Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!

Varsity Field Hockey: Katie Bruno ’24 and Callia Ferraris ’23
Katie Bruno has been such a steady and hard-working presence on the Varsity squad since the first day of practice this season. She comes down to the turf every afternoon ready to jump in to each drill and give it 100% of her effort. In games, she often enters right into the action with her focus on the fundamentals and working hard. She leads by example in showing what it means to be a team player. Her positive energy and dedication has been unwavering. Great work, Katie!
Cal Ferraris has been such a steady, disciplined and talented component of our midfield this season, providing a great anchor on the left side of the field in competitions. In practice, she pushes herself to develop her game sense and in doing so also pushes her teammates to rise to her level of play and improve. This past weekend against Loomis Chaffee, Cal had her best game yet. She was all over the field, pushing the ball offensively, driving it up the left and never failing to recover into defensive positioning when necessary. She demonstrated fantastic vocal leadership while also leading by example with her play. Great work, Cal!

Theater: Lillian Regal ’24
Lillian Regal is our well-deserved Door of The Week! Every company should have a Lillian Regal in it! Lillian is often the first to rehearsal, and the last to leave because she makes sure that every prop is put back in the right spot. Behind the scenes, Lillian (who is also an actor) works ceaselessly, and without fuss to make sure that all the stage furniture is in the correct place, and that everyone has the right prop. She does this without drawing attention to herself and without need for any acknowledgement. Humble, and hard-working, Lillian demonstrates what it is to be a truly collaborative ensemble member (we see you coming in on your days off!), and we thank her for her unrelenting diligence and dedication to Radium Girls.

JV Volleyball: Lucy Guo ’23
Libero Lucy Guo ’23 played outstanding defense against a formidable Hopkins team in Saturday’s 3-0 victory. She also served the final 5 points to win the second set and served an important run of points in the third and final set of the match.

Thirds Volleyball: Maisy Johnson ’26
Our DOTW is Maisy Johnson.  Maisy is always a ball of energy and positivity during games and practice and she works very hard each day.  During our tough 5 set match against a tough, and very tall, Loomis team, Maisy played the whole game as one of the team’s setters.  Her setting was consistent and she passed well in the back row AND she even won a joust at the net against a Loomis player who was a foot taller than her.  Maisy also came through for her team in a big way in the 5th set by holding her composure while serving the final 6 points of the match (including a few aces) to lead her team to victory.

Boys JV Soccer: Jakub Kohn ’24
In our match at Westy, Jakub was a force in the midfield as we executed a new shape. His vision for the field, quick play, and creative passing through narrow seams opened up our attack and led to several good chances. He also scored both of our goals as a recipient of the very passing sequences he set up. His finishing strikes were also outstanding. And then against Hotchkiss, he added a goal a some assists with similar play. Jakub is regarded by his peers as a superb and selfless teammate who is always looking to make a pass, play defense, and communicate quickly and effectively. He has become a true team leader and role model for how we want to play day in and day out.

Boys Water Polo: Jazmine Wilson Bigornia ’25
Eager to help her spring teammate Margaret Melnik ’24 ably handle the scorer’s table for three games on the Saturday afternoon of Family Weekend, Jazmine Wilson Bigornia ’25 volunteered to keep the scoresheets.  Her willingness to give up an afternoon of relaxation when she could have enjoyed the autumnal weather revealed her desire to serve others selflessly. The boys’ team truly appreciated Jazmine’s contribution.

Girls Varsity Soccer: Keira Austen ‘26
Keira is this week’s girls varsity soccer Door of the Week. This week, Keira stepped into a starting role with confidence, grit and tenacity. All season, Keira has been preparing for this opportunity with her daily commitment in practice and eagerness to learn and grow on the field. As a defender she is often going against our opponents’ top players, Keira thrives on this challenge with her competitive spirit and commitment to win in all that she does. You will often hear her teammates cheering her on for making big defensive stops. It has been amazing to observe Keira’s growth so far this season. We can’t wait to be a part of her growth in the second half of the season! Go Keira!

Boys Junior A Soccer: Luka Kokosadze ’25
In his debut season in the Deerfield soccer program, Luka has impressed his teammates and coaches with his skilled play, his fiery spirit, and his dedication to the team. In our halftime huddles, he always has perceptive suggestions for addressing the shortcomings of the first half. And on Saturday against Hotchkiss, he scored our first point off a corner kick with a brilliant header. That will be just one of many highlights from Luka on the field in the weeks and years to come.

Boys Jr. B Soccer: Jack Wagner ‘26
Our DOTW is Jack Wagner. Playing on the right side of the midfield, Jack has been a force for us all season. Whether its hustling back on defense or feeding the forwards with through balls, free kicks or corners, he’s been an invaluable part of our successful season so far.

Go Big Green!