Athletics

Through dedication, teamwork, and spirited competition our student-athletes achieve their best playing and working with their peers and coaches, while developing a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Overview

From mountain biking and lacrosse, to soccer and skateboarding, to equestrian and ski patrol, we offer a very diverse selection of competitive sports so that each student may discover or continue to develop his or her passion.

We believe that learning through experience is not only valuable for our students, but an essential part of their journey while here, which is why we require all of our students to participate in a sport or activity each trimester.

Facilities

Our resources both on and off campus are as rich as our programming.

The Farnsworth Field House is a multi-purpose complex that is home to Lombard Basketball Court, our fitness and weight-training center, an athletic training room, a trampoline room, an indoor skate park, two tennis courts, and a team room.

Outdoors, we have four tennis courts, four full-sized athletic fields, an artificial turf field, a baseball and softball diamond, 40 kilometers of on-campus Nordic ski and mountain biking trails that also utilize our new Pine Hill Yurt, and an award-winning 18-hole golf course only a short walk away.

Our location in Bethel, Maine, which borders the White Mountain National Forest and the Mahoosuc Mountains, is also home to Sunday River Resort and our slopeside Paul Kailey Competition Center, as well as a host of other spectacular areas for rock climbing, hiking, running, and cycling.

And that’s the short list. Visit today to see our facilities firsthand.

Dean of Athletics

Leach-Andrew__Athletics Dean Andrew Leach

Head Boys’ Lacrosse Coach
B.S. University of New England
Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach
Davidson Dorm Parent

Bio

In addition to duties as Head Coach for the Boys’ Lacrosse Team, Coach Leach is a Dorm Parent, Adviser, and Assistant Basketball Coach. Previously at Bridgton Academy, he was Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Assistant Athletic Director, College Counselor, and Humanities Teacher. Prior to serving Bridgton, Coach Leach worked at The University of New England as an Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach and then at Islesboro Central School as the Athletic Director. Coach Leach lives in the Davidson Dorm with his wife, Essie, and two dogs, Mya and Bandit.