Athletic News

47 Student-Athletes Celebrated at Commitment Ceremony

Carly Barbato – May 21, 2020

On Monday, the Deerfield community gathered virtually on zoom to celebrate 47 of our student-athletes who have committed to continuing to play their sport in college next year.

In total this year, 63 members from the Deerfield class of 2020 have committed to playing their sport in college, representing 31% of the class of 2020. These student-athletes will go on to play 19 different sports, participate in 17 conferences and compete in three divisions; I, II and III.

Monday’s celebration included remarks from athletic director Bob Howe and a roll call of each student-athlete and their sport and future college. The program concluded with coaches offering their congratulations to their athletes and class of 2020.

We are so proud of the impact that these students have made at Deerfield and we look forward to cheering and supporting them at the next level. Stay tuned for more stories about their accomplishments at the collegiate level.

For a printable version of the ceremony program, click here.

Learn more about this year’s earlier National Letter of Intent Signings;

Katy Gilbert ’20 Inks National Letter of Intent >>

February National Letter of Intent Signing Day >>

National Letter of Intent Signing Day: 12 Deerfield Student-Athletes Ink NLIs >>

Student-Athlete Bios:

Kelly Lahart – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Women’s Basketball)
Kelly has exemplified leadership and positivity throughout her basketball career at Deerfield.  Despite being injured for much of her sophomore and junior years, Kelly’s commitment to the game and to her team never wavered.  She stayed focused on her goal of getting back on the court, cheered on her teammates from the sidelines, and earned the respect of her peers as a captain in her senior year.  Kelly is the most reliable and consistent player on the court, and her dependability is one of her greatest strengths.  We could always rely on her to take care of the ball, take smart shots, and make defensive adjustments on the fly.  She was instrumental in our winning the Deerfield Holiday Tournament, as she played every minute of all three games as our point guard.  Kelly’s empathy and optimism have defined our team for three years, and we look forward to following her career on the court at MIT next year! – Coach Julie Schloat

Christina Halloran – Williams College (Women’s Lacrosse & Ice Hockey)
Christina’s natural athleticism, speed, height, and endurance contributed toward her outstanding success as a midfielder in the Deerfield lacrosse program.  As our starting Center, Christina impacted the field from coast to coast, and she was equally effective at both ends of the field.  As our team’s draw specialist, Christina’s skill in that area provided our team with countless possessions that proved critical in close contests.  More importantly, however, Christina was a tremendous teammate whose joyful spirit, approachability, and kindness raised the team experience for all.  She made an outstanding contribution to the Deerfield lacrosse program, and I know she will achieve great success at Williams. – Coach Allison DiNardo
Christina is one of the hardest workers I’ve had the pleasure to coach. She is relentlessly positive, and celebrates her teammates successes just as hard, if not harder than her own. She has innate leadership, and talent, but is able to be as successful as she is on the ice because of her sheer determination. Christina was always the example to her teammate about what hard work looked like, and how it could pay off. She was effective in all three zones, and not only was the person we counted on when we needed a goal, but also the person we wanted on the ice when we needed our best defensive forwards out as well. I know her work ethic and positivity will serve her well at Williams and beyond! – Coach Brooke Fernandez

Julia Placek – Columbia University (Women’s Lacrosse)
Julia was a tremendous asset to the Deerfield lacrosse program.  A tenacious midfielder and attacker, she was an instrumental contributor toward both our midfield transition and offensive unit.  Julia’s stick skills were exemplary, and her crease attack work was relentless and nearly unstoppable. Julia was among the top performers on our team with respect to shot placement and scoring percentage.  A top-notch teammate, Julia brought fun and energy to every context.  She elevated the energy of her teammates and will be missed for both her talent and spirit.  I know that she has a very bright future ahead of her at Colombia. – Coach Allison DiNardo

Kikka Giudici – Princeton University (Women’s Rowing)
Kikka started rowing the spring of her sophomore year and immediately made a profound impact on the team.  With her uncommon physiological ability and athletic sensibility, she picked up the rowing stroke quickly and rode a very steep boat-moving learning curve from a role in a speedy fourth boat early that season to a NEIRA-winning performance in our second boat.  In her junior year, she spent every race and practice as a cornerstone in our first boat that had a strong season, winning the silver medal at the NEIRA Championship and finishing as the third-fastest high school 4+ at the US Rowing Youth National Championship. In her final year with us, she hasn’t taken a single stroke in a boat but nevertheless did all she could to help our team; as a co-captain, she put in place a team training challenge that enabled her teammates to push themselves, connect with each other, and set the stage for a strong 2021. Kikka will continue her rowing career with the Princeton Tigers and we cannot wait to see her in action.  Thank you for a wonderful three years, Kikka!

