From the boys varsity hockey team winning the Flood-Marr tournament for the first time since 2002, to the girls varsity swim and dive team placing second in New Englands, the winter season was full of exciting moments and memories. Here are the final records for each team:
Coed Alpine Skiing: Boys had four 1st places, one 4th place, and a 2nd place at New Englands. Girls had four 2nd places, two 3rd places, and a 9th place at New Englands. Co-captain Sevrin Sarachek ’17 stated, “The most memorable moment was the NEPSAC championships. Our five guys at New Englands gave it everything and it was an exciting day of racing. We snagged a 2nd place New Englands finish, which was awesome.”
Boys Varsity Basketball: 5 wins, 18 losses. A highlight of the season was when Kaleb Robinson ’17 scored a buzzer-beater to secure the win against Andover 69-67. “When the ball went through the net, it felt surreal,” Robinson stated.
Girls Varsity Basketball: 10 wins, 10 losses. Co-captain Lily Fauver ’17 recounted one of her favorite memories of the season: “When we were at Choate, we were down by 11 at halftime and when we got back on the court you could feel a difference in the energy of the girls. When Felicia hit the 3 to tie it up our entire bench was freaking out and when we won by 8 points we all stormed the court to hug Ms. Stedman.”
Boys Varsity Hockey: 10 wins, 13 losses, 2 ties. The captain was not available to comment.
Girls Varsity Hockey: 11 wins, 7 losses, 3 ties. Co-captain Jenna Greenbaum ’17 stated, “I thought our season went really well. Not only did we improve our record, but the girls on the team became closer than any other year. We barely missed a spot in playoffs, and I attribute most of our success to the great team chemistry.”
Boys Varsity Squash: 10 wins 4 losses. Captain Danny Finnegan ’17 recalled a highlight of the season: “A 4-3 win in front of a big crowd at St. Paul’s, and a 7th place finish at New England’s.”
Girls Varsity Squash: 14 wins, 1 loss. Co-captain Maddie Chai ’17 recounted a great memory she had during the season: “One particularly memorable moment for me was winning New Englands. Even though we tied with Greenwich Academy, Deerfield hasn’t won New Englands in many years, and usually GA sweeps both Nationals and New Englands. It was a great note to end the season on.”
Boys Varsity Swim and Dive: 5 wins, 4 losses. Next year’s captain Andrew Penner ’18 explained, “Going into this year, we knew it was going to be a rebuilding year, after we had so many seniors graduate. Throughout the season, our team continued to build and get faster, culminating in a surprisingly good finish at New Englands.”
Girls Varsity Swim and Dive: 8 wins, 1 loss. Co-captain Madisen Siegel ’17 reflected on the season: “I think we had a very successful season. We had a great record (we only lost one swim meet) and coming in second place at New Englands to Greenwich honestly felt like winning first place.”
Coed Wrestling: 11 wins, 6 losses. Next year’s captain Connor Finemore recalls the season as “great progress from 4 years ago when the program was almost gutted by the school. The seniors had a great influence on me and the team, and it’s sad to see them go.”