Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week!
Girls Varsity Lacrosse: Haley Sundstrom ’21
After the Williston game, Haley Sundstrom was recognized by our captains as our Team Player of the game. Haley is a selfless member of the team who demonstrates relentless hustle and unyielding off-ball efforts.
Girls JV Tennis: Kate MacKenzie ’24
GJV Tennis DOTW goes to Kate MacKenzie. She jumped two spots in our singles ladder with convincing wins in challenge matches. She has also shown excellent progress in doubles with strong net play, aggressive ground strokes, and superb communication with her partner.
Girls Varsity Rowing: Ginger Berry ’21 and Alice Zhang ’24
Ginger is a hard working team player who has done some outstanding work this past week. When she ergs, she goes hard and you can tell she has made so much progress in such a short period of time. She’s a leader who radiates positive energy and sets a great example of pushing yourself and making an attempt to learn. We are excited to see how far she can go in the sport by the end of the term.
While she is quiet, Alice is practically an undercover assassin who goes ham during practice and has been absolutely killing it. She works with efficiency as well as speed, and her hard working mentality is such an inspiration to the team. Her ability to row so diligently is a threat to other teams and we are so happy to have her by our side.
Girls Varsity Water Polo: Josephine Cramer ’24 & Elle Stearns ’23
Josephine Cramer ’24 and Elle Stearns ’23 came off the bench to play for extended stretches in the game against Williston. Their commitment in practice and eagerness to contribute in small or large ways allow the coaches to stretch the substitution rotation in games, helping to keep all the players fresh.
JV Baseball: Bobby Miele ’22
Varsity Baseball: Tyler Mudd ’21 & Trey Bourque ’21
The Varsity boys baseball program is happy to name two seniors, Tyler Mudd and Trey Bourque, as our Doors of the Week. Tyler, a three year varsity player, pitched 7 innings on Saturday against Andover allowing two runs, while striking out nine batters. Trey, a PG, had six hits over the weekend (3 games), with four RBI’s, and also was played well defensively behind the plate – throwing out one of two runners attempting to steal.
Ultimate: Ellie Shilling ’21
Ellie joined the Ultimate team this season and has jumped right in! Bringing an upbeat attitude and enthusiasm for trying new things, she has worked hard to improve her skills and add to the team. You can often hear Ellie calling for a cheer and watch her cutting hard on the field to make sure her teammates have a pass nearby. We are lucky to have her experience as a seasoned Deerfield athlete on the team!
Girls Varsity Track & Field: Campbell Fealy ’24
This athlete came out with sheer positivity and a drive to compete this season. She opened her career on Deerfield’s track and field team with an extremely strong showing at the Andover meet. At Andover, she competed in 4 events which is the maximum for any athlete. Her first jump in the long jump was an impressive 14’ 11”, which puts her in the top 10 in Deerfield history. She ran hard with her relay team in the 4×100 and on her own in 100 meters. Beyond her events, she was actively cheering on her teammates and showing the team spirit that is an essential part of Deerfield athletics. For these reasons, we are proud to have Campbell Fealy as girls T&F door of the week!
Varsity Softball: Ella Davies ’24
Softball’s Door of the Week is 9th grader Ella Davies. From the beginning Ella has had an “all-in” approach to our team; her upbeat attitude is unflappable and her love of the sport shines. At practice, she is the ultimate teammate, offering support, tips on technique, and an extra hand whenever needed. Ella’s a force to be reckoned with on the field, as well. During our Double Header against Andover she started at first base, then transitioned to catcher in our second game and had some great at bats. Throughout the weekend’s competitions we made full use of her strong arm, laser-like aim, and quick base running. That’s why Ella Davies is Softball’s Door of the Week!
Theater: Vasu Singh ’23
Vasu has extraordinary talent as a vocalist and musician, and we are thrilled that she is working on the Theater Program’s Spring Cabaret Al Fresco. Her responsibilities as co-music director (with the equally fabulous Blair Huang!) include choosing the repertoire, learning the instrumental parts, transposing, and teaching music for the singers, and song writing. Vasu’s gifts as a song writer are astonishing, and you will have an opportunity to hear some of her compositions in the show. Most importantly, Vasu is the kindest, and most compassionate and humble of collaborators. She leads with a positive mind-set, and always finds a solution. Joyful, gentle, wicked smart, patient and profoundly gifted as a musician, we could not do this production without her, and we are so excited for her future. AMAZING!!
Boys Varsity Tennis: Jimmy Ueland ’22
Jimmy went 4-0 in his singles and doubles matches over the weekend, with a particularly strong showing on Saturday against Andover. With partner Achille Sarachek, Jimmy took down Andover’s number 1 doubles team 8-6 and followed that up with a big win at #2 singles against a highly-ranked freshman 6-1, 3-6, 10-7. Not only was Jimmy strong on the court, but his support of his teammates off the court was impressive and admirable as well.
Girls JV Lacrosse: Fife McCargo ‘23
JV lacrosse recognizes Fife McCargo as this week’s door of the week! She approaches drills with focus and energy, setting the tone for teammates. She picked up the plays we learned this week quickly, and from our scrimmages so far, we can tell Fife has a great sense of the field. We appreciate the energy she brings to practice and how she helps collecting equipment without asking. Keep it up, Fife!
Community Service: Alioune Dia ’22 & Alejandro Simon ’23
The Doors of the Week for Community Service are Alioune Dia and Alejandro Simon. Alioune for demonstrating interest, effort, and appreciation at the farm where we volunteer on Wednesdays, and Alejandro for committing himself to finishing a super-long row of scallions, working with his hands in the dirt to loosen the soil, when not enough hoes were available.
Boys Varsity Track & Field: Aaron Gibbons ’24
Aaron ran his first Deerfield meet with as much intensity as you’d expect from a four-year veteran, posting huge improvements in the 200 and 400 meters and pushing his performance envelope in the High Jump. While he didn’t score points in any of the events, he was close, and his effort was inspiring.