Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wolverine Strength adds staff

The Wolverine Strength program is proud to announce Michelle Sturgeon has joined the program and will be working exclusively with the soccer and lacrosse program.

Michelle joins Bridgton Academy after 10 years of coaching and training in the Boston area.
Michelle earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Maine, Orono in 1997 and a M.Ed. with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College in 2002.
Michelle attended school while designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for Springfield College as well as American International College. As a previous employee of Mike Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning, Michelle coached athletes from the NHL, NFL, NLL, WUSA and USA Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team.
Michelle has earned a Club Coach Certification from USA Weightlifting, Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification from NASM, as well as her Schwinn Certification.

Joe Sawicki, Interim Athletic Director and Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning stated that, "We were very lucky to have Michelle join our program. She brings a tremendous depth of knowledge and will undoubtedly keep Bridgton Academy on the cutting edge of athletic development. I am eager to see how our soccer athletes will progress throughout the year."

Additionally, Michelle will also serve as Registrar as well as teaching in the science department.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bridgton Academy Soccer

A video produced by BA Alum and soccer standout Dan Egan '83.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2010 Soccer Schedule

The 2010 Wolverine Soccer schedule is up. The season kicks off on September 8th, away against Southern Maine CC. The first home game of the season is set for September 15th against Central Maine CC.

Here is a link for the complete schedule.

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Head Soccer Coach Announced

Bridgton Academy announced the hiring of Alan Ashenfelter as the new Head Soccer Coach for the upcoming year. In addition to his coaching duties Ashenfelter will be teaching a mix of math and humanities classes. He will also serve as the Assistant Director of Mass Hall.

Ashenfelter was a student athlete at Wesleyan University where he earned a degree in History. Ashenfelter played four years for the Cardinals and served as Captain his senior year. In 2005 Ashenfelter and the Cardinals won the schools first ever NESCAC Championship. In 2005 and 2006 they played in the teams first two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, falling to eventual National Champions Messiah in OT. Ashenfelter helped build a program that is now regularly ranked in the Top 20 in the Country. In 2008 he was named to 1st Team All NESCAC and was also awarded the Raymond J. Walsh Memorial Award for exceptional leadership and outstanding ability.

Ashenfelter has been working at the Rivers School in Weston, MA since his graduation from Wesleyan. There he has worked as a teacher and coach, working with the soccer, basketball, and lacrosse programs at the school.