Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors Of Week!

Varsity Volleyball: Natalie Meyer ‘23
The door of the week this week goes to Natalie Meyer. Natalie has long been an enthusiastic and joyful part of the team. She protects our right side against some of the biggest hitters in the NEPSAC. When the team is cheering loudest, you can bet it’s because of a Meyer kill or block. Along with her great net play, Nataile as continued to improve across the board becoming a more well-rounded all-around player, decreasing her errors, and finding kills on out-of-system plays. Congratulations Natalie.

Boys Jr. B Soccer: Read Kitchel ’26
Our DOTW is Read Kitchel. Read is one of our most important players, anchoring the left side of the midfield. He brings a great attitude to practice every day and is always eager to learn and participate. He’s both scored and assisted on goals this season and is one of the major reasons that we’ve only given up a handful of goals this season.

JV Field Hockey: Lila King ’24 and Josephine Cramer ‘24
On the JV Field Hockey team, Lila King ’24, at left wing, has been rock solid on offense, always in the right place to deflect into the goal. In addition to being one of three fantastic captains this year, she is our top scorer on the season so far. We are so grateful for her dependable strength, positivity and leadership, both on and off the field.
On the JV Field Hockey team, Josephine Cramer ’24, at left back, has anchored our defense this season. One of three fantastic captains this year, Jo is a tough competitor, excellent in her communication both on and off the field, and leads the team by example. We’re so grateful for her hard work and positivity.

Girls Varsity Cross-Country: Valerie Trevino ‘26
We nominate Valerie Trevino, ’26, for the GXC team. A novice runner, Valerie showed dedication to the team over the summer by running miles on a treadmill at home in south Texas. Since being on campus, she’s shown the same commitment to running on trails and fields – and last Saturday, at SPS, she ran every step of the challenging, hilly 5k course during her first-ever race!

Girls Varsity Soccer: Avery Izzo ‘24
Avery Izzo ’24 is the girls varsity soccer Door of the Week. Avery has been an anchor of the Big Green backline all season with her tough and relentless 1v1 defending, commitment to supporting the team’s attack and overall communication. This past week against Williston and St. Paul’s, Avery registered her most complete games for the Big Green. She neutralized the opponents attack and was a catalyst to the Big Green attack through her composed support of possession soccer and strong communication. Avery continues to be a leader by example and we can’t wait to watch her keep growing this season. Keep up the great work, Avery!

Boys JV Soccer: Evan Xie ’25
With many players injured and some called up to Varsity, Evan had to log heavy minutes in the midfield where he was very effective at settling and distributing the ball. With the ball, he was hard to tackle and persistent in battling back if he was tackled. He found his teammates with creative passes through traffic. While exerting good pressure on the Berkshire and St. Paul’s goals, he also took some free kicks and shots. Our team relied heavily on Evan’s hard work, solid possession, and intense competitiveness in both games. No matter the score, the coaches could always rely on Evan all over the field.

Music: Vasu Singh ’23
Vasu worked hard this week as a member of our new school meeting band, The Other Doors, playing bass and singing along with the other band members to bring music to our Deerfield community in a new way. She also spent time collecting and editing audio clips from students all over campus about things that improve their mental wellness for use in Friday night’s Vocal Ensembles concert set. Vasu is constantly cheery and optimistic, working hard to help all of our students put on exciting performances.

Boys Water Polo: Arvin Mou ’25
Thanks to hard work and determination, Arvin Mou ’25 now proudly plays extended shifts in the water polo games in his second season.  He remains aware on defense and takes advantage of his opportunities on offense.  Learning a physically demanding sport is never easy, but Arvin demonstrates each day that he’s up the challenge.

Strength & Conditioning: Totton Heffelfinger ’23
For this week’s DOTW Strength & Conditioning Nominated Totton Heffelfinger, Totten is a senior swimmer for the DA swim team and has ambitions of swimming in college. Totten is an individual who I believe as leader like qualities and is never nervous to ask questions in relations to strength and conditioning. Totten is a hard worker and a privilege to be around and this is why he is S&C DOTW.

Varsity Football: Willem Thurber ’25
Willem Thurber is the football team’s Door of the Week for his efforts in the exciting victory over Salisbury School on Saturday.  Willem scored on the first drive of the game on a great run after the catch via play action pass.  On the day he had 4 catches for 61 yards and a touchdown while also contributing to our running attack with his blocks at the point of attack.

Boys Junior A Soccer: Victor Kibuuka ’26
Victor epitomizes our team at its best. He loves to have fun but he’s always quick to get down to business. He is proud of his impressive soccer skills but he’s unwaveringly humble and supportive of his teammates. In games he has become an important piece for us as a striker, and he currently leads the 4-1-1 squad in goals scored. His coaches love how he never gives up on a play, always maintains strong field awareness, and steps up to help gather equipment after practice. We’re excited and impressed to see a ninth-grader become a team leader and we look forward to celebrating his success in the Deerfield soccer program for years to come.

JV Volleyball: Olivia Smit ’25
In a tight match against a strong NMH team, Olivia Smit ’25 led the team with 7 blocks. Olivia is a positive teammate, an aggressive server, and an exciting blocker at the net.

Thirds Volleyball: McKenzie Goltermann ’25
3rds volleyball would like McKenzie Goltermann for DOTW.  McKenzie was an integral part of our win against Eagle Hill last Wednesday.  McKenzie played in all four sets, she kept the team focused when play got tough, and she earned the most points on serve for the team.  In one of the sets, she served 9 points in a row.

Theater:  Lily Pierce ’25
Fierce, focused and unquestionably talented, Lily Pierce graces our stage once again, this time playing Grace in the Theater Program’s Fall production of Radium Girls. Lily is a standout for a number of reasons, not least of all her dedication to preparing for a role. Often one of the first to be word perfect, Lily is a hugely generous and collaborative ensemble member. She offers creative solutions and bold suggestions to elevate not only her own role, but the production as a whole. A true ensemble member, it is a pleasure to nominate Lily to be our DOTW!

Go Big Green!