Deerfield’s field hockey program began in the early 1990s and has established a tradition of excellence over the years. In the past five seasons, the varsity team has maintained a winning record and has competed in the Class A NEPSAC tournament each year. Deerfield faces some of New England’s most formidable opponents including Andover, Exeter, Hotchkiss, Westminster, Choate, Greenwich Academy, and Taft.
Deerfield offers three levels of field hockey: varsity, junior varsity, and reserve. The level of play on the varsity squad challenges elite high school players, while our junior varsity and reserve teams offer players an opportunity to develop their skills while enjoying the experience of being on a team. Each team practices Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and plays games on Wednesday and Saturday. The varsity team competes on a beautiful Victory turf, while our JV and reserve teams play on impeccable grass fields.
Deerfield field hockey players are committed, hard working, and team-oriented. In recent years, Deerfield alumnae have played (or are currently playing) for Amherst College, Boston College, Bowdoin College, Dartmouth College, Hamilton College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, and Williams College. Countless other alumnae have gone on to play at the collegiate level throughout the years.
Deerfield varsity field hockey is coached by Kristen McVaugh, Ellie McDonald, and Katie Calhoun. For more information about the program, please contact Kristen McVaugh.
Athletic Department Announces Fall LIVE Stream Schedule
The Deerfield Academy Athletic Department is excited to announce a six game LIVE stream schedule of fall varsity athletic contests. Even if you can’t make it to campus, families, friends, and alumni will now have the opportunity to tune in to watch Deerfield teams. “It’s been my experience that...
Varsity Field Hockey Defeats Berkshire 1-0 in Season Opener
Varsity field hockey won a hard fought battle against Berkshire on Saturday, 9/17. We couldn’t have asked for a better fall day to play field hockey, and the team came out hungry for their first win of the season. The first half was back and forth, with an aggressive...