Cross Country: Varsity Girls

Deerfield’s cross country program enjoys the embarrassment of riches when it comes to the gorgeous landscape in which we train. From the lush green fields to the hilly ridge trails and rolling country dirt roads, we take full advantage of our surroundings to augment our training and minimize XC photo 1injuries. In addition to an amazing team spirit, wonderfully warm camaraderie, and steely competitive focus, we firmly believe our location plays an important role in our success. The 2015-2016 season proves to be an exciting one for the girls in green. Division I New England Champions in two of the last three years, the girls work daily to emerge from last year’s growth stage, pushing to return to their winning ways. A sensational new crop of talented young ladies emerges this fall as the core of  a team destined to be among the best in New England. Lead by our intrepid senior captains Lauren Ilsley ’16 and Isla Forster ’16, this happy band of young women has already begun to gel into a fun-loving, motivated, and committed unit. Sporting the mantra that “The only easy day was yesterday”, the girls are primed and ready to represent the best of Deerfield Academy.


Date Time Opponent Venue Result
Sep 19, '15 2:00 pm Brush Invitational Home  
Sep 26, '15 2:30 pm Canterbury Away 3rd Place Overall  
Oct 3, '15 4:20 pm Westminster Invitational Away 1st place  
Oct 17, '15 3:00 pm Loomis & Choate Home  
Oct 24, '15 4:45 pm Exeter Home Loss - 15-49  
Oct 31, '15 3:30 pm Andover Home Loss - 47-19  
Nov 7, '15 2:45 pm NMH Away  
Nov 14, '15 TBD New England Championship Taft  


Name Class Hometown
Isla Forster* 2016 Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Michelle Fan 2018 Overland Park, KS
Sydney Williams 2017 Kingston 8, Jamaica
Cassie Deshong 2017 Brooklyn, NY
Tessa Mills 2017 Lake Forest, IL
Mariona Villanueva Moreno 2016 Sant Just Desvern, Spain
Erika Warren 2018 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Lily Horowitch 2017 Bethesda, MD
Nora Markey 2018 Springfield, MA
Mary Mack Brown 2018 Crestwood, KY
Katie Morse 2017 Rockport, ME
Madisen Siegel 2017 Glen Rock, NJ
Annabel Nottebohm 2017 Darien, CT
Lilly Shuhda 2019 San Francisco, CA
Abby Lupi 2018 Stockholm, NJ
Lauren Ilsley* 2016 Lexington, MA
Izzy St. Arnault 2017 Newbury, MA
Gillian O'Connor 2017 Washington, CT
Fatima Zahoor 2018 Agawam, MA
Brett Hale 2018 Hingham, MA
Gemma Bishop 2019 Mason, OH
Penelope Hough 2017 Potomac, MD
Hannah Swinerton 2017 Weston, FL
Roopa Venkatraman 2018 Cranbury, NJ
Carolyn Melvin 2018 Riverside, CT
Helen Downes 2018 New York, NY
Lulu Fanjul 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Sydney Bebon 2019 New York, NY
Anna Berger 2016 Deerfield, MA
Marguerite Genereux 2017 Westmount, QC
Sophia Centola 2018 New York, NY
Sarah Jane O'Connor 2018 New Canaan, CT
Ely Burke 2019 Deerfield, MA
Julia Angkeow 2018 Bel Air, MD
Jordan Coan 2018 Marblehead, MA
*denotes Captain