Deerfield Students Sign National Letters of Intent
The following students signed National Letters of Intent (NLIs) this week. The NLI signifies the final component of the admission process for a Division I bound student-athlete and may include the potential for athletic scholarship. Lucy Lytle – Boston College (Field Hockey), Julie Ball – University of Richmond (Lacrosse),...
Growney and Gallagher in Lacrosse Magazine
Mettler Growney and Kelsey Gallagher, both Deerfield Class of 2013, were highlighted in Lacrosse Magazine this week. The two athletes are excelling in both field hockey and lacrosse at Bowdoin this fall.
Penguins Draft Sam Lafferty ’14
By BOB YORK – Sam Lafferty ’14 will never, ever forget Saturday, June 28, 2014. That’s the day a single phone call instantaneously turned two of his lifetime dreams into reality. On the other end of the conversation was Jason Botterill, the associate general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins,...
By BOB YORK – A chorus of “Sweet Caroline” may have been in order during this spring’s awards assembly when Caroline Ashford (14) was summoned by her coach, Allison DiNardo, to “come on down,” and receive her second straight David C. Haviland Award. The trophy is annually presented to...
By BOB YORK – To say the end of an era came to a close this spring for the Deerfield Academy boys tennis program would be an understatement. In reality, two eras came to a close on May 17. One belonged to Jay Morsman, the program’s long-time mentor. The...
By BOB YORK – The boys of Deerfield really tied one on this spring. These ceremonious sessions are nothing new, however. They take place, like clockwork, on the third Wednesday of May. That’s the day the Big Green wraps up its Western New England Division I Boys Lacrosse League...
By BOB YORK – Dave Dickinson knows tennis. More specifically, the veteran coach knows Deerfield Academy girls tennis. He should, as he’s been at the helm of the Big Green program for nearly a quarter of a century. During that time span, Dickinson has never suffered through a losing...
By BOB YORK – Oak Ridge played more like Heartbreak Ridge for the Deerfield Academy golf team this spring. The course, which is located in nearby Feeding Hills, hosts the Kingswood-Oxford School Invitational Tournament. With 23 teams annually taking part in this season-ending extravaganza, however, it could well be...
Girls Water Polo
By BOB YORK – What proved to be the beginning of the end came rather quickly. Just eight days after capturing the 2013 New England Prep School Girls Water Polo Tournament crown, 10 senior members of that championship team marched down Old Albany Road, received their diplomas and shortly...
By BOB YORK – “California Dreamin’” would be an appropriate name if the Deerfield Academy boys crew team should decide its current moniker–“Number One Boat”–might be a little too boring. After all, every crew team that’s ever dipped its oars in water has had a “Number One Boat.” Not...