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NYA Girls Ice Hockey Team Plays at TD Garden

gahden-featureOn January 3, while most North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) students were saying goodbye to winter break and preparing to return to campus for second semester, the girls varsity ice hockey team was taking the ice where legends play. Out front, there is a statue of #4 in flight and the name on the building says “TD Garden,” but New Englanders know it better as “The Gahden.”

Thanks to The Pingree School and a connection to the Boston Bruins organization, the girls got to skate under six Stanley Cup Championship banners and ten retired numbers of Bruins greats. Panther girls ice hockey coach, Amy McNally, attributes the invitation to sportsmanship, “Pingree’s coach, Sarah Carpenter, emailed me asking if we would appreciate the opportunity to play in a scrimmage at the Garden. I think that stems from a good experience each of our teams had playing each other only weeks before. We are pretty evenly matched squads, which made for a fun scrimmage on Sunday.”

North Yarmouth Academy senior, Keeley Bartolini, agrees, “Playing at the TD Garden is something I will never forget. Having the opportunity of a lifetime was something I’ll always keep as my favorite memory of senior year. I have never had that much excitement over a game until I played there. I’m very grateful for the Pingree girls hockey program for inviting me and my teammates.”

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or visit our website at nya.org.

Climo Named New Girls Lacrosse Coach for NYA

climoNorth Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is excited to announce Molly Climo as the new coach of the girls varsity lacrosse team. She comes to NYA from Husson College in Bangor where she was an assistant coach. Her season at Husson proved positive as the team had their best record in four years. Prior to her time up north, she helped middle and high school students elevate their game at the Maineiax Lacrosse Club in Portland.

Climo’s love for the sport began 16 years ago as a player in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She then attended Gould Academy where she was awarded Maine All-American accolades. Recognition for her outstanding play continued through her four years playing at the collegiate level for Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where some of her records still stand. NYA Athletic Director, Jack Hardy, believes she is a natural fit for the position, “Coach Climo is a great personality who has a solid background in multiple aspects in the sport of lacrosse. A highly successful and awarded high school and collegiate player, she also has some great coaching experience. She wants for our girls just what we want: to love and enjoy the sport, have fun, and yet understand the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed as an individual and team.”

Coach Climo is just as enthusiastic about taking the field this season as NYA is, “I am so honored to have been given this coaching opportunity at NYA. As a player who has had many mentors and role models throughout my career, it seems only fair to be able to repay that gift and the lessons I’ve learned to the girls lacrosse team at NYA. I’m looking forward to the start of the season and to working with these amazing young women.”

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or visit our website at nya.org.

Chapman Hits 100 Point Milestone as Panthers complete their first week of the 2015-2016 season

The Panthers started their first week of NEPSAC Division I hockey with three games which rewarded them with mixed results. With a few early injuries and a mix of new players getting involved, the Panthers were looking to establish some team chemistry in the first week of play.Josh

On 11/28, NYA hosted Holt Conference foe Moses Brown. The Panthers offensive dominance was clear from the drop of the puck. Led by 6 goals from Bobby Murray and a mix of other players chipping in, NYA won the game 13-0 to start the season off with a win. Jeremy Thelven stopped all 16 shots he faced to record the shutout, and new Sophomore Brent Rickett recorded his first NYA goal in the win.

On Wednesday, 12/2, NYA traveled to Groton School for their second game of the year. Despite being down 4-1 at the end of the first period, NYA would come out and play a much better second period, but would still trail 5-2 heading into the third. An Andrew Keith power play goal would spark a comeback, which was followed up quickly by a Johnny Busolin shot from the point that would cut the lead to one. Back on the power play, Senior Forward Josh Chapman buried a pass from Michael Pitts to tie the game up, 5-5. With the goal, Chapman joined an elite group of NYA players by scoring the 100th point of his career. Groton was able to chip in two late goals to win the game, but congratulations are in order for Josh’s impressive milestone.

NYA would complete their first week by hosting Hoosac School on 12/5. NYA would dominate the game in all aspects except the scoreboard in this one, falling to Hoosac 7-2 to drop their record to 1-2. For the second game in a row, the Panthers found themselves playing well but down by 3 goals entering the third period. They would cut the Hoosac lead to 4-2, however the Owls would add two empty net goals and an additional insurance goal to finish the game 7-2. The Panthers put 56 shots on the Owl net, including 30 in the third period alone, but we unable to solve the dominant goal keeper. For NYA, Jeremy Thelven and Xander Kostelnik split time in net.

The first week of the season saw a mix of positives and negatives as the team looks to establish itself in the NEPSAC schedule. The Panthers will look to get back up to .500 on Wednesday, 12/9, when they host Holt Conference member and in-state rival Berwick Academy at the Travis Roy Arena. The game starts at 4:50.



NYAGVXC at Festival of Champions 2015

IMG_0448The Girls Varsity Cross Country team competed at the Festival of Champions on Saturday October 3rd.   Heralded as the largest single sporting event in the state, the Festival hosts almost 70 teams across 6 races.  The NYA girls did not have a complete team this weekend because of a conflict with the SATs but four girls made the trip to the competition.

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FEATURED ALUMNI – Jordan Haskell ’11

Jorda HaskellToday’s featured hockey alumni is former Panther Jordan Haskell, who graduated from NYA in 2011. Jordan played five years of varsity hockey at NYA, including his 8th grade year. He also played varsity baseball, where he won a Western Maine Conference championship, and varsity soccer. After a three year junior hockey career split between the Fresno Monsters (NAHL) and Portland Junior Pirates (USPHL), Haskell committed to Hobart College last spring. The Freeport, ME native played in 17 games as a freshman during the 2014-2015 season, scoring a goal and five assists in his rookie campaign. We had the chance to catch up with Jordan recently to hear about his experience at NYA and his path to college hockey.


Q. What drew you to Hobart’s school and program?

JH. “When I was looking at different college hockey opportunities the coaches at Hobart were really accepting of my goals to play D1 hockey but they stuck with me and showed interest in me until the end. I visited the school and the coaches showed me around and it was exactly what I was looking for in a college campus and curriculum. I had heard of the education I could receive from here and just knew it would be a great fit for me to come and play right away and also get a great education.”

Q. How did NYA help prepare you for the NCAA level?

JH. “I think the thing I learned most from NYA was how to handle the commitment of a sport and maintain good grades. Coming in I was immediately prepared for the opportunity I had. Playing 3 sports at NYA taught me how to juggle my school work with my lifting schedule and practice time. NYA hockey was a great experience for me playing in the prep league made a huge difference in my play and helped me prepare myself for the next level. I love NYA and will always be proud to be an alumni there.”

Q. Do you have any advice for current NYA players that might have similar goals?

JH. I learned in juniors that it was more important to go to a place where you are wanted than to go somewhere that may be better but you might not get a chance to play.

Jordan and the Hobart Statesmen open their season up at Babson College on October 30th. He returns home to Maine on October 31st as Hobart takes on the University of New England, whose team features fellow NYA alumni Kyle Williams and Tom Gildersleeve.

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