Thursday, December 30, 2010

Player Profile: Josh Law

HOMETOWN: Waterford Ct


IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was all about sports, not really about grades. I also joked around alot.

HEARD ABOUT BA: Jacob Grills ’11 and my dad told me about

GOALS AT BA: I want to get my grades up and play college football

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: It is more structured but you have more freedom at the same time. The teachers really reach out to you more.

BEST THING ABOUT BA: Teachers and coaches


ACTIVITIES AT BA: Football, keeping stats for the basketball team, dormwars

OUTSIDE OF BA: Sports, golf, music, spend time outside

ROLE MODEL: My Dad and Ray Allen

FAVORITE BOOK: Friday Night Lights


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: UConn football and basketball

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Terrence Williams



FAVORITE QUOTE: Success only comes before work in the dictionary


BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Come here motivated because if you do your work its pretty easy to succeed.

The Boston Blitz Is Almost Here!

To start off the New Year, coaches and admissions counselors will be traveling around Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine to meet with high school students interested in a year at Bridgton Academy. If you are would like to set up a meeting, call or email a coach today!

Here is the list of head coaches with phone numbers and email addresses:

Lacrosse- Garrett Bamann, 207-647-3322 ext. 211,

Hockey- Jon Lounsbury, 207-647-3322 ext. 232,

Football- Rick Marcella, 207-647-3322 ext. 235,

Basketball- Whit Lesure, 207-647-3322 ext. 233,

Soccer- Alan Ashenfelter, 207-647-3322 ext. 231,

Baseball- Aaron Izaryk, 207-647-3322 ext. 236,

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Player Profile: John Casaletto

HOMETOWN: Wakefield, MA

HIGH SCHOOL: Wakefield High School

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was relaxed, social, outgoing, and fun

HEARD ABOUT BA: My High School defensive back coach Eric Fulgam ’03 told me about it

GOALS AT BA: I want to raise both my GPA and SAT scores

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: Football is a lot harder here- both competition and practice

BEST THING ABOUT BA: Living on campus- especially in Cleaves

WORST THING ABOUT BA: The weekends are a little boring

ACTIVITIES AT BA: football, baseball, dorm wars

OUTSIDE OF BA: I enjoy watching TV, playing video games, and I love movies

ROLE MODEL: My Dad or one of my cousins

FAVORITE BOOK: Where the Red Fern Grows- Wilson Rawls

FAVORITE MOVIES: Friday Night Lights, the Jack Ass Trilogy, and Shooter



FAVORITE MUSIC: rap, hip hop, and alternative rock

FAVORITE MEAL: Chicken Parmesan

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I like extreme sports more than regular sports

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: It’s a good idea to come to BA. It will really help you in the long run.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Player Profile: A.J. Marsiglia


HIGH SCHOOL: Berlin High School

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was outgoing, hardworking, and a class clown

HEARD ABOUT BA: My Head Coach, John Capodice, told me about it

GOALS AT BA: I want to get better grades and go to college

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: It’s definitely a lot stricter that high school was



ACTIVITIES AT BA: football, dorm wars


ROLE MODEL: Thomas Claiborne

FAVORITE BOOK: A Long Way Gone- Ishmael Beah



FAVORITE ATHLETE: Brandon Jennings


FAVORITE MEAL: Fried Chicken

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Happy Tuesday”

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I played bass clarinet in my middle school band


Friday, December 17, 2010

Admissions Counselors in MA, CT, and ME!

On January 4-6 the admissions office will have various counselors and coaches around Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. They will be visiting various schools over the few days to talk with any students who are interested in a year at BA.

