Athletic News

Athlete of the Week: In recognition of outstanding team play the “athlete of the week award” is given by coaches at every interscholastic level to a player or players on their teams whose effort and desire to be a contributor has made a difference to their teammates throughout the week. Unlike most recognition awards these nominations represent much more than personal achievement. At Deerfield, we look for and value the unsung contributor playing an important role on teams. Good teams have depth and talent. Great teams have the same and players willing to take on new roles and support others for the greater good. Receiving this award demonstrates great character, a willingness to put others first, and valuable contributions to the success of their team in ways we don’t usually describe. They lead by example and encourage us all to work a little harder at what we do.