Deerfield Academy Girls Crew is a tightly-knit group of athletes that pushes limits, works together as a team, and has a lot of fun in the pursuit of excellence.
US Rowing Youth National Champions 2014, 2015
NEIRA Championship Champions 2009, 2014, 2015
NEIRA Championship Medalists 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
About us: we race fours in the highly competitive New England Interscholastic Rowing Association. Our racing season runs from March through June, starting with a spring break trip south, continuing through dual races most weekends, and culminating in the NEIRA Championship and USRowing Youth National Championship in May and June, respectively.
The Hammerschlag Family Boathouse, our home practice and competition site, is located on the Connecticut River less than five miles from campus.
Alumnae of our program have continued their academic and athletic careers at some of the top colleges and universities in the United States, including Harvard/Radcliffe, Brown, Yale, Princeton, University of Michigan, Penn, Cal/Berkeley, Cornell and US Coast Guard Academy.
Deerfield girls crew is coached by Melanie Onufrieff and Sonja O’Donnell. For more information about the program, please contact Melanie Onufrieff. Go Big Green!
Girls Rowing WINS B Final at the US Rowing National Championship
The girls boat won the B Final at the US Rowing National Youth Championship yesterday with a time of 7:15.406! In the opening time trial the girls finished in 3rd place among a field of 18 boats. With 3rd place finish the team advanced to the semifinals. In a...
Deerfield Rowing Advances to 2017 US Rowing National Youth Championship Finals
The Deerfield girls and boys boats both qualified today for final races at the 2017 US Rowing National Youth Championship held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL. This morning both the girls and boys boats qualified in their time trials for the semifinals which took place this afternoon....
2017 Youth National Rowing Championship Time Trials for Deerfield Boats Start in 2 Hours
The girls and boys rowing 1st varsity boats will begin their quest for a Youth National Championship this morning with the start of the time trials at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL. The girls boat will lead the way as the time trials for 18 boats in the...
NCAA Championships Recap
Elliot Gilbert ’16 – Washington & Lee – Women’s Lacrosse NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament Semifinalist In the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship, the No. 2 Generals were edged by No. 1 TCNJ, 5-4, in double OT. Washington & Lee’s post-game write up...
Girls Rowing is Sarasota Bound After Capturing Gold at the NEIRA Championships
On Saturday, the girls ended their regular season with a strong appearance at the NEIRA Championships on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA. All four boats qualified and put forth their best effort! Heats started early in the morning and racing continued into the afternoon in which 2 of the...
Alumnae Rowers will be Dancing in the Water this Weekend at NCAA Championships
The 2017 NCAA Division I and Division III Women’s Rowing Championships will take place this weekend, May 26-28 at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ and will feature 2 Deerfield rowing alumnae, Claire Collins ‘15 and Eileen Russell ’15. Claire and Eileen donned the green and white together only 2...
Spring Athletic Awards Announced
Yesterday, the Deerfield community gathered for School Meeting to celebrate spring teams and recognize the 2017 spring athletic award winners. In keeping with tradition, Mr. Howe began the ceremony by listing off his Spring Top 10. Top Ten List for Spring 2017 Graduation is close, the big ceremony is...
Student-Athletes Commit to Play Collegiate Athletics
Deerfield is proud and excited to honor 44 student-athletes who have committed to continuing to compete in their respective sports at the college level. This year, the Athletic Department held several ceremonies to celebrate these student-athletes. In total, the Big Green recognized 53 student-athletes who will be competing at the...
Boys & Girls Rowing Earn Gold at the Wayland Weston Regatta
Yesterday the boys and girls varsity rowing teams traveled to Wayland, MA for a full day of racing on Lake Cochituate at the annual Wayland Weston Regatta. This year proved a little different from last as both the boys and girls teams captured gold at the event. The opening...
Rowing Starts Season Strong in Opening Races
In the opening races of their 2017 season, the boys and girls rowing teams started their respective campaigns with strong performances on Lake Quinsigamond last Saturday. The boys raced against Brooks, St. Mark’s, and Vermont Academy with all 4 of the top boats finishing in 1st place. On the...
Big Green Teams are Perfect on the Road
Yesterday, 6 Big Green teams traveled to their respective away contests and all of those teams returned to Deerfield with victories in hand. Deerfield teams went 6-0 in away contests and 7-2 overall in their Wednesday contests. It was a great day to be Big Green! Girls varsity and...
Rowers Take First On-The-Water Strokes of the Season
Rowers take their first on-the-water strokes of the season on Lake Pickett in Orlando, FL. The teams will be enjoying their spring training for the rest of the week out of the University of Central Florida boathouse. Have fun!