Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!
Girls Varsity Lacrosse: Lila DeLuca ‘24
Lila has brought positivity, hard work, and a growth mindset throughout the preseason and in our first few games. She is constantly communicating and uplifting her teammates, which enabled her to have a great defensive game in a win against St. Mark’s. The team let up only 5 goals, and Lila came up with numerous interceptions, ground balls, and a part of successful transitions that allowed our offense to put the game out of reach.
Music Department: Julia Zhao ‘24
This week, Julia prepared a fantastic musical presentation for the infants and toddlers at the Early Learning Center. She was wonderfully engaging with the kids, creatively showcasing both the flute and the piccolo and preparing a cool flute solo for ‘The Wheels On The Bus”. The kids loved it!
Boys JV Tennis: Francis Andersons ‘23
Francis Andersons is the DOTW for Boys JV tennis. Although we haven’t had a match yet, Francis comes to practice every day ready to work hard and has provided solid senior leadership for the team.
JV Baseball: Matt Dillon ‘23
Matt has improved his outfield play and is working hard to make more consistent contact at the plate. He is doing a great job of bringing positive energy to the team as a senior!
Boys Track & Field: Alex Volkman ‘23 and Bob Provost ‘23
Doors of the week for Boys Track & Field are Alex Volkman and Bob Provost. These returning seniors worked hard between last spring and this spring to gain strength and have returned as significantly improved throwers during our pre-season. They have modeled consistency and a strong work ethic in the early weeks, and the Track & Field team as a whole will soon benefit from their consistently excellent practice in meets.
Girls JV Lacrosse: Ava Giroux ‘26
Ava stepped up and played goalie for us at the last minute after only one day of practice, and made 5 saves against Middlesex.
Boys Varsity Tennis: Tai Feng ‘26
Freshman Tai Feng is the boys varsity tennis DOTW. Playing in his first ever tennis competition for the Doors in the Kingswood Oxford Invitational Tennis Tournament, Feng played three close doubles matches with partner Ethan Li and placed third in their #2 doubles bracket. Feng’s strong forehands and big first serve helped defeat Henderson/Ji from Choate 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 in the first round. Despite falling to former DA teammate Joe Morsman and his partner Mitsch 6-2, 4-6, 10-4 from Lawrenceville in the semis, Feng and Li rallied back to win a tight 9-8(4) proset against Tsibikov/Acevedo from Hotchkiss to secure third place for the Doors. Feng’s fearless competing contributed to that gutsy win; it was a great start for the freshman and we know big things are coming from him in the future!
Varsity Softball: Lauren Sobczak ‘24
Although she isn’t primarily a pitcher, she stepped up to help the team in our scrimmage against Williston. These past few weeks she has shown incredible leadership, a willingness to learn, and a dedication to improvement that will no doubt help her team and herself go far this season.
Varsity Baseball: Tom Spater ‘23
Tom is off to a terrific start this season for the Deerfield Nine! He has brought a tremendous amount of hustle, energy, and positivity to the team thus far. In practice, he makes every rep count, which has helped him continually develop at a rapid rate.”
Theater Department: Hannah Horner ‘25
Hannah Horner is the Theater Door of the Week. As a first time stage manager, she has taken on the associated responsibility for our production of Little Women with impressive grace and skill. She always comes to rehearsal prepared, ready to lend a hand wherever needed. She is professional to the upmost and a strong core to our company. Her positive attitude and helpful presence make her a delight in the rehearsal room. Thank you Hannah for all your hard work!
Boys JV Lacrosse: Marko Wuchenich ‘26
The Boys JV lacrosse team nominates Marko Wuchenich as the DOTW for his hard work and the positive attitude that he brings to practice and games each and every week. Marko is a complete lacrosse player taking face-off’s, running midfield and a member of the EMO unit.”
Water Polo: Annabelle Martin ‘24
Setting a high standard as the season opened, goalie Annabelle Martin ’24 made 15 saves on Saturday in the contest against Exeter. Additionally, her pinpoint passes in the counterattack led to a number of easy goals for her teammates. Growing more comfortable in the goal, Annabelle also now takes command of the defense.
Ultimate Frisbee: Forrest Gao ‘23
This week’s Ultimate Door of the Week is one of our two captains, Forrest Gao ’23. Forrest is a talented player who brings everything he’s got to the field each day. He is a natural leader and teacher, too. Forrest has fun tossing with our most experienced players, but he just as often works one-on-one with new players, offering tips for improvement along with plenty of encouragement. Forrest, additionally, is a versatile player. In our most recent game, he played some of the most difficult positions on the field, both in the defensive cup and as a handler. He made great plays, used good judgement, and made it through a winning game with impressively few errors. We are honored to have him as a captain on the team!
JV Baseball: Daniel Wareham ‘24
JV Baseball would like to nominate Daniel Wareham as our AOTW. Although we have not played a game yet, Daniel is doing a great job of working on his fundamentals in practice and has shown significant improvement already. He is a young man who gets the most out of every drill we do.