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.
Fall Athletic Awards
Today at School Meeting, the Deerfield community recognized and celebrated 28 fall athletic award winners from all the fall teams. Athletic Director, Bob Howe began a new tradition and recapped his “Fall Top 10” in poem form. The snow and the cold has arrived here to stay So think...
Varsity Field Hockey Places Roche & O’Brien on All-Star Team
Deerfield varsity field hockey team placed 2 players, Tierney Roche ’18 and Meaghan O’Brien ’18, on the Western New England Preparatory School Field Hockey Association All-Star team. As junior classmates, Tierney and Meaghan, were consistent players for the Big Green all season. Both were fierce competitors who worked hard...
Deerfield Hosts NEPSAC Field Hockey Championships
Deerfield Academy is pleased to be the host site for the NEPSAC Class A, B & C field hockey championships this Sunday, November 20th. All championship games will be held on the Deerfield field hockey field located inside the track. Championship Schedule: 11:00am – Class B Championship 12:30pm...
CHOATE DAY! Live Stream Links
On Saturday, 11/12 Deerfield players, coaches, parents, alums, and fans will travel to Wallingford, CT for the annual Choate Day athletic contests. Here is tomorrow’s contest line up; 10:00 am – Girls Varsity Volleyball 10:00 am – Girls JV Volleyball 10:00 am – Girls 3rd Volleyball 10:30 am –...
Sunday Athletic Contests
Sunday games for girls soccer and field hockey – support your classmates! 1:30pm Varsity Field Hockey vs. Greenwich 1:30pm JV Field Hockey vs. Greenwich 1:30pm Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Hotchkiss 1:30pm JV Girls Soccer vs. Hotchkiss Go Big Green!
Boston College Article on Sophomore Field Hockey Player Lucy Lytle ’15
Boston College Athletics published a great article titled, The One Your Never Saw Coming, on Deerfield’s Lucy Lytle ’15 and her breakout sophomore season for the Eagles. To read the article click here. Go Big Green!
Varsity Field Hockey Defeats Loomis in OT
On a beautiful fall parents’ weekend, Deerfield had an exciting OT victory over Loomis Chaffee to end with a score of 2-1. Both teams came to the turf ready to play hard, and the momentum wavered back and forth for the duration of the game. About 5 minutes into...
Big Green Alumni Update- Mettler Growney ’13
Former Deerfield student Mettler Growney (DA ’13) is off to a strong start in her final season with the Bowdoin Polar Bears’ Field Hockey team. Last week, Mettler scored four goals and assisted on another in three games which included a hat trick against Southern Maine on Monday and...
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...
Deerfield Fall Teams Kick-Off their 2016 Seasons with Pre-Season
Deerfield fall teams and coaches are anxiously awaiting the start of their respective pre-season practices which kick-off their 2016 seasons. Learn more about how each of our fall varsity teams will begin their 2016 campaigns below. Boys Cross-Country Wednesday, September 7th marks the first practice of the 2016 season...