WRESTLING

Founded in 1973, the Deerfield wrestling program has a proud tradition, twice winning the New England Championship title. In the past two decades, Deerfield wrestlers have captured many individual titles at the Class A Tournament and New England Prep School Championships. In addition to the league and New England tournaments, the team also competes at the National Prep School Championships at Lehigh University. JV wrestlers grapple in informal jamborees and in a season-ending invitational tournament. A number of Deerfield wrestlers have gone on to compete in the collegiate ranks, appearing on the rosters at Boston University, Williams College, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Iowa.

Move for Love at Deerfield

Last week, Deerfield teams participated in the One Love Foundation’s 2022 Move for Love event. Every co-curricular team or activity was encouraged to run, walk,

ALL-NEPSAC Awards Announced

Last week, NEPSAC announced ALL-NEPSAC and ALL-NEPSAC honorable mention award winners for the winter 2021-2022 season. Congratulations to all of the Deerfield recipients! GIRLS SQUASH:

Winter 2021-2022 Athletic Awards

At today’s School Meeting, the community gathered for the first time of the spring 2022 term to recognize and celebrate the many achievements of our

Doors of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s Doors of the Week! Girls Thirds Squash: Neha Jampala ’23 The final DOTW for the Thirds Squash squad is Neha Jampala.

Date / Time Team Opponent Location Result/Status
Date / Time:
December 11, 2021 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Belmont Hill
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
December 11, 2021 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Choate
Location:
Results/Status:
Date / Time:
January 8, 2022 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Pomfret School, Hopkins
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Canceled
Date / Time:
January 12, 2022 - 3:30 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Andover
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Ranked, Girls Meet Details
Date / Time:
January 15, 2022 - 2:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Andover
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Canceled
Date / Time:
January 19, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Pomfret School
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Win, 42-36
Date / Time:
January 22, 2022 - 2:30 pm
Team:
Opponent:
St. Paul's, Cardigan Mountain School
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Canceled
Date / Time:
January 26, 2022 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
NMH, Avon Old Farms
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Canceled
Date / Time:
January 30, 2022 - 10:00 am
Team:
Opponent:
Andover
Location:
Away, Andover Girls Wrestling Tournament
Results/Status:
Ranked Details
Date / Time:
February 2, 2022 - 3:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Wilbraham
Location:
Home
Results/Status:
Win, 66-12 Livestream
Date / Time:
February 2, 2022 - 3:30 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Middlesex
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
, Girls Meet
Date / Time:
February 12, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Class A Championship
Location:
Away, @ Exeter
Results/Status:
Ranked, 8 Wrestlers Qualify for New Englands Livestream Details
Date / Time:
February 19, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
New England Championship
Location:
Home, @ Deerfield
Results/Status:
Ranked, Adeeva Alli & Matt Hickey - New England Champions! Livestream Details
Date / Time:
February 26, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Team:
Opponent:
Nationals
Location:
Away
Results/Status:
Ranked, Adeeva Alli '25 wins National Prep Championship!!! Livestream Details

Where and Who we Wrestle

Deerfield’s varsity and JV squads practice together on two full mats for 90 minutes each day in the Kravis Arena. The 16 varsity matches, traditionally held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, include a mix of dual and quadrangular meets against rivals such as Northfield Mount Hermon, Choate Rosemary Hall, Phillips Andover, Loomis Chaffee, and the team’s archrival, Phillips Exeter. 

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Coaches

  1. Dan Houston

    • Head Coach - (Coed): Varsity
  2. Sam Leitermann-Long

    • Assistant Coach - (Coed): Varsity
  3. Tim Morris

    • Assistant Coach - (Coed): 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