Bement's lacrosse team has a competitive and active game schedule. First year players learn the sport and challenge their athleticism. Returning players demonstrate leadership while working to develop positional skills and strategies to be successful. We participate in two to three competitions per week with other surrounding JV level teams from Eaglebrook School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Williston Northampton, Amherst Middle School, and many others. In mid May, the Bement lacrosse team participates at a junior tournament held at the Pine Cobble School in beautiful Williamstown, Massachusetts. In the 2016 season, Bement came in first place overall at the tournament out of a competitive six team roster from the New England area.
Willmore Paulding has been at The Bement School for fourteen years, and over the course of that time, he has been a dorm parent and camp counselor as well as his current position of physical education teacher and boys varsity basketball and varsity lacrosse coach. Mr. Paulding has always had a passion for inspiring and working with students to help them build healthy lifelong habits and to become happy, confident movers. Throughout his time here, he has been eager to contribute to the overall athletic development of students and continue to look for ways to influence those he teaches.