At the conclusion of the 2018-19 Class A Alpine Ski season, six members of the Deerfield varsity ski team received All-NEPSAC honors for their individual top-10 finishes at the Class A NEPSAC Skiing Championships.
Kikka Guidici ’20, Valerie Hetherington ’19, Maddie McCarthy ’19 and Chloe Monty ’20 qualified for the Girls Class A All-NEPSAC Skier honor.
The Deerfield boys who were named Boys Class A All-NEPSAC Skiers included Achille Sarachek ’21 and Tait Kline ’22.
At the championship event, Kikka won the girls slalom and finished second in the giant slalom. Co-captain Valerie earned the bronze in the slalom and raced to an eighth place finish in the giant slalom. Post-graduate skier Maddie McCarthy, raced to a sixth place finish in the slalom and was ninth in the giant slalom. And, Chloe was tenth in the giant slalom in her NEPSAC championship race debut.
Tait was the leading point scorer for the Big Green at the NEPSAC championships, finishing in sixth place in both the slalom and giant slalom events. Teammate Achille quickly followed in seventh place in the slalom and ninth place in the giant slalom. Achille and Tait finished third and fifth respectively in the final MISL standings.
After the final Mt. Institute Ski League race, Kikka captured the Amy Spencer Cup for the second consecutive year. The Amy Spencer Cup is awarded annually to the female MISL skier who has accumulated the most MISL points over the course of the racing season. This year, Kikka scored 220 MISL points for her first place finishes in all six MISL races. It is third consecutive year that a Deerfield skier has won the award; Valerie captured the title after the 2016-17 season.
This season, the girls varsity ski team collected the championship trophy at the Class A NEPSAC Championships and followed with the runner-up trophy for their collective efforts throughout the season in the MISL races, posting 32 points (only 2 points behind 1st place!).
Conversely, the boys varsity ski earned the runner-up trophy at the Class A NEPSAC Championships and won the title of best team in the MISL with 45 points, ahead of second place NMH with 40 points.
Deerfield All-NEPSAC Skiers
Kikka Guidici ‘20
Valerie Hetherington ‘19
Madison McCarthy ‘19
Chloe Monty ‘20
Achille Sarachek ’21
Tait Kline ’22