On Wednesday, the Deerfield boys and girls varsity divers wrapped up their 2017-2018 season at the New England Prep School Swimming & Diving Division I Diving Championship hosted by Deerfield Academy. In total, 46 divers from 11 different schools competed in the event, with eight of the divers, 4 boys and 4 girls, hailing from Deerfield.
Deerfield’s Sydney Bluestein ’21 captured 1st place in the girls’ competition. Junior Monet Meyer finished on the podium in 6th place. Also placing at the event, were Izzy McDonald ’20 (15th) and Maddy Sofer ’21 (21st).
Seniors Julian O’Donnell and Ossie Heard led the way for the Big Green on the boys side, both finishing in the top ten. Julian, the second best boy diver on the day for Deerfield, earned an 8th place finish and Ossie bested his 2017 finish by two spots to finish in 7th place overall. Teddy McCarthy ’20 followed in Ossie’s footsteps and also bested his 2017 championship performance by two spots to finish this year on the podium in the 4th spot overall.
The NEPSSA DI Swimming Championships will take place this weekend at Phillips Exeter Academy. The preliminary trials will take place on Saturday, March 3rd and the swimming finals will be held on Sunday, March 4th. With the diving portion complete, the Deerfield girls swimming team enters championship weekend in 1st place with 33 points and the boys totaled 38 points at the diving championships to earn 2nd spot prior to the swimming championships taking place.
The girls enter the championship meet with a season record of 7-3 and earned 2nd place at last year’s New England Championship meet. The boys’ team also enters this weekend with a 7-3 record. They hope to carry their momentum from their recent 3-meet winning streak into this weekend’s championship races.
You can stay connected with this weekend’s swimming results by visiting the NEPSSA championship website.
Congratulations to the Deerfield divers on a great season!
Good luck to the Big Green swimmers this weekend!