Hughes


What is your hometown?
York Beach.

Where did you go to High School?
York High School.

Previous Team (If different than high school):
York Wildcats.

How did you hear about BA?
My brother went to prep school years ago and my friend, Tanner Chase came here two years ago.

What are your goals at BA?
To get good grades and be better at everything.

Where are you looking for college?
Bentley, Wittenburg, UNE, UNH, planning to major in business.

What is your dream school?
Bentley.

Is BA different than your high school?  If so, how?
Yeah.  I like the study hall- a time to do nothing but homework.  It’s harder to slack off than in high school.  The mentality of this year was also different; I’ve put in much more effort and been much more successful.

What is the best thing about BA?
I like the people here.

What is the worst thing about BA?
The food isn’t bad, but I wish mealtimes were longer and less structured.

What activities do you take part in at BA?
Dog Walking, Tennis.

What activities do you take part in outside of BA?  Hobbies?
Watching hockey, going home to see my parents.

Who is your role model?
My brother and my sister.

What is your favorite book?
Lost on a Mountain in Maine.

What is your favorite movie?
Inception.

What is your favorite type of music?
House Music.

Who is your favorite band / musician?
Tiesto.

What is your favorite sports team?
The Detroit Red Wings.

Who is your favorite athlete?
Sergei Federov.

What is your favorite meal?
Angel Hair Pasta.

What is your favorite quote and who said it?
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 
Philippians, 4:13

What would your friends be surprised to know about you?
I like to dance and that I’m from Maine.

What would you like prospective BA students to know?
Don’t come here if you’re not willing to put in the effort.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ryan T. Lampman


What is your hometown?
Orange County, CA

Where did you go to High School?
El Toro High School

Previous Team (If different than high school):
El Toro Chargers (bulls)

How did you hear about BA?
My best friend, Jake Johnson attended last year and recommended it to me.

What are your goals at BA?
To improve academically and be recruited by a college for lacrosse.

Where are you looking for college?
Western New England University, business and management.

What is your dream school?
Maryland

Is BA different than your high school?  If so, how?           
Yes.  Academics are more hands-on, forced study halls are new, and living at school is completely different.

What is the best thing about BA?
The student camaraderie- it’s really one big family here.

What is the worst thing about BA?
The Food.

What activities do you take part in at BA?
Mountain biking and rugby.

What activities do you take part in outside of BA?  Hobbies?
Racing dirt bikes and going hunting.

Who is your role model?
Ray Lewis.

What is your favorite book?
The Cat in the Hat.

What is your favorite movie?
Braveheart.

What is your favorite type of music?
Country.

Who is your favorite band / musician?
Luke Bryant.

What is your favorite sports team?
Baltimore Ravens.

Who is your favorite athlete?
Ray Lewis.

What is your favorite meal?
Steak, cooked medium.

What is your favorite quote and who said it?
"Wins and losses come a dime a dozen.  But effort?  Nobody can judge that.  Because effort is between you and you."
- Ray Lewis

What would your friends be surprised to know about you?
My friends back at home would be surprised to know that I’m getting good grades and that teachers actually like me here.

What would you like prospective BA students to know?
It’s a huge commitment- if you’re going to attend you’d better have a focused mind and be willing to work.