Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!
Music Concentration: Oscar Sanford ’26
Oscar Sanford usually plays electric cello in the School Meeting House Band. This week, he valiantly switched instruments at the last minute to play electric bass with the band for our school meeting performance. His flexibility and versatile musical talent saved the band, and the meeting!
Girls Varsity Basketball: Anna Dyjach ’24
Girls Varsity Basketball’s Door of the Week is Anna Dyjach ‘24. New to Deerfield this year, Anna has thoroughly embodied heart and hustle this season. In both practice and games, Anna always put her best effort into every activity, play, and game, working hard until the very end. Though her season on the court was cut short, we have all been incredibly grateful for her spirited play and dedication to her teammates and improving her own skills. It has been a pleasure to have Anna on the team—we deeply appreciate her commitment to the team and we are excited to see her continue to grow and shine next season!
Theater Department: Sophia Wolbach ’23
Sophia Wolbach is our nomination for Door of the Week from the tech crew. Sophia has been a really dedicated member of the theater program for four years. Steadfast and willing to work hard, Sophia is a strong leader who takes initiative with ease. Sophia is mature and reliable, and we look forward to witnessing their lighting genius in the upcoming production.
Theater Department: Sophia Petronzio ’25
Sophia Petronzio is our Door of the Week nomination from the cast of “Fools, a comic fable.” This is Sophie’s first production at Deerfield Academy, and she is rising to the challenge beautifully! Dedicated, and hardworking, Sophie arrives at rehearsal ready to work, and always with a broad smile. Sophie is curious and willing to stretch her comfort zone, even when asked to stretch to the zany antics which “Fools” requires. Brava Sophie!
Boys Varsity Swimming: Ryan Amundson ’24
Ryan Amundson’s dedication to the swim team has been the utmost the whole season. Although the injury bug has struck him at times this season, he always finds a way to contribute to the team. Ryan is always giving us his most at all times and swam a season best time in the 200 freestyle this past weekend at Andover. Both Ryan and our whole team are looking forward to having him back 100% healthy as we know his contribution to the team can be quite significant by the season’s end.
Girls Thirds Squash: Olivia Port ’26
Olivia Port ‘26 has been on fire this squash season, steadily moving up the ladder as she honed her game. She has consistently played competitive matches and has had a nearly undefeated season, all while bringing a boundless positivity and good humor to the team dynamic.
Boys JV Squash: Alex Ayres ’24
Alex was selected by his peers as this week’s Door of the Week. He has been vocal and fun in practice. He competed well at St. Paul’s and in challenge matches. His energy has lifted his teammates energy and has brought many smiles to their faces.
Boys Varsity Hockey: Mike Corrado ’23
BV Hockey’s athlete of the week is Mike Corrado. Mike played a great game on Friday night against Pomfret, helping us earn a much-needed win. Mike is the first one on the ice every day and does everything we ask of him. He has made strong progess this year.
JV Swimming & Diving: Elizabeth Richards ’24 and Maddalena Honablue ’23
JV Swimming is pleased to nominate Elizabeth Richards and Maddalena Honablue as Doors of the Week. Both Elizabeth and Maddalena are team captains and lead the way in our tri meet against Eagle Hill and Bancroft on Saturday. Maddalena rocked the 50 butterfly, dropping a whopping 9 seconds and swam her season-best time in the 50 freestyle. Elizabeth dropped 5 seconds in the 200 freestyle, 8 seconds in the 100 breaststroke, and 7 seconds in the 100 free. These ladies demonstrated that hard work pays off, and we are so grateful for their outstanding swims and leadership.
Community Service Food Insecurity: Jason Bannerman ’24, Emily Bruno ’25, Kerelle Joseph ’24, and Tene Ouedrago ’25
The Community Service Food Insecurity team, consisting of Jason Bannerman, Emily Bruno, Kerelle Joseph, and Tene Ouedraogo, has done an outstanding job serving the Franklin County community so far this term! At each of our four service sites, they work with good humor, patience, and care. They are always eager to do more than just what is required of them, and they are curious about what they observe. Thank you for your time and efforts, Food Insecurity team!
Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving: Mia Senturk ’24
Mia shows up for practice every day with a smile and she is always eager to work hard and support her teammates. She is one of our most versatile swimmers and she is happy to swim any event we need her to from the 50 free to the 500 free to the 100 breaststroke. She is a positive role model for her teammates and when she is not swimming, she is cheering on DA swimmers. We are lucky to have Mia, and we appreciate her work ethic and team spirit!
Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving: Austen Thomas ’24
The varsity swimming and diving team is thrilled to have Austen back after a semester abroad! Her teammates love having her on the team thanks to her positive attitude and supportive personality. She is a star backstroker on the varsity team, but she is willing to swim any event needed, inlcuding the 500 free. Austen’s models an impressive work ethic at pracitce and sets a high standard for herself and her teammates. We are happy to recognize her with Door of the Week!
Girls Varsity Hockey: Peyton Wierl ’26
Peyton Wierl ’26 earned the girls’ hockey Door of the Week for her steady presence in our games this week during the Deerfield Hockey centennial event. Peyton has immediately come in and been a key player for us because of her tenacity in the offensive zone. She did an excellent job this weekend of doing the little things right- she blocked shots, got the puck out of the zone every time under pressure, and was an offensive threat. Peyton played hard in all three zones and was an excellent teammate- as she has been all season. We’re excited about Peyton’s growth and development thus far, and can’t wait to see what she’ll do in the rest of the season for the Big Green!
Girls Thirds Basketball: Arabella Navab ’26
Arabella has had a huge impact on the girls 3rds basketball team this season, and had a career high 8 points in a tough loss to Frontier last Friday. Arabella hustles relentlessly up and down the court, wreaking havoc defensively with steals, while pushing the break on offense. She has a steady calming presence, and a great team-first attitude.