Water polo

Intrigued by the challenge of mastering a physically and mentally challenging sport, a majority of Deerfield players come to the game as beginners and take great pride in learning new skills, teaching younger players, and vying for a spot in the New England Final Four. The regular season blends single games and tri-meets, where team depth makes a difference in the back-to-back contests. To develop that necessary depth, we rely on bench players, and this assures that our youngest players, whether on the varsity or junior varsity level, compete in every game.

Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week! Varsity Field Hockey: Sage Piekarski ‘23 The varsity field hockey DOTW is Sage Piekarski ’23. Sage is

Doors of the Week

Congratulations this week’s Doors of the Week! Learn more about each of this week’s Doors of the Week and the contributions that they made to

Doors of the Week

To kick-off the fall 2022 Doors of the Week recognition, we recognize those who have helped our teams successfully return to their teams and play

Fall Team Practices Kick-Off

Deerfield fall teams have returned to the practice fields and courts this week. Opening preseason practices started on Tuesday and have rolled through the week.

Date / Time Team Opponent Location Result/Status
Date / Time:
September 17, 2022 - 2:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Choate
Location:
Away, @ Brunswick
Results/Status:
Loss, 5-6 Details
Date / Time:
September 17, 2022 - 4:45 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Brunswick
Location:
Away, @ Brunswick
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
September 21, 2022 - 3:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Loomis Chaffee School
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Win, 13-6 Livestream
Date / Time:
September 21, 2022 - 4:30 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Loomis Chaffee School
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Win, 6-5 Livestream
Date / Time:
September 24, 2022 - 1:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Westminster School
Location:
Away, @ Westminster
Results/Status:
Win, 14-3
Date / Time:
September 24, 2022 - 2:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Andover
Location:
Away, @ Westminster
Results/Status:
Win, 14-8
Date / Time:
September 28, 2022 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Suffield Academy
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
September 28, 2022 - 4:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Suffield Academy
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 1, 2022 - 1:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
St. John's
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 1, 2022 - 2:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
St. John's
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 5, 2022 - 3:30 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Choate
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 5, 2022 - 4:45 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Choate
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 8, 2022 - 1:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Hopkins
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 8, 2022 - 2:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Hopkins
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 12, 2022 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Wilbraham
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 15, 2022 - 11:30 am
Team:
Opponent:
Eaglebrook School
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 15, 2022 - 1:30 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Hamden Hall
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 15, 2022 - 4:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Williston
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 19, 2022 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Williston
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 19, 2022 - 4:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Williston
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 22, 2022 - 4:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Exeter
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 22, 2022 - 5:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Exeter
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 26, 2022 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Loomis Chaffee School
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 26, 2022 - 4:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Loomis Chaffee School
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 29, 2022 - 1:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Andover
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 29, 2022 - 2:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Andover
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
October 31, 2022 - 4:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Eaglebrook School
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
November 2, 2022 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Suffield Academy
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
November 2, 2022 - 4:15 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Suffield Academy
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
November 4, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Westminster School
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
November 5, 2022 - 3:30 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Wilbraham
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
November 12, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Final Four
Location:
Away, @ Exeter
Results/Status:

Where we Swim

The Deerfield Natatorium is an eight-lane, 25-yard facility, and we have a separate diving well with two one-meter boards and one three-meter board.

Deerfield players have competed on NCAA Division I, Division III, and club teams on both coasts.

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Coaches

  1. Mark Scandling

    • Head Coach - (Girls): Varsity
    • Head Coach - (Boys): Varsity
    • Assistant Coach - (Boys): Junior Varsity
  2. Patricia Batchelor

    • Assistant Coach - (Girls): Varsity
  3. Jason Cook

    • Assistant Coach - (Boys): Varsity
    • Assistant Coach - (Girls): Varsity
    • Assistant Coach - (Boys): Junior Varsity

Frequently Asked Questions

Deerfield students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and try new experiences. If a student wishes to play a new sport, then he/she can participate in tryouts along with the other athletes, and will be placed according to their skill level. Most sports at Deerfield have multiple teams, so those new to a particular sport will usually have the opportunity to play at an appropriate level. Beginners should be sure to notify the coach if they require guidance in navigating a new sport.

Students are required to participate in a co-corricular each term. “Co-curriculars” do not necessarily have to be an interscholastic sport. Other options include community service, dance, theater, recreational sports, or even managing a sport. Additionally, students with talents in certain areas such as the arts may apply for a co-curricular exemption, in which they pursue their talent under the guidance of a Deerfield faculty member. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to participate in at least two terms of interscholastic athletics per year.

Varsity candidates will typically have preseason tryouts before school begins, and therefore should plan on arriving three or more days early. Coaches notify candidates during the summer if they should arrive early, and arrival dates are posted on the Deerfield Academy calendar.

Deerfield does provide laundry services for athletic clothing. Students should be aware that due to turnaround time they may want to have multiple sets of clothing to avoid any problems.

Each sport holds tryouts at the beginning of the season to determine appropriate placement for students trying out. Deerfield does its best to put all of its students in the position to succeed and grow as athletes, and these efforts are reflected in the composition of its teams.

All students, faculty, and staff can seek help from Deerfield’s skilled athletic training staff regardless of their involvement in Deerfield athletics.

Certain equipment, including game uniforms and practice clothing, is provided by the Athletic Stockroom. Some non-clothing items are also available for loan upon request, or available to purchase through the Athletic Store. Because each sport has varying equipment needs, students should be in touch with their coach or the stockroom staff when they arrive on campus. If students need to purchase athletic equipment or clothing not found in the Athletic Store or stockroom, they can usually find it at any one of several local retail stores.

Recreational sports are typically open to juniors and seniors as a co-curricular option, but some may allow underclassmen to participate with the coach’s permission.

The athletic facilities, including the gym, pool, tennis courts, and squash courts, are open to all students, faculty, and staff during their hours of operation. At the beginning of the year all students participate in an orientation that walks them through proper use of the fitness center, and all new students take a required swim test before they can use the pool. Hours for athletic facilities are posted online.

Contact Athletics

athletics@deerfield.edu
413-774-1430

Office West Gym
Mail PO Box 36
Deerfield, MA 01342