Soccer is a popular sport at Bement. There is a focus on learning the fundamentals of soccer from the ground up. This means an emphasis on passing, controlling the ball, and superb fitness. The varsity team currently competes against third and fourth squads of area high schools. They cap off the season by participating in the annual Eaglebrook Soccer Tournament in November.
Alex has been running around on Bement fields since he started as a student in third grade. In his 13th year as the head boys varsity soccer coach, Alex played on the Deerfield Academy varsity team as well as a club league in Nairobi, Kenya. As the Athletic Director, Health teacher, 9th grade advisor, and avid athlete, Alex is in his 42nd consecutive season of coaching. "I love trying to figure out how to reach every athlete as their coach and work to instill passion and confidence. Coaching is truly an art and I never want to stop in my pursuit to be better." Along with soccer, Alex coaches girls' varsity basketball and golf.
David "Doc" Potter came to Bement in the summer of 2013. He is the fourth member of his family to be affiliated with Bement: his father attended Bement, his mother taught here, and one of his older sisters is a Bement graduate. Mr. Potter has coached boys JV soccer and basketball and now coaches boys varsity soccer. Before becoming a dorm parent, coach, and working in the admission office, Mr. Potter spent ten years as an administrator and unit director at Camp Winona in Bridgton, ME. He was also an editor and manager of a sports website while living in Portland, ME. An avid sports fan, Mr. Potter has been coaching students between the ages of eight and fifteen since 2001, concentrating in soccer and basketball.