The Deerfield Academy girls’ lacrosse program carries a long tradition of excellence and competes against some of the strongest teams in New England. With core foundational values centered on dynamic team chemistry and a relentless compete-level, Big Green players learn to excel both as teammates and as individual players. At the varsity level, student-athletes are highly committed and often aspire to play at high-level collegiate programs. Seeking to prepare student-athletes for excellence at both Division I and Division III programs, the Deerfield coaching staff incorporates a variety of defensive systems and offensive sets into team strategy and conceptual teaching. In recent years, DA lacrosse alumnae have gone on to pursue lacrosse careers at collegiate programs including Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Harvard, Villanova, Washington & Lee, and the University of Richmond.
The Deerfield girls lacrosse season begins with an annual spring training trip to Florida where DA players from all levels within the program are invited to gain a head start on improving their skills and compete with teams outside the regular season schedule.
All-American Honors History:
2016 – Elliott Gilbert ’16 was selected as an Academic All-American from the Western Massachusetts chapter of US Lacrosse. Elliott is continuing her lacrosse career at the collegiate level for Washington & Lee.
2014 – Kylie Davis was selected as one of only 5 Academic All-Americans from the Western Massachusetts chapter of US Lacrosse for her outstanding scholarship and contributions to school life.
2011 – Senior co-captain Hallie Dewey was selected as one of only four US Lacrosse All-Americans and one of only two Academic All-Americans within the Western Massachusetts Chapter.
US Lacrosse Honors Halloran & Valencia as All-Academic All-Americans
As announced last week by US Lacrosse, senior lacrosse captain Meghan Halloran was one of only two players in Western Massachusetts to receive the honor of All-Academic All-American for the 2017 season. The only other player from Western Massachusetts to receive this prestigious honor was future Deerfield post-graduate lacrosse...
Senior Captains Grennon & Halloran Named WNEPSWLA All-Stars
Senior girls lacrosse captains, Kathryn Grennon and Meghan Halloran, have been named to the WNEPSWLA All-Star Team for the 2017 season. Both Grennon and Halloran were offense threats this season for the Big Green. In this season alone, Megan won 73 draw control battles, scored 18 goals, and had...
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...
Gilbert ’16 and Sullivan ’16 Seek National Title in College Lacrosse
When the NCAA college lacrosse tournaments started two weeks ago, Deerfield had eleven lacrosse alums competing in both the men’s and women’s, division I and III tournaments. Two weeks later, only two remain. Elliot Gilbert ’16 and the Washington and Lee Generals have earned themselves a spot in the...
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...
Girl’s Lacrosse Alum is Dancing in May
May Madness is upon NCAA collegiate student-athletes as they prepare for the culmination of their academic year in the classroom and on the field. For college student-athletes, May marks the end of classes and the beginning of final exams, as well as, the end of the regular season schedule...
Deerfield Lacrosse Sweeps at Hotchkiss
On Saturday, all 4 Deerfield lacrosse teams traveled to Bearcat country in Lakeville, CT for games against conference foe, Hotchkiss. The Big Green earned 4 road victories to go 4 for 4 on the day, sweeping the Bearcats! Lacrosse Results Recap: Girls Varsity Lacrosse: Win 10-8 Girls JV Lacrosse:...
Girls Lacrosse Earns Back-to-Back Victories
Girls varsity lacrosse earns back-to-back wins over Loomis and Westminster to improve their season record to 5-4-0 as they approach the final third of their 2017 regular season schedule. At home yesterday, the team battled for 50 minutes with Loomis in a closely contested game. In the end the...
A Perfect Wednesday for the Big Green, 13-0
Yesterday marked an impressive day for the Big Green – all Deerfield teams went undefeated, combining for a 13-0 sweep of their opponents! JV baseball earned the first win of the day by defeating visiting NMH with a score of 16-6. Girls JV lacrosse sealed their “nail bitter” home...
Elliot Gilbert ‘16 Enjoying Early Success at Washington and Lee
With only three games remaining in the regular season of her freshman year, Elliot Gilbert ‘16 and the Washington and Lee University women’s lacrosse team are the second ranked team in the nation according to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). The Generals are 11-1 thus far on...
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...
Deerfield Closes the Weekend 4-1 over Rival Choate
It was a big weekend for the Big Green as they faced rival Choate in 5 different contests – boys varsity & JV lacrosse, girls varsity & JV lacrosse and softball. The Big Green teams were victorious over the Wild Boars as both boys lacrosse teams, girls JV lacrosse...
Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Choate LIVESTREAMED
This Saturday’s rivalry game between the Deerfield Big Green and Choate Wild Boars will be LIVESTREAMED! The game is scheduled to start at 12:30pm and will be played on the turf field. Tune in to watch!
This Week in DA Athletics: The Sun is Shining and the Wins are Rolling In
This week the sun continues to shine down on the Big Green athletic teams and the wins have been rolling in. Deerfield teams reported 6 wins on the weekend and a 2nd place tournament finish. To date this week, there have been 8 team wins recorded. The Big Green...
Deerfield Lax Shines in the NESCAC
With a week of spring practices behind us and competitions starting this week for a number of Big Green teams, it’s time to highlight some young alumni who are off to a hot start in their collegiate sports. This week, we feature four girls lacrosse players who are making...
Girls Lacrosse Scores in Double Digits in Pre-Season Scrimmage
The girls lacrosse team defeated Tabor by a score of 11-8 in their season opening scrimmage. The team began their pre-season training on Sunday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports and will continue their training in Florida through Thursday. Stay tuned for scrimmage updates!
National Letter of Intent Early Signing Day
The Deerfield Athletic Department is excited to share the news of the early National Letter of Intent signing by five of our student-athletes; Kathryn Grennon – William & Mary (Lacrosse), Beau Dana – Georgetown (Baseball), Ted Sullivan – Denver (Lacrosse), Brian Davis – Delaware (Lacrosse), and Cole “Bubba” Fairman...