Sydney Cresta – Connecticut College (Field Hockey)
Sydney came to Deerfield as a post-graduate this past fall and was an immediate asset to the field hockey team on the forward line. She is fast, strong, and has a remarkable touch on the ball. Sydney finished the fall as one of our leading scorers and helped lead the FH team to a 13-4 record. She is a terrific athlete and a humble, hard-working, and fun kid. We are thrilled she has decided to continue her field hockey career at Connecticut College and can’t wait to follow her progress as a Camel! – Coach Kristen McVaugh

Muffie Mazambani – Amherst College (Field Hockey)
Muffie came to Deerfield as a new junior, but was unfortunately sidelined last season after suffering a painful ACL tear on the second day of preseason. She had surgery and worked hard to rehab it all last year and was tremendous for us this past season at center midfield. Muffie’s speed, stick skills, and hard shot made her a standout player in our league and she earned tremendous praise from opposing coaches and officials alike. Muffie helped lead the FH team to a 13-4 record, and as a result of her commitment, heart, and talent, she won the Deerfield Field Hockey Cup at the conclusion of the season. She is a terrific kid and we are so thrilled that she will be continuing her education at Amherst College. We can’t wait to follow her field hockey career as a Mammoth! – Coach Kristen McVaugh

Brendan Kish – Pomona College (Men’s Soccer)
Brendan Kish is a bit of a unicorn – he is a post-graduate student at Deerfield Academy after spending the last four years at Choate!  However, green quickly became his favorite color.  As the assistant soccer coach of the boys’ varsity squad, I was privileged to coach him this fall and watch him control the middle of the pitch (soccer field) like a general of a battalion.  He sees the game well, has a great touch on the ball, and helps to make those around him better.  A coach could not ask for a more “coachable” player or a better teammate. We were fortunate to have him join us for the past year, and Pomona is even luckier to have him in their ranks for the next four years. – Coach Mark Spencer

Ben Diffley – Williams College (Men’s Soccer)
For years, Ben Diffley has been a significant three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and tennis.  In an age of specialization, this level of accomplishment is rare.  I am fortunate to be one of his soccer coaches and I can tell you he is the best goalie we have seen at Deerfield in quite awhile.  I was not surprised when Williams offered him a verbal commitment early on in the fall. I think he is one who is going to surprise the other coaches in NESCAC.  It may be a bit bold, but I will predict that he will contend for the most valuable soccer goalie in NESCAC by his senior year if not earlier.  Perhaps the most significant factor about Ben as an athlete is that he holds the qualities most appreciated by his teammates.  He is competitive, yet supportive.  One great thing about him going to Williams is that it is so close by we’ll easily be able to catch a game of his! – Coach Mark Spencer

Matthew Gardner – Assumption College (Baseball)
A day student from South Deerfield, MA, Matt has been a four-year varsity player in baseball here at Deerfield Academy. Hard throwing right-handed pitcher developed into a top of the rotation guy and a dependable reliever. Matt struck out eleven batters in seventeen innings his junior campaign. Matt will attend Assumption College in the fall. – Coach Pat Moriarty

Henry Gustavson – Middlebury College (Baseball)
A four-year varsity member and two year captain of the varsity baseball team from Southborough, MA. During his junior year, Henry led the Big Green in innings pitched (33.3) and strikeouts (24), was second in the team in ERA (2.73), and walked only seven batters. Most notably, threw a 64 pitch no-hitter at Cushing. Henry will attend Middlebury College in the fall. – Coach Pat Moriarty

Alex Kirley – Rochester Institute of Technology (Baseball)
Alex is a post-graduate from Sonoma, CA, and Justin Siena HS, where he was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year and was selected for the All Heart Award, an award given annually by coaches to a player that exhibits passion and determination on and off the field on a daily basis. Alex projected to be a top of the order hitter, shortstop, and relief pitcher for the Doors this spring. Alex will attend RIT this fall. – Coach Pat Moriarty

