Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!

Girls Varsity Basketball: Harlowe Healey ‘24
Girls Varsity Basketball’s Door of the Week is Harlowe Healey ‘24. Whenever Harlowe is on the court, the pace of the game shifts. Harlowe has grown exponentially during her three years on the team due to her athleticism, aggressiveness and willingness to leave everything out on the court. Our coaching team always appreciates her strong work ethic, leadership, and her drive to continue developing her own skills and support her teammates. It’s been fantastic to see her tenacious play over these last couple of months, and we look forward to seeing her continued growth in the second half of the season.

Boys JV Hockey: Carson Belaire ‘23
JV boys hockey nominates Carson Belaire for Door of the Week. Carson is a senior defenseman for our team who plays an integral role in the success of the team. His easy-going approach masks over his intense desire to give his best to his team day in and out. He leads by example and he is a teammate everyone can count on to be present and accountable no matter what. He is a highly valued member of the JV boys hockey team

Girls Thirds Basketball: Harmoni Dobbins ’26
Harmoni Dobbins led the 3rds girls basketball team with 18 points in their first game of the season at Williston on Saturday.  Harmoni was instrumental in both the offensive and defensive rebounding game, giving the Doors numerous 2nd chance opportunities to score.  Being new to the sport of basketball, Harmoni has had a positive growth mindset all season, and also provides consistent energy and connection amongst the team.

Music: Kwasi Adu-Gyamfi ’26
Saxophonist Kwasi Adu-Gyamfi ’26 is a valuable new member of the School Meeting house band this term. He is an incredibly flexible musician, leading our horn section and playing fantastic improvised solos that enhance our performances.

Theatre: Finn Knight ’25
The theatre program nominates Finn Knight for Door of the Week. We are in the process of rehearsing a huge comedy that asks every actor to be bold and brave. Without hesitation, Finn has immersed himself completely in whatever exercise or direction he’s been asked to explore. He shows up early to rehearsal, with a positive attitude and he’s ready to work. Finn Knight is an asset to our acting company, and we are so glad to have him.

Boys JV Basketball: Jeff Wang ’23
Jeff Wang has been a leader on the JV basketball team this season. Jeff is a relentless competitor in practice and in games: he plays ferocious defense, fights in the paint for rebounds, and sets monstrous screens on defenders to free up his teammates. Jeff scored a few key buckets in our recent win against NMH and played outstanding defense in the final four minutes of play.

Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving: Rachel Mark ’23 and Jane Bannon ’26
Rachel is an incredible leader on the girls varsity swimming and diving team.  Along with being a very talented swimmer and a hard worker, she constantly boosts team morale and makes the team a welcoming place.  Her contributions over the last four years have been invaluable, and she is more than deserving of Door of the Week.
Jane has been a valuable contributor to the girls varsity swimming and diving team in many ways.  She is a versatile swimmer who has completed in many events in the short time she has been with us, and she raises the bar at practice, encouraging her teammates to work harder and push themselves outside of their comfort zone.  We look forward to seeing her develop as a swimmer over the next four year!

Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving: Giulio Migliarina ’25
Giulio Migliarina is this week’s DOTW for Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving.  Giulio is in his first season with Deerfield and his impact on the team has been immediate.  His specialties for the season to date have been the 200 IM and 100 Fly – In our most recent meet against Exeter he swam impressive times of 1:57.37 in the 200 IM and 51.12 in the 100 Fly.  At the same time, Giulio is a dedicated teammate and unselfish swimmer who will swim whatever helps the team the most… even turning himself into a distance swimmer by competing in the 200 and 500 free, something he had not done in a long time, in our meet against NMH back in December.  Our next home meet is not until Feb. 18th, but we encourage all to come out and support Giulio and the team – more impressive swims are ahead!

Boys JV Squash: Rhys Polcari ’25
Rhys set the tone in practice last week, which was critical since we did not have a match. Punctual, focused, and fun to play with, he is beloved by his teammates and helps everyone improve.

JV Swimming: Ella Davies ’24 and Vivian Gonzalez ’25
Ella Davies had a particularly successful meet against Eaglebrook and NMH this Wednesday. She had a personal best in the 50 yard backstroke and in both of her 100 yard freestyle swims. She also swam a personal best time in the 50 yard breaststroke in last week’s meet against Suffield. Her impressive improvement thus far in the season can easily be attributed to her unfailing work ethic. She is a leader in and out of the pool through her regular encouragement of her teammates and her even-tempered attitude. We’re so lucky to have her swimming with us this season.
While Vivian Gonzalez is still a novice swimmer, having just finished her second ever swim meet, her growth thus far this season deserves recognition. At her second meet, Vivian swam in her first ever relay and had a personal best on her 50 freestyle! She’s learned so much since December–how to swim each stroke, how to turn, how to dive–and has done so with admirable grace. Despite the work being hard, and not always very fun, Vivian has been positive, smiling, and giggly at practice each day. We can’t wait to see her continue to improve this season.

Varsity Wrestling: Kai Darrell ’24
Varsity Wrestling’s Door of the Week is Kai Darrell. As one of only two juniors on a young team, Kai demonstrates cool, calm, consistent leadership, modeling the proficiency and resilience wrestling demands. He’s witty and affable, always there with a smile and a helping hand. But on the mat, Kai’s all business. At the January 18th tri vs. Pomfret and Wilbraham & Monson, Kai—at 175lbs—was the first match of the day. He ran out with focus determination. He did the job, pinning his opponent in the first period and setting the tone for a DA home victory. Against WMA, his was the penultimate match; it mattered. As ever, he exemplified our ideals—humility, purpose, and grit—pinning his opponent in the first period, shaking his hand, and returning to the bench to cheer his teammates. Kai’s the real deal. The Varsity Wrestling coaches are proud of his leadership and achievement.

Go Big Green!