Brooke Fernandez

Background

Fernandez joined the Big Green in fall 2018, she leads our girls hockey team and works in the Athletics Department as an Associate Athletic Director.  She came to Deerfield from Middlebury College where she served as an assistant coach with the women’s hockey team for two seasons. During her time at Middlebury, the program captured two NESAC titles and was ranked 7th in the country. Prior to Middlebury, she was the Brewster Academy head coach in 2015-16 and assistant in 2014-15.  Additionally, she works as a district evaluator for USA Hockey in New England, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.

Before to her coaching career, she was a four-year standout as a defenseman at St. Lawrence University. She is second all-time at the school in career goals for a defenseman (26) and third in points (87). Fernandez was an all-league selection and a member of the ECAC All-Tournament team in 2012, when her squad captured the ECAC Championship. She was also a four-year member of the ECAC All-Academic team and a finalist for ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year in 2013. She earned her degree from St. Lawrence in 2013, majoring in history and anthropology.

Fernandez went on to play professional hockey in Switzerland for a year after graduation, where she was 5th in the nation for points. Prior to attending St. Lawrence, she played four years of hockey at Loomis Chaffee, earning New England Prep Player of the Year honors in 2009.

Teams

  • Head CoachHockey (Girls): Varsity
  • Assistant CoachSoccer (Girls): Junior Varsity

Contact

Frequently Asked Questions

Deerfield students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and try new experiences. If a student wishes to play a new sport, then he/she can participate in tryouts along with the other athletes, and will be placed according to their skill level. Most sports at Deerfield have multiple teams, so those new to a particular sport will usually have the opportunity to play at an appropriate level. Beginners should be sure to notify the coach if they require guidance in navigating a new sport.

Students are required to participate in a co-corricular each term. “Co-curriculars” do not necessarily have to be an interscholastic sport. Other options include community service, dance, theater, recreational sports, or even managing a sport. Additionally, students with talents in certain areas such as the arts may apply for a co-curricular exemption, in which they pursue their talent under the guidance of a Deerfield faculty member. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to participate in at least two terms of interscholastic athletics per year.

Varsity candidates will typically have preseason tryouts before school begins, and therefore should plan on arriving three or more days early. Coaches notify candidates during the summer if they should arrive early, and arrival dates are posted on the Deerfield Academy calendar.

Deerfield does provide laundry services for athletic clothing. Students should be aware that due to turnaround time they may want to have multiple sets of clothing to avoid any problems.

Each sport holds tryouts at the beginning of the season to determine appropriate placement for students trying out. Deerfield does its best to put all of its students in the position to succeed and grow as athletes, and these efforts are reflected in the composition of its teams.

All students, faculty, and staff can seek help from Deerfield’s skilled athletic training staff regardless of their involvement in Deerfield athletics.

Certain equipment, including game uniforms and practice clothing, is provided by the Athletic Stockroom. Some non-clothing items are also available for loan upon request, or available to purchase through the Athletic Store. Because each sport has varying equipment needs, students should be in touch with their coach or the stockroom staff when they arrive on campus. If students need to purchase athletic equipment or clothing not found in the Athletic Store or stockroom, they can usually find it at any one of several local retail stores.

Recreational sports are typically open to juniors and seniors as a co-curricular option, but some may allow underclassmen to participate with the coach’s permission.

The athletic facilities, including the gym, pool, tennis courts, and squash courts, are open to all students, faculty, and staff during their hours of operation. At the beginning of the year all students participate in an orientation that walks them through proper use of the fitness center, and all new students take a required swim test before they can use the pool. Hours for athletic facilities are posted online.

Contact Athletics

athletics@deerfield.edu
413-774-1430

Office West Gym
Mail PO Box 36
Deerfield, MA 01342