Silas Reed – Tufts University (Baseball)
Silas is a post-graduate from Brookline, MA, and Brookline HS, where he was named Bay State Conference All Star, Bay State Carey Conference Division MVP, Boston Herald All-Scholastic, and Boston Globe Division 1 Player of the Year. Silas projected to be a middle of the order hitter, third baseman, and top of the rotation pitcher for the Big Green this spring. Silas will attend Tufts in the fall. – Coach Pat Moriarty

David Thomas – Johns Hopkins University (Baseball)
A four-year varsity member and two-year captain of the varsity baseball team from Kensington, CA. During his junior year, David was second on the Big Green in innings pitched (28) and strikeouts (15), led the team offensively in hits (19), and was tied for the team lead in RBI’s (10). David will attend Johns Hopkins in the fall. – Coach Pat Moriarty

Jack O’Neil – Gettysburg College (Baseball)
A day student from South Deerfield, MA, Jack has been a four-year varsity player in baseball here at Deerfield Academy. Jack is an above average defender at second base, who led the team in stolen bases (7) and tied for the team lead in RBI’s (10). “Jack respects the game of baseball, he plays every inning as if it were his last. He is an outstanding teammate, who leads by example on a daily basis.” Jack will attend Gettysburg College in the fall. – Coach Pat Moriarty

Kat Hioe – Colby College (Softball)
Although under the weather on the airplane for the spring break trip as a 9th grader, Kat never let anything come between her and softball. In her first year, she established herself as a strong fielder with a quick bat. Throughout the next few years, Kat only got stronger. She either hit in the 3 spot or was the clean-up hitter; she can simply crush the ball. She has a great sense of the game and knows what to do on every play. Kat switched positions midstream and pitched her entire junior season; the team would have been lost without her efforts. And strong statistics aside, Kat gave her all every single day. Day in and day out, in season and out of season, Kat brought her A game and a desire to get better. She helped younger players develop and did so with humility and a smile. She was elected captain for both her junior and senior year and led with grace and purpose. Even now, you can find her on the field doing T-work and getting ready to cement her place on Colby’s team. We will miss her tremendously and wish her only the best. – Coach Becca Melvoin

Esme Benjamin – Rhodes College (Women’s Tennis)
Esme’s steady style of tennis proved too much for most opponents each time she stepped on the court. I have always been struck by her relentless attention to detail and ability to adapt during a match. Esme’s sense of purpose as a tennis player quickly asserted itself during her first season with Deerfield Academy. Esme played her way from number seven to number two on our ladder in the course of that season. She is among the most patient and magnanimous players I’ve ever coached. Her model sportsmanship and maturity set the bar for younger athletes. Winning well-fought matches and setting a fine example for teammates, Esme will be a great addition to the Rhodes women’s program next year. – Coach Christian Austin

Jane Mallach – Colorado College (Women’s Cross-Country & Track & Field)
Jane has been a valued member of the varsity cross country squad and the distance program in track for the past four years and was voted captain for the 2020 season of track & field. She has always been one to take runners under her wing to share her enthusiasm for trying new trails. Whether she was leading crazy sock day during the cross country season or sharing a video to show her track & field teammates how to keep up their practice routines during quarantine, Jane was ready to put a smile on your face. Despite fighting some shin and calf injuries, Jane was ready to jump into any race or event to help her team when she was able. Jane will be sorely missed but we wish her all the best at Colorado College! – Coach Callie Gray

Alton Machen – Amherst College (Men’s Track & Field)
Arriving at Deerfield as a new sophomore in 2017, Alton made an immediate impact on the Track and Field team.  Alton brought with him extensive experience in the hurdle events and a passion for competition.  As a sophomore, Alton was the runner-up in the 300m hurdles at New Englands, a feat he repeated during his 11th grade season.  Additionally, Alton earned valuable points for his team week in and week out in the 110 hurdles, despite being a 300m hurdle specialist.  More importantly, Alton was elected captain for his junior and senior seasons, a role that he excelled in even more than in the hurdles.  He always set the right example for his teammates and brought a level of seriousness to track and field that helped his team grow and thrive.  Graduating with Deerfield’s #2 all-time mark in the 300m hurdles and the #3 all-time mark in the 110s, Alton’s legacy of excellent hurdling is secure and he is poised to have a terrific collegiate career at Amherst. – Coach Mike Schloat

