The Gould Academy Golf team is a competitive program that consistently vies for the MAISAD Championship every year. The format is match play with a final stroke play championship.

Our co-ed team is made up of players who compete around the country and has included past Maine State Junior Amateur Champions. Thanks to our in-town location, the team practices and plays at the award-winning Bethel Inn Golf Course located just a short walk up the street from campus. Players on the team also have an opportunity to work with pros from the Bethel Inn Golf School.

Our golf season takes place amidst spectacular fall foliage, but there are many opportunities to play in the spring and on the weekends throughout both seasons.

*Please visit our Gould Athletics Facebook page for quick news updates regarding any last minute schedule changes!

Team Roster
Student Name Class Year Hometown
Boyang ‘Byron’ An 2023 Guangzhou, China
Ethan Bouchard 2023 Narragansett, RI
Catherine ‘Catie’ Caggiano 2023 Concord, MA
Meitong Chen 2023 Shenyang, China
Ruijie ‘Jacky’ Chen 2023 Foshan, China
Kamran ‘Kam’ Duenwald 2024 Redding, CT
Noah French 2023 Cumberland, ME
Mason Hamel 2024 Bethel, ME
Kaila Hendren 2023 Norwalk, CT
Eric Lee 2021 Irvine, CA
Keara Medeiros 2023 Newry, ME
Yeon-woo ‘Daniel’ Shin 2023 Seoul, Korea
Sofia Stasinos 2023 Bethel, ME
Ronald Tomen 2022 Worcester, MA
Gregory Vlcek 2022 Norwalk, CT
Zachary Vlcek 2024 Norwalk, CT
Baylen Williams 2023 Mt. Jackson, VA
Lily Winch 2023 Marblehead, MA

Coaching Staff

Alec Newell ’88

History Teacher
B.A. Hobart William and Smith
Golf Head Coach
Boys’ Varsity Baseball Coach
Day Student Advisor


Mr. Newell grew up on campus as the son of Mr. Charlie Newell, the legendary Gould teacher, coach, and dorm head. Now as a faculty member (and 1988 Gould grad), he has a knack for finding the story in any historic moment and making that story come alive for his students. Before Gould, he taught at Telstar High School, the regional high school here in Bethel, where he was named “Teacher of the Year” by their student council in 2002, 2003, and 2004. Mr. Newell served as the Athletic Director and English/History teacher at Kents Hill School for eight years, where he was honored with Boy’s Basketball Coach of the Year” in 2000 by the Central Maine Newspapers. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, sports collectibles, and playing the harmonica. Mr. Newell lives off campus with his wife, Lynn, a local primary school educator, and their two daughters, Caroline ’20 and Emma.