Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week!

Girls Rowing: Plum Schiff ’27 Cecy Yazwinski ’27, and Katherine Goltra ’27
Plum Schiff, Cecy Yazwinski, and Katherine Goltra for their positive attitude this season and willingness to compete in two races on Saturday!  They are doing a fantastic job of learning a new sport!

JV Golf: Sophie Kamil ’26
Sophie Kamil ’26 shot a 36 on Saturday, the lowest score any member of the JV golf team has shot this spring.  Her success stems from her smooth swing and ability to focus under pressure.

Girls JV Lacrosse: Georgia Ball ’25 and Greta Trapp ’25
Georgia Ball and Greta Trapp are the GJV Doors of the Week. They have been excellent leaders for us this season! Despite us getting our first loss against Longmeadow, they helped us to maintain a positive attitude and bounce back strong to return with a win against Westminster on Saturday. We thank them for all their efforts on and off the field so far this season.

Varsity Baseball: Will Machnik ’26
Will has been an outstanding teammate and has been someone who has put the team first all year! He is an extremely hard worker and is developing his skillset at a rapid pace. We expect big things from Will in the coming weeks and years.

Varsity Softball: Ella Davies ’24
The door of the week for softball is Ella Davies. Ella had a fantastic week behind the plate and in the batter’s box. Over the three games this week Ella hit .500 and blocked over a dozen pitches in the dirt that would have scored runs.

Girls Varsity Water Polo: Miu Yatsuka ’24 and Austen Thomas ’24
Seniors Miu Yatsuka and Austen Thomas continue to play vital roles in the team’s success.  Coming off the bench, they help to sustain the defensive intensity and find ways to take advantage of their scoring or assisting opportunities on offense.  They exemplify the team’s trust in every player’s contribution.

Boys JV Tennis: Finn Knight ’24
The DOTW for boys JV tennis is Finn Knight. This is Finn’s 3rd year on the team and he’s one of this year’s captains. He has improved significantly and brings a great attitude to practice and his leadership position. In a year where overall match wins have been scarce, Finn has won many of his individual matches and is comfortable playing both singles and doubles, as needed.

Boys Varsity Track & Field: Victor Kibuuka ’26
The Door of the Week for Boys Track & Field is Victor Kibuuka. Victor has been working hard in the Pole Vault pits for two years, and his hard work paid off this week with an event win against Loomis and Hotchkiss. Victor vaulted 10′ to win the competition against a point-scorer from the 2023 NEPSTA meet. Good effort and a good result, Victor!

Boys JV Lacrosse: Trevor Stadtler ’25 and Hutson Staniford ’27
Trevor and Hutson have lead the way with their efforts as our faceoff specialists this spring.  They have both worked tirelessly as great teammates and competitors for each and every opportunity.  We appreciate their attention to detail and know that their hard work will yield more wins down the homestretch of the season.

Ultimate: Alice Zang ’24
The Ultimate Door of the Week is Alice Zang ’24. Alice joined the Ultimate team this year, and despite having no previous experience, she has committed herself to improving and contributing to the team.  Not only has Alice become a valuable cutter for our offense, but she has also become a model of Spirit of the Game, a core concept in Ultimate. It is often hard in a self-refereed game to call a foul on the other team, especially as a new player. Last week Alice advocated for herself, making the correct call, which ultimately lead to a point for Deerfield. We are lucky to have Alice on the team this year.

JV Baseball: Michael Hioe ’27 and Alex Chutkow ’26
Both Alex and Michael have been strong leaders this season.  They have been hugely supportive of our new players and have worked with them to help them improve their skills.   In games Michael and Alex are hugely supportive of their less experienced teammates and cheer them on as they score their first run ever or battle hard at the plate.      JV baseball is having a fun season in part because of the good work of these two players.

Boys Varsity Tennis: Tai Feng ’26
Tai Feng is the boys varsity tennis DOTW for his outstanding performance at Westminster on Wednesday, May 1. Despite not playing his best in doubles, he and partner Walkner Naughton cruised to an 8-1 victory in the #3 spot; then, playing #3 singles (up one spot in the usual ladder), Tai battled back after losing a close first set to win the second set 6-1 and then closed out the match 10-6 in a third set superbreaker. Tai showed a high level of determination, grit, and problem-solving in his comeback win- a true exhibition of what a DOTW should be!

Girls Varsity Track & Field: Alexis Miller ’24
This athlete has been an all-star in too many ways to count. She comes to practice with a positive attitude and is ready to support every teammate. She has worked hard to improve throughout the season and had some standout performances in the 4×400 and 800 this past weekend at Loomis. She takes her captainship seriously and is one of the most inclusive members of the team. Her versatility on the track and cheering off the track are invaluable to team culture. Girls’ Track and Field’s Door of the Week is Alexis Miller.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse: Team
The girls lacrosse team had a great win against Loomis on Wednesday.  They got off to a hot start right away, leading 9-1 at one point in the first half of play.  They executed great composure and poise on their possessions, which had been a focus in the practices leading up to the game.  The energy was extremely positive from start to finish, and it was a true team effort with all abled bodies getting time on the field.

Go Big Green!