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A Year in Sports: Top 10 Moments of 2009-2010

Girls’ Swimming & Diving - A defeat of Choate for 3rd place at New England Prep School Swimming Championship. Choate had beaten Deerfield during the regular season but due to multiple record-breaking performances by the DA girls, Deerfield placed ahead of them in the championships.

Girls’ Field Hockey - A 5-0 shutout vs. Loomis Chaffee. The Deerfield girls dominated a traditionally strong Loomis team away at Loomis.

Boys’ Hockey - A 5-3 victory over Hotchkiss at home on 80′s Night in the Barn. The Hotchkiss team had beaten the DA boys at a tournament early in the season but the boys’ team defended home ice in front of a rowdy crowd.

Varsity Golf – Beat out Choate by 2 strokes to secure the New England title, led by Captain Charlie Von Arentschildt who posted a low round of 74, as one of the three Deerfield competitors who placed in the New England top ten.

Girls’ Volleyball – Knocking off both the Exeter and Taft squads to secure a spot in the New England championship tournament for the second consecutive year and sending three players, senior captains Luigia Goodman, Shannon Horne and Morgan Marks to the all-star tournament.

Boys’ Soccer - A thrilling victory against Andover in the final seconds of the game. The Deerfield squad recovered from a 3-1 deficit in the second half of play, equalizing the score before Hunter Huebsch ’11 put in the winning goal in the final 30 seconds of the game. The Deerfield contingent also beat Choate convincingly 3-0 on an exceptionally rainy Choate Day.

Boys’ Basketball – Exciting victories in the final two games of the season. The DA boys pulled off an impressive 54-52 victory away against Andover, leaving it to the final seconds of the game to close the deal. The team gave the excited home crowd something to cheer for closing off the season with an exhilarating 52-44 victory over rival Choate at home.

Girls’ Hockey – An impressive 3-2 overtime victory versus Exeter. Going into the 3rd period tied 1-1, Big Green girls fell behind 2-1; however, Jamie Haddad ’12 evened the score at 2-2. Haddad would strike again in the final 4 seconds of OT, putting the winning goal decisively into the top corner of the net.

Boys’ Lacrosse - A tenacious victory against an always-strong Avon Old Farms team. The boys pulled away in the final minutes to secure the 11-9 victory at Avon.

Boys’ Baseball - Winning 8-7 in a walk-off against rival Choate at home in front of rowdy Big Green fans.

Girls’/Boys’ Alpine Skiing Jack Stobierski’s ’12 first-place finish in the boys’ class A championships in slalom and third place finish in giant slalom. Beth Lawless ’12 also finished in the top ten in both slalom and giant slalom. Overall, girls’ placed 4th in New England, while boys’ finished 3rd in NE.

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