Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!
JV Baseball – Kevin Gonzalez ‘24
Our DOTW is Kevin Gonzalez. He made some great plays in the field against Taft and is improving at the plate every day. Great attitude and sportsmanship!
Varsity Baseball – Kenny Carlisle ‘23
Kenny pitched four strong innings striking out six and allowing two hits in a 9-0 league win over Cushing this past Saturday. Kenny has also been an outstanding role model for our younger players! In practice, he makes every rep count and is ready to compete and improve every day.
Varsity Softball – Kyra Parsons ‘23
Kyra is constantly a supportive leader and strives to always improve herself on the field. She struck out 6 of the 6 batters she faced against Stoneleigh-Burnham, and 11 batters in the extra innings battle against Worcester Academy.
JV Girls Lacrosse – Mary O’Shea ‘25, Maggie Molson ‘25, Cori Scagel ‘25, Amelia Tyler ‘23
They’re not actually on the roster but they very generously volunteered to play for us last Saturday when ten of our players were out of town – we couldn’t have played without them!
Music Concentration – Vivian Wan ‘25
We’d like to nominate Vivian Wan ’25 for Music Concentration. Vivian Wan has reshaped the sound of the School Meeting House Band with her powerful singing, positive attitude, and fine guitar playing. Her talent and flexibility have taken the band to new heights!
Varsity Boys Tennis – Walker Naughton ‘25
Sophomore Walker Naughton has earned the boys varsity tennis DOTW nomination with strong wins in his first ever competitions for DA. In both singles and doubles Naughton went undefeated this week. On April 8 against Groton, Naughton and partner Jack Willett defeated Alec Konisberg/Lucas Li 8-4 in exhibition doubles; he then went on to defeat Konisberg 8-6 in his exhibition singles match. On Wednesday, 4/12, Naughton continued his winning streak by easily defeating KO opponents Jacob Barash/Jack Krieble 8-1 in exhibition doubles with partner Ryan Diffley; he then cruised at #6 singles 6-0, 6-2 to clinch DA’s win against the Wyverns.
Girls JV Tennis – Ava Carvel ‘25
Ava Carvel pulled out a superb 8-4 victory against a hard-hitting Westminster opponent in the opening match of the season. Drawing on her outstanding work in the practices leading up to the match, Ava sustained her pace, her patience, and strategic focus in order to frustrate the opposition. Her crafty and dominant performance sets the tone for the rest of the season. Great work, Ava!
Theater Department – Charlotte Halpin ‘23
Has been working in the DA theatre dept as a costume assistant and is a joy to have in the shop. She consistently shows up ready for the day’s challenge and always has a can-do attitude. She is creative, kind, and hard-working, and her peers enjoy her presence. Her knitting skills are incredible, and she is working towards a goal of completing a shawl for the Little Women production this May. She should be very proud of all she has brought to the DA theatre and costume dept. What a joy to have Charlotte in Co-curricular this Spring.
Varsity Girls Water Polo – Abby Tang ‘25
In two recent games, Abby Tang ’25 found herself matched against the opposing team’s strongest player. Remarkably, our young defender fearlessly refused to give ground. Though neither moment was a key to success in those particular games, Abby’s willingness to compete will surely play an important role in a moment of consequence as her career unfolds.
Ultimate Frisbee – Elena Tskhvitaria ‘25
Girls Varsity Tennis – Kate McKenzie ‘24
As a first-year varsity player, Kate has brought an indefatigable energy and level of commitment to our team. She pushes herself and others in practice and finds ways to win in matches. Her spirit and joy have helped teammates on several occasions and she has been a great addition to our roster.
Girls Varsity Rowing – Hazel Patton ‘26, Ariana Djunic ‘26, Vivian Monopoli ‘26, and Emily Bruno ‘25
During their very first race for the Big Green, Hazel Patton, Ariana Djunic, Vivian Monopoli, and Emily Bruno got their Deerfield rowing days off to a great start against the Kent School! Hazel, Ariana and Vivian set the tone for aggressive racing from the very beginning and never let up until their boat crossed the finish line while Emily called and steered an exceptional race—her first ever! Go Green!