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Champions Pre-Game
sarah sutphin 13 staff writer
October 12, 2011

Ever wondered what members of Deerfield’s athletic elite do before the big game? A few of our talented competitors revealed their routines.

Cross-country and rowing legend and rising rapper Ryan Heffernan ’12 said, “Two words: massage train.”

Victoria Serra ’12, who captains the varsity cross-country and track teams, has a distinct pre-game ritual for XC. “To prepare for the emotional battle that is cross country, I put up my hood and jam to 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, and Eminem… my boys.”

Mettler Growney ’13 confessed her typical field hockey, hockey, or lacrosse warm-up. “Before huge games in any sport, I make sure to get myself as angry as possible before the first whistle blows. I put on my headphones, listen to music like T-Swift…and envision myself absolutely destroying a girl on the opposing team.”