By BOB YORK – Let’s just call him a blast from the past. Tom Heise returned to some very familiar landscape this fall: patrolling the sidelines for the Big Green boys varsity soccer team. Heise, who spent the past seven years coaching the Deerfield JV program, tutored the varsity...
By BOB YORK – Through the first two months of its 2012 campaign, the word “awesome” had become synonymous with the Deerfield Academy field hockey program. It owned a 10-2-1 record and had already secured an invitation to postseason play for the 19th time in its 23 years of...
Boys Cross Country
By BOB YORK – Only one team – eventual champion Phillips Exeter Academy – placed as many runners among the top dozen finishers as Deerfield Academy did during this year’s New England Prep School Athletic Conference Boys Division I Cross Country Championships. Both squads rang up three: The Big...
By BOB YORK – Among the cherished moments Heidi Valk will remember about the 2012 Big Green girls soccer season will be all those long faces she could see on the Loomis Chaffee sidelines. Another thing she is sure to remember is how they got there. “I’ve been a...
By BOB YORK – A hot start was followed by a chilly finish this season, as the Deerfield Academy volleyball team finished its 2012 campaign with a 6-8 record – and no tournament invitation. The Big Green opened this fall’s session with a 4-1 showing, only to pull out...
Boys Water Polo
By BOB YORK – There’s one piece of advice that many water polo players should heed above all other instruction: Keep your chin up! This little tip has nothing to do with pulling yourself out of a slump, but rather avoiding a nosedive – straight to the bottom. A...
Girls Cross Country
By BOB YORK – Cross-country coaches were born to beat the clock. There’s not a second that goes by that they wouldn’t like to just reach out … grab one … and crunch it. In fact, just the mere thought of trimming even a tenth of a tick off...
By BOB YORK– The Deerfield Academy football season could be summed up in a single word: “Ouch!” “In 45 years of coaching, I’ve never been through a season like this one,” said Big Green mentor Mike Silippo. “I can never remember one team being hit by so many injuries...
Collins and Caputo Ranked Among Top Rowers
Congratulations to Claire Collins ’15 and Rich Caputo ’14, who were listed this month by Rowing Magazine as two of the top 20 rowers under 20! The article is printed on page 42 of the November issue, now in the periodicals section at the Boyden Library.
Girls Cross Country Wins New Englands!
The Deerfield Girls Cross Country team won the New England Championship with a score of 39 points over a determined second place Choate (108).