One of the oldest girls’ lacrosse programs in the state, Gould’s Girls’ Lacrosse Team boasts a longstanding tradition of fielding strong teams and players.
Practice often starts long before the snow begins to melt and takes place inside the Farnsworth Field House. Their team players utilize the wide open space for scrimmages and have access to several training rooms, a weight room, and an on-staff Athletic Trainer. Once the snow melts, the team takes to the Schroy Field Turf, with beautiful views of the surrounding campus and mountains.
The Girls Lacrosse Program competes against teams from the Maine Association of Independent Schools Athletic Directors (MAISAD), New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), along with some of the best public high school programs in the state. Select students have gone on to play on the Maine Girls’ Lacrosse Team at The National Tournament.
Girls’ Lacrosse Coach
Mrs. Whittington has more than 35 years of experience teaching mathematics in independent schools, almost 20 of them as Dean of Students. She embraces the values of the seven-day boarding school and brings those values into the classroom and dormitories and onto the playing fields. As the Director of International Student Programs, she works to strengthen and expand Gould’s global community. She works with the faculty to support the international students during their transition into the community and throughout their Gould experience. Ms. Whittington has coached field hockey and lacrosse during the course of her career at the Nichols School, Westminster School, Vermont Academy, Yale University, and Harvard University. As an experienced athlete (former U.S. National Team field hockey player), she enjoys coaching and sharing her passion for both sports. “Ms. Whit” and her husband, Mr. Tom Whittington, Dean of Academics, enjoy traveling on their own and with the 9th grade Four Point Program. Two of her favorite pastimes are bread baking and biking!
Ms. Wilkerson has taught at Gould since 2002. Prior to Gould, she led wilderness expeditions for adolescents and adults with Outward Bound in Maine, Canada, and Minnesota. She also traveled extensively throughout the Spanish speaking world, teaching Spanish to high school and middle school students. In addition to teaching Spanish at Gould, Ms. Wilkerson can often be found at school barn where she directs Gould’s Farm and Forest Program and directs the school’s Veterinary Science Summer Camp. A lifelong animal lover and a committed equestrian, she has a passion for teaching traditional skills and including the use of draft horses and forestry management. Ms. Wilkerson serves as Gould’s Environmental Sustainability Coordinator and mentors the student club, Gould Goes Green. Ms. Wilkerson and her husband, Mr. Pete Hedden, Dean of Community Life, and their two children live in the home they built just off campus.