Welcome to the Gould Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Gould Academy Athletic Hall of Fame was started in 2007 to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions in the area of athletics by Gould’s students and coaches. That first group of inductees included six graduates, one coach, and one graduate/coach. There are now 63 members in the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to the 2019 Inductees
The committee is now seeking nominations for 2020 inductees.
The next class of inductees will be honored during Alumni Weekend, September 2020. The deadline for nominations is June 1.
Please contact Ken Remsen ’67 if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-343-1622
The Gould Athletic Hall of Fame committee consists of 5 – 10 members, both alumni and Gould staff members. Current Gould Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Committee Members and contact emails: Don Angevine, Susan Gardner, Lauren Head, Rob Manning, Charlie Newell, Bonnie Pooley | Chair: Ken Remsen
Doug Little ’77
Douglas (Doug) Little ’77 entered Gould Academy as a sophomore in 1974. Excelling in both soccer and track and field during his three years at Gould, Doug was an exceptional athlete who displayed great leadership, passion, teamwork and unlimited energy. Under Coach Charles Newell, he played in two Western Class D Championship games.
Doug was instrumental in creating a team that cared about success while having fun and demonstrating good sportsmanship. His unselfish play, competitive spirit, hard work and ability to “make things happen” on both defense and offense helped make the 1976 team a force and he left the program in strong shape for future growth.
Doug’s speed and endurance on the soccer field caught the eye of Gould’s track and field coach, Frank Vogt. At the annual MAISAD meet, Doug was the bronze medalist twice in three years, ranking him as one of the elite prep school runners in the state during his time at Gould.
Doug left his mark at Gould, never missing a practice, game or meet. He was always humbled that his teammates and coaches selected him to lead two wonderful teams and such a fine group of individuals twice in his senior year.
After leaving Gould, Doug studied in France for a couple of years and then attended the Monterey Institute of International Studies where he received the Certificate of Commercial and Economic French. Monterey was also the place that Doug met his wife, Susan (married 33 years now and still going strong).
David Berry ‘79
David Berry ’79 was a three-year, three-sport star at Gould. He played a leading role in soccer, basketball, and baseball during his years at Gould.
In soccer, David was a goalie. Everyone knows that being a goalie is hard work but it seems that being a goalie for Coach Newell is especially challenging! David suffered a broken elbow his junior year and a broken leg during his senior year. When he was healthy enough to play, David was recognized for his abilities by being chosen to the Class C All-State Team.
David’s sophomore year on the basketball court was a historic one for the team. David was the starting center on the team that won the 1976 Class D State Championship. David was the starting center throughout his career and according to Coach Hurd he led the team in scoring and rebounds during his time at Gould.
In baseball, David played first base and was a relief pitcher. In his junior year, David led the team in at bats with 59 and had a .356 batting average. As a relief pitcher, David had a 2 – 0 win-loss record with 20 strike-outs in 15 1/3 innings. The team finished the season with 11 wins and 5 losses.
After Gould David attended Bates College for two years where he played on the basketball team. He then transferred to the University of Maine at Orono where he participated in the intramural programs.
David also coached. He was the high school JV basketball coach at Telstar High School for ten years and then when his youngest daughter started at Telstar Middle School. He is still volunteering with the Telstar High School girls program today.
Lorenda Freeman Dunleavy ’61
Lorenda Freeman Dunleavy was voted Most Athletic in her class. For women of her generation, the athletic landscape was very different from what it is today. The longest-running event in the Olympics for women was 800 meters, and no women had ever run an official marathon! It would be more than a decade before the enactment of Title IX. Billie Jean King had yet to beat Bobby Riggs in the battle of the sexes.
At Gould, there were opportunities for women to participate in sports, but there was no widespread interscholastic sports program. The 1961 Academy Herald described girls’ athletic opportunities as “a well-supported intramural program.”
Lorenda participated in many, if not all, sporting activities offered during her years at Gould. She is remembered as a gifted and skilled athlete who was only limited by the lack of opportunity. She participated in field hockey, softball, tennis, hiking, archery, bowling, ping pong, volleyball, badminton, and basketball. She also served on the Girls’ Athletic Association Council.
Not only was she recognized as Most Athletic during her senior year, but her in 1960 her peers declared that among the theoretical speeches that could be given by members of the junior class, hers would be titled “Athletic Ability.” And in 1959, under theoretical toasts given by the sophomore class, hers would be “Ever-Present Energy.” In her senior year, Lorenda received a Girls’ Athletic Association Award, and in the yearbook, under Senior Statistics, her “secret ambition” was to compete in the Olympics.