Baseball

Gould’s Varsity Baseball Team is known for giving teams a run for their money with undefeated regular seasons and MAISAD league championships. It’s not uncommon for one or two of our players to be named to the all-state teams each year.

In season our players practice five days a week, playing games against schools within the MAISAD league throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Dedicated coaches work with team members on building strong fundamentals and a solid understanding of sportsmanship. With the help of the Athletic Director and College Counseling, coaches also help those students who want to play in college form a plan for in-season and offseason training.

During the offseason, many of our players can be found in the Farnsworth Field House weight room, batting cage, or in groups pitching and catching. Our full-time athletic trainer keeps players in shape through specific weightlifting and conditioning programs. We are also one of the host schools for the Bethel American Legion team, giving our players the opportunity to play hard through the summer in a competitive American Legion program.

Team Roster - Varsity
First Name
Last Name
Year of Graduation
Jersey Number
Position
Hometown (City, State)
Andrew Aarts2019131B/3BHoboken, NJ
JasonChen20229OFShenzhen, China
ChaseFu2020--Hangzhou, China
EddieKaftan20195P/SSOld Lyme, CT
MinKim202012OF/PSeoul, Korea
PhilMills201971B/C/PRumford, ME
Jacob Picard201916OF/PFranklin, NH
ZackSchmolka202217INF/PPortsmouth, NH
WyattThielbar202182BBethel, ME
GakuWada20216C/INF/PTokyo, Japan
Brian Xaio20213OFGuangdong, China
TerenceXaio2022--Shanghai, China
ClintonXaio2022--Chengdu, China

Baseball Coaches

Alec Newell ’88

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

Bio

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.