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

Stevens-Kristina Kristina Stevens

Dean of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities
Director of Academic Skills Program

B.A. Montana State University
M.S. University of Southern Maine
Girls’ Softball Coach

 

Bio

Ms. Stevens grew up in southern Maine in the town of Wells, and after graduating from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, returned to Maine to pursue a teaching career. While teaching special education at Gorham High School, she earned her M.S. in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine. Most recently, Ms. Stevens was the special services coordinator at Fryeburg Academy along with their dorm head, junior varsity girls soccer coach, and softball coach. At Gould, Ms. Stevens is the Director of the Academic Skills Program. Beyond the classroom Ms. Stevens’ lives an active lifestyle training and participating in sprint triathlons and alpine skiing. A champion relaxer as well, she knits, reads, and follows all sports.. Ms. Stevens lives on campus with her husband, Laddie Stevens. Her father, Stephen L. Smith, is a Gould alum from the class of ’58.