Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!

Girls Varsity Hockey: Brady Wierl ‘26

Brady Wierl is the Girls Varsity hockey Door of the Week for her stellar performance in our three games against Cushing, Pomfret, and Hotchkiss last week, as well as her steady performance all season. She has been instrumental in our offense, and has been a force in the defensive end as well. Brady has made the adjustment to high school hockey effortlessly, and is someone we can count on in any situation because of her hockey IQ, her work ethic, and her team first attitude. This year has been a really strong start to Brady’s Deerfield hockey career, and we’re excited to see what she does in her remaining three years!

Girls Thirds Squash: Allyson Xu ‘24

Allyson Xu ‘24 has been a force to be reckoned with all season. She is a swift and agile player who plays smart squash and places the ball strategically. This past week, she played long and challenging matches in the #1 spot against two competitive teams.

Boys Varisty Hockey: Jakub Kohn ‘24

Boys hockey would like to nominate Jakub Kohn. Jakub has really come on strong during these last few weeks and battles every shift. He continues to improve in all areas of the game.

Girls Varsity Squash: Camila Cushman ‘24

Cami has made incredible progress as a squash player over the season and heads into Nationals this weekend playing at the #6 spot on the team.  She arrives at practice with a huge smile and an excitement about the training/work of the day.  Cami is incredibly supportive of her teammates and has the ability to bring the squad together during the long season.  Through her play on court and positive spirits off, Cami has had an exceptional season!

Boys JV Squash: Matias Cushman ‘25 & Farouk Mukhtar ‘24

Matias won a big match at Choate in our final match of the season, dealing well with some good play from his oponent at #1. He has been a solid player holding the top position on the ladder for the whole season.

In our match against Eaglebrook, Farouk was facing his former schoolmates and pulled out a 3-2 win after being down 0-2. And since the team won 4-3, we needed his victory for a team victory. Farouk has had an up and down season and this moment was certainly his high point. He worked hard for that victory and pulled through for his teammates.

JV Swimming & Diving: Jazmine Wilson Bigornia ‘25 & Daisy Fichthorn ‘23

JV Swim would like to nominate Jazmine Wilson Bigornia and Daisy Fichthorn for Doors of the Week.

Jazmine is a hardworking and consistent swimmer for the JV team. Able and willing to swim every stroke, she has been incredibly versatile for us in meets! She’s made significant strides this season, dropping 2 seconds in the 50 free, the 50 fly, the 50 breast, and the 50 back. She’s an important part of the team community, often joking and giggling with her lane mates, helping to keep practice lighthearted. Not to mention, her colorful swimsuits always brighten our day!

Daisy has been a key swimmer for us this season. She has taken on some of our most difficult events in meets, including the 50 and 100 fly and the 500 free (even while she was sick!). Her love for the team was most apparent at our “choose your own adventure” practice on Monday when she chose to stay and swim with her teammates rather than taking the afternoon off as per her lane’s instructions. We’re excited to celebrate her at our Senior meet this Thursday against Bement.

Girls Varsity Basketball: Riley Farmer ‘26

Girls Varsity Basketball’s Door of the Week is Riley Farmer ‘26. This season, Riley has shown up to every game and practice ready to give it her all. Whether working to nail her up and under post move in practice, defending a strong opponent, or cheering on her teammates, Riley

always brings intensity, focus, and determination. She has been an integral part of our team this season. The coaching staff has appreciated seeing her growth over the past few months, and we look forward to having many more seasons with this talented and committed freshman!

Boys Thirds Basketball: Ephraim Tutu ‘24

Boys Swimming & Diving: HD Lee ‘24 & Yesung Lam ‘25

The final met of the swim season was this past Saturday against Loomis.  The team came away with a convincing win to end the regular season with a 7-2 overall record.  There were many great swims that day and HD Lee and Yesung Lam had two of them.  Yesung has really been out for most of the season with a back injury so had only just begun to really train with the team recently.  He swam against Hotchkiss last weekend and posted a fast 50 freestyle.  After that swim you could see that he was truly beginning to believe in his ability in swimming and what putting in the work at practice could do for the team.   Against Loomis he was “feeling it” and asked to be placed in the “A” heat of the 200 Free Relay.  We obliged, and his 50 freestyle split in that relay turned out to be a personal best time of 22.18 seconds and helped the team win the event!

HD Lee’s time of 59.9 in the 100 Breaststroke at Loomis was also a personal best time.  HD has been swimming for a while now and this was the first time he broke the 1 minute mark in the 100 Breaststroke.  HD always brings good cheer and supportive energy to practice each day and towards his teammates.  His personal best time was not only extremely rewarding for HD, but an exciting highlight of the day for all of us connected to the swim program – watching someone, as good a person as HD is, achieve this hallmark moment with all the hard work he puts into training is simply inspiring.

Both HD and Yesung finished the regular season on a high mark and have positioned themselves well to truly do something special at our New England Championship meet, which will take place at Andover on March 4-5. Wish them and the whole team good luck!!

Girls Thirds Basketball: Kyra Parsons ‘23 & Olivia Lohrer ‘23

In her first season ever of playing competitive basketball, Kyra Parsons ’23, has used her speed, athleticism, and work ethic to find her confidence in a new sport.  Kyra led the team with 16 points in the final game of the season, beating Stoneleigh 29-20.
Olivia Lohrer ’23, is also new to the game of basketball this year, and has made a huge impact on the team with her growth mindset, upbeat and positive attitude, and constant support of her teammates.  Olivia contributed points in multiple games this season, and relentlessly hustled on both sides of the court.
Music Department: Justin Seo ‘23
Justin Seo ’23 grounds the School Meeting House Band with his funky electric bass playing and fires up the group every day by bringing positive and enthusiastic energy to rehearsals. This week, he took the lead in organizing KFC, helping to finalize the program and moving all of the equipment over from the Hess Center to the Koch Center and back. Justin’s passion keeps the music alive at Deerfield.
Theater Department
Sophia Wolbach ’23, Vivian Wan ’25, Will Sussbauer ’23, Gretchen Steever ’24, Theo Schulhof ’25, Songa Rwamucyo ’23, Ruby Remillard ’26, Natania Reid ’24, Lillian Regal ’24, Lily Pierce ’25, Sophie Petronzio ’25, Nathan Adu-Gyebi ’26, Alice Wu ’25, Gavin Mariani ’23, Mikaylah Meertins ’26, Caitlyn Lodge ’24, Ethan Li ’25, Finn Knight ’25, Declan Kelley ’24, Keoni Jones ’26, Ainslie Kell ’23, Anna Guerrini ’25, Alyson Gonzalez ’23, James Fealy ’24, Ellora Devitre ’26, Jules De Beauport ’23, Chelsea Davis ’23, Kenan Cakir ’24, Bela Avalos ’24, Adeeva Alli ’25, Bertram Okpokwasili ’25, Isabella Ordonez ’24