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This season, with cuts being made and a higher level of intensity added to each practice, the softball team has transformed itself into one dedicated to improving their overall skills and abilities.
Coxswains are members of the crew team who, because of their small frames, fit into the front of each boat to steer, direct, and control the course of each rowing event.
Twins Grace and Caitlin Murphy ’11 along with teachers Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun are pushing to start a seperate girls’ golf team.
Kevin Roy ’12, a new student from Quebec, Canada, talks about his life at Deerfield.
Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Skiing enjoyed success at New Englands on February 10, with the boys placing third and the girls placing fourth overall.
Luke Mario ’12 sees wrestling in his future, saying, “I’ve always wanted to wrestle in college.” Mario won Class A’s as a freshman and was second place in New England’s at the 103 pound weight class.
Oliver Lee ’10, who last year helped lead the boys’ varsity swim team to a New England Championship by winning both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle, qualified for the events at the U.S. Open last August.
With the official start of alpine skiing season, both the boys’ and girls’ teams make a daily 40-minute trek to and from Berkshire East to train in slalom and giant slalom on the short, steep mountain.
Former Deerfield student and varsity ice hockey goalie Casey DeSmith decided last year to take an opportunity to play in the United States Hockey League, which some people consider to be the United State’s premier junior league for players under twenty.
The girls of the varsity squash program are looking stronger and more confident than they have ever been. As they contend in this season’s most competitive matches, with their eyes on a New England title, they face the challenge of defeating many of New England’s finest private school teams.
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