Meet our first fall 2023 Doors of the Week! In addition to our student Doors of the Week, we would like to share a big shout out to our Physical Plant team for all their effort and support over the summer months prepping our fields, courts and trails for the upcoming season! Mother Nature made this summer’s preparation particularly challenging and we are incredibly grateful to our Physical Plant team for their tireless support and hard work! MANY THANKS!
Boys Cross-Country: Zavi Salomon-Fernandez ‘25
Boys XC Door of the Week is Zavi Salomon-Fernandez, who despite being on the precipice of heading to a term with School Year Abroad, took time out of his day to attend as many practices as he could. He made it clear that although he’s going to be physically away from the team for the fall, he’s still undeniably a part of the squad. We’ll miss him on the trails, but we can’t wait to hear his stories from his travels when he returns.
Varsity Field Hockey: Kate MacKenzie ’24 & Bailey Miller ‘24
We are excited to name two VFH doors of the week: Kate MacKenzie ’24 and Bailey Miller ’24. Kate and Bailey are the captains for the 2023 season and have done a terrific job setting the tone for the team. They are supportive of their teammates and work incredibly hard every time they step on the field. We are excited for their leadership this season and appreciate their efforts so far!
Varsity Volleyball: Sabina Frosk ‘27
The door of the week nomination goes to Sabina Frosk. Frosk came in this year as a new senior, and she immediately stepped into a leadership role alongside the rest of our outstanding senior class. Her attitude, helpfulness, and volleyball ability will be an asset as we defend our back-to-back NEPSAC titles. Frosk will help lock down the Deerfield back row on defense.
Boys Water Polo: Ethan Amundson ’26
Demonstrating courage and resilience, Ethan Amundson ’26 has embraced the challenge of playing goalkeeper. Under the mentorship of senior goalie Kenan Cakir, Ethan is steadily developing his blocking and passing techniques. Always smiling, he has the perfect mindset for a goalie in that he bounces back quickly after failing to make a save and redoubles his effort to meet the moment when the next opportunity arrives.
Boys Varsity Soccer: Eddy Rena ‘24
Our DOTW this week is none other than Eddy Rena. Eddy had an excellent week of practice, giving 100% effort every day. He also scored a banger of a goal to help us beat Westie over the weekend.
Girls Varsity Soccer: Claire Kepner ‘25
This week’s girls varsity soccer DOTW is Claire Kepner ’25. Claire has started the 2023 season with hard work, tenacity, resilience and confidence. From taking chances on scoring opportunities in practice to being there for rebounds and making great runs to create opportunities for herself and her teammates, her hard work is making an impact. We look forward to watching Claire continue to grow this season and influence DA Girls Varsity Soccer!
Boys JV Soccer: Kevin Gonzalez ’25
Kevin has provided some key senior leadership in the first few weeks of the season. He brought extra team water on the hot days and reminded coaches to pickup the walkie-talker. He has acknowledged his errors as a model of growth and helped teammates improve their communication. In short, he has been an excellent role model for the younger players.
Varsity Football: Malachi Costello ‘24
Malachi Costello is the football team’s first DOTW. He had 7 carries for 71 yards and 3 touchdowns while also making plays on the defensive side of the ball. We are excited to see more from Malachi this season.
JV Volleyball: Maisy Johnson ’26
Maisy ’26 is already on fire this season. Between her menacing serve and her ability to track all the action on the court, she stands out as a force to be reckoned with. But what is even more impressive about Maisy is that she’s an incredible team player: always enthusiastic, engaged, and communicating with her teammates. She is an unstoppable force of positivity.
Boys Jr. B Soccer: Max Ng ’27
Despite being injured, Max still came to practice to support his teammates and did a great job helping us out with coordinating practice. We appreciate his effort, good cheer, and willingness to help the team!