Friday, September 30, 2011

Player Profile: Luca Viscomi


HIGH SCHOOL: Newton North High School

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was a jock

HEARD ABOUT BA: A soccer coach mentioned it to me

GOALS AT BA: I want to excel academically and athletically so I can be accepted into a great school

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: You have much more freedom and your days are very scheduled. And we have study hall which I never had in high school.



ACTIVITIES AT BA: Soccer, Yearbook Club, Tour Guide

OUTSIDE OF BA: I play soccer and hang out with friends

ROLE MODEL: Cristiano Ronaldo

FAVORITE BOOK: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

FAVORITE MOVIES: Law Abiding Citizen


FAVORITE ATHLETE: Cristiano Ronaldo

FAVORITE MUSIC: R&B, Rap, Hip Hop, Salsa

FAVORITE MEAL: Lasagna and Chicken Parm

FAVORITE QUOTE: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I spend three months in Italy every year

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Manage your time and take advantage of great opportunities

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Parents' Weekend is Here!

Finally, Parents' Weekend has arrived! The guys have been busy in the classroom and on the field, and it's time they show off their hard work! There is a lot going on this weekend, and it will be great fun!

Here is a link to a full schedule of events!

The soccer team has a big game this weekend as they take on Bowdoin College J.V. at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday in front of family and friends. We hope to see you all there!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bowdoin Holds BA to a Tie

The soccer team took to the field against Bowdoin College’s J.V. team this past weekend and held the Polar Bears to a 2-2 game. Peter Ventola (Salem, NH) played a strong game for the Wolverine’s as he scored twice to keep Bridgton in the lead for most of the game. With only 90 seconds left in regulation play, Bowdoin was able to sneak in the tying goal. Bridgton had many opportunities to extend their lead, but as Coach Ashenfelter commented afterwards, “we could not quite capitalize on the goal scoring opportunities we did well to create.”

Up next, the soccer team will play at home against Bowdoin College for Parents Weekend. The game is scheduled for Saturday the 1st at 3:00 P.M. We hope to see everyone there!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Soccer Falls to Nobles and Greenough

Nobles faced a physical and technical team from Bridgton Academy today in Dedham. Bridgton carried play in the first fifteen minutes but Nobles forward Jordan Brown scored against the run of play to put Nobles up 1-0. Nobles' goalkeeper Tyler Zon made a spectacular save on a penalty kick midway through the first half and momentum shifted from that point on. Brown added two more goals and Oliver White also scored leading Nobles to a 4-0 victory.

Story courtesy of ISL Boys Soccer.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thayer Slips Past Bridgton

The soccer team took to the road to face Thayer Academy this past weekend. While they kept the score tied at 0-0 in the first half, Thayer was able to sneak two goals in the end of the game. Coach Ashenfelter was proud after the game saying, "the boys worked hard and fought until the end."

Up next the soccer team will head to Noble and Greenough School to play on Wednesday the 21st at 4:00 P.M.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Soccer Take To The Road

This past weekend when the team hit the road, they had their first loss of the season as Northfield Mount Hermon overtook the Wolverines 4-0. Although the team worked hard, Northfield proved to be the better team. Coach Ashenfelter stated after the game, “on that day they were simply better- better focused, organized, and more determined to get a result. We will learn from our mistakes and move forward.”

The team then traveled to Springfield, MA to take on the Pride of Springfield College. With little rest in between game, the Wolverines rebounded well with what Coach Ashenfelter felt was the team’s best 90 minute performance to date. On defense the team played together and enjoyed a lot of possession throughout the game. After the game Coach Ashenfelter mention it was “some unlucky breaks and a lack of the finishing touch prevented us from getting the game winner, but I am confident that the goals are just around the corner!”

With a 1-1-1 record, the Wolverine are practicing hard to prepare for their next matchup at the Belmont Hill School this Wednesday at 4:00 P.M.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Soccer Wins Home Opener!

The soccer team took to the field for a rainy home opener and beat Southern Maine Community College 3-1. Although the field was soggy, the team was determined to play through it. They faced off against SMCC and play was back and forth for the first few minutes of the game. Eddie Demoya was able to dodge SMCC's defense and beat the goalie for the Wolverines first goal of the season. It didn't take long before Demoya added a second goal to put the Wolverines up 2-0. The poor conditions worked against Bridgton as a defender slipped pulling down an opposing SMCC player with him and awarding SMCC a penalty kick. They slipped the shot past BA goaltender Garrett Madden for their only point of the game. With the Wolverines fired up after the penalty kick, they came out hard in the second half and secured the win with one last goal from Aidan Harrison.

Coach Ashenfelter was happy with the day saying, "I was very proud of our first performance. We communicated very well and our work rate was first class. To take a group of individuals who had never met each other and in 10 days or so put it all together against good competition is a testament to the character and belief they have shown in the team concept. We certainly learned a lot about ourselves and have many things to improve on going forward, but we took a great first step forward. "

Up next the Wolverines will travel to Northfield Mount Hermon to take on the Hoggers at 4:00 P.M. this Saturday followed by a game at Springfield on Sunday at 12:00 P.M.

Here are a few shots from the game...