Carsten Carey – Dartmouth College (Men’s Rowing)
New to Deerfield this year as a postgraduate, Carsten came to campus as an accomplished runner and basketball player who was eager to develop as a rower.  While he may have missed out on the chance to hit the water this spring, Carsten showed incredible growth during this time at Deerfield, finishing up the winter as a top athlete on the erg.  In addition to his physical ability, Carsten showed great committed to mastering the technical challenges of the rowing stroke, spending a great deal of time working through drills on the erg and in the tanks.  We are eager to follow his continued growth as he hits the Connecticut River with the Dartmouth Heavyweight Rowing team next year – we know the future is bright for this talented young man! – Coach Spencer Washburn

Teddy Danziger – Dartmouth College (Men’s Rowing)
Teddy brought a wealthy of experience and success with him to Deerfield as a postgraduate student.  After spending his high school years training, racing, and winning with the rowing team at Belmont Hill, Teddy joined the Deerfield community and quickly found his place.  He impressed everyone with his commitment to working his way back to full strength following his August ACL surgery and was a constant and positive presence around the team during the fall months.  When the calendar flipped to 2020, Teddy was able to fully join the team in the erg room and his competitiveness was immediately apparent.  While racing on the water for Deerfield may not have come to pass, Teddy certainly made an impact on the team and its culture with his love for the sport and willingness to do whatever it took to go as fast as he could.  He’ll be an outstanding addition to the Dartmouth Heavyweight Rowing team next year! – Coach Spencer Washburn

Tommy Gilmore – Brown University (Men’s Rowing)
A four-year rower at Deerfield, Tommy was new to the sport during his first spring on the water, but quickly showed a talent for moving boats.  A New England champion in the fourth varsity 4+ as a novice 9th grader, Tommy followed that effort up by earning a New England silver medal in the second varsity 4+ in his sophomore year.  A few weeks after that 2nd place finish, Tommy stroked the first varsity 4+ to a US Rowing Youth National championship after being called up to replace a departed postgraduate.  As a junior, Tommy emerged as a mainstay in the first varsity 4+ and won another New England championship before just missing the podium at the US Rowing Youth National Championships, where he and his teammates finished 4th.   There are few who enjoy racing as much as Tommy and it’s always inspiring to see his ability to rise to the challenge, whatever that challenge may be.  His leadership as one of our co-captains this year was invaluable and he had the team poised for an outstanding season.  We are eager to see what future holds for this talented oarsman – Brown University is lucky to have him! – Coach Spencer Washburn

Hayden McGuinness – Columbia University (Men’s Rowing)
Hayden came to Deerfield as a new 10th grade student who had already found great success in a range of other sports, but quickly decided that he wanted to excel as a rower.  While a wrestling injury may have delayed his start, he quickly made up ground and used the second half of his novice spring season to learn the basics.  From there, Hayden simply committed himself to being the best that he could be.  He returned as a junior and began to post some of the top erg scores on the team.  He was part of a third varsity 4+ that earned a silver medal at the New England Championships and then spent the summer training and racing with the US Rowing High Performance Team.  Hayden’s development as a rower continued by leaps and bounds this year and he was primed to make big contributions to the top boats this spring.  The team will miss his quiet dedication to his continued growth and we are eager to follow his successes as a member of the Columbia Heavyweight Rowing Team! – Coach Spencer Washburn

Jake Meier – United States Naval Academy (Men’s Rowing)
Jake wasted little time in making an impact at Deerfield.  As a new 10th grader, he hit the ground running, finding good success as a cross country athlete during the fall season, and his dedication to the team earned him the role of captain as a senior.  His work there set him up for success on the water where, despite being a novice as a 10th grader, Jake earned a seat in the fourth varsity 4+ that raced its way to a New England championship.  As a junior, Jake made great strides in his growth as an oarsman and worked his way into the second varsity 4+, finishing the season with a bronze medal at the New England Championships.  Jake’s commitment to the team served as an example for all and his fun-loving personality always lightened the mood before big races.  We are thrilled that he will continue his rowing career with the US Naval Academy Heavyweight Rowing Team and know that he will positively impact their boathouse in the same ways he’s impacted ours. – Coach Spencer Washburn

