New England Champions in 1998 (the team’s second year of competition) and in 2013, the girls also played in the finals in 2003, 2010, and 2012. Their record of success, regardless of the place finish in the New England tournament, is the result of the dedication, teamwork, and sportsmanship that characterize all Deerfield teams.
Intrigued by the challenge of mastering a physically and mentally demanding sport, a majority of Deerfield players come to the game as beginners and take great pride in learning new skills, teaching younger players, and vying for a spot in the New England Final Four. The regular season blends single games and tri-meets, where team depth makes a difference in the back-to-back contests. To develop that necessary depth, we rely on bench players and assure that our youngest players compete in most games.
Deerfield players have competed on NCAA Division I, Division III, and club teams on both coasts. Over the past decade, the girls have enjoyed summer training sessions with Bruce Wigo, the former executive director of US Water Polo, Kyle Utsumi, an assistant coach with the women’s national team and former coach at Menlo School in Atherton, CA, and Sean Nolan, a former Olympic team goalie and now assistant coach at the University of California-Berkeley.
Mark Scandling coaches girls’ water polo. For more information, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Polo Team Celebrates Coach Scandling’s 20th Season
On Wednesday after their game against Suffield Academy the Deerfield girls water polo team gathered in the Stoltzfus Room in the athletic center to celebrate coach Mark Scandling’s twentieth year as head varsity coach with the program. Gathered together for the celebration with coach Scandling and his team were...
Water Polo Earns Big Home Win
It was a back-and-forth game between the Big Green and the visiting Williston Wildcats. Deerfield scored at least 1 goal in each period and won the 2nd and 4th periods to secure the 1-goal victory at home. Bailey Smith ’18, Madison Siegel ’17, and Sophie Opler ’19 each scored...
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...
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...