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.


Date Time Opponent Venue Result
Dec 5, '15 4:00 pm KUA Away  
Dec 9, '15 4:30 pm Loomis Home  
Dec 12, '15 4:00 pm Westminster Home  
Dec 13, '15 TBD Tip-Off Classic Away  
Dec 18, '15 TBD Seacoast Classic Away  
Jan 6, '16 4:00 pm Pomfret Away  
Jan 9, '16 4:00 pm Williston Away  
Jan 13, '16 3:30 pm NMH Home  
Jan 16, '16 6:00 pm Hotchkiss Away  
Jan 17, '16 2:30 pm Salisbury Away  
Jan 20, '16 4:30 pm Cushing Away  
Jan 23, '16 4:15 pm Andover Home  
Jan 27, '16 4:15 pm Loomis Away  
Jan 29, '16 7:00 pm Williston Home  
Feb 10, '16 3:15 pm Taft Home  
Feb 13, '16 2:00 pm Exeter Home  
Feb 17, '16 3:00 pm Suffield Away  
Feb 19, '16 6:15 pm St. Paul's Home  
Feb 20, '16 2:00 pm Tabor Away  
Feb 24, '16 4:15 pm Andover Away  
Feb 27, '16 7:15 pm Choate Home