All this week Coach Sawicki has been performing exit testing for all the BA athletes. Most of them have been involved with the spring strength program and the SQA program. Meanwhile, all Tad Gold has been up to is going from hitting over .400 for the baseball team in the fall to being the second leading scorer for the hockey team this winter to tearing the cover off the ball again this spring for the baseball team. If that weren't enough, Tad might have proven yesterday to be the best athlete in the school.
Coach Sawicki was testing 40 yard dash times and vertical jump in the ice arena and 20 yard shuttle in the gym. Because the baseball team was rained out and looking for something to do, Tad jumped into the mix. What he did was simply amazing. On three separate tests, Tad registered the fastest times in the school this year with 4.30 seconds all three times. He then jumped into the vertical jump test and recorded a very respectable 30.5 inches. The testing then transitioned to the gym and on a test that Tad had never performed, he ran the fastest time in the school. After getting a feel for the test, he ran a blistering 3.98 seconds.
Coach Sawicki said afterwards, "It was one of the most impressive performances I have ever seen. For someone to come in and never have run any of the tests before and then knock off the best times this year is a thing of beauty. I would love to see what he could do if he had a little time to train."
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Pat Martin(Hanover, MA/Hanover High School) will be attending Arizona State University this fall. Pat plans on majoring in Education and playing hockey for Arizona's Division 1 Club Program. Martin performed above and beyond the coaching staff's expectations with his hard work and commitment to the program. Patrick also led the team with 4 game winning goals. "Pat had a knack for being in the right place at the right time. He scored some big winners for us this year" said Assistant Coach Mike Meserve.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wolverine goalie, Robby Campbell(Braintree, MA/Braintree High School)has committed to Salve Regina. Robby joins fellow grad Trey Rasmussen(West Tisbury/Martha's Vineyard High School). Robby had an outstanding year both athletically and academically at Bridgton Academy.
Ian Edwards(Linden, MI/Motor City Chiefs CSHL)has committed to continue his playing career for Jeff Beaney and the University of Southern Maine. Edwards was outstanding for the Wolverines between the pipes. He posted 3 shutouts and a .910 save percentage. He will join fellow Bridgton Alums Joe Curran(2007) Sean Travis
(2008 & 2009)and Chris Lacount(BA 2008).
Monday, April 19, 2010
Bridgton Hockey ended two month ago, but our guys continue to push themselves by participating in the Speed, Quickness and Agility Program. Bridgton Strength and Conditioning Coach, Joe Sawicki punishes....I mean pushes our guys twice a week!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Bridgton Academy defensemen, Trey Rasmussen(West Tisbury, MA/Martha's Vineyard High School), has committed to play at Salve Regina. The 6'1", 200 lbs Rasmussen will bring his high intensity style of play to the Seakhawks for the 2010-2011 season.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Bridgton Academy Head Hockey Coach, Jon Lounsbury and Assistant Coach Mike Meserve, brought a team of 4 current Wolverine players and 16 prospects to the College Prospects New England Showcase in Exeter, NH. "We wanted the prospects to see what it means to compete at the next level. Learn early what our expectations are on and off the ice. Also, our current players get a chance to answer a lot of questions about BA" said Assistant Coach Mike Meserve. Current BA players, Trey Rasmussen, George Costa, David Stevens and Evan Schwender were plastered with questions throughout the weekend. The coaching staff was very pleased with what they saw. For a group of guys who never played together, they did an outstanding job. The Wolverines finished the weekend with 1 win, 1 loss and 2 ties.
Bridgton Academy Ice Hockey Captain Kyle O'Connell (Bridgewater, MA/Bridgewater-Raynham High School)has committed to continue his hockey career at New England College. The 6'1" 200 lbs defensemen has been a dominating force for the Wolverines blueline and should continue punishing players next year at NEC.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Freshman year at college can be challenging. Being a Freshman student athlete on a nationally ranked hockey team makes everything a little worse. BA Alum Eric Siegel (Wilmington, MA/Wilmington High School) has continued to excel both academically and atheletically. The Norwich Cadets won the 2010 Division 3 National Championship at Lake Placid, NY. Unfortunately, Eric suffered a serious knee injury that kept him out for the second half of the year. Prior to the injury, Eric was playing regularly for the Cadets and seeing ice time on the power play. Additionally, he won 75% of faceoffs taken and played outstanding end zone defense.
With a extremely demanding hockey schedule, including rehabilitation, Eric has continued to excel academically. As History/Criminal Justice Major, Eric made the Spring's Dean's list. "The study habits I learned at Bridgton really helped me be a more complete student this year. The fact I know how to study and stay organized and prepared has made all the difference" said Siegel.
Matt Delgiudice(Oakland,Me/Messalonskee High School), BA Class of 2009, have committed to play hockey next year at University of New England. University of New England plays in the ECAC East. This past season Matt played with the Laconia Leafs of the Atlatntic Junior Hockey League.
Fred Hein(North Reading, MA/North Reading High School), class of 2009, has signed to rejoin the Laconia Leafs of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League. Fred was the Leafs leading scorer this past season with 15 goals and 16 assists.