Prep Alpine Ski

One of the absolute best perks of living in the mountains of Western Maine is the direct access our student-racers have to our strategic partner Sunday River Resort – New England’s second largest ski resort.

Five days a week our Prep Alpine Team heads to Sunday River to our Kailey Competition Center, which is shared between Prep Alpine, Prep Snowboard, and the Gould Academy Competition Program teams. There, our Prep Alpine Team gain minutes on the hour thanks to immediate slopeside access to dedicated training and race terrain where they can practice basic racing techniques and course skills, including freeskiing drills meant to develop fundamental ski techniques, and gate training drills intended to develop technique and incorporates tactical skills.

Gould’s Prep Alpine Team competes within the Maine Prep School league (MAISAD) with competitions at Sunday River and nearby ski areas. In 2015, Gould’s Prep Alpine Team took home the MAISAD Championship. Alpine racers that want to compete at a higher level may join the Gould Academy Competition Program.

Team Roster

Brenna Myles
William Kull
Huanjun Liu
Yulin Zhou
Xingzicheng Fang
Victor Zhong
Adam Melk
Yuqing Mao
Gregory Bulzacchelli
Yuki Ueda
Sofiya Bizyayeva
Qilin He
Lareina Zhang
Cecille Anderson
Thomas Bulzacchelli
Will Horgan
Keisuke Yoshida


Wednesday 1/11/17 2:00pm HOME
GS at Sunday River

Friday 1/13/17 2:30pm AWAY
GS at Shawnee Peak

Friday 1/20/17 2:00pm HOME
SL at Sunday River

Wednesday 1/25/17 2:30pm AWAY
SL at Kents Hill School

Friday 1/27/17 2:00pm AWAY
GS at Shawnee Peak

Wednesday 2/1/17 2:30pm AWAY
SL at Kents Hill School

Wednesday 2/8/17 2:30pm AWAY
MAISAD Championship
at Shawnee Peak

Wednesday 2/15/17 AWAY




Prep Alpine 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.

Kristen Drew

Science Teacher
B.S. St. Lawrence University
M.S. SUNY College, Cortland
Prep Alpine Coach
Equestrian Program Director


Ms. Drew and her family moved to Bethel from upstate New York in 2002. After undergraduate work in biology, she earned a M.S. in Teaching Secondary Science. Ms. Drew teaches Biology and Conceptual Physics to 9th and 11th grade students. She brings to campus a love of skiing, hiking, canoeing and camping with her family: her husband, Ian, and their three children: John ’13, Kim ’17 and Lily.