Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!
Varsity Girls Water Polo – Jazmine Wilson Bigornia ‘25
With the team’s starting goalie suddenly unable to compete for several minutes, Jazmine Wilson Bigornia ’25 took it upon herself to grab a red cap from the rack and hop into the water. For several minutes against the league’s leading team and without having had any practice, she handled the goalkeeping duties enthusiastically and effectively. Her teammates and coaches applauded her willingness to contribute so selflessly.
Varsity Ultimate Frisbee – Lily Lin ’23 and Jeff Wang ‘23
This week’s Ultimate Doors of the Week are Lily Lin ’23 and Jeff Wang ’23. Lily, who is new to the game, is a talented athlete who has picked up the game with impressive speed. She has excellent field sense, and her cuts to space help the whole team every time. She is also a committed member of the team who adds significantly to the group’s sense of purpose and desire to just get better every day. Jeff, who is a valuable longstanding member of the team, earns this shoutout because he throws (often literally) his whole self into the game. Jeff has an admirable controlled intensity when it comes to ultimate disk. He is a strong player both on defense and on offense, and his throws were particularly good in our April 19 game against Williston. We’re so lucky to have these two talented and caring players on our team!
JV Baseball – Brendan Butz ‘23
Brendan has been steady at the plate and made a number of solid plays in the field in our win against Williston on Saturday. He is one of two seniors on the team who are doing a great job setting a positive tone for our group.
Varsity Baseball – Henry Prince ‘23
Henry brings energy, grit, and positivity to the field every day. His versatility and ability to play 1B, 3B, and Catcher this season has been extremely helpful as we manage our way through some early season injuries. Offensively, Henry is our cleanup hitter, and leads the team with 6 RBI’s including a walk off 3 run homer in our extra innings win over Stony Brook this past Saturday.
Girls JV Lacrosse – Campbell Ardrey ‘26
Campbell is always positive, a kind and generous teammate, and works hard every day in practice. She played a great game against Choate on Saturday, scoring a goal and forcing turnovers. We appreciate her!
Boys Varsity Lacrosse – Cooper Brozek ‘26
Cooper Brozek ‘26. He scored six goals against Choate (with two assists, I believe – I will check that) in his first ever Varsity start.
Girls Track & Field – Eva Bramwell ‘26 and Katherine Ni ‘26
This week Girl’s Track and Field will highlight some our newer members. These athletes have been important and passionate members of the team, which is especially impressive since they are both new to the team. They have dived into different events and keep a positive attitude through each workout. We are impressed with their willingness to try new events and cheer other members of the team on. Their impact on the team is already palpable. For these reasons and many more, our athletes of the week are Eva Bramwell and Katherine Ni.
Boys Track & Field – Carson Bynum ‘23, Robbie Hua ‘24, Max Wang ‘25, and JT Gally ‘26
Our Doors of the Week for Track & Field are the members of the boys distance training group: Carson Bynum ’23, Robbie Hua ’24, Max Wang ’25, and JT Gally ’26. On Wednesday at Andover, they put in the best distance running performance at an opening Track & Field meet that Deerfield has seen in more than a decade — while running their off-event races. Carson passed three runners in the final lap to take 2nd in the 1500 Meters, while Max (9:12 in the 3K, #9 in school history), JT (9:39 in his debut race for DATF), and Robbie Hua (9:50) all made use of the 800+ miles they’ve run since their final race in the fall to run strong second halves of their first spring races and take 2nd, 4th, and 7th places respectively in a very competitive race. At the end of this week, they’ll run together in the Distance Medley Relay at the Hunt Relays.
Boys Varsity Tennis – Ethan Li ‘25
Ethan Li is this week’s boys varsity tennis DOTW. The sophomore captain played an unbelievable singles match against Taft, away in Watertown, CT, on Saturday, April 15. With all eyes watching, his 7-5, 4-6, 10-5 win at the #3 position clinched the match for the Doors. He played gutsy, aggressive tennis to eke out the win, hitting big groundstrokes corner to corner and finishing the points at the net if he didn’t hit a clean winner. And he did all this while battling illness! It was an impressive display of heart.
Theater Department – Lillian Regal ‘23
Lillian Regal is the theater co-curricular DOTW. Lillian has led the company with grace, generosity, and focus. Lillian is always ready to lend a hand and is the first to ask if there’s something to help with. As Beth, Lillian gives a grounded, thoughtful, and moving performance, while also always being ready to receive notes. It is a joy to work with Lillian and we can’t wait for the school to see Lillian’s Beth in Little Women at the end of this term!
Boys JV Tennis: Gus Mallory ‘26
Gus has been our #1 all season so far. He always comes to practice ready to get better and, despite being one of the younger players on the team, has done a great job leading by example.
Girls Varsity Lacrosse – Meghan Holland ‘23
As a 3 sport varsity athlete and 2 sport team captain, Meghan is a selfless leader who is also a peer counselor and cheerleader. She is always the first to lend a hand and uplift someone when they need it, and does all of the little things that often don’t get attention. In lacrosse, Meghan is a true way-midfielder and relentless in her effort in executing the small details that make a huge difference in a game, such as ground balls and playing stingy defense. Meghan’s efforts were critical in wins vs. Choate and NMH this week, and she’s been instrumental in the team’s growth this season.
Boys JV Lacrosse – Ben Gisonni ‘23 and Sam Parker ‘23
Captains Ben Gisonni and Sam Parker are the DOTW for the Boys JV Lacrosse team this week. Playing in the best game of their careers on the Deerfield Academy lacrosse team, Ben and Sam combined for a total of 5 goals in a 14-2 win over rival Choate at home on Saturday. Sam led with a “hat-tick” and Ben pumped in 2 goals in the victory over the Wild Boars. Congratulations to Ben and Sam for a job well done!