Jimmy Patton – Harvard University (Men’s Rowing)
Jimmy arrived at Deerfield as a 9th grade student who had already spent some time on the water and his experience was evident right away.  During his first season with the team, Jimmy raced to a bronze medal in the second varsity 4+, the lowest finish he would have at that regatta.  In following years, Jimmy became a fixture in the first varsity 4+, winning the New England championship and US Rowing Youth National championship in his sophomore year before adding another New England championship as a junior.  In the summer after his junior year, Jimmy was selected to race at the Junior World Championships in the US Men’s 8+, where he earned a silver medal.  Jimmy’s love for the sport of rowing and his relentless work ethic helped to make him one of the most successful rowers to ever race for Deerfield and we know he will continue to find success every time he gets in a boat.  The Harvard Heavyweight Rowing Team is fortunate to be getting an outstanding oarsman and an even better young man. – Coach Spencer Washburn

Zane Smith – United States Naval Academy (Men’s Rowing)
Zane’s dedication to rowing and his willingness to put in the long, hard hours of training necessary for success were always apparent and helped to build the foundation for an impressive career on the water while at Deerfield.  Zane arrived as a new 10th grader who had some rowing experience and immediately made his presence felt on the water as his technical ability helped to raise the level of those around.  His efforts on the water each day contributed to the team winning the program’s second New England Team Championship!  As a junior, Zane was a key member in the fourth varsity 4+ that raced to a New England Championship silver medal.  After a great year of training, Zane was poised to have a great senior spring and while that opportunity didn’t materialize, we know he’ll be ready for big things when he joins the lightweight program at the US Naval Academy next year! – Coach Spencer Washburn

Chris Thagard – Trinity College (Men’s Rowing)
The only tri-varsity senior on the squad this year, Chris showed that it is possible to pursue all of your athletic interests completely while making boats go fast. A captain of both the cross country and wrestling teams, Chris brought relentless effort and strong leadership to the boathouse each day in the spring during his four years at Deerfield.  His natural instinct for finding a lock on the water yielded one of the best power curves on the team last spring and helped propelled him into the third varsity 4+, where he won his second New England championship (his first came during his sophomore year as a member of the fourth varsity 4+). Chris’ commitment to doing all things, big and small, to the very best of his ability set an incredible tone for our team and he will be missed greatly next year.  We are all excited to see him racing for Trinity College in coming seasons! – Coach Spencer Washburn

Karim Kane – Northeastern University (Men’s Rowing)
Karim came to Deerfield as a new 11th grader and while his time on campus was shorter than anyone would have liked, that didn’t stop him from making a positive and lasting impact on anyone he interacted with.  Karim had prior rowing experience and he quickly found a home on the team here.  He worked hard through the winter and emerged as a top rower on the water in the spring, making significant contributions to the second varsity 4+ that went on to earn a bronze medal at the New England Championships.  His tireless drive to improve and his total commitment to the team served as examples for all those around him and we have little doubt that Karim will make the same positive impact at Northeastern University as he has at Deerfield. – Coach Spencer Washburn

JB Conner – University of Pennsylvania (Men’s Lacrosse)
A postgraduate midfielder from Larchmont, NY, JB helped lead his team to consecutive sectional titles at Mamaroneck HS as a 3x all-league player.  He is a gifted left-handed shooter on the run and hit more crossbars in DA’s three-day summer tournament last July than anyone in lacrosse history.  JB would have been a cog in a deep midfield unit for us this spring.  Last fall, he was a member of the varsity soccer team.  JB will attend the University of Pennsylvania. – Coach Chip Davis

Zach Davis – Union College (Men’s Lacrosse)
Homegrown on the lower level, Zach completes his DA career with seven varsity letters in lacrosse and soccer.  Playing midfield and attack, and multiple positions on the pitch, Zach has swiss army knife tendencies in his abilities to make plays in all areas of the field. His opening two lacrosse goals in the 2018 victory over undefeated Salisbury in his first career start are memorable.  A two-time captain in soccer, Zach was a senior all-star selection in 2019.  Zach will attend Union College, and above all has been a good sport in playing for his Dad. – Coach Chip Davis

