National Letter of Intent Signing Day

Today, marked a big day in the academic and athletic future of twelve of our student-athletes who committed to playing collegiate athletics by signing their National Letter of Intent. The Deerfield Athletic Department is excited to share the news of their signings. Congratulations!

Bailey Cheetham ’19 – Johns Hopkins (Women’s Lacrosse)

Cheetham joined the Big Green four years ago as a ninth grader from Portland, OR. She made an immediate impact in the midfield on both the girls varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. In her senior campaign, she will captain both the girls varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. Additionally in her senior year, Bailey has led the Big Green community as one of this year’s Captains Deerfield. This fall, she received All-WNEPSSA honors for her efforts on the soccer field. This past spring, Cheetham contributed to girls varsity lacrosse team’s 12-0 run to end their successful season. Next fall, Cheetham will join the Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team who fell to Navy in the opening game of the NCAA Tournament while posting a 10-9 overall season record. Congratulations, Bailey!

Mary Edmonds ’19 – Holy Cross (Women’s Ice Hockey)

A dual-sport varsity athlete, Edmonds will join the Holy Cross Women’s Ice Hockey team next winter. For the Big Green, Edmonds has been a crafty and speedy forward with a nose for the goal in both hockey and lacrosse. Last season, she led the Big Green girls hockey team in scoring. Last year, playing in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance, Holy Cross posted an overall 16-9 season record before falling in the end-of-season tournament. This season, the Crusaders have joined the nationally recognized Hockey East conference. Go Crusaders!

Jonathan Ford ’19 – Notre Dame (Men’s Lacrosse)

Jonathan “Juanny” Ford hails from Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Ford is a long stick midfielder from Torrey Pines where he was a lockdown defender for the Falcons. Averaging three caused turnovers and six groundballs a game. He received 1st Team All League, 1st Team All CIF, and US Lacrosse All-American honors for his efforts last season. After his post-graduate year at Deerfield, he will join the Notre Dame Fighting Irish who went 9-6 last spring. Go Irish!

Ned Lynch ’19 – West Point (Men’s Lacrosse)

A three year member of the Big Green boys varsity lacrosse team, after graduation from Deerfield this spring, Ned will continue his lacrosse career at West Point. For the Big Green, Ned has shown his versatility playing both close defense and as a long stick midfielder. Last spring, the Big Green posted a 13-2 record. In addition, Ned played quarterback for the Big Green football program who posted a 6-3 record this fall. Go Army!

Jordan Manning ’19 – Sacred Heart (Women’s Ice Hockey)

A native of Harvard, MA, Jordan has been a two-sport varsity athlete for the Big Green. At Deerfield, Jordan captains the varsity softball team as a catcher and has helped guide the Big Green softball team to post-season appearances in back-to-back seasons during her sophomore and junior campaigns. On the ice, Jordan is a goaltender for the Big Green girls hockey team and helped backstop the team’s defense on their way to posting a 10-10-5 season record last winter. Next fall, she will continue her hockey career at Sacred Heart University who competes in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance conference. Just over a month into this year’s season, the Pioneers have posted a 6-3-1 record. Congratulations, Jordan!

Mamadou Meite ’19 – Hobart (Men’s Lacrosse)

Meite joined the Big Green this fall as a post-graduate student-athlete. Hailing from the Harlem Lacrosse program from New York, NY, and the Frederick Douglass Academy, Meite was named an HS All-American last spring. This fall, Meite was a running back for the varsity football team and will look to make an impact as an attack for the boys varsity lacrosse team this spring. After graduating from Deerfield this spring, he will continue to pursue his lacrosse career at Hobart College in Geneva, NY. Competing in the Northeast Conference, the Statesmen will begin their 2019 campaign in February. Go Statesmen!

Melissa Mitrovich ’19 – Texas (Women’s Rowing)

Melissa came to Deerfield last year from Lone Star High School in Frisco, TX as a basketball player with hopes of continuing her career on the court in college…but all that changed once she put an oar in her hand.  Within a few weeks of her first days on the water, Melissa was producing ergometer scores that made it clear that she had a bright future in the sport. Last spring, she became a centerpiece of our G4 4+ that raced a solid season and earned a berth at the NEIRA Championship.  Her kind, enthusiastic, and positive spirit help our team both on and off the water and will allow her to develop into a force in Division I college rowing as she continues her career next year with the Longhorns at the University of Texas at Austin.  Congratulations, Melissa, and Hook ‘Em!

Greyson Mokarow ’19 – Colgate (Men’s Lacrosse)

Mokarow arrived on campus this fall as a post-graduate student from Jesuit College Prep School in Dallas, Texas. A defensive player who will help lead the Big Green boys lacrosse team in their upcoming spring season which kicks off in March. Upon graduation from Deerfield this spring, Greyson will continue to play lacrosse collegiately at Colgate. Last season, Colgate fell to Lehigh in the Patriot League tournament. Go ‘Gate!

Deirdre Mullowney ’19 – Boston College (Women’s Ice Hockey)

Mullowney has been stalwart on defense for the Big Green during her career. Last season, Mullowney helped the Big Green post a 10-10-5 overall record which included five shut outs. In 2019-2020 Mullowney will continue her hockey career collegiately at Boston College. The Eagles compete in the nationally recognized Hockey East Conference. Last season, the Eagles were edged in the semifinals of the Hockey East Tournament and later fell to Ohio State in the NCAA DI Women’s Ice Hockey Championship. #WeAreBC!

Bailyn Prichett ’19 – Georgetown (Women’s Rowing)

Bailyn came to DA from Episcopal School of Dallas with a long list of rowing accolades that included a USRowing Youth Nationals appearance in the lightweight 2x, attendance at USRowing Development camps, and head race wins in the 1x. She has significantly added to her resume while at DA, helping her G4+ four post a 33-1 two-year regular season record, earn podium finishes the NEIRA Regatta (including an NEIRA Championship in 2017), and finish as the top scholastic boat in their event at USRowing Youth Nationals two years in a row (including fifth overall in 2018). She is a two-year captain of our squad whose competitive drive, motivational leadership, and relentless pursuit of excellence have played a major role in the team’s success and trajectory.  She’ll continue her rowing career next year with Hoyas on the Georgetown University lightweight rowing team. Congratulations, Bailyn, and Hoya Saxa!

Margaret Williams ’19 – West Point (Women’s Lacrosse)

Williams, a three-sport varsity student-athlete for the Big Green in soccer, hockey and lacrosse, will continue to compete collegiately for the West Point women’s lacrosse team next year. As a attacker for the Big Green lacrosse team, Margaret contributed to last spring’s great offensive season helping to close out last year’s lacrosse season on a 12-0 run. Competing in the Patriot League, the West Point women’s lacrosse team posted a 10-7 overall record and will kick-off their 2018 campaign in February. Go Army!

Katie Zaslaw ’19 – Michigan (Women’s Rowing)

Katie started rowing at Deerfield in her sophomore year with the fall rowing co-curricular as a way to stay fit for her main sport, swimming.  She joined the competitive team in the spring and was a mainstay in the G2 4+ that finished sixth at the NEIRA Championship. Last year, though, was when she really came into her own and discovered her potential in rowing, as she manned the bow seat of the G1 4+ that raced to a 16-1 regular season record, finished third at the NEIRA Championship, and earned a fifth-place finish—and honor of fastest scholastic crew—at the USRowing Youth National Championship.  Katie is a solid, consistent, and selfless athlete and teammate whose impact on our team cannot be understated.  She will continue her rowing career next year with the Wolverines at the University of Michigan.  Congratulations, Katie, and Go Blue!

Go Big Green!