Deerfield has been a perennially strong team in the Western New England Prep School Soccer Association (WNEPSSA), a league of nearly 50 schools. We take a great deal of pride in how well we play, but we also stress good sportsmanship and positive team spirit. We also are lucky to play in one of the most picturesque settings in all of interscholastic soccer. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful setting than Deerfield on a clear, brisk October afternoon.
Deerfield fields four competitive boys soccer teams, ranging from a freshman-sophomore team for beginning players to the varsity boys team. The level of play on the varsity would challenge the best high school player. We play against several college junior varsity teams; as a member of WNEPSSA we play against league members such as Choate Rosemary Hall, Loomis Chaffee, Hotchkiss, Taft, and Northfield Mount Hermon. Recent graduates of Deerfield are now playing soccer at many NCAA programs.
If you would like additional information about the Deerfield Academy boys soccer program, please contact coach Tom Heise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan Flaska (Head Coach)
Jan Flaska came to the Deerfield community in the fall of 2005. He currently serves as the Chair of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department, and has served as the Assistant Dean of Students.
He and his wife, Jill, and their children, Stefan and Emma, live in Johnson Dormitory with 11th and 12th grade boys.
Jan possesses a "B" level coaching license from US Soccer, as well as an Advanced National Coaching Diploma from the NSCAA. In 2012, he coached the University of Chicago men’s soccer team while commencing a doctoral program in Chicago, focusing on topics related to adolescent spirituality. Prior to arriving at Deerfield Academy, he also spent many years coaching hockey and lacrosse at both prep and college levels.
A ’96 graduate of Bowdoin College, Jan contributed to the soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams and was a three-time captain, and currently plays on the Slovakian national lacrosse team.
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A teacher in Deerfield’s History Department, Tom Heise came to Deerfield in the fall of 1988. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1984, earned an MA from the University of Wisconsin in 1988, and received an MS from Indiana University in 1997. Tom lives in Saxton House with his wife Karinne, a member of the English Department. His sons Jack and Kurt are recent graduates of Deerfield.
As a member of the Dartmouth soccer program, Tom was named MVP, earned All-Ivy honors, and captained the team his senior year. He has worked with the varsity soccer team at Deerfield for seventeen years.
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