There are many opportunities to play boys’ soccer at Gould Academy thanks to a varsity team and two junior varsity teams.
As one of the top boarding school soccer programs in New England, our student-athletes compete among a number of New England schools including New Hampton School, Tilton School, Hebron Academy, and Hyde School.
Our state of the art Farnsworth Field House – with open space for drills, several athletic rooms, and weight room – makes training for soccer available during every season. With four fields located directly on campus, home games are fun events.
Those team members who aspire to play in college have the benefit of working directly with their coaches, as well as the Athletic Director and College Counseling office, to map out a successful off-season training and playing schedule.
BOYS’ SOCCER SCHEDULE
BOYS’ VARSITY SOCCER – Fall 2018 Schedule*
Sat 9/15: @ Tilton @ 3:30pm – 0-9 (Tilton)
Weds 9/19: @ Vermont Academy @ 4pm – Forfeit – 3-0 (Vermont)
CANCELED – Weds 9/26: @ White Mountain School @ 3pm
Sat 9/29: St. Andrew’s @ Gould @ 2pm 0-5 (St. Andrew’s)
Weds 10/3: Hyde @ Gould @ 2:30pm 1-6 (Hyde)
Sat 10/6: @ Kents Hill @ 330 pm 0-2 (Kent’s Hill)
Weds 10/10: Holderness @ Gould @ 4pm 0-7 (Holderness)
Sat 10/13: Hebron @ Gould @ 230 pm (Hebron)
Sat 10/20: @ Hyde @ 2pm (Hyde)
Wed 10/24: @ Hebron @ 230 (Hebron)
Sat 10/27: Proctor @ Gould @ 4pm – CANCELED
Sat 11/3: Kent’s Hill @ Gould @ 3pm
Wed 11/7: MAISAD Semi
Sat 11/10: MAISAD Final
BOYS JV SOCCER – Fall 2018 Schedule*
Sat 9/15: @ Tilton @ 3:30pm – 1-3 (Tilton)
Weds 9/19: Kent’s Hill @ Gould @ 3pm 0-2 (Kent’s Hill)
Sat 9/22: Hyde @ Gould @ 2pm 1-0 (Gould)
Sat 9/29: Hyde @ Gould @ 2pm 2-0 (Gould)
Weds 10/3: @ Hyde @ 230pm 5-0 (Gould)
Sat 10/6: @ Kent’s Hill @ 3:30pm 1- 1
Weds 10/10: Thornton Academy @ Gould @ 330pm 5-1 (Thornton)
Sat 10/13: Hebron @ Gould @ 230pm 5-0 (Hebron)
Sat 10/20: @ Hebron @ 2pm 6-0 (Hebron)
Weds 10/24: Holderness @ Gould @ 4pm – CANCELED
Sat 10/27: @ Thornton Academy @ 1pm – CANCELED
Weds 10/31: MAISAD Semi
Friday 11/2: MAISAD Final
*Please visit our Gould Athletics Facebook page for quick news updates regarding any last minute schedule changes!
Boys’ Soccer Coaches
A graduate of The University of Maine at Farmington’s Ski Industries Program, Coach Johnston has a minor in Alpine Coaching and more than 20 years of full-time coaching experience ranging from grassroots club programs to prep schools to ski academies including Stratton Mountain School, Killington Mountain School, and Bromley Outing Club. His vast experience working with a multitude of programs and age groups allows him to create a strong team atmosphere among athletes, coaches, and teachers. Coach Johnston’s high-energy approach and personality are always present on and off of the hill, and his coaching knowledge and philosophy keep athletes motivated to strive for excellence. He lives off campus with his wife and two daughters. When not on the hill, he is mountain biking, playing guitar, or hunting striped bass.
Mr. Ayotte is Gould’s Maker-in-Residence –– a project manager whose goal is to help students bring their prototypes to reality in the Marlon Family IDEAS Center. With his A.S. in Computer Technology, not to mention a breadth of experience which he used to pursue a career in systems administration and integration, Mr. Ayotte has designed and built a number of CNC robots ranging from 3D printers to CNC Mills. What began as a hobby has now blossomed into a career in which he loves to share his skills and expertise with like-minded students and faculty. Prior to Gould, Mr. Ayotte worked at Seeds of Peace with international campers. His passion for technology and working with kids is only rivaled by his love of the outdoors and adventures in the Maine woods.
Coach Gandee brings over 15 years of experience to the Gould Academy Competition Program’s Snowboard Team. A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, he earned a degree in management and organizational development, and later spent 10 years working at resorts including Stratton, Okemo, Killington, Northstar, and Sierra at Tahoe. Most recently, he was the Snowboard Program Director at Killington Mountain School in Vermont. Coach Gandee’s list of credentials is extensive. In addition to being on the AASI National Team from 2004 until 2008, he is Level III certified, an examiner for the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), and a USSA Level 300 SBX Coach and Level 200 Aerials coach. In his spare time, he also serves as the coach representative on the USASA Board of Directors. When not coaching (or preparing to coach), Coach Gandee spends time on the Hudson River Gorge in the Adirondacks as a whitewater rafting guide. He is an avid rock climber and loves exploring rivers and lakes with his wife, Courtney, and their two golden retrievers.
A native of Auburn, Maine, and a former athlete in the Gould Academy weekend program, Coach Snowe has had a lifelong passion for ski racing. He began sharing his love for the sport as a coach in the GACP Weekend Program and has been an asset to our coaching staff for over a decade. He also helps guide aspiring snow sport athletes through the admissions process as part of the Admissions team. Coach Snowe graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies, and his coaching approach is anchored by principles of team development, which resonates well with our athletes. Coach Snowe lives in Bethel with his wife, Courtney. When he is not on the hill, he enjoys golfing and spending time on the water in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine.