There’s nothing better than working with your friends towards a common goal, and Gould’s Softball Team provides just that type of experience! The team has hosted the MAISAD Championship game at Gould every year, winning in 2015 and 2017.
The team, under the guidance of Coach Stevens, plays a rigorous schedule including games with MAISAD schools as well as schools outside of MAISAD, including: Proctor, New Hampton, Tilton and Brewster. The team is always up for a challenge, improving skills and having fun.
Team and teamwork is what Gould Softball is all about. To accomplish this we do everything as a team. This includes a yearly trip to Boston College in the spring to see a Division I softball game, always a highlight of the pre-season.
“We work really hard, in this short season,” Coach Stevens says. “As soon as we can practice, we hit it hard (no pun intended).” Utilizing the Farnsworth Fieldhouse in the early season for batting, fielding, running and agility skills.
Ms. Stevens grew up in southern Maine in the town of Wells, and after graduating from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, returned to Maine to pursue a teaching career. While teaching special education at Gorham High School, she earned her M.S. in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine. Most recently, Ms. Stevens was the special services coordinator at Fryeburg Academy along with their dorm head, junior varsity girls soccer coach, and softball coach. At Gould, Ms. Stevens is the Director of the Academic Skills Program. Beyond the classroom Ms. Stevens’ lives an active lifestyle training and participating in sprint triathlons and alpine skiing. A champion relaxer as well, she knits, reads, and follows all sports.. Ms. Stevens lives on campus with her husband, Laddie Stevens. Her father, Stephen L. Smith, is a Gould alum from the class of ’58.
Mr. Greene grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley. He taught at his alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, for fifteen years, five years on the home campus and 10 years on VCU’s campus in Qatar. Mr. Greene and his family then moved to South Korea where he taught art and design at the Cheongna Dalton School. A practicing artist for over 25 years, Mr. Greene’s work has been showcased in major galleries and international exhibitions including the Tashkent Biennial in Uzbekistan and the Summer Olympic Games Exhibition in Xi’an, China. He has been on the board of directors of major galleries and was the founding director of the BongDuk Foundation Gallery in Korea. He has traveled to over 35 different countries and experienced art and design in each of them. He has attended Documenta, Meunster Sculpture, and the Venice, Gwangju, and Singapore Biennials (to name a few). When not teaching, Mr. Greene enjoys re-discovering lost art, fishing, and baseball (though he doesn’t actually enjoy baseball…he’s a Mets fan). Mr. Greene and his wife, Jin, daughter, Clare, and son, Xavier, live on campus in the Gehring dorm.