Today at School Meeting, the Deerfield community recognized and celebrated 28 fall athletic award winners from all the fall teams.
Athletic Director, Bob Howe began a new tradition and recapped his “Fall Top 10” in poem form.
The snow and the cold has arrived here to stay
So think really hard and get back to that day
When meeting new friends and reuniting with team
Brought so much excitement that it felt like a dream
Here at Deerfield I’ve found traditions from here and then
Today I’ll start a new one with my fall 2016 Top Ten
To make this list you don’t need to be a star
You make this list because we really value you for who you are
At #10 we’ll start with everyone who goes to our games and offers their support
Students and faculty come to each one, but our cheerleaders get the highest grade in this report!
#9 is our athletes of the week on our sports information site
Thanks to Mrs. Barbato and to those athletes trying to do everything just right
At #8 comes something very near and dear to my heart and often not considered hip.
My hat goes off to all in this room who demonstrate good sportsmanship
Next in line coming in at #7 are the programs we at Deerfield call reserve
I’m proud of these teams and all that they do. A much better name is what they deserve!
At #6 let’s recognize program strength and this year we had 2 programs keeping our winning percentage alive.
Boys soccer (4 teams) went 25-9-7 while field hockey (3 teams) went 13-5-5
#5 goes to Coach Emerson and the 6-1 JV Footballing crew
On most days our opponents couldn’t figure out what to do
Our comeback team of the term earns the #4 spot
Boys varsity water polo went 7-1 late in the season out scoring teams by a lot
Girls cross-country comes in at #3 because they were third in Class A
Both programs are strong and folks should know how hard these kids play
Coming in at #2 are the folks in the gym and who attend to our cage
Norm, Darla, and Bernie do so much for you all before you get to the stage
At the top (#1) of my list are those people that make all our lives fuller here
It’s your coaches and athletic personnel that deserve our big cheer!
Now on to the awards and congratulate those few
But always remember for real success you need a big crew!
A complete list of the awards and award winners are listed below.
Reserve Field Hockey
Most Improved Player – Janice Chen
JV Field Hockey
Most Valuable Player – Maddie Blake, Jenna Greenbaum & Valerie Ma
Most Valuable Player – Levi Constant
Girls Reserve Soccer
Most Improved Player – Maggie Tydings
Girls JV Soccer
Most Valuable Player – Skyler Nuelle
Boys Jr. A Soccer
Most Valuable Player – Lowell Weil
Boys Jr. B Soccer
Most Improved Player – Peter Marchese
Boys JV Soccer
Most Valuable Player – Kevin Hendrick & Iqbal Nurjadin
Most Improved Player – Kareena Bhakta
Most Improved Player – Netanya Jimenez
Most Valuable Player – Soo-Min Lee
JV Water Polo
Most Determined Player – Michael Makridis
Boys’ Varsity Cross Country
The Moreau C. Hunt Trophy – Hughes Benjamin
Peter C. Brush Award – William McNamara
Girls’ Varsity Cross Country
The Moreau C. Hunt Trophy – Victoria Patterson
Peter C. Brush Award – Marguerite Genereux
Varsity Field Hockey
The Deerfield Field Hockey Cup – Elizabeth Wenners
Thomas Williams Ashley Memorial Award – Jackson Caputo
Frank Dahowski Award – Thomas Hale
Boys’ Varsity Soccer
The Holbrook Ellis Cup – Brian Davis & George Fair
Girls’ Varsity Soccer
The Marjorie Ellis Cup – Jacqueline Minor & Audrey McManemin
The Coaches’ Award – Perry Hamm
Varsity Water Polo
The Coaches’ Award – Robert Meyer
Congratulations to all the award winners and fall athletes!