Connor Guest – Amherst College (Men’s Lacrosse)
Coming from Peterborough, ONT, Connor is a fast and dangerous midfielder in lacrosse and equally talented center for varsity hockey.  Connor played regular shifts for both teams in his sophomore year and was sure to be a major asset this spring on DA’s midfield after having a strong senior year on the ice, serving as an assistant captain, and highlighted by his hat trick against Williston.  Connor came of age in lacrosse in breaking the tie against Salisbury to put DA ahead for good two years ago in a historic victory.  He will attend Amherst College. – Coach Chip Davis

Carter Hampson – Hamilton College (Men’s Lacrosse)
Carter is a three-year varsity defenseman from Amherst, MA.  A dedicated and tireless worker, Carter played both long stick midfield and defense for DA, and would have been a mainstay on the unit this spring.  Carter was a member of the Silipo Bowl champion football team this fall.  His best lacrosse came in DA’s national summer tournament victory last July where he hunted ground balls with conviction.  He will attend Hamilton College. – Coach Chip Davis

Porter Hollen – Brown University (Men’s Lacrosse)
A postgraduate midfielder from San Diego and national power Torrey Pines HS, Porter won the Bob Scott character award for his region in 2019 and two CIF titles with his team. He has stellar vision and passing ability and we had big plans for Porter this spring.  Porter was a starting cornerback for our FB team this fall and is a terrific teammate and optimist.  Lost season aside, he is ready to move on to college lacrosse and make an impact.  He has been a fine roommate for Caleb Newman as well.  Porter will attend Brown University. – Coach Chip Davis

Caleb Newman – Cornell University (Men’s Lacrosse)
Caleb is a postgraduate defenseman from Lebanon, OH, where he was a 2x captain and four year starter.  Caleb was ready to help fortify a shut-down defense in 2020.  After seamlessly joining his new team in last summer’s tournament event, Caleb would have been a joy to coach this spring and will have a strong career in Division I.  The best decision Caleb made at DA was to play football where he led the team in tackles and was selected as all-league on defense.  Caleb will attend Cornell University. – Coach Chip Davis

Matt Pecora – Trinity College (Men’s Lacrosse)
Matt is a three year varsity attackman from Congers, NY.  He came of age in 2019, both during the spring season and on the summer tournament circuit.  Matt’s best career day came in the championship game in the NHSLS tournament against Chaminade where his three goals led the Big Green to a 7-3 victory.  Matt was also a multi threat player for the football team, playing fullback, linebacker and in the kicking game.  Matt would have been a tough cover this spring and looks forward to playing at Trinity College. – Coach Chip Davis

Aidan Philie – Bowdoin College (Men’s Lacrosse)
A 2020 captain and three year varsity player from Sandwich, MA, Aidan is the fifth Philie to play lacrosse at Deerfield.   He had a stellar 2019 season and was selected to the WNE Div. I all-league team, and was pivotal in leading the defense to a strong finish to the season.  He is a great communicator, and has the ability to find any ground ball and make the opponent’s afternoon a long one.  Aidan is a rare example of a three-helmet sport athlete, playing linebacker for the football team and lacing up the skates.  He is going to become a big asset to his team at Bowdoin where he will attend next year. – Coach Chip Davis

Kevin Richetelli – University of Pennsylvania (Men’s Lacrosse)
Kevin is a postgraduate from Easton, CT.  At Joel Barlow, he was a two-sport star and captain in football and lacrosse and was an all-state and academic all-american defenseman in 2019.  Kevin is a quick study and got right to work in playing with the team last summer and casting some long shadows over his matchups.  Kevin will join JB Conner at the University of Pennsylvania next fall. – Coach Chip Davis

Sam Rockett – Connecticut College (Men’s Lacrosse)
Sam is a two-year varsity longstick from Marblehead, MA., and has a 24/7 appetite for lacrosse.  Dedicated and unfailingly positive, Sam plays with a non-stop motor and projected to be part of the strongest team defensive unit in program history this spring.  Sam is looking forward to getting back on the field next year where he will be a Camel at Connecticut College. – Coach Chip Davis

