Monday, December 12, 2011

Seth Sheridan Pushes Through To A Unique Graduation

Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, MA) came to Bridgton Academy in the fall of 2010 in order to regain the strength he had lost after a life changing knee injury.

Not wanting to give up, Seth made the decision to attend Bridgton Academy in order to open up new options for the following year. Shortly after arriving on campus, Seth's worst nightmare came true -- another knee injury. Seth returned home for the remainder of the semester for more surgery and rehab.

A few months later, Seth returned to campus, never wanting to quit. He acknowledged how easy it would have been to simply give up. Instead, Seth worked harder than anyone could imagine. He spent all of his free time in the weight room training to be the best he could be. He even stayed after class everyday to complete a year long course in one semester.

Seth saw the opportunity that was laid out for him, and took full advantage of it. His time at BA was unique, starting in January of 2011 and ending that next December. This past week in Chapel, Dean of Students Fletcher Carr and Headmaster Grady Vigneau presented Seth with his well earned diploma.

All faculty, staff, and coaches are happy to see the progress Seth has made and the success he has found. Seth will start at either the University of New Hampshire or Arizona State University in January, where he will work hard to walk onto the football team.

Here is a quick video from Seth's Graduation!

Congratulations and Best of Luck!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

2011 Black and Grey Scrimmage Finds Success

With the football season completed, the guys kept up the hard work in preparation for this years Black and Grey scrimmage. Coaches from all around showed up for the event and to talk to the players. It was a huge success, and Bridgton Academy coaches and players greatly appreciate all of the support!

There were a number of coaches in attendance from Division I, II, and III schools.

Bridgton's Headmaster Grady Vigneau was in attendance and was able to speak with various coaches about the players.

Headmaster Vigneau was also able to catch up with the head coach from Framingham State about various BA alumni.

Coach Marcella took some time during the event to chat with coaches and answer any questions they had.

The scrimmage gave the coaches an opportunity to talk with the guys on the field and evaluate their skills. Pictured here Robert Kaslander (Verona, NJ) took a break to speak to a coach from Colgate University.

After the field work was complete, the guys sat down with the coaches to talk about opportunities for next year.
Jon Higgins (Cumberland, ME) spoke with representatives from a few schools, including UNH pictured here.

Western New England College took some time to speak with Stephen Stuart (Rehoboth Beach, DE) and provide him with some information about the school and the program.