DA and Lax

As a member of the class of 1949, I am in my 80’s and find myself reflecting upon my life. Deerfield played a huge role in a somewhat different way that I imagine my classmates experienced. I want to share that story. It started at football practice when Ben Haviland, the line coach, asked me what I played in the spring. I told him baseball was the only thing I knew. He said he had a better idea. He gave me a lacrosse stick with the admonition that we were going to work Sundays on stick work. We did all fall and much of the winter. The first lacrosse game I ever saw I played in and the second I started for Deerfield. It changed my life for the sport has been a centerpiece; at college where I captained the team and had an All-American rating, in post college years I played and coached club teams and finally I’m still a volunteer coach in Skaneateles Schools working with youngsters. My three sons, all Deerfield graduates, played lacrosse in college. Grandsons are now coming along as well.

Tom Bloomer

Class of 1949

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Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

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