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 5, '15 4:00 pm KUA Away Loss - 75-54   iCal
Dec 9, '15 4:30 pm Loomis Home Loss - 53-50   iCal
Dec 12, '15 4:00 pm Westminster Home Win - 78-46   iCal
Dec 13, '15 6:30 pm Tip-Off Classic Away Loss - 67-63 (MacDuffie)   iCal
Dec 18, '15 2:00 pm St. Sebastian's St. Sebastians School - Needham, MA Loss - 61-60   iCal
Dec 18, '15 4:30 pm Avon St. Sebastians School - Needham, MA Loss - 76-66   iCal
Dec 19, '15 11:30 am Milton St. Sebastians School - Needham, MA Win - 73-69   iCal
Jan 6, '16 4:00 pm Pomfret Away Loss - 58-55   iCal
Jan 9, '16 4:00 pm Williston Away Loss - 74-49   iCal
Jan 13, '16 3:30 pm NMH Home Loss - 83-52   iCal
Jan 15, '16 6:00 pm Hotchkiss Away Loss - 83-68   iCal
Jan 16, '16 2:30 pm Salisbury Away Loss - 60-42   iCal
Jan 20, '16 4:30 pm Cushing Away Loss - 94-74   iCal
Jan 23, '16 4:15 pm Andover Home Loss - 68-62   iCal
Jan 27, '16 4:15 pm Loomis Away Loss - 55-52   iCal
Jan 29, '16 7:00 pm Williston Home Loss - 78-39   iCal
Feb 10, '16 3:15 pm Taft Home   iCal
Feb 13, '16 2:00 pm Exeter Home   iCal
Feb 17, '16 3:00 pm Suffield Away   iCal
Feb 19, '16 6:15 pm St. Paul's Home   iCal
Feb 20, '16 2:00 pm Tabor Away   iCal
Feb 24, '16 4:15 pm Andover Away   iCal
Feb 26, '16 7:15 pm Choate Home   iCal

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Roster

# Name Class Ht Wt Hometown
2 Adimora Esonwune 2018 5'10" 155 Berkeley, CA
4 Jackson Caputo 2017 6'4" 205 Riverside, CT
5 Cameron Ciero 2016 6'1" 190 Chappaqua, NY
10 David Gagas 2016 6'1" 165 Middlebury, CT
12 Rory Flaherty 2016 6'0 160 Saratoga Springs, NY
14 Eric Sentongo-Lukwago 2016 6'2" 190 Gaborone, Botswana
20 Miles Menafee 2017 6'2" 170 Dayton, OH
21 Beau Dana 2017 6'2" 200 Marblehead, MA
22 Jackson Mannix 2017 6'5" 175 Southborough, MA
23 Jackson Pitcher 2019 6'3" 185 Deerfield, MA
24 Jan Menafee* 2016 6'6" 210 Dayton, OH
25 Steven Lillis 2016 6'3" 210 Flushing, NY
30 Sam Powell 2018 6'1" 180 Bronxville, NY
33 Colman Shea 2018 6'4" 180 Boston, MA
3 Jimmy Campbell* 2016 6'3" 200 South Hamilton, MA
Tatiana Dash 2016 Manager Brooklyn, NY
Lizzie Klink 2016 Manager Groton, MA
* Denotes Captain