Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!
Theater – Aly Gonzalez ‘23
The theater Door of the Week is Aly Gonzalez. Aly is an invaluable member of our company, bringing energy and thoughtfulness to the rehearsal room. She takes on new challenges without hesitation and has demonstrated an excellent ability to pick up choreography quickly and incorporate notes smoothly. We are grateful for her hard work and commitment!
Varsity Baseball – Landon Whayne ‘24
Landon has continued to progress and develop with his determined practice habits. His hard work paid off in our most recent 5-1 league win over Exeter, where he was 3-3 with two stolen bases and also made some fantastic plays in center field on defense.
JV Girls Lacrosse – Claire Kepner ‘25 and Julia Tamul ‘25
We’d like to Nominate Claire Kepner and Julia Tamul as JVG Lax Doors of the week. Both girls work hard every day in practice and at games, and their tireless focus and determination on the field create opportunities for our team’s success. They also came to every game and practice last week despite also having rehearsals and shows for dance! We appreciate their commitment and dedication!
Varsity Water Polo – Chelsea Antero ‘23, Olivia Lohrer ‘23 and Natalie Zneimer ‘23
In the wake of a disappointing result on the road against Choate, tri-captains Chelsea Antero, Olivia Lohrer and Natalie Zneimer rallied their teammates’ spirits during two days of productive practice. They demonstrated in words and deeds they still believed in better days ahead for the team. Their commitment and encouragement were vital factors in the win against Hopkins and strong effort against Loomis.
Varsity Softball – Lauryn Broecker ‘23
The softball Door of the Week is Lauryn Broecker. In addition to Lauryn having a fantastic week both offensively and defensively, Lauryn has stepped up to be an amazing leader on the team supporting and motivating old and new players alike. She celebrates others victories as passionately as her own, and helps keep the team positive.
Boys Varsity Tennis – Walker Naughton ‘25 and Tai Feng ‘26
Boys varsity tennis has two DOTW nominees this week: sophomore Walker Naughton and freshman Tai Feng. The duo teamed up at #3 doubles against Westminster on 5/3 and clinched the doubles point for the team with a tight 9-7 victory; they each then went on to win their singles matches in deciding third set tiebreakers. DA won the match 4-3 due in large part to the heart and determination of Naughton and Feng.
Girls Track & Field – Alexis Miller ‘24
This athlete has come onto the track with a pure joy for this sport. She brings a sense of positivity to each and every workout that helps her and her teammates motivate through practice. At Penn Relays she competed in the 4×100 and 4×400 events. She attacked each of these ready to leave everything that she had on the track. It was incredible to watch her pure athleticism and we are excited to see what else she can do. For her persistence, kindness, and so many other amazing attributes, the Girls’ Track and Field door of the week is Alexis Miller.
Boys Track & Field – Aaron Gibbons ‘24
Aaron Gibbons is this week’s Door of the Week for Boys Track & Field. He has a wonderful attitude every single day and he is very supportive of his teammates. On Saturday, his pole vault result was not nearly what he had hoped for or expected, but he continued to cheer for and encourage his teammates and get excited for their successes, while also running well in his first attempt at the 300 Hurdles this season. His coaches have loved to see his work in the sport and his attention to supporting teammates. He has been a wonderful example of what a teammate should be.
Boys JV Lacrosse – Cole Rorick ‘26
The Boys JV Lacrosse Team nominates Cole Rorick as their Doors of The Week. Cole has been a solid player and a backbone of the offense this entire season. On Saturday he scored the winning goal to break a tie against Andover as the last few seconds ticked off the game clock in the 4th quarter. Great job Cole, thank you for burying the shot and letting us return to Deerfield with the big “W”!!