Basketball: Varsity Boys

boys basketballDeerfield has a long tradition of attracting and nurturing student-athletes who bring energy, talent, and enthusiasm to both the classroom and the hardwood. Whether you are likely to begin on our freshman-sophomore or junior varsity levels—or jump right into varsity competition, Deerfield coaches will work hard to support your development as a player, competitor, and teammate.

On the varsity level, we play in the NEPSAC “A” League, which is highly competitive, and a good platform for exposure to college coaches and scouts. Most teams in our league will have multiple college-bound players on their squads. We currently have several alumni on the rosters of NCAA Division I and Division III programs. We have recently had a player nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team. Another former player earned NESCAC defensive player of the year honors as a starter for Amherst during the 2011-2012 season. Typically, some of our strongest players are multiple-sport athletes who have gone on to great collegiate careers in other sports such as football, lacrosse, and baseball. The varsity squad in any given year will include players who have moved up through the ranks of our program as well as two to four postgraduates.

The basketball team works hard to come together as a team both on and off the court. We pride ourselves on our collective effort at the defensive end, while focusing on the fundamentals of smart, unselfish offensive play. Our team motto is “Hard, Smart, Together,” ideals we have successfully used to earn a reputation as a gritty, resilient squad willing to go toe-to-toe with any teams in New England. We expect the highest standard of sportsmanship from our players and coaches, and promote a spirit of camaraderie and love of the game at every turn. Each season, the whole team attends a couple of local college games at UMass, Amherst College, or Williams College. We often follow up these games with a trip to our favorite local dive, “The Hangar,” for some of the best boneless chicken wings you'll find anywhere in the world. Once a season, we hold a basketball clinic for kids at the local YMCA–our team has a blast and feels good about spreading enthusiasm for the game of basketball to the local community.

Events

Date Time Opponent Venue Result
Dec 3, '14 3:30 pm Hotchkiss Home Loss - 58-56  
Dec 6, '14 4:00 pm KUA Home Loss - 59-37  
Dec 8, '14 4:00 pm Pioneer Valley Regional School Home  
Dec 10, '14 4:30 pm Loomis Away Loss - 61-57  
Dec 13, '14 4:00 pm Westminster Away Loss - 65-62 (OT)  
Dec 15, '14 4:00 pm Frontier HS (S) Home  
Dec 19, '14 2:30 pm Avon Tabor Win - 42-32  
Dec 19, '14 7:00 pm Trinity-Pawling Tabor Loss - 58-52  
Dec 20, '14 3:30 pm Belmont Hill Tabor Loss - 67-48  
Jan 7, '15 4:00 pm Pomfret Home  
Jan 10, '15 3:00 pm Williston Away  
Jan 14, '15 2:30 pm NMH Away  
Jan 17, '15 3:30 pm Salisbury Home  
Jan 21, '15 3:00 pm Cushing Home  
Jan 24, '15 5:45 pm Andover Away  
Jan 28, '15 4:00 pm Loomis Home  
Jan 30, '15 7:00 pm Williston Home  
Feb 11, '15 3:45 pm Taft Away  
Feb 13, '15 6:30 pm St. Paul's Away  
Feb 18, '15 3:00 pm Suffield Home  
Feb 21, '15 4:00 pm Tabor Home  
Feb 25, '15 3:45 pm Andover Home  
Feb 28, '15 7:15 pm Choate Away  

Roster

# Name Class Position Ht Wt Hometown
2 Nir Liebenthal* 2015 Guard 6'0" 165 Wellesley, MA
3 Adimora Esonwune 2018 Guard 5'7" 130 Berkeley, CA
4 Blake O’Neal 2015 Guard 5’7" 160 Houston, TX
5 Glenn Tanguy 2015 Guard 6’0" 165 Portland, OR
10 Ian Kagame 2015 Forward 6'6" 170 Kigali, Rwanda
12 Jan Menafee 2016 Center 6'6" 210 Dayton, OH
14 Matt Morrow 2015 Guard 5'8" 185 New York, NY
20 Miles Menafee 2017 Forward 6'2" 170 Dayton, OH
21 Josh Peterson 2015 Center 6'2" 210 Ponder, TX
23 Matt Polsinello 2015 Forward 6'4" 170 Cohoes, NY
24 Charlie Brahaney 2015 Center 6'6" 200 Princeton, NJ
30 Beau Dana 2017 Forward 6'1" 195 Marblehead, MA
32 Jack Damon* 2015 Forward 6'3" 175 San Francisco, CA
33 Jackson Caputo 2017 Forward 6'4" 215 Riverside, CT
  Yuri Lee 2015 Manager     Seoul, Korea
  Zahra Rawji 2015 Manager     Calgary, Canada
  Margaret McGraw 2015 Manager     Vienna, WV

*Captain