There are many opportunities to play 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
|#||First Name||Last Name||YOG||Pos.||Hometown|
|1||AJ||Dykstra||2018||GK||Severna Park, MD|
|11||Min Seung||Kim||2020||M||Seoul, Korea|
|13||Reini||Tokunago||2018||D||Los Angeles, CA|
Boys’ Soccer Coaches
After serving more than 20 years in the United States Navy, Mr. Lowe has embarked on a second career helping the students of Gould reach their potential, in the classroom, on the sports field, and within their community. As a Professional Intelligence Officer Mr. Lowe will bring a unique perspective to Gould Academy helping students relate theoretical classroom time to practical real life experience. Mr. Lowe graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree from the U.S. Naval War college in Strategic Studies. In his free time, Mr. Lowe is competitive cyclist that also skis, hikes, runs and generally spends time outdoors to enjoy all life has to offer. Mr. Lowe lives in Gehring Dorm with his wife Rebecca and two dogs and two cats. Mr. Lowe is also the head Boy’s varsity soccer coach at Gould. Coach Lowe has more than 20 years of competitive playing experience. He started playing soccer at the age of 4, and culminated his soccer career playing for USNA earning 2nd Team All Patriot League Honors at the Division 1 level. Coach Lowe was one of two players selected to be assistant coaches at the Naval Academy following their senior year. Coach Lowe knows the value of teamwork, and will push his student athletes to be the best versions of themselves on and off the field.
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.
After graduating from college, Mr. Lynch tutored math and science privately while coaching snowboarding around the world. He taught math, chemistry, and health at Mount Mansfield Ski Club, living there as a dorm parent, and worked for AASI as an examiner for 15 years, traveling to different resorts throughout the country and the world, training their snowboard and ski instructors. Mr. Lynch was also a member of the National Demonstration Team and presented at Interski Austria in 2010. At Gould Mr. Lynch teaches math, coaches prep snowboarding, and is the Head Coach for our Thirds Soccer Program. He lives just off campus with his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Addison. He dreams of one day swimming the English Channel and snowboarding on the two continents that he has yet to visit: Africa and Antarctica.