Girls’ Soccer

The philosophy of the Gould Girls’ Soccer Program is simple: “Play Hard and Have Fun!”  This mindset, when practiced by talented players under the leadership of knowledgeable coaches, has led to the development of excellent student-athletes who love the game.

The Gould Girls’ Soccer team is one of the most successful boarding school programs in New England.  The past five years have marked a period of unprecedented success for Gould, with four MAISAD League Championships and three trips to the NEPSAC Girls’ Soccer Tournament.

Along with the team’s success, individual players have also excelled.  2016 Co-Captain, Hayli Poisson ‘17, was recognized with a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Senior Excellence Award.  2017 Co-Captains, Cassie Lieblein ‘18 and Milly Detels ‘18, were selected to play in the NEPSAC Class C/D Junior All-Star Game.  Cassie was also recognized by the Boston Globe as a 2016 NEPSAC Soccer All-Star.  In addition, Gould had four players (Hayli Poisson ‘17, Priscila Berdeja ‘17, Cassie Lieblein ‘18, and Taylor Mull ‘20) named to the MAISAD All-League Team.

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Coaching Staff

Bruce Johnston

Gould Academy Competition Program
Alpine Coach
Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach
B.A. University of Maine Farmington

Bio

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. His experience ranges 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 fun 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, Kimmie, and daughters Reid and Maisy. When not on the hill, he is mountain biking, playing guitar, or fishing for striped bass.

Nancy Barstow

English Studies Teacher
Middle School Coordinator

Girls’ Junior Varsity Soccer Coach
Rugrats/Maine Adaptive Director

B.A. University of New Hampshire
M.A.T. University of New Hampshire

Bio

A New Hampshire native and Nordic skier, Ms. Barstow previously taught history at Portsmouth High School and was a Special Education teacher in Durham, New Hampshire. She loves reading and spending time with her husband, Chris, a timber framer, their son, Lucas, and their daughter, Rosie. The Barstows live in Bethel, just off-campus.

Kramer Naomi Kramer

Math Teacher
Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach
Girls’ JV Tennis Coach

B.A., Plymouth State University

Bio
Ms. Kramer is from Bow, New Hampshire, and lives in Gehring Hall. In 2018, she graduated from Plymouth State University, where she majored in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education. Ms. Kramer was a four-year member of the Plymouth State’s Women’s Soccer team and joined Gould’s Girls’ Varsity Soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2018 and became the head coach in 2019. She enjoys traveling, spending time outside, being with family, but realistically spends most of her free time during the school year hanging out with her dog, Teva.
Megumi Moses

Girls’ Soccer Coach