Ryan Welch – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Men’s Lacrosse)
Another two-year member of varsity lacrosse, Ryan is a versatile midfielder and likely the top scholar on the team. In one weekend last July, Ryan played in three tournament games in Maryland and also took two exams for his Harvard summer program in statistics and app development.  Forever coachable and a wonderful teammate, Ryan looks forward to a good career at MIT in the years to come. – Coach Chip Davis

Henry Bonnie – Dartmouth College (Men’s Lacrosse)
One of two four year V players, Henry is a captain of this year’s team and also amassed won four winter box lacrosse titles in his DA career.  Intelligent, exemplary and fearless, Henry is a great competitor whose sense for the game is advanced.  His goal last May against Hotchkiss was one of the most important of the season to help steady the team and shape a victory.  Henry played four years of football and joins his brother Mason in Division I, where he will play at Dartmouth College. ​- Coach Chip Davis

Max Stevens – Johns Hopkins University (Football)
In his final season for the Big Green Max led the 2019 DA football team in many ways; the senior captain from Lexington, MA was an anchor for the Big Green’s and defense.  Max was our most explosive player whose amazing instincts made him one of the best linebackers in New England.   Max has a high football IQ that will carry him to high places in his college career and his passion combined with his leadership makes him a high impact player that Hopkins is lucky to be getting. Max fought through a shoulder injury this fall but responded with the resiliency that you would expect from a captain and All-Conference player.  Max has made his mark on the Deerfield Football program and we are excited to follow his college successes. Good luck Max! – Coach Brian Barbato

Yusuf Muhktar – Middlebury College (Football)
Yusuf is a very talented lineman that has been a 2 year starter for the Big Green.  He led an offensive line that led the conference in rushing yards and fewest sacks allowed.  He has worked so hard and we are so excited to see what the next challenges will bring.  Yusuf’s phenomenal feet and flexibility will lead to his future growth.  We are so proud of you “Yus”.  Keep up the great work. – Coach Brian Barbato

Luke Terry- Trinity College (Football)
Luke has started for the defensive secondary for DA for 3 years.  He is a natural defensive leader with instincts that lead him to big plays.  Luke is very coachable and his toughness/instincts will drive him to success at the next level. We are so proud of you Luke… go get it next fall! – Coach Brian Barbato

Chase Stadtler – Washington and Lee University (Football)
Chase’s competitive nature coupled with his strength, outstanding technique, tenacious work ethic and being an outstanding teammate have made him an impact post graduate this fall.  Chase was a part of a line  that led the conference in rushing yards and fewest sacks allowed.  .  We are so excited to see him continue to thrive at the next level.  Go get em Chase! – Coach Brian Barbato

Quinn Downie – St. Lawrence University (Football)
Quinn is a player who has worked every day since he became a part of the Big Green football program. From his first start as a junior leading to a come from behind victory against Exeter last year to his commitment to getting better every day in his senior season, I know that there are big things ahead for Quinn.  We are excited to watch him continue to grow in Canton, NY next fall. – Coach Brian Barbato

Deandre Ortiz – Occidental College (Men’s Basketball)
Deandre came to Deerfield from the Marianapolis School as a one-year senior, after serving as his class president as a junior. He served as one of our co-captain and ended the season as our high point scorer, averaging 13.8 points a game. He earned player of the game honors during the Pioneer Valley Prep Classic at the University of Massachusetts. – Coach Conrad Pitcher

Connor Printz – Claremont-McKenna College (Men’s Basketball)
Before serving as a co-captain of our team during his post graduate year, Connor was a Founders’ League All-Star and team captain at The Taft School. He finished the season averaging 12.9 points a game while leading our team in assists. His 20 point performance in our final game of the season sealed a blow-out victory at home against arch-rival Choate. – Coach Conrad Pitcher

James Steinberger – Occidental College (Men’s Basketball)
James came to Deerfield from Delaware, where he served as Vice-President of his senior class. He steadily improved both his court awareness and fluidity as a player over the course of the year, putting together his best efforts in big wins against Saint Paul’s and Choate. He will continue to build chemistry with Deandre Ortiz on Occidental College’s squad next year. – Coach Conrad Pitcher


Go Big Green!