Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!
Boys Junior A Soccer: Jack Wagner ’26
After a successful season on Quad Squad, Jack has been a shot of energy to our offense and a strong addition to our team chemistry this season. After a long class day last Friday, he still found the energy to pick up the dry-erase marker and take the offense through the Xs and Os of a new attack plan he dreamed up. The next day he scored a hat trick in our victory against Eaglebrook. In Wednesday’s contest versus Williston, he found open space effectively and took shots when his team found him on the wing. A non-call kept the last-second hit he took from turning into the game-winning PK. Perhaps Jack’s strongest quality is, when facing frustrating moments like that, he can flush them, stay in the present moment, and look for the next opportunity.
Varsity Field Hockey: Riley Harrington ‘24 and Loulla Rousou ’25
Varsity FH is excited to name Riley Harrington ‘24 and Loulla Rousou ’25 our doors of the week. Riley put together two great games against Westminster and Taft – she is incredibly fast and versatile and came up with huge offensive plays in both games. Moreover, she scored a pivotal goal in our game against Westy that ultimately put us at 2-2 heading into overtime. On the defensive side of the field, Loulla has been a force. She reads the game well, always steps to the ball, and does a terrific job marking and shutting down our opponent’s speedy forwards. We are so proud of Riley and Loulla for their strong play and leadership this season. Go Big Green!
Boys JV Soccer: Joe Berman ‘25
Joe has been simply outstanding in the net for us. He has bailed out our defense countless times with excellent saves. I have coached many JV soccer teams, and Joe ranks up there as one of the best, if not the best, keeper I’ve had. His focus is unbreakable. He communicates like a boss. He tells his players the hard truths and has earned everyone’s respect as a team-oriented leader and intense competitor. Many of our one-goal wins and ties could have ended less well were Joe’s net-minding not so strong. He has made save after save, left his line to make sure-footed clearances, and uncorked penetrating goal kicks and punts. Joe has been a rock for us, and we all respect his commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership daily.
Boys Water Polo: Giulio Migliarina ’25
Despite the polo team’s struggles in recent weeks, Giulio Migliarina ’25 has continued to play relentless defense and to find greater confidence in his offensive skills. A left-handed player, he allows us to have strong scoring threats on both sides of the goal. Giulio also works well with his younger teammates, helping them to feel more confident and comfortable in their roles.
Music: Elisha Moise ’25
Elisha is a leader of the school meeting house band, bringing positive energy and good cheer to every rehearsal. His versatility and generosity as a multi-talented musician (trombone, percussion, and vocals) have helped the band play music in various styles.
Football: Max Hobbs ’24
Max Hobbs is the football team’s DOTW. Max is a senior defensive lineman as well as a receiver/tight end. He has been impressive thus far this year as a leader on the defensive side of the ball where he has demonstrated a great balance of effort, grit, and skill to make plays from sideline to sideline. This week was another outstanding effort against Exeter Academy, where Max paced a defensive effort that held the opponent’s offense in check for most all of the game. We are excited to see Max continue to grow this season and will look for more big plays this week.
Thirds Volleyball: Anne Kelly ’27
DOTW for 3rds volleyball is Anne Kelly. Anne always comes to practice with a great attitude, and she is always willing to fill any position on the court. She has shown a great amount of improvement in all areas. During our game against Stoneleigh on Wednesday, she served remarkably well, which was so fun to watch.
Girls Varsity Soccer: Keira Austen ’26
Keira Austen is this week’s DOTW for Varsity Soccer. Not only does she show up for practice ready to go every day, but she is a helper, picking up things that need picking up and helping others get their jobs done or giving them a laugh. On the field, Keira has been one of our most consistent players and is willing to play both right or left back for the Doors. She has continually shut down aggressive forwards and helped us keep possession of the ball, as well. This past week, she contributed to the Big Green defense, earning two big results in their games. Keep it up, Keira!
Boys Jr. B Soccer: Arvin Mou ’25
The Quad Squad door of the week is Arvin Mou. Arvin has made a huge impact on the team both as our goalkeeper and as a team captain. Our most recent game against Suffield was his best performance yet, and much of the credit for the win can be attributed to his excellent game.
Varsity Volleyball: Harmoni Dobbins ’26
The DOTW this week for varsity volleyball goes to Harmoni Dobbins. Dobbins has been an important member of the team since she joined last year. Her smile, attitude, and competitiveness keep the team in good spirits during practices. She is one of the most dangerous players in the league at the net, leading Deerfield in both hitting percentage and blocks. Congratulations Harmoni!
JV Field Hockey: Alana McDonough ’27 and Esther Lee ’25
DA JV FH would like to nominate Alana McDonough ’27 and Esther Lee ’25 as this week’s DOTW. Both players are new to the JV FH team and have worked hard this season to develop new skills and learn the ins and outs of new positions. This season, Esther has played both on defense and in midfield and has grown tremendously in both places. She has a knack for being in the right place at the right time and seldom loses a defensive battle. Her tackles have impressed us all season. She has an always positive attitude and is eager to learn more. Alana has also tried out a number of positions this season, oscillating between the forward line and the midfield. She is flexible and eager to hunt down the ball. She too, is often in the right place at the right time. In recent games, she has had excellent field sense and has made smart offensive passes. She also had an exciting goal in our game against Loomis. She is persistent and hard-working and we can’t wait to see her continue to develop her skills this season and in seasons to come.