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.
GIRLS’ SOCCER SCHEDULE | Only Varsity Only Junior Varsity
|#||First Name||Last Name||YOG||Pos.||Hometown|
|Audra||Bosak-Harper||2021||D||North Conway, NH|
|Emalee||Coffin||2021||D||Bryant Pond, ME|
|Adalia||Flores||2018||M||South Orleans, MA|
|Caraline||Gray||2019||M||North Reading, MA|
|Anna Clare||Miller||2019||D||Mercersburg, PA|
Team Captains: Milly Detels, Cassie Lieblein
Mr. Whittington has over 30 years’ experience in boarding schools, where he has served as an administrator, science teacher, and coach. “I understand that adolescence is a time of profound developmental change and I am dedicated to helping students learn to use their minds well, as they develop an understanding of who they are and who they may become.” As Dean of Academics and a science teacher, Mr. Whittington cares greatly about the environment and is passionate about helping his students find ways to appreciate and preserve the natural habitat and the resources upon which we all depend. A varsity soccer player at Dartmouth College, he remains a dedicated fan of both the sport and those who participate.
Ms. Sessions grew up in the nearby town of Norway, Maine. After graduating from Smith, she dabbled in jobs ranging from dairy farming to banking, but found her true vocation working with adolescents (turns out…dairy farming and banking are actually not irrelevant to working at Gould!). Ms. Sessions started her tenure in the College Counseling Center and later transitioned to teaching history. She now spends her class days in the library or in the classroom with her ninth grade students. After school, time spent on the soccer field or cross country ski trails gives Ms. Sessions great joy. She loves living in Davidson with her best canine pal Loki, singing/making music, and trying to be an active member of the Greater Bethel Community.
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.