Yesterday afternoon, the Boys Varsity Lacrosse team paid special tribute to an athletic legend, and Deerfield graduate, Graham Harden ’87. Head Coach Chip Davis P’15’17’20 and the team dedicated their 2017 season to Graham for his outstanding achievements. In an email regarding the dedication, Graham’s classmates, Peter Fearey ’87 and Mike Sotirhos ’87, P’18 wrote:
“During his senior season at Deerfield, Graham led boys lacrosse to the Western New England Prep School Team Championship. He was awarded All-Western New England honors in 1986 and 1987 and high school All-American honors in 1987. Graham captained the DA lacrosse team both his junior and senior seasons and both the football and hockey teams during his senior season.
Graham went on to play lacrosse for the University of North Carolina, where he was a defensemen and co-MVP. The team put together a perfect season on their way to the NCAA Championship.
This past August, Graham was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease; to no one’s surprise, he has chosen to fight the disease head on.”
It was wonderful to see the team dedicate their season to the “tremendous strength and illustrious career of Graham Harden.”
View photos from the dedication here.