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.
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...