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:
2017 – Meghan Halloran ’17 was selected as an Academic All-American from the Western Massachusetts chapter of US Lacrosse. Meghan is continuing her lacrosse career at Williams College.
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.
Mr. Howe’s Spring Top-10
It was been an unusual term this spring, but Mr. Howe’s end-of-term top-10 remains constant. As announced at the final Friday Common Room of the 2019-2020 school year, here is Mr. Howe’s Top-10. Enjoy! Mr. Howe’s Top-10 One day early this March I awoke from my bed so, I...
47 Student-Athletes Celebrated at Commitment Ceremony
On Monday, the Deerfield community gathered virtually on zoom to celebrate 47 of our student-athletes who have committed to continuing to play their sport in college next year. In total this year, 63 members from the Deerfield class of 2020 have committed to playing their sport in college, representing...
REWIND: Games of the Week – Boys & Girls Varsity Lacrosse Bookend Score Sheet for Victories
During the 2019 spring season, the boys varsity lacrosse and girls varsity lacrosse teams inked the score sheet at the final and opening whistles respectively to secure momentous victories. On the road in Watertown, CT on Saturday, April 20, the boys varsity lacrosse team faced off against the Taft...
Katy Gilbert ’20 Inks National Letter of Intent
On Friday, April 17, members of the Deerfield community including; friends, teammates, coaches and teachers, gathered virtually via Zoom to celebrate Katy Gilbert ’20 signing her National Letter of Intent to continue pursuing her academic and athletic career in lacrosse at the University of Stanford. We wish we could...
National Letter of Intent Signing Day: 12 Deerfield Student-Athletes Ink NLIs
On National Letter of Intent Signing Day, members of the Deerfield community gathered to celebrate the signing of 12 student-athletes who signed their National Letters of Intent to pursue their sport at the collegiate level. The room for the ceremony was filled with families, coaches, teachers, advisors, teammates and...