Coach Marcella will be in CT visiting Woodland, Ansonia, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour, Cheshire, Shelton, Wolcott, Amity, West Haven, Norte Dame, Newtown, Nonnewaug, Pomperaug, Trumbull, St. Joes, The Brunswick School, Darien, Staples, WIlton, Greenwich, New Cannon, and Weston. Meanwhile Coach Patterson will be in Mass visiting Somerville, Belmont, Groton-Dunstable, Littleton, Medford, Winchester, Wakefield, and Malden. Coach Burgess will also be visiting schools in Maine including Marshwood, Traip Academy, Wells, Kennebunk, Massabesic, Biddeford, Thornton Academy, Portsmouth, Rochester, and Sanford. We also have various other coaches around Mass, Maine, and Connecticut who would love to set up a meeting. If you or someone you might know is interested in meeting with a coach, you can contact Coach Marcella via email at or by phone at 207-647-3322 x235.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Annual Black and Grey Recruiting Combine is a Success

Although the football season ended almost a month ago, the team has been working as hard as ever to prepare for their annual Black and Grey Recruiting Showcase in front of numerous college coaches. After a series of drills and scrimmages, the players had a chance to meet with all of the coaches and talk about the various schools and their programs.

There were a wide variety of coaches at the showcase from all divisions.

The Coaches from Norwich University took some time to get a picture with Bridgton Academy Headmaster Grady Vigneau.

Mr. Vigneau chatted with some coaches, including the University of Maine's Coach Jack Cosgrove.

The guys were put through a number of drills and plays so the coaches could get a good look in.

Husson Univeristy Coaches give a short presentation to a few Wolverines.

Shawn Sweeney (Saratoga Springs, NY) took a seat to talk with a coach from Pace University.

Connor Candito (Shrewsbury, MA) sat down with a coach from Stonehill College.

Jon Day (Gorham, ME) chats with Head Coach JB Wells of Endicott College and one of his assistants.

Parrish Rogers-Reed (Westfield, MA) met an Anna Maria Coach.

Tanner Baillargeon (Glen, NH) spoke with Head Coach John Perry from Merrimack College.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Columbia Slips Past BA

The Bridgton Football team ended its 2010 campaign with a loss at Columbia University. Many injuries prevented the wolverines from having a productive game on both sides of the ball. The final score being 30-14. Wide Receiver Stephen Sweeney (Mahwah, NJ) had the only two scores on the day and the extra points added in by Marcus Hackett (Montclair, NJ). Joe McCarthy (West Roxbury, MA) also had a productive day with significant catches and quality return yards during the game. Defensively, Connor Candito (Shrewsbury, MA) had a productive day consistently making plays and flying around the field.

The Wolverines will start to prepare themselves for the annual Black & Gray showcase on December 8th. Student-athletes will be hitting the books hard heading into the thanksgiving break as well becoming bigger stronger and faster in the off-season. The football wolverines ended the season 6-4.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Football Report 11/7/2010

Check out this link to see Jon Day's football recap in Chapel on Bridgton Academy's YouTube page!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Football Rolls Over Dartmouth J.V.

Bridgton Academy went to Hanover, NH to take on the Dartmouth College Big Green. The final score was 39-30 with Bridgton Academy grabbing the wild win securing a winning season for the 2010 football season.

The Bridgton running attack seemed to be no match for Dartmouth led by Hunter Beckmann (Shrewsbury, MA) who had 13 rushes for 102-yards and a touchdown. Jacob Grills (Niantic, CT) also led the pack with 14 rushes for 92-yards and two touchdowns. He also threw for 133-yards and his third touchdown of the day. Julian Griffin (New Rochelle, NY) had 32-yards rushing and a touchdown. Daryl Shuler (Peekskill, NY) added 47-yards rushing and a touchdown while Marcus Hackett (Montclair, NJ) had two catches for 82-yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, the Wolverines forced five turnovers including three fumbles recovered and two interceptions, one coming in the last two minutes of the game to secure the win. Defensive Back Charlie Bates (Reading, MA) came up huge in big situations, namely when he grabbed an interception to secure the win for the Wolverines. Parrish Rogers-Reed (Westfield, MA) had 19 total tackles for the day, 10 of which were solo. Connor Candito (Shrewsbury, MA) also tallied 12 tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception.

With a short week of preparation, Bridgton will be looking to end their season on top when they face Columbia University on Friday, November 12th at 2pm.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Football Recap

Check out this video of Jacob Grills reporting on the weekends football game in chapel this morning!

Wolverine Strength Videos

Check out some footage of last years strength and conditioning program the football team followed.

Here is another video from one of their 6:00 a.m. practices!

BA Tumps Yale

The football team had a very long trip this weekend. They traveled to Yale University on Saturday to watch the matchup between the Yale Bulldogs and the Columbia Lions. The young men were able to watch and take advantage of seeing Division 1 players compete at such a level. The team was also lucky enough to receive a brief presentation from the University of New Haven coaching staff while eating a delicious breakfast on their campus the next morning.

After an eye opening and awe inspiring experience, the Wolverines took on the Bulldogs J.V. team. Bridgton Academy won 21-6 by using a strong running attack against the Handsome Dans. On offense Jacob Grills (Niantic, CT) had a great day with 14 rushes totaling 128-yards and a touchdown. Hunter Beckmann (Shrewsbury, MA) had 14 rushes as well totaling 88-yards and BA’s second touchdown. Julian Griffin (Hartsdale, NY) scored the Wolverines third touchdown of the game securing the win for the Wolverines. Jonathan Winbush (Worcester, MA) the “Wild Wolverine” touched the ball in three different positions for the day. He was a quarterback with two throws for 45-yards, a running back, and had multiple quality receptions as a receiver. Jesse Gould (North Hampton, NH) who is fresh off an injury had a great day with four receptions for 62-yards.

On defense, Derek Karr (Littleton, MA) made plays all over the field adding a few interceptions. A.J. Marsiglia (Berlin, CT) also had a standout performance and Sir-Tay Jackson (New Rochelle, NY) had a few forced fumbles as well as a fumble recovery.

This coming weekend the team will travel to Dartmouth College to play the Big Green's J.V. squad on Sunday at 12:00 P.M.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Brown Drops BA

The football team suffered a tough loss this week. After a long bus ride, the team arrived in Providence, RI ready to put Brown University’s J.V. squad to the test. BA started off strong as they scored the first touchdown of the game. After a blocked field goal attempt, BA was up 6-0. However, Brown quickly scored as well to go up 7-6. After that Brown’s attack never let up, which resulted in the 49-6 final score.

On offense Jacob Grills (Niantic, CT) had a total of 200-yards on the day and scored Bridgton’s only touchdown of the game. Steve Sweeney (Mahwah, NJ) tallied four receptions for a total of 42-yards. On defense Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) had a total of nine tackles, seven of which were unassisted. Parrish Rogers-Reed (Westfield, MA) had 10 total tackles, five unassisted. John Casaletto (Wakefield, MA) also had a very productive day for BA.

The team will face Yale University's JV program this Sunday on the road. Kickoff is 12:00 P.M.

Photos on Facebook

Check out this link to see some pictures from the football game at Brown University on Bridgton Academy's Facebook page!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Troy Moore wins Athlete of The Month

Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) has been awarded Co-Athlete of The Month for September 2010. The award is given by the Wolverine Strength program and is considered one of the highest honors given by the Athletic Department. Not only is athletic performance taken into account but also character and sportsmanship both on and off the field.

You can read about it here:

Monday, October 18, 2010

BA Drops Merrimack 24-21

Bridgton Academy went into the fall break with a win over the Merrimack College Warriors with a score of 24-21. Unfavorable weather conditions at the start of the trip seemed wary however by the start of the game it seemed to be a very windy afternoon. The defense forced many turnovers including 6 interceptions and a handful of fumble recoveries. The offense struggled to capitalize on the numerous turnovers from the warriors but generated enough points to get the win.

The Bridgton Academy football team also received a great presentation from Merrimack staff prior to the game. It was a great chance for the young wolverines to see and experience first hand the college atmosphere. The Dean of Admissions, the compliance director and the head coach all gave presentations to the Bridgton Academy Football team.

Fall break is coming to an end and the team is hitting the field to prepare for their next contest. The Wolverines will travel to Brown University this Sunday to play at 1:00 PM.