Doors of the Week

Congratulations to our final spring 2024 Doors of the Week!

Varsity Baseball: Jack Welch ’26
Jack has been such a positive influence on the culture of the varsity baseball program this year. He has gone above and beyond everything asked of him. His dedication and hard work has really paid off as he continues to sharpen his skillset.

Boys JV Lacrosse: Adaugo Nwaokoro ’24, Penley Day ’25 and Reagan Warren ’27
The Boy’s JV Lacrosse Team would like to nominate our 3 managers for the final DOTW for the 2024 season, Adaugo Nwaokoro, Penley Day and Reagan Warren. This trio of managers have done an outstanding job throughout the entire season, from the cold days in mid-March to the warm temperatures in May. They have provided the team with everything they needed for practices, bus rides and  home/away games. Thank you for your dedication and a job well done!

Girls Varsity Water Polo: Giulio Migliarina ’25
Whether at the scorer’s table during games or in the water helping the girls refine their individual skills or team play, Giulio Migliarina ’25 was an important contributor to the polo squad’s success this spring. He was always willing to lend a hand in any way we needed, to offer a helpful perspective based on his own game experience, or to lift the players’ spirit with this positive spirit.

JV Golf: Nick Smiarowski ’26
This past Saturday against Westminster, Nick shot his best round ever, a 38 on the front nine at Crumpin Fox.  Without our two top golfers, the team needed everyone to step up.  Led by Nick, who earned medalist honors, the team played well to defeat Westminster.  Congrats, Nick!

Varsity Softball: Nicole Lefavour ’27
The door of the week for softball is Nicole Lefavour. Nicole pitched every single game for the softball team this year. She has been a consistent, hard-working, and dedicated teammate. We truly would not have a team without her.

Girls Varsity Tennis: Natalia Sanders ’24
Natalia has played at a high level for the tennis team for all three of her years at Deerfield. She brings fire and focus to every match she plays. Natalia is undefeated at the number one singles position over the last two years.

Girls Varsity Track & Field: Ava Lennon ’24, Minjoo Serhant ’27, and Anna Morrissey ’24
These endurance athletes have been working intensely throughout the season. The smiles on their faces as they are heading out for a 5 mile run is always an inspiration to the team. Running multiple laps and pacing oneself takes immense mental training along with their consistent physical training. We are so proud of their perseverance and look forward to cheering them on this weekend! This week’s doors of the week are Ava Lennon, Minjoo Serhant, and Anna Morrissey.

Boys Track & Field: Henry Paterson ’27
Henry Paterson has been a model of consistency in the 100 and 4×100 this season. He has ably handled the double handoff of the backstretch in the 4×100 all season long, playing a key team role as the team has come together around him. In spite of his being completely new to the event at the start of the year, he passes like a seasoned veteran. Great work, Henry!

Theatre: Cast & Crew of Stuart Little
This week we nominate the entire cast and crew of the Spring production, “Stuart Little”! Each and every person in this production plays a crucial role in its smooth running. From diligently painting the set, to lighting, creating props and performing etc., the show relies on everyone doing their part with diligence and energy. Children’s shows require stamina, fearlessness and focus and we thank you all for your beautiful gift to our community!

Girls Rowing: Vi Reddy ’27
Vi Reddy ’27 for her everyday positive attitude and willingness to cox or row – often at a moment’s notice!  Vi has been steadily improving all spring as a coxswain and has a contagious enthusiasm for rowing, a new sport for her!

Ultimate: Charlie Rolland ‘26
Ultimate Disk’s Door of the Week is Charlie Rolland ’26.  Charlie has been an impact player from the start, and she has grown tremendously this year.  Charlie makes great cuts; she has an impressive smash-down defense, and she bounced back immediately from a full-body slam earlier this season.  This past game, she made two touchdown catches that were not actually intended for her.  The disk flew past the intended recipient, but she read the disk so well and pivoted so quickly that she earned us critical points.  We are incredibly lucky to have Charlie on our team!

Boys JV Tennis: Mike Lee ’24
The DOTW for boys JV tennis is Mike Lee. Mike is a senior in his second year on the team and has done a great job this year setting an example for the younger players and continuing to work on his game. We’ll miss him next year!

Boys Varsity Tennis: Blix Salz ’24
Blix Salz is the boys varsity tennis DOTW. The senior, who had taken last season off, worked hard all spring to get his game back to top level, which culminated in finding himself back in the lineup during a huge match against Exeter on May 11. With partner Anthony Sparacio, the duo came back from 4-7 in their doubles match to win it in a tiebreaker and clinch the doubles point for DA; Blix then staged an almost equally impressive comeback in singles. After finding himself down 6-0, 4-1, he never gave up and fought back to bring that match to a deciding third set superbreaker. Though he eventually lost that match, the competitiveness he showed and willingness to never give up was a true demonstration in leadership. Blix followed up two days later with easy wins against Suffield Academy on May 13.

Boys JV Baseball: Daniel Wareham ’24 and Edwin Chu ’27
Daniel Wareham: Daniel has played JV baseball for three years.  Originally an outfielder, he has been a mentor to the new players this year and has even pitched and played in the infield.    Our only senior (and captain) – he is the mind of leader we hope to have on our team.
Edwin Chu: Nobody has taken more lumps at the plate this season.  Baseball is new to Edwin and he has learned to catch and throw this season.  He also gets on base, often my walking.    He scored in our first inning against Cushing and was involved in some exciting plays on the base paths.

Drawing & Painting: Keza Gachago ’24
AP Drawing using colored pencil on paper

Girls Varsity Lacrosse: Keira Austin ’26, Brooke Stroh ’24, and Riley Harrington ’24
While Keira, Brooke, and Riley have all been sidelined with injuries, they have exuded resilience and perseverance, while still maintaining a positive attitude.  Their energy was extremely contagious and impactful in a 9-8 OT win vs Berkshire on Wednesday, as the team celebrated the class of 2024.

Go Big Green!