Fall Athletics

Determination. Passion. Pride.

Something happens when you wear your Gould uniform for the first time. The realization that comes with being a part of a team with players both new and veteran that represent generations of competitors who, before you, helped win championships, set records, and went on to play in college.

Welcome to the team. Welcome to being a Husky.

Changes for 2020

MAISAD Schools (Gould, Hebron Academy, Hyde School, and Kents Hill School) have made a joint decision not to pursue interscholastic play in soccer and field hockey. This decision is made in the interest of the health and safety of the respective school communities and prioritizes keeping schools open and thriving with in-person learning. Those teams have been practicing since mid-September with the initial focus on skill development and conditioning and are engaged in intrasquad scrimmages and intramural play. Given the contact nature of these sports, schools have decided not to risk mixing populations for a small number of contests.
Interscholastic play has commenced in the sports of golf, cross country running, and mountain biking. Each of these contests is structured in such a way that there is no contact with athletes from other teams. The competitive season for these sports will go into early November.

Fall Sports Highlights

  • Our Mountain Bike Team represents the 2014 and 2015 New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) league champions.
  • The Boys’ Varsity Cross Country Team placed second at the New England Championship (out of 34 other teams), and the Girls Cross Country Team finished in 16th place.
  • Our Golf Team is consistently in the running for the MAISAD Championship. The co-ed team consists of players who compete around the country and has included past Maine State Junior Amateur Champions who have gone on to compete for Division I teams.
  • Gould’s Boys’ and Girls’ soccer teams are two of the top boarding school programs in New England and compete among a number of New England preparatory schools including New Hampton School, Tilton School, Hebron Academy, and many others.

Director of Athletics

Bob Harkins

Athletic Director

B.A., University of Maine, Orono

Bio

Mr. Harkins returns to Gould, after serving as General Manager at Mt. Abram for the last three years. He is the former Winter Term Director at Gould from 2012 to 2016. He is the former Assistant Alpine Director, Director of Athlete Development, U.S. Ski Team, 1980-1988, USSA Level 5 Certified Coach. From 1988 to 2003 he was vice president of Resort Services at Sunday River Ski Resort. Bob was inducted into the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2010.

A Registered Maine Guide, he and wife Sally have a daughter, Abigail (4 grandchildren), and sons Sawyer ’14 and Chase ’16. Sawyer is a West Point grad serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Carson, CO. Chase is also at West Point. Bob has a passion for the outdoors — fly fishing, hiking with their retrievers Tripp & Murphy, skinning, and coaching.