Since Deerfield returned to co-education and formed a girls’ hockey team in 1989, it has been considered one of the premier prep school programs in New England. It took Deerfield just five years to earn a spot in the league playoffs, and the Big Green captured the New England Division I Championship in 2001. With many of our graduates going on to play at the collegiate level, both in Division I and III, we pride ourselves on developing players from the time they enter the Academy. Our most recent alumnae have enjoyed successful careers in the college ranks at Harvard, Yale, Boston College, Union, Colby, Williams, Middlebury, and Bowdoin, among others. We accomplish this by combining intense practice sessions four days per week with a game schedule that consists of the top teams in New England. Starting in 2017, we also participate in Cushing’s Edward G. Watkins Girls’ Invitational Hockey tournament in December, and this round-robin tournament is a great opportunity for our girls to gain exposure to college coaches around the country.
Our team philosophy is based on commitment, respect, and hard work. The coaches stress fundamental skills in practice, emphasizing discipline in individual and team play. A unified sense of purpose and dedication are essential to the success of our program.
Deerfield girls hockey is coached by coach Brooke Fernandez. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Stop: NCAA
Before sending off the class of 2018 at graduation last weekend, the Athletics Department along with coaches and college advisors gathered on Monday, May 21st to congratulate 28 student-athletes who will be going on to play intercollegiate athletics next year. Earlier this year, the Athletics Department held a couple...
Hockey Players Compete for National Title
Despite the start of spring sports at Deerfield, the hockey season is not over for 12 Deerfield hockey student-athletes as they compete with their respective club teams for a national title at the USA Hockey National Tournament this week. Three Big Green teammates, Sean McAvoy ’19, Thomas Gale ’19...
Winter Athletics Awards Announced
Yesterday, the Deerfield community gathered at School Meeting to celebrate this winter’s athletics award winners. In total, 35 award winners were recognized for their contributions to their team’s over the 2017-18 winter season. Athletic Director Mr. Howe delivered his Top-10 poem and Marco Marsans ’18 inspired the audience with...
Meghan Halloran ’17 Named Second Team All-NESCAC
Congratulations to Meghan Halloran ’17 on being named Second Team All-NESCAC for women’s hockey as announced last Wednesday by the NESCAC, following the votes of conference coaches. In her first collegiate season at Williams College, Meghan played in all 25 games this winter, she led the Ephs in assists...
Dreams Come True for Deerfield Trio at PyeongChang Olympics
As we approach the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, we celebrate three former Deerfield students – Katie Guay ‘01, Jessica LeClerc ‘04, and Chad Kolarik – who have realized their dreams’ of representing team USA at the Olympics. Katie Guay and Jessica LeClerc were selected...
Girls Hockey Defeats Berkshire to Extend Win Streak to 3 Games
On Saturday, the Girls Varsity Hockey team defeated Berkshire by a score of 5-1 to extend their win streak to 3-games and outscoring their last 3 opponents 9-1. With Saturday’s win, the team evens their season record at .500 by improving their overall record to 9-9-3. This upcoming Wednesday...
Franklin County Hockey Association Skates with Deerfield Academy
On Monday, 1/22, approximately 30 players from the Franklin County Hockey Association enjoyed skating with members of the Deerfield Boys and Girls Varsity Hockey teams at the Eaglebrook Rink. It was a great day on the ice for all!
Girls Hockey Stays Perfect in 2018
The girls varsity hockey team went undefeated this weekend on their road trip south to The Hill School and Lawrenceville School to remain undefeated in 2018! The Big Green earned a 3-0 win over The Hill School on Saturday night and the squad returned to the ice on Sunday...
Watch Hockey Teams on the Road this Weekend
Deerfield boys and girls varsity hockey teams are on the road this weekend, but you can tune in here to watch and support these Big Green teams in action! Click on the links below to watch live. Saturday, January 6, 2018: Boys Varsity Hockey at Salisbury @ 4:30pm Girls...
Girls Hockey Opens 2018 with a Road Win
Yesterday the girls hockey team opened their 2018 game schedule with a commanding 4-0 win over the Thayer Tigers in a neutral site contest at Winchendon. The Big Green continued their winning ways into 2018; the team closed out 2017 with their first win of the season in their...
Holiday Tournament Preview
Girls Varsity Hockey – Edward G. Atkins Girls Invitational at Cushing Academy Girls Varsity Hockey travels to Ashburnham, MA for the Edward G. Watkins Girls’ Invitational Hockey Tournament hosted by Cushing Academy. The girls will play in the Iorio Division of the 8-team Tournament and play 3 round robin...
Deerfield Teams Round Out 2017 Games with Winning Wednesday
The Big Green wrapped up the final 2017 regular season Wednesday contests on a positive note. Yesterday, Big Green teams across all levels posted a cumulative 13-3-1 record. The boys and girls squash teams led the way going 5-0 over their opponents. The girls varsity and JV teams traveled...
Winter Sports Begin!
This weekend marked the beginning of the winter sports seasons for the Big Green! Twelve teams competed over the weekend to post a 7-5-0 record. The Girls Varsity Basketball team earned a win in their home court scrimmage versus Canada Top Flight Academy and the Boys Varsity Hockey team...