Girls’ Tennis

Gould Academy’s Girls’ Tennis Team engages our athletes with a focus on technique and strategy. Recent winners of the MAISAD Championship, Gould’s players know how to compete and win, combining scholastic excellence with their tenacity on the court.

The Girls’ Tennis Team competes against Kents Hill School, Hyde School, Hebron Academy, Fryeburg Academy, and other tennis programs in New England.

Our tennis facility consists of the Chandler Courts and the Farnsworth Field House, which give our players access to six courts. Student-athletes can strike the ball year-round and compliment their training with endurance sports such as mountain biking and soccer.

Players have competed at NCAA Division III level while enrolled at schools such as Suffolk University and Franklin and Marshall.

Varsity Roster

Berry, Nicole ’18
Bizyayeva, Sofiya ’17
Cerminaro, Annie ’19
Chu-O’Neil, Sophie ’20
Jin, Ankey ’17
Li, Cindy ’19
Li, Lexi ’18
Lo, Jessie ’17
Ortiz Terres, Irene ’18
Zhang, Lareina ’18
Zhou, Victoria ’17

Varsity Schedule

Friday 4/7/2017 4:00pm HOME
vs. Brewster Academy – RESCHEDULED 4/28

Saturday 4/15/2017 2:00pm AWAY
vs. Kents Hill School | LOSS 5-0

Friday 4/21/2017 4:15pm AWAY
vs. Hebron Academy | LOSS 4-1

Saturday 4/22/2017 2:30pm HOME
vs. Vermont Academy – Canceled

Friday 4/28/2017 4:00 pm HOME
vs Brewster

Saturday 4/29/2017 12:00 pm HOME vs. Hebron 

Wednesday 5/3/2017 4:00pm AWAY
vs. Fryeburg Academy 

Monday 5/08/2017 4:30pm HOME
vs. Kents Hill School 

Friday 5/12/2017 4:00pm HOME
vs. Fryeburg Academy

Wednesday 5/17/2017
vs. MAISAD Singles Championship @ Hebron 1:30 pm

Saturday 5/20/2017 
vs. MAISAD Doubles Championship @ Kents Hill 10:30 am

JV Roster

Chen, Carmen ’19
Apaipakdee, Moji ’17
Chu O’Neil, Sophie ’20
Dong, Olivia ’19
Garfield, Maia ’20
Kim, Zoe ’19
Miller, Sahla ’20
Pellitier, Alice ’17
Simard, Cameron ’20
Soucy, Kirsten ’19
Sullaway, Ella ’17
Wang, Michelle ’19
Wu, Caroline ’18
Yue, Alice ’20

JV Schedule

Saturday 4/15/2017 4:00pm AWAY
vs. Kents Hill School – Rescheduled

Wednesday 4/19/2017 4:15pm AWAY
vs. Hebron Academy | LOSS 4-1

Friday 4/28/2017 4:30pm HOME
vs. Hebron Academy | LOSS 1-4

Saturday 5/6/2017 2pm AWAY vs. Kents Hill 

Wednesday 5/10/2017 4:30pm HOME
vs. Kents Hill School 

Girls’ Tennis Coaches

Lauren Head

Visual Arts Teacher
B.A. William Smith College
Prep Alpine Ski Head Coach
Girls’ Varsity Tennis Head Coach


Ms. Head has a B.A. in studio art, more than 30 years of experience in art education, and is the founder and director of the Gould blacksmithing program. She has attended numerous workshops at institutions including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Center for Creative Imaging, The Carving Studio, and Sculpture Center and Peters Valley Craft Center. Ms. Head has been responsible for coordinating workshops with visiting artists to support the art curriculum and the Sophomore Four Point Program. Her work has been commissioned for non-profit and private collections.
Ms. Head is a former member of the United States Telemark Ski Team and a National Champion in Telemark Giant Slalom and Moguls. She is the Head Coach of Gould’s Prep Alpine Team and is a Level 3 nationally certified coach, and in the springtime is the Girls’ Varsity Tennis Head Coach. When not teaching or working in the studio, Mrs. Head is climbing mountains, skiing, tending to her chickens, and participating in outdoor activities with her husband, Robert Baribeau, and son, Alexander.

Andrea Alford

Mathematics Department Chair
B.A. Princeton University
M.A. State University of New York, at Stony Brook.
Girls’ Tennis Coach


Ms. Alford has been teaching in the mathematics department at Gould for more than 20 years. Before arriving at Gould, she spent a year in Tel Aviv, Israel, traveling, studying, and teaching vector calculus at Tel Aviv University under a program run by the University of New Haven. A passionate world traveler, Ms. Alford spent the 2009-10 school year teaching mathematics for School Year Abroad in Zaragoza, Spain. Her many passions include reading, baking, traveling, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her husband, Doug, and their two children, Ben ’18 and Chaia.