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.

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