Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!

JV Baseball – Rhys Polcari ‘25

JV baseball’s door of the week is Rhys Polcari. Rhys pitched a complete game shutout against Worcester on Saturday and also drove in three runs in our 5-0 win. Rhys never draws attention to himself and has been a great teammate from our first day together.

Girls JV Lacrosse – Mia Goetzke ‘24

Mia Goetzke was a rock star in goal for us on Saturday against Taft – 11 saves! She’s wowing us all in her first year in goal, and she’s a kind, fun teammate every day. We appreciate her!

Varsity Baseball – Pete Shea ‘23

Pete pitched an inning and a third to earn the save and preserve an important 1-0 league victory over Dexter (#5 in New England). Pete struck out three of the five batters he faced and threw 15 of his 16 pitches for strikes.

Girls Varsity Rowing – Anneke Wittink ‘25, Allison Kostiuk ‘25, Mary O’Shea ‘25, Holly Bernstein ‘26, and Harmoni Dobbins ‘26

All five of these girls raced for the first time ever last weekend against Andover and Duxbury.  Each girl began rowing this spring and some of them had spent only a few days on the water before this race.  They rowed a fantastic race against determined crews from Andover and Duxbury, establishing a commanding lead early in the race and extending it all the way until the finish line!  Their collective excitement for racing set the tone for the entire team!

Boys JV Lacrosse – Matteo Alvarez ‘26

Matteo Alvarez is the Doors of the Week for the boys JV lacrosse team, with 7-0 shutout win over Loomis at home on Wednesday. In his first year as a lacrosse goalie, he started in the cage and played the entire game, denying Loomis any chance of scoring for 4 quarters. Great game Matteo…Go Door!!

Varsity Softball – Haley Abraham ‘25

Softball’s Door of the Week this week is Haley Abraham. Haley had a spectacular defensive outing on Saturday, saving the game in the 10th inning with an outstanding catch. Today she bat .1000 scoring two runs and had two RBIs

Varsity Golf – Gunnar Moore ‘25

I would like to nominate Gunnar Moore, for door of the week for the varsity golf team. He shot 72 in very difficult conditions last Saturday against Taft.  He followed up with an even par 36 today against Berkshire and Hotchkiss. He was medalist in both matches and has been our most consistent golfer this year.

Boys Varsity Tennis – Brick Johnson ‘24

Brick Johnson is the boys varsity tennis DOTW. Playing in the #1 singles position, Brick won the team’s sole match of the day against Andover on April 22. He played an aggressive first set to win it 6-3; in the second set, his opponent battled back with steady play and despite cramping, Brick came back from 4-5 to close it out 7-5. All other matches had already finished so both teams and their supporters were watching and cheering both players on in the final games. It was a true display of captainship, competitiveness, and belief in oneself.

Boys JV Tennis – Luka Kokosadze ‘25

The DOTW for boys JV tennis this week is Luka Kokosadze. Luka has had a solid season so far as our #2 singles player and always comes to practice ready to participate and get better. Even though its his first year on the team, he’s been a leader and great example for the other players on the team.

Ultimate Frisbee – Kass Gifford ‘23 and Jerry Huang ‘23

The Ultimate “Door of the Week” award goes to two players: Kass Gifford and Captain Jerry Huang.  While Kass is a standout for his stand-out speed (think: Dash, from the Incredibles), and Jerry for his superior handling skills, both of these talented athletes are high impact, all-around players who model discipline and sportsmanship during games.  The two young men also communicate beautifully on the field, whether they are dribbling for short-distance gains or executing plays that include show-stopping hammers and hucks.  For more information on this dynamic duo, please visit the Deerfield Academy Ultimate page and click on the “details” button for each of our games!

Water Polo – Olivia Lohrer ’23

Late in a game against Sacred Heart, tri-captain Olivia Lohrer ’23 found herself defending a tough, talented 2-meter player for much of the fourth quarter as her younger teammates played defense on the perimeter.  Keeping her poise and helping to direct the team defense, Olivia never backed away from the challenge and held her opponent scoreless. She showed her peers how to have “the courage to endure one moment longer,” as the old saying goes.

Varsity Girls 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 recent wins, including a thrilling overtime win vs Williston this week, and she’s been instrumental in the team’s growth this season.

Girls Track & Field – Bianka Dusseault ‘23

This athlete joined track and field just last year, but has already made a huge impact. She bounced between events, but found her home in the throws with Coach Pitcher. Since then, she has worked hard on her form and strength. Just this weekend, she threw a javelin 80.9 feet to help Deerfield win the javelin relay. Her consistent efforts and friendly attitude around track are always a welcome sight. For these reasons and many more, this week’s Girls’ Track and Field door of the week goes to Bianka Dusseault.

Boys Track & Field – Christian Reavis ‘23

The door of the week for Boys Track & Field is Christian Reavis. The definition of a gamer, Reavis forwent his preferred event at a Wednesday meet against Andover in order to fill a hole on the 4×400 team and allow his teammate to compete in another individual event. Then, on Saturday at the Hunt Relays, he solidified his place in DATF history and lore by running third leg on the third of three otherwise completely different 4×100 teams to run top 3 times in school history for the event during his three years at the Academy. He has a busy week ahead, too, with competitions at the Penn Relays and against Hotchkiss and Loomis. Thanks for always being there for your team and teammates, Christian.

